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ŽINYČIA (The Treasury of Knowledge)



ŽINYČIA (The Treasury of Knowledge), a cultural journal published at Tilžė (Tilsit), East Prussia, from 1900-03, at a time when printing in Latin characters was banned in Lithuania by the Russian government. The journal was founded and published by the same persons, mostly Catholic priests, who produced the monthly Tėvynės Sargas (q.v.; Guardian of the Homeland). Both publications were edited by Rev. Juozas Tumas-Vaižgantas. All together five issues were brought out, the last two edited by Rev. Antanas Milukas. Residing in the United States, the latter published another journal, Dirva (The Field), with which Žinyčia was merged in 1903. Carrying articles on Lithuanian language, history and folklore as well as literary works, Žinyčia numbered among its contributors such notable personalities as Jonas Mačiulis-Maironis, Vincas Pietaris, Marija Pečkauskaitė, Antanas Alekna, Jonas Basanavičius, and Adomas Jakštas-Dambrauskas.
Text from the ENCYCLOPEDIA LITUANICA I-VI.  Boston, 1970-1978