V. I.   Lenin

The State of Library Service

Draft Decision for the C.P.C.[1]

Written: January 30, 1919
Published: First published in February 1, 1919 in Izvestia No. 23. Printed from the manuscript.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, 2nd English Edition, Progress Publishers, 1971, Moscow, Volume 42, pages 123b-124a.
Translated: Bernard Isaacs
Transcription\Markup: D. Walters
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Direct the Library Department of the People’s Commissariat for Education to publish monthly and forward to the C.P.C. brief factual information as to the implementation   of the C.P.C.’s decisions of 7.VI.1918 and 14.I.1919 and the actual increase in the number of libraries and reading rooms, and the growth of book distribution among the population.


[1] This draft was adopted at a meeting of the C.P.C. on January 30, 1919, and published on February 1 in Izvestia No. 23. p. 123

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