Public and cultural activity of the Mordovsky family in Yekaterinoslav Region in the second half of the 19th and in the beginning of the 20th centuries

Liudmyla Luchka

Abstract


The purpose of the article is to highlight the contribution of the Mordovsky family to the development of library space of Yekaterinoslav province. Research methods: system-structural, analytical-synthetic, comparative.

Main results. The Mordovsky family left a remarkable trace in cultural and public life of Yekaterinoslav province. Individual representatives of the family, which had different occupations, were united bycooperation with library centers. The life path of a zemstvo leader and a member of Yekaterinoslav Town Duma P. G. Mordovsky was closely connected with the library board, and his achievements in the field of library business contributed to the enhancement of librariesʼ status. Experience and contribution of G. P. Mordovska to the development of the Town Public Library at the beginning of the 20th century was significant, namely, an active participation in library reorganization. P. F. Mordovsky, an agrarian, known for his productive activity at Novomoskovsk association of village farmers, was responsible for the specialized library and its replenishment at the end of the 19th century. In this field he manifested himself as a professional librarian dealing with issues on the library's replenishment and book loaning to the members of the centre.

Conclusions. The place and role of zemstvo and public leaders from the Mordovsky family in cultural space of the region are determined. The description of lives of individual members of the Mordovsky family helps create a broad ethnographic circle.

Practical meaning. It is recommended for scholars for in-depth study of historical and library lore studies.

The scientific novelty is the discovery by the author of previously unexplored materials about the activities of individual personalities of Yekaterinoslav intelligentsia.

Type of article: descriptive.


Keywords


Library Business; Library Ethnography

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