Object of the month – Logbook of Gusztáv Bárczi, student of medicine
Gusztáv Bárczi (1890–1964) obtained his diploma as special needs education teacher in 1913, after which he devoted his entire life to the development of the special needs education profession and teacher training. He received his doctorate at the Pázmány Péter University Faculty of Medicine in 1921. His logbook issued in September 1916 as a student of the Faculty of Medicine shows that he was able to learn from famous scientists of the era, among the signatures are Loránd Eötvös (experimental physics), István Bugánszky (experimental chemistry), Béla Mauritz (mineralogy) and János Tuzson (plant taxonomy).
The Special Needs Education Teacher Training College led by Gusztáv Bárczi has been bearing his name since 1975, and in honor of the distinguished representative of the profession, it kept the name during the university integration of the institution in 2000. The logbook and the legacies of other distinguished professors have been placed in the History of Special Needs Education Collection. The collection was created in 1965 within the framework of the college, but based on Gusztáv Bárczi's cherished plans since 1944. The aim of the unique collection is to preserve the objects and documents of the history of Hungarian special needs education and teacher training for students and professionals.