“Khazina” (Treasury) - Collection of cataloques

Khazina (Treasury) - Collection of cataloques of the National Museum of Azerbaijan literature named after Nizami Ganjavi of ANAS gives complete description of various archives and collections, private funds of outstanding representatives of literature and culture kept in the museum funds and demonstrating in the permanent museum exposition. It supplements the list of the “Quintuple”.

The given issue presents valuable museum exhibits dedicated to the corypaeus of national theatrical art Sidgi Ruhulla, Abbas Mirza Sharifzade, Ismail Hidayatzade, Khurshid Khanim Gajar and Aleksander Tuganov. Memorial legacy of aforementioned personalities who really loved their job was emerged for the first time in the cataloque.According to manuscripts, memorabilia, original photos, unique playbills and programmes kept in the Museum funds the readers can get acquaintance with life and creative activity of these prominent personalities.

The issue presents the preface “Collection, illuminating the treasury” by academician Rafael Huseynov (November, 2016). Afterwards the cataloques of memorabilia of following scientists and cultural workers are mentioned:

  1. Sidgi Ruhulla Fatulla oglu Akhundov (1886-1959)
  2. Abbas Mirza Rasul oglu Sharifzade (1891-1943)
  3. Ismail Huseyn oglu Hidayatzade (1901-1951)
  4. Alexander Alexandrovich Tuganov (1871-1960)
  5. Khurshid Khanim Gajar Nakhchivanskaya (1891-1963)
  6. The undermentioned cataloque dedicated to Abbas Mirza Sharifzade(1891-1943) was first elusidated in the collection:
  7. Autobiography (in Azerbaijani and English)
  8. Memorial things: a mirror, a carafe, razor – 2 pieces; a box for razors
  9. Copy of manuscripts
  10. Protocol (report) of a search of A Sharifzade’s house in 1937
  11. Various photos: family photos and photos in the roles
  12. Statements about A.Sharifzade: Abdurahim bay Hagverdiyev, Jafar Jabbarli, Huseyn Javid, Azim Azimzade, Taghi Shahbazi, Sabit Rahman, Afrasiyab Badalbayli, Fatma Gadri, Suleyman Rustam, Jafar Jafarov and Ilham Rahimli.

The second cataloque is dedicated to Khurshid Khanim Gajar Nakhchivanskaya (1894-1963). Her memorial fund consists of following memorial things:

  1. Autobiography
  2. Gacar’s manuscript wither own signature
  3. Various manuscripts
  4. Original photos- various photos and photos in the roles
  5. Family albom – photo of the albom and some photos
  6. Music
  7. Certificates of honour – 3 pieces
  8. Gramophone records – 6 pieces
  9. Books – 43 pieces
  10. Playbills, programmes and the list of Kh. Gajar’s songs.

The cataloque dedicated to Ismail Hidayatzade (1901-1951) consists of following memorial things:

  1. Autobiography
  2. The portraits of Khayyam, Saadi, Hafiz and Firdousi – 4 pieces
  3. Manuscripts: Librettos to the directed performances
  4. The books: Mirza Fatali Akhundov’s “The deceived stars”, Nizami Ganjavi’s “Seven beauties”, M.S.Ordubadi’s “Nizami ”and etc.
  5. Photos
  6. Printed media
  7. Magazines
  8. Posters
  9. Playbills and etc.

Another cataloque of the collection is dedicated to Sidgi Ruhulla (1886-1959). Memorabilia belonging to the master consists of following materials:

  1. Manuscripts
  2. Programmes
  3. Posters
  4. Invitation cards
  5. Newspapers
  6. Magazines
  7. Photos
  8. Books
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