Biography and History

Born in Germany, Albert Einstein was a noted physicist and winner of the 1921 Nobel Prize in Physics.

Source: From the finding aid for C0701

Biography and History

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."

Source: From the finding aid for C0904

Biography and History

Albert Einstein was born at Ulm, in Württemberg, Germany. He studied in Zurich, Switzerland, and in 1901, the year he gained his diploma, he acquired Swiss citizenship. He became a German citizen in 1914 and remained in Berlin until 1933 when he renounced his citizenship for political reasons and immigrated to America to take the position of Professor of Theoretical Physics at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, N.J. He became a United States citizen in 1940 and retired from his post in 1945. He died on April 18, 1955, in Princeton.

Source: From the finding aid for C1022

  • Department of Mathematics Oral History Project records. 1984-1985 (inclusive).

    Call Number: AC057

    Princeton University's Department of Mathematics, founded in 1904 under the chairmanship of Henry Burchard Fine, saw the development of a unique mathematical community in the 1930s that was unlike any other in America before that time and perhaps afterwards, and that had important consequences for American mathematics. The collection consists of written transcripts of 42 interviews with surviving faculty and students of the mathematics community in Princeton in the 1930s, as well as recordings of the interviews, microfilm of interview transcripts, background information on the project, and an archived website that was created in 1999 to provide online access to the interview transcripts and related information.

  • Valentine Bargmann Papers. 1908-1988 (inclusive), 1937-1979 (bulk).

    Call Number: C0657

    The Valentine Bargmann Papers consists of personal and professional correspondence, personal papers, awards, medals, lectures notes, drafts and published writings, and documents pertaining to the Einstein Papers Project. Valentine Bargmann was an assistant to Albert Einstein at the Institute for Advanced Study and later became a Princeton University professor of mathematical physics.

  • Albert Einstein Duplicate Archive. 1859-1979 (inclusive), 1912-1955 (bulk).

    Call Number: C0701

    Consists of a photocopied duplicate archive of the original Albert Einstein Archive at Hebrew University in Jerusalem, divided into scientific and non-scientific sections, including published and unpublished manuscripts, articles, lectures, notebooks, notes, travel diaries (1925-1933), family papers, and correspondence.

  • Hanna Fantova Collection of Albert Einstein. 1945-1958 (inclusive).

    Call Number: C0703

    Consists of Hanna Fantova's collection of Albert Einstein material, as well as some of her own personal papers.

  • Einstein in Japan Collection. 1920-1923 (inclusive).

    Call Number: C0904

    Consists of memorabilia from German physicist Albert Einstein's 1922 trip to Japan.

  • Einstein in Japan Collection. 1920-1923 (inclusive).

    Call Number: C0904

    Consists of memorabilia from German physicist Albert Einstein's 1922 trip to Japan.

  • Immanuel Velikovsky Papers. 1930-1979 (bulk), 1920-1996 (inclusive).

    Call Number: C0968

    The collection consists of manuscripts, writings, correspondence (both personal and professional), photographs, works of others, microfilm, printed material, and film reels, spanning more than 50 years, concerning Velikovsky's controversial ideas, the books that he wrote, and the history of opposition and criticism from the academic community that he received following the publication of his first book, Worlds in Collision, in 1950. Colleges and universities threatened to boycott the textbook division of the publisher, Macmillan & Co., which led to the transfer of the publishing rights to Doubleday & Co., even though the book had reached the number one spot on the best-sellers list. The book was eventually banned from a number of academic institutions, and several people lost their jobs because of it.

  • Albert Einstein Collection. 1930-1955 (bulk), 1913-1975 (inclusive).

    Call Number: C1022

    Consists of a wide range of miscellaneous material by or about the Nobel Prize-winner and world famous physicist Albert Einstein, including correspondence, manuscripts, photographs, drawings, ephemera, medical records, and printed material.

  • Albert Einstein Collection. 1930-1955 (bulk), 1913-1975 (inclusive).

    Call Number: C1022

    Consists of a wide range of miscellaneous material by or about the Nobel Prize-winner and world famous physicist Albert Einstein, including correspondence, manuscripts, photographs, drawings, ephemera, medical records, and printed material.

  • Bernard Flexner Papers. 1882-1946 (inclusive), 1917-1943 (bulk).

    Call Number: MC056

    Bernard Flexner, a lawyer, philanthropist and Zionist leader, was an early supporter of the juvenile court movement. Contains the personal papers of Flexner, including diaries and letters to his sister Mary while he served with the American Red Cross Commission to Romania (1917) and as counsel for the Zionist delegation to the Paris Peace Conference (1918-1919); material concerning Albert Einstein, Franklin D. Roosevelt, the Sacco-Vanzetti trial record, and the juvenile court system of the early 1900s; and miscellaneous correspondence.

  • Derso and Kelen Collection. 1922-1982 (inclusive), 1922-1970 (bulk).

    Call Number