Einstein in Japan Collection
Permanent URL: http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/9880vr03d
- Einstein, Albert, 1879-1955.
- Title and dates:
- Einstein in Japan Collection
- Consists of memorabilia from German physicist Albert Einstein's 1922 trip to Japan.
- 3.7 linear feet
- 2 archival boxes, 1 oversize box
- Call number:
- Princeton University. Library. Dept. of Rare Books and Special Collections
Princeton, New Jersey 08544 USA
- Language(s) of materials:
- Storage note:
- This collection is stored onsite at Firestone Library.
Albert Einstein was engaged by Kaizosha, the Japanese publishing house, to present a series of scientific and popular lectures on relativity. From Nov. 17, 1922, to Dec. 29, 1922, Einstein toured Japan, giving these lectures and performing official engagements. His trip at the time was described as a "triumphal progress."
The collection consists of memorabilia from Einstein's 1922 trip to Japan. Included in the collection are a lacquer box for writing tools, an album of drawings by school children presented as tributes to Einstein, three photographs, and miscellaneous invitations (in Japanese).
Access and Use
The collection is open for research.
Restrictions on Use and Copyright Information
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Permission to publish material from the collection must be requested from the Associate University Librarian for Rare Books and Special Collections. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.
Acquisition and Appraisal
Provenance and Acquisition
Original donation a bequest from the estate of Professor and Mrs. Einstein. Material was transferred to the Department of Rare Books and Special Collections from the Gest Collection in 2000 and from the Marquand Library of Art and Architecture in 2001. Accession number 2001-101.
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Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Einstein in Japan Collection, Box and Folder Number; Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, Princeton University Library.
- Einstein, Albert, 1879-1955 -- Miscellanea.
- Einstein, Albert, 1879-1955 -- Travel
- School children -- Japan -- 20th century -- Drawings.
- Drawings -- 20th century.
- Lacquer boxes.
- Photographs -- 20th century.
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