International Scientific Readings


The National Archives of Latvia invite you to visit he International Scientific Readings of the Latvian State Historical Archives “Treasures of Documentary Heritage at Latvian Archives”(The Latvian War museum, Smilsu Street 20, Riga)

As part of the Readings:

24th September – Opening of Dr. hist. Aleksandrs Ivanovs’ monograph “Archaeography of Latvia” and accompanying exhibition with authors lecture

25th September – Opening of the new edition of the Scientific Readings of the Latvian State Historical Archives “Celebrations and Their Celebrating in Archive Documents”

Please confirm your presence until 19th September


phone: 20377661


Reading programme

The National Archives of Latvia celebrating


The National Archives of Latvia is celebrating its centenary. It was founded simultaneously with the independence of Latvia, acted in a country booming during the 1920s and 1930s, survived the Soviet and German occupation, awaited the restoration of independence and entered the family of European Archives. Long live the National Archives of Latvia!


Jānim Čakstem – 160


Honouring and recalling the distinguished statesman of Latvia, the President of the People's Council, the Chairman of the Constitutional Meeting and the first President of Latvia, Jānis Čakste (1859-1927), in assessing his contribution to the development of Latvia. The Latvian National Archives of Latvia State Archive of Audiovisual Materials offers some photographs of the prominent politician during the 160-year anniversary of Jānis Čakste.


For a wider range of films and photos, please visit the archive website



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