Simbirsk – Ulyanovsk is the centre recognized all over the world, where active scientific research and propagation of life and works of the great compatriot I.A. Goncharov.

Well-known all over the world biographers of I.A. Goncharov: Michael Fedorovich Superansky and Peter Sergeevich Beysov lived and worked in Simbirsk.

M.F. Superansky (1864-1930), the outstanding historian of Simbirsk territory, became one of the first biographers of the writer. He put Goncharov “Autobiography” of 1867 into scientific use, he described “Letopisets” of Goncharov’s family, for the first time many letters of I.A. Goncharov were published.
M.F. Superansky found the persons close to Goncharov and under Superansky‘s influence they wrote memoirs which he published in thick capital magazines of 1900th.

P.S. Beysov (1906-1976), the associate professor of the chair of literature in Ulyanovsk pedagogical institute, well-known Ulyanovsk literary critic and student of local lore, is the author of the book “Goncharov i rodnoy krai” (“Goncharov and native region”), which had two editions and is known today for Goncharov critics all over the world. Two collections of articles and new materials about Goncharov’s life were published edited by P. Beysov. P. Beysov did everything for founding Goncharov museum in Ulyanovsk. He is one of the initiators and organizers of the first Goncharov conference on the writer’s motherland in 1962. The conference took place on the basis of the Ulyanovsk regional museum of local lore, history and economy named after I.A. Goncharov.

I.A. Goncharov museum, unique in the country, was opened in Ulyanovsk in 1982 (the branch of Ulyanovsk regional museum of local lore, history and economy named after Goncharov). The exposition of this museum is the result of the big research work of the workers of Ulyanovsk regional museum of local lore, history and economy: J.M. Alekseeva, M.B. Zhdanova, A.V. Lobkareva. The artist designer of the museum is V.V. Akademov. Today Antonina Vasilevna Lobkareva (the head of the museum), Irene Veniaminovna Smirnova (the research worker) and Helen Borisovna Klevogina (the research worker) work in Goncharov museum. Founders and workers of the museum continue to conduct the research work on studying the biography of the writer and then they make publications: articles, books and an album.

Goncharov Museum
(the branch of Ulyanovsk Regional Museum of Local Lore, History and Economy named after Goncharov)

20 Goncharov Street, Ulyanovsk, Russia, 432970.
Tel. +7(8422)417966

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