History of the University

The University of Amsterdam manages a large historical collection on the history of higher education in Amsterdam, particularly in relation to the university itself.

Today, the collection of photographs is particularly large. The visual material, which reflects the history of the university and its students, will be gradually made available. This database currently contains portrait prints and photographs of Amsterdam professors from 1632 to the present day, and ‘promotieplaten’ (graduation plates): large, printed plates with drawings and verses that reflect the life of the graduating doctoral student.

Published by  Special Collections UvA

3 July 2014