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Inventory of the Lietuvos SSR Valstybës Saugumo Komitetas Selected Records
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Fond No. K-1, Lietuvos SSR Valstybës Saugumo Komitetas (Committee of State Security of the Lithuanian Soviet Socialist Republic, LSSR KGB) records

Reels 980-987

Opis 2, Records of the Counterintelligence Department of the NKVD-MGB-KGB of the LSSR 1941-1955

Physical Description: 8 reels

Scope and Contents note

Documents of the 3rd Department of the Directorate of State Security of the LSSR NKVD, 2nd Department of LSSR MGB, 1st Department of the LSSR MVD, and 2nd Department of the LSSR KGB relating to work with repatriates, exposure of Lithuanian, Polish, and Jewish anti-Soviet organizations, agents of foreign intelligence, the so-called "traitors to the Motherland," and correspondence of citizens with persons abroad. Statements reflecting acceptance, transfers, and destruction of documents. Lists of repatriates, re-émigrés, and persons without citizenship. Lists of Polish refugees of 1939 who in 1940-1941 refused to accept Soviet citizenship. Accounts and special reports on subdivision of local LSSR NKVD-MGB-KGB agencies. Reports of special agents. Minutes of interrogation of arrested persons and witnesses. Reports to the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Lithuania regarding counterintelligence operations. Personal data on students of the SSSR MGB school in Lithuania.
Reels 605-960

Opis 3, Records of the Structural Divisions for Struggle against Lithuanian Nationalistic Underground and Counterintelligence Divisions of the NKVD-KGB of the LSSR 1940-1985

Physical Description: 356 reels

Scope and Contents note

Directives relating to the struggle against the armed underground. Documents concerning connection channels between Lithuanian emigration centers and the Lithuanian armed underground and radio games of the LSSR MGB with American, English, and Swedish intelligence services. Lists of combat units of the Lithuanian underground and documents relating to their investigation. Plans for cover intelligence and combat operations. Reports on elimination of the Lithuanian and Polish armed underground. Captured documents. Records of ideological counterintelligence units of the LSSR MGB-KGB concerning disclosure, interception, and prevention of anti-Soviet activities among the intelligentsia, youth, and clergy. Files of reconnaissance and sabotage groups of the NKVD that had led guerilla fighting in the rear of Nazi German troops in 1941-1944.
(Now Fond K-41, Second Directorate of the Committee of State Security (KGB) of the Lithuanian SSR; Opis 1, Files relating to the activities [of the Second Directorate])
Reels 32-221, P216-P226

Opis 10, Records of the Secretariat of the NKGB-MGB-KGB of the LSSRs 1940-1991

Physical Description: 189 reels

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence with the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Lithuania, Council of People's Commissars, SSSR NKGB-KGB, and other institutions; memoranda, accounts, and other documents relating to counterintelligence and the struggle with nationalistic underground organizations led by local NKGB-KGB departments. Statements reflecting acceptance and transfer of files within the LSSR NKGB. Registers of SSSR KGB orders, resolutions, instructions and other directive documents of the LSSR KGB. Grievances and petitions from local residents. Reports submitted by the LSSR NKVD-KGB to leaders of the SSSR NKVD-KGB. Operational plans and reports of subdivisions of the LSSR NKVD-KGB. Instructions from the LSSR KGB to local KGB agencies. Orders for LSSR KGB personnel. Complaints and petitions submitted by citizens. Material on SSSR population census. Registration books for orders, directives, and instructions issued by the SSSR KGB and LSSR KGB.
Reels 511-603, 1000

Opis 14, Records of city departments of the NKGB-KGB of the LSSR 1944-1987

Physical Description: 94 reels

Scope and Contents note

Working plans of city departments of the LSSR NKVD-KGB in Vilnius, Kaunas, Klaipëda, Ðiauliai, and Panevëþys. Reports to the leadership of the LSSR NKGB-KGB. Correspondence of city departments with LSSR NKGB-KGB agencies and local party authorities. Complaints and petitions submitted by citizens, with related materials. Records on economical-financial activities of city departments of the LSSR NKGB-KGB. Registration books, statements reflecting acceptance and transfer of files within departments and destruction of documents.
(Now Fond K-18, Records of city departments of the Committee of State Security (KGB) of the Lithuanian SSR; Opis 1, Files relating to the activities [of the city departments])
Reels 1081-1495, 1498, A-139, A-140

Opis 45, Permanent records management files, NKVD-NKGB-MGB-KGB of the LSSR 1926-1991

