Collection of Books and Publications

  • Collection type
    sport, historical, printed material, cultural-historical
  • Number of items
    between 15.000 and 30.000
  • Type of items
    books, magazines, newspapers, brochures, almanacs, maps
  • Territorial scope
    Croatia, global
  • Temporal scope
    1870. – today
  • Collection head
    Luka Marin Vuco, Librarian
  • Material composition

The collection contains books, magazines, newspapers and other publications connected to sports and kinesiology. Of particular value are the numerous works of doctor Franjo Bučar, the father of Croatian sports, as well as various other works connected to the Croatian Hawk, an organization established in the second half of the 19th century to promote physical exercise as a method of spreading a national identity among Croatians. Among the periodicals, a notable place is held by a near-complete collection of the newspaper Sports news from the start of their publishing in 1945.