The master's thesis introduces Slovenska matica as a literary and cultural institution, as well as the prominent figures that operated within it in the 19th century that influenced its formation, development, operation and editorial policy. Slovenska matica is discussed through the lens of the empirical study of literature, especially from the perspective of system theory. The thesis focuses on the role of Slovenska matica as a brokerage institution of the publishing house, which published high quality works of fiction, and it turns out that most of the fiction, especially prose, was published during the presidency of Fran Levc. The Matica members are classified into seven social systems: art, military, politics, economy, religion, science and education. Within the subsystem of art, literature, literary producers, brokers, and board members especially are reviewed. Connections are established between them based on their classification into social systems and organizations of social networks, and with the application to the theory of capital, it turns out that the individuals with the most social power are the holders of economic and symbolic capital and come from the classes of the wealthy, nobility and clergy.