Adolfas Damušis Democratic Studies Centre

Gedimino 51, 6th floor, Room 607
Tel. +370 5 239 8697, E-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Opening hours: September - June, July - August

Adolfas Damušis Democratic Studies Centre (ADDSC) is a specialized structural unit of the Documentary Heritage Research Department at the Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania involved in the research of the ideas of the democratic political thought of the 20-century Lithuania undergoing the process of modernization and its historical heritage.

The mission of the centre:

  • pursue the research of the democratic political thought and the statehood development of Lithuania during its interwar-period of independence;
  • discuss the ideological and cultural views of the Lithuanian society and expatriates of the occupation periods and the forms of civic and political expression;
  • collect, organize and disseminate documentary and non-material historical heritage;
  • popularize research findings, contribute to building civil society, to fostering public historical memory and the cultural identity;
  • stimulate historical and political research along with academic partners;
  • maintain contacts in the Lithuanian and international research scene.

The centre houses a gradually expanded fund of some 1000 publications including the collections donated by the following sponsors, among many others:

  • Rožė Šomkaitė;
  • Vincas and Aldona Šmulkščiai;
  • Rasa Razgaitienė;
  • Nijolė Bražėnaitė-Paronetto;
  • The Lithuanian Research and Studies Centre (Chicago, USA)

A. Damušis Democratic Studies Centre provides open access to library visitors who are involved in the research of or are interested in this topic. For more detailed consultation, please register by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.