3rd Degree Scientific Researcher, PhD, “C.S. Nicolăescu-Plopşor” Institute for Research in Social Studies and Humanities of the Romanian Academy, Craiova;
After studying the documents from the archive of Puţureanu family, this research is trying to reconstruct the biography of Mihail Puţureanu, lawyer, secretary and librarian of the Bar Association from Dolj and the College of Barristers from Craiova.
The documents depict him as an active intellectual, constantly eager to improve his knowledge, involved in the social, cultural and political life of the city.
Without neglecting the family aspects, it was especially insisted on the activity of Mihail Puţureanu in the Bar Association, and then in the College of Barristers, where he worked for over 4 decades.
Witness of the transformations from the Bar, after 1944, he survives to the purges and adapts to the new norms of behaviour, imposed by the communist regime.
Puţureanu, lawyer, Bar Association, purging, communism.