|Title:||Heidelberg Book Project collection|
|Quantity:||0.2 Linear feet (1 half box)|
"[The University of Heidelberg is a] state-supported institution of higher learning at Heidelberg, Ger. Modelled on the University of Paris, it was founded in 1386 by the elector Rupert I and, like other German universities, was endowed by a foundation of colleges. The first was the college of the Cistercian order (1389); the first secular college was founded in 1390 by the university chancellor. During the 17th and 18th centuries, in a period of religious and political upheaval in Germany, the university suffered a decline, but it regained its prestige in the early 19th century after thorough reorganization by the elector Charles Frederick, becoming a centre of sciences, law, and philosophy. Among its faculties today are theology, law, medicine, and philosophy. Also affiliated are many institutions, seminars, and clinics of the different faculties."--"Heidelberg, University of" from Encyclopaedia Brtiannica, http://search.eb.com/eb/article-9039821 (Accessed November 9, 2009)
"The University of Georgia (UGA) is the oldest, largest, and most comprehensive educational institution in Georgia, and is moving to the forefront among public universities in the region and nation. Chartered by the Georgia General Assembly in 1785, UGA was the first university in America to be created by a state government, and the principles undergirding its charter helped lay the foundation for the American system of public higher education. UGA strives for excellence in three fundamental missions: providing students with outstanding instruction in classrooms and laboratories, providing Georgia citizens with information and assistance to improve quality of life in the state, and discovering new knowledge and information through advanced research."--"University of Georgia" from the New Georgia Encyclopedia, http://www.georgiaencyclopedia.org/nge/Article.jsp?id=h-1059&hl=y (Accessed November 9, 2009)
The collection consists of documentation about the University of Georgia's efforts to send a number of books to Heidelberg University on the occassion of its 600th anniversary. To celebrate this milestone, Heidelberg founded a library devoted to American history; the books that UGA sent were related to that subject.
Heidelberg Book Project collection. MS 2491. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.