Physical Description: 418 reels

Scope and Contents note

Permanent record management files of the LSSR NKVD-NKGB-MGB-KGB and local agencies of the SSSR OGPU-GUGB-NKVD-MGB-KGB concerning cultural, political, and public figures of the First Lithuanian Republic, leaders of the Lithuanian Catholic Church, "white insurgents" of 1941, post-war Lithuanian guerilla fighters, residents of Lithuania, suspected of collaboration with German occupation authorities or special services of Nazi Germany, fighters of Armia Krajowa, participants in Lithuanian and Polish anti-Soviet organization, refugees who tried to flee abroad, and other so-called state criminals.
(Now Fond K-30, Permanent records management files of the Committee of State Security (KGB) of the Lithuanian SSR, Opis 1, Permanent records management files)
 

Fond No. K-16, Records of the Inspectorate under the Chair of the Committee of State Security (KGB) of the Lithuanian SSR

Reels 988-999

Opis 1, Files relating to the activities [of the Inspectorate] 1946-1958

Physical Description: 12 reels

Scope and Contents note

Documents relating to inspection of surveillance-operative, counterintelligence, and investigatory work of MGB-KGB agencies of the LSSR. Materials concerning inspection of punishment administration.
(Formerly Fond K-1, Opis 11, Records of the Inspectorate under the Chair of the KGB of the LSSR)
 

Fond No. K-17, Records of the Pretrial Detention Center of the Committee of State Security (KGB) of the Lithuanian SSR

Reels 276-278, 279A, 961-967, 969, 970 (part)

Opis 1, Office records 1944-1991

Physical Description: 13 reels

Scope and Contents note

Records of the Prison Department and Internal Prison of the LSSR MGB and Pretrial Detention Ward of the LSSR KGB. Documents relating to inspection of internal cells of the LSSR MGB and pretrial detention wards of the LSSR KGB in uezds and cities. Correspondence relating to prisoners and operative work. Lists of prisoners and investigatory files. Various informational statements.
(Formerly Fond K-1, Opis 13, Pretrial Detention Center of the KGB of the LSSR: Office records; Prisoners' personal files)
Reels 970 (part), 971-979

Opis 2, Prisoners' personal files 1944-1990

Physical Description: 10 reels

Scope and Contents note

Prisoners' personal files. Records of valuables seized from prisoners.
(Formerly Fond K-1, Opis 13, Pretrial Detention Center of the KGB of the LSSR: Office records; Prisoners' personal files)
 

Fond No. K-19, Records of oblast level Directorates of the Ministry of State Security (MGB) of the Lithuanian SSR

Reels 279-487, 604, 1001-1002

Opis 1, Files relating to the activities [of the oblast level directorates] 1949-1953

Physical Description: 212 reels

Scope and Contents note

Directives for struggle against the Lithuanian armed underground issued by the LSSR MGB directorates in Vilnius, Kaunas, Klaipëda, and Ðiauliai to LSSR MGB departments in raions. Correspondence. Reports from MGB departments in raions relating to elimination of the armed underground and counterintelligence work and operations concerning search for state criminals. Lists of Lithuanian guerilla fighters and personnel of MGB directorates in oblasts.
(Formerly Fond K-1, Opis 16, Records of the oblast level directorates of the MGB-MVD of the LSSR)
 

Fond No. K-20, Records of the Fourth Department of the Ministry of State Security (MGB) of the Lithuanian SS

Reels 241-271

Opis 1, Files relating to the activities [of the Fourth Department] 1943-1953

Physical Description: 31 reels

Scope and Contents note

Directives from the SSSR NKGB-MGB-MVD relating to search of state criminals. Reports, correspondence statements lists of prisoners, and other office documents of the LSSR NKGB-MVD reflecting their work in the search of state criminals (mostly residents of Lithuania under suspicion of collaborating with German authorities or intelligence services of Nazi Germany).
(Formerly Fond K-1, Opis 17, Records of the Second Department of the NKGB-MGB of the LSSR; Records of the Fourth Department of the NKGB-MGB of the LSSR)
 

Fond No. K-21, Records of the Operative Departments of the SSSR Ministry of Internal Affairs (MVD) and the Ministry of State Security (MGB)

Reels 221-240

Opis 1, Files relating to the activities [of the Operative Departments] 1943-1953

