Foundation History

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  •  As the predecessor of the National Library of Vietnam, the Central Public Library of Indochina was founded under the Decree dated on November 29, 1917 by A. Sarraut, the French Governor-General of Indochina.
  •  On February 28, 1935 the Central Public Library of Indochina was renamed into Pierre Pasquier Library. 
  •  On October 20th, 1945 Minister of National Education decided to change Pierre Pasquier Library into National Library.
  • In February 1947, the name of the library was changed into Centre Library of Hanoi. 
  •  Since November 21st, 1958, the library was renamed into National Library of Vietnam. 

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LIST OF DIRECTORS OF THE NATIONAL LIBRARY OF VIETNAM  THROUGH PERIODS

 

1

   Paul Boudet (1888-1848)

   1917-1945, 1946-1948

2

   S.Kudo (?)

   04/08/1945

3

   Ngô Đình Nhu (1912-1963)

   1945-1946

4

   Ferréol de Ferry (?)

   1948-1953

5

   Simon de Saint-Exupéry(1898-1978)

   1953-1954

6

   Từ Lâm (?)

   1954-1958

7

   Nguyễn Văn Xước(1907-1989

   1958-1974

8

   ĐỗTrọng Thi (1917-1995)

   1974-1979

9

   Trịnh Giễm (1922-2003)

   1979-1983

10

   Nguyễn Thế Đức (1936- )

   1983-1998

11

   Trần Anh Dũng (1949- 2015 )

   1998-2000

12

   Phạm Thế Khang (1949- )

   2000-2009

13

   Phan Thị Kim Dung (1960- )

   2009-2015

14

   Kiều Thúy Nga (1970 - )

   2015