The History and Bibliography of the Transylvanian Scientific Booklets Cover Image

Az Erdélyi Tudományos Füzetek története és könyvészete
The History and Bibliography of the Transylvanian Scientific Booklets

Author(s): György Gaal
Subject(s): Cultural history, Cataloguing, Other
Published by: Erdélyi Múzeum-Egyesület
Keywords: Transylvanian Museum Society; Hungarian scientific periodical; Transylvanian Scientific Booklets; literarture; history; ethnography

Summary/Abstract: The »Erdélyi Tudományos Füzetek« (Transylvanian Scientific Booklets) was started in 1926 as a collection of extracts from the first Hungarian scientific periodical of Transylvania after World War I, »Erdélyi Irodalmi Szemle« (Transylvanian Literary Review). These booklets of 20–30 pages dealt mostly with literary, historical and ethnographical topics. The editor of the review and of the collection was Lajos György. In 1930 he quitted the »Szemle« and restarted the periodical of the Transylvanian Museum Society, the »Erdélyi Múzeum« (Transylvanian Museum) which also published studies of natural sciences. From now on the collection published mostly extracts from this review, but there were included some studies published elsewhere, too. Beginning with 1941 Attila Szabó T. is the editor up to 1947, when both the review and the collection were prohibited. Up to this moment 208 booklets were published. In 1990 the Transylvanian Museum Society restarted its activity, and the review as well the collection were activated again. In this collection in the period between 1991 and 2007 there were published 51 booklets. But these booklets are rarely extracts, they are in most cases large studies or even dissertations (PhD. theses). So the extent of the booklets is very often over 100 pages. The Transylvanian Scientific Booklets with its 259 numbers can be considered the most important scientific collection of the Hungarians from Transylvania. The bibliography of the collection and the complete list of contributors is published.

  • Issue Year: LXXI/2009
  • Issue No: 3-4
  • Page Range: 61-100
  • Page Count: 40
  • Language: Hungarian