Louis Adamič Memorial Room

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Spominska soba Louisa Adamiča
http://www.grosuplje.si/
obcina-grosuplje@ob.grosuplje.si
Praproče pri Grosupljem, SI-1290 Grosuplje
Phone386 (0) 1 788 8774
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RegionSI-1
Founded byMunicipality of Grosuplje
Managed byGrosuplje Library
Uroš Perme, Co-ordinator (Municipality of Grosuplje)
uros.perme@ob.grosuplje.si
Phone386 (0) 31 352 045
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Marija Samec, Curator
marija.samec@gro.sik.si
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The Louis Adamič Memorial Room is housed in Praproče, the birthplace of Louis Adamič (1898–1951), a Slovene writer who spent most of his life in the USA after emigrating there in 1913 at the age of 14. Known in the United States as Adamic (a-dam'ik), his literature dealt with the social and political issues of both countries (for example, Dynamite, The Native's Return, The Eagle and the Roots).

The collections of Adamič's legacy are dispersed throughout various archives in Slovenia and the USA. The most important is the one at Princeton University (books from his own library, manuscripts and correspondence, clippings). In Slovenia, the memorial room is placed in the tower of the country mansion in Praproče, where Adamič spent his childhood.

The Louis Adamič Memorial Room was established in 1956 by the Slovene Emigrant Association. A collection consists of the copies of his books (both English language and translated into Slovenian), several issues of the Bulletin of the United Committee of the South-Slavic Americans (published by Adamič in NYC in the 1940s) as well as some personal belongings. Some documents and correspondence is kept at the Grosuplje Library that is in charge of the collection in Praproče.

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