Physical Description: 20 reels

Scope and Contents note

Directives of the SSSR NKVD representative for the Lithuanian SSR relating to the struggle against the armed underground. Directives to the LSSR NKVD-NKGB departments in uezds from heads of operative departments of the NKVD-NKGB. Reports reflecting the struggle of LSSR NKVD-NKGB departments in uezds, NKVD troops, and operative departments of the NKVD-NKGB against the Lithuanian/Polish armed underground. Captured documents.
(Formerly Fond K-1, Opis 18, Records of the Operative Departments of the SSSR NKVD-NKGB in Lithuania)
 

Fond No. K-22, Records of the Special Department of the SSSR People's Commissariat of Internal Affairs (NKVD) of the 29th Rifle Corps of the Baltic Military District (Okrug)

Reel 488

Opis 1, Files relating to the activities [of the Special Department] 1940-1941

Physical Description: 1.0 reel

Scope and Contents note

Documents of special SSSR NKVD departments of the 29th territorial Red Army corps, reflecting NKVD efforts of "cleaning" the 29th corps (former Lithuanian army) of the "hostile and untrustworthy elements."
(Formerly Fond K-1, Opis 19, Special Records of the NKVD Department of the Baltic Military Okrug)
 

Fond No. K-23, Records of the Republican Commission of the Committee of State Security (KGB) of the Lithuanian SSR for Revision of Criminal Cases of Persons Kept in Camps, Colonies, and Prisons of the SSSR MVD or in Exile in Special Settlements for Counterrevolutionary Crime

Reels 1-26

Opis 1, Files relating to the activities [of the Republican Commission] 1949-1953

Physical Description: 26 reels

Scope and Contents note

Minutes of the Republican Commission. Correspondence with the SSSR Procurator's Office. Statements and statistical surveys concerning revision of cases and rulings on reviewed sentences. Appeal of the LSSR Procurator's Office as an act of supervision. Memorandum to the Commission to the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Lithuania. Cover letters to cases and documents.
(Formerly Fond K-1, Opis 20, Records of the Republican Commission for revision of criminal cases of persons convicted of "counterrevolutionary crimes.")
 

Fond No. K-26, Records of the KGB (Committee of State Security) Department under the SSSR Council of Ministers on the Lithuanian Railway

Reels 488A, 489-511, 1003

Opis 1, Files relating to the activities [of the Department] 1944-1960

Physical Description: 25 reels

Scope and Contents note

Reports to the Main Transport Directorate of the SSSR NKGB-KGB. Correspondence with communist party institutions and Soviet authorities. Orders relating to personnel. Directives to NKGB-KGB departments on the Lithuanian Railway, their working plans and accounts. Documents and assets acceptance and transfer statements. Sabotage on the railway cases.
(Formerly Fond K-1, Opis 28, Records of the Department of the SSSR NKGB-MGB-MVD-KGB on the Lithuanian Railway)
 

Fond No. K-27, Records of School Number 303 of the Committee of State Security (KGB) under the SSSR Council of Ministers

Reels 27-31, 1004-1010

Opis 1, Files relating to the activities [of the School] 1946-1960

Physical Description: 12 reels

Scope and Contents note

Orders of the director of the Lithuanian school- (Lithuanian school for training operative personnel, school No. 303 of the SSSR NKGB-KGB Correspondence. Financial documents. Acceptance-transfer statements; materials relating to inspection of existing and destroyed records and discarded documents and written-off assets. Students' grade books.
(Formerly Fond K-1, Opis 29, Records of School No. 303 of the SSSR Committee of State Security (KGB))
 

Fond No. K-31, Records of the General Service Department of the Committee of State Security (KGB) of the Lithuanian SSR

Reels 271A, 272-276

Opis 1, Files relating to the activities [of the General Service Department] 1945-1959

Physical Description: 6 reels

Scope and Contents note

Orders of the NKGB-KGB of the LSSR, its General Service Department, and the Construction Department of the LSSR MGB. Economic and financial papers. Documents relating to financial support rendered to so-called people's defense units. Orders of the LSSR MGB-KGB on job placement of former "people's defense fighters."
(Formerly Fond K-1, Opis 30, Records of the Construction Department of the NKGB-MGB-MVD-KGB of the LSSR)
 

Fond No. K-42 Records of the Personnel Department of the Committee of State Security (KGB) of the Lithuanian S.S.R. Bulk, 1963-1988 1941-1990

