It is maintained by Lithuanian Catholic Academy of Science (Lithuanian: The ALKA museum houses artwork by over 40 American Lithuanian artists, including Galdikas, Vizgirda, Viesulas, Ignas, Paukštienė, Petrikonis, Murinas and Kasiulis; collections of wood carvings by Končius, Motuza and others; old photographs of significant events in American Lithuanian history; medals of societies dating from the second half of the 19th century; textiles with Lithuanian designs; several items exhibited in the Lithuanian pavilion at the 1939 World Fair, including sculptures by Antinis and Kašuba and artwork by Dobužinskis, Kalpokas, Smetona and Galdikas.
The ALKA library contains over 30,000 books about topics of interest to Lithuanians, or written by Lithuanians; over 1,000 collections of Lithuanian periodicals dating from 1883 to the present; old and rare books (the oldest being "Tabellen Zur Übersicht der Geschichte ALLER EUROPÄISCHEN LÄNDER und staaten" by C.
It is the oldest museum in Lithuania, dating back to 1855, when the Museum of Antiquities was established in Vilnius.
Authentic exhibits help to recall the history of Lithuania and its national culture and customs.
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The article 19 of the Law on Documents and Archives of the Republic of Lithuania, embeds provision of free access to documents without delay period, except those documents the access to which is limited by other laws.
The ALKA archives contain over 200 collections of manuscripts, letters and other documents.It is dedicated to the preservation of Lithuanian culture in the United States.ALKA comprises a museum, a library and the archives.Lithuanian State Historical Archives is the main repository of records for the Lithuanian history from the 13th century up to the declaration of the Independence of Lithuania in 1918 (civil registry and vital records up until to ourdays).The records of state institutions, religious communities, popular organizations and families that are maintained in this Archives also reflect the history of Russia, Belarus, Poland, Ukraine, Latvia and other countries.