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The online search engine of the members of The Society For Spreading Literacy Among Georgians was created

15:49 | 14 April, 2018

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The online search engine of the members of The Society For Spreading Literacy Among Georgians, which was created via cooperation between National Archives of Georgia and The National Parliamentary Library of Georgia, was presented to the public by the author of the project, the chief of the library resources department of the National Library, Levan Taktakishvili, on the Day of Mother Language.

The event took place in the exhibition pavilion of the National Archives.

The web program contains the biographical data of more than 15 thousand members of The Society For Spreading Literacy, who became members of the society from the day of its foundation until its liquidation time, between 1879-1927.

The online search engine can be found on the web pages of The National Archives (http://archives.gov.ge/ge/elektronuli-katalogebi) and The National Parliamentary Library (http://www.nplg.gov.ge/ilia/ka/) and is accessible for any person interested.

The Society For Spreading Literacy Among Georgians was established in 1879. Among the founders were the following: Dimitri Yipiani, Ilia Chavchavadze, Niko Tskhvedadze, Iakob Gogebashvili, Akaki Tsereteli, Ivane Machabeli, Refiel Eristavi, Davit Karichashvili and others. The Society was funded by various patrons such as: Davit Sarajishvili, Zubalashvili brothers, the supervisors of The Mortgage Bank of Tbilisi and Kutaisi; The Society was also assisted with releases and money by the Georgian writers and public figures as well as every member of this society.

The establishment of The Society For Spreading Literacy Among Georgians encouraged creation of the national education system: tens of schools were opened along with libraries and cultural-educational facilities. The Society also started to help out writers, public figures, pupils and students.

The electronic catalogue was prepared according to the data of the fund of The Society For Spreading Literacy Among Georgians and The National Library, which is protected at the National Archives.

Alongside with the presentation of the project the original documents of The Society’s archival material were presented in the pavilion.

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