Physical Description: 98.0 digital files

Biographical/Historical note

The Personnel Department of the Committee of State Security of the Lithuanian S.S.R. was first established in 1944 as the Personnel Department of the People’s Commissariat of the Lithuanian S.S.R. (NKGB). In 1946 the NKGB became the Ministry of State Security (MGB), and the Personnel Department was renamed accordingly. It should be noted that not many documents relating to the activities of the department in 1944-1953 have survived. When in 1953 the MGB LSSR was superseded by the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MVD) of the LSSR, its Personnel Department became a structural unit of the MVD. In 1954 the Committee for State Security of LSSR was restored, and its Personnel Department was established. It reported to the USSR KGB Personnel Directorate. From 1953 through 1954 it was called the Personnel Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MGB), then from 1954 through 1978, the Personnel Department of the Committee of State Security attached to the Council of Ministers of the Lithuanian SSR. From 1978 through 1991 the Department was called the Personnel Department of the KGB of the Lithuanian S.S.R.
Activities of the Personnel Department were governed by resolutions and instructions of the USSR KGB and recommendations of the USSR KGB Personnel Directorate. De jure the chief of the Personnel Department had always been Deputy Chair for Cadres of the LSSR KGB while de facto the Personnel Department was run by the deputy chief of the Personnel Department.
In 1954-1955 the Personnel Department consisted of the following divisions: 1st Division, which organized and managed selection, assignment and education of employees; 2nd Division, or special inspectorate, which investigated crime and misdemeanor committed by employees; 3rd Division, or personnel registration office, which was reorganized into a section for registration of the Personnel Department in May 1955; and 4th Division, which handled mobilization; it was later reorganized into a section for mobilization of the Personnel Departments.
At the end of the 1960s the Personnel Department started selecting candidates from Lithuania for KGB schools in Moscow, Minsk, Tashkent, and other cities of the USSR and for KGB higher educational institutions in Lithuania, where future KGB employees studied law, foreign languages, journalism, radio electronics, and other subjects. From the 1970s through the 1990s one of the responsibilities of the LSSR KGB Personnel Department was distribution of KGB textbooks, curricula, methodological recommendations, etc., supplied by USSR KGB higher educational institutions.
In the 1980s-1990s the Personnel Department was mainly engaged in: (1) Selecting and hiring personnel of the LSSR KGB. New KGB employees were recruited from large industrial enterprises in Lithuania; (2) Forming reservists for intelligence and counterintelligence subdivisions of the LSSR KGB. Candidates were mostly selected by operative divisions, but the final decision on each candidate was made after a complete background check was conducted by the Personnel Department; (3) Training of operatives and LSSR KGB staff development; (4) Working with young employees; (5) Establishing special training and military and physical education for LSSR KGB personnel. From 1976 seminars were organized in Vilnius, Kaunas, KlaĬpeda, &#352iauliaĬ and other cities to train employees of raĬon level divisions of the LSSR KGB; (6) Strengthening discipline and performing ideological education of LSSR KGB employees; (7) Maintaining personnel files of KGB employees; (8) Planning holiday celebrations for personnel.
The Personnel Department also compiled annual evaluation plans for KGB officers, and managed and analyzed evaluation results. Evaluation was performed in close cooperation with the Committee of the Lithuanian Communist Party at the LSSR KGB.
In 1974 the Personnel Department established courts of honor at the LSSR KGB. In the second half of the 1980s the Personnel Department started paying special attention to “international education of the KGB cadres.” At the beginning of 1987 there were 14 employees in the Personnel Department. On 22 August 1991 the Supreme Soviet (the Seim of the Lithuanian Republic) stopped the activities of the USSR KGB in Lithuania, and in October-November the Personnel Department of the LSS KGB ended its operations.
 

Opis 1, Files relating to the activities [of the Personnel Department Of the KGB of the Lithuanian S.S.R.] 1962-1988

Physical Description: 60.0 digital files

Scope and Contents note

This opis (group of records) consists of 60 PDF digital files including correspondence among USSR KGB divisions with KGB divisions in Lithuanian S.S.R. concerning methodological literature; plans, reports, and informational statements of the LSSR KGB subdivisions regarding work with KGB cadres.
 

Opis 2, Files relating to the activities [of the Personnel Department Of the KGB of the Lithuanian S.S.R.] Bulk, 1963-1988 1941-1990

Physical Description: 38.0 digital files

Scope and Contents note

This opis (group of records) consists of 38 PDF digital files including correspondence with KGB divisions concerning work with cadres; documents relating to work of NKVD-NKGB groups invovled in gathering intelligence and committing acts of sabotage in Lithuania during the German occupation, 1941-1944; materials relating to education of students at KGB higher educational institutions; and document concerning NKVD-NKGB officers perished during the war with Lithuanian guerillia, 1944-1953.