Department of Germanic Languages & Literatures

The Alexander von Humboldt Digital Library

Alexander von Humboldt
Friedrich Heinrich Alexander,
Baron von Humboldt (1804)


“I have omitted to state … the extreme satisfaction I have received from Baron Humboldt’s communications.
The treasures of information which he possesses are inestimable …”
—Thomas Jefferson, letter, June 7, 1804

“I formerly admired Humboldt, I now almost adore him…”
—Charles Darwin, letter, 1832

The Alexander von Humboldt Digital Library Project

Participating Institutions

  • Humboldt-Forschungsstelle
  • Landesbibliothek Eutin
  • Fachhochschule Offenburg
  • the University of Kansas
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Top 50 nationwide for size of library collection.
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