Commemorating the University of Munich - 500th Anniversary

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

The collection of commemorative material includes: the correspondence between Furness, Edinburgh University, and organisers of the University of Munich commemoration; list of international guests; postcards of the University of Munich; menus; miscellaneous ephemera from theatres and concert halls; formal programme of events taking place between 25 June and 1 July 1972; formal invitation to Professor N. A. Furness; programme for celebration concert (Orff's 'Carmina Burana') in the Herkulessaal der Residenz zu München, 27 June 1972; envelope with greetings card and invitation to concert on 30 June from Mayor of Landshut, plus various ransport tickets and ticket stubs; 5 miscellaneous newspaper supplements or parts or cuttings; 1 copy of Münchner Stadtanzeiger Freitag 30 Juni 1972 with coverage of events; 1 newspaper supplement to Donau Kurier Juni 1972 entitled '500 Jahre Universität Inglostadt Müchen'; and 1 celebration pamphlet 'Ingolstadt Universitätsstadt Von 1472 bis 1800. Wann wieder?'

Administrative / Biographical History

1972 was the 500th Anniversary year of Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich, Germany. The University was founded in 1472 by Louis the Rich, Duke of Bavaria-Landshut. This first Bavarian university was originally sited in Ingolstadt and became finally located in Munich in 1826.

Professor N. A. Furness attended the week-long formal celebrations in Bavaria in late June 1972, representing Edinburgh University.

At the time, Munich was one of the cities 'twinned' with Edinburgh.

Conditions Governing Access

Generally open for consultation to bona fide researchers, but please contact repository for details in advance.

Acquisition Information

Material acquired from Professor Emeritus N. Furness, Edinburgh University, August 1990, Accession no. E90.113


The biographical/administrative history was compiled using material contained in the collection.

Compiled by Graeme D Eddie, Edinburgh University Library, Special Collections Division.

Other Finding Aids

Important finding aids generally are: the alphabetical Index to Manuscripts held at Edinburgh University Library, Special Collections and Archives, consisting of typed slips in sheaf binders and to which additions were made until 1987; and the Index to Accessions Since 1987.


Check the local Indexes for details of any additions.