The Association of Hungarian Archivists will hold its annual meeting in Székesfehérvár between the 11th and the 13th of July 2022. The head of our archive, Krisztina Tóth will give a lecture on the destruction of ELTE’s records in 1956.
On the 18th of June 2022, the Archival Picnic will be held for the fifth time in the Budapest City Archives. In addition to the various programs, the archives stand will provide an opportunity to get acquainted with the work, publications and services of the archives. The guests can also visit the stand of the Hungarian Association of Higher Education Archives.
On the 13th of May 2022, two new publications of the University History Research Group of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and the Primate Archives were presented in the Reading Hall of the University Library. The first book, which deals with the lists of students of the early period of our university, was presented by István Fazekas, head of the University History Research Group. The authors of the volume, Adrienn Kmety, Júlia Varga and László Szögi, as well as the director of the Primate Archives, András Hegedűs, also gave a short presentation at the event.
The Eötvös family was promoted to baronhood in 1768 by Mária Terézia. In the family’s new coat of arms, the golden, standing griffin is a prominent element of the heart shield, which is a symbol of courage and speed. There is a baron’s crown on top of the shield as a helmet decoration. The noble letter is on display at our exhibition „Under the spell of accuracy – The life and work of Loránd Eötvös”.
In 1788, king József II. appointed Márton Schwartner to the Department of Diplomacy, who taught diplomacy and coats of arms and seals until his death in 1823. He was an excellent scientist, and through his work the teaching of auxiliary sciences at the University of Pest became of European standard.
The most important legal insurance documents of the University were kept in the office of the current rector, locked in a metal box. Finally the documents were transferred to the University Library as a deposit in 1952, and after the Archives was established, the certificates were taken into its custody.
Our first special educators studied and practiced in the field of teaching deaf children in Vienna, the institute for deaf-mute people operating there since 1799. The first special education institutions in Hungary were established in the 1800s, called „philanthropic” institutions.
Ferenc Molnár was born on the 12th of January, 1878. His popular novel, The Paul Street Boys is laid in the Botanical Garden of the university. The plot takes place in 1889, although the novel itself was published in 1907. This year proved to be a turning point in the history of the Botanical Garden, as the Minister of Religion and Public Education ordered to hand over much of its territory to the buildings of the new clinics at the university. Pursuant to Article 48 of the 1908 Act the Margaret Island was designated as the new location for the Botanical Garden, and after the move, the former area of the Botanical Garden would have been given in its entirety to the Medical Faculty. Although plans were made to relocate the botanical garden to Margaret Island, the garden eventually continued to operate in its former location with a mutilated area. On the map made in 1901, the new border of the Botanical Garden was marked with a blue line and the location of the new buildings under construction was marked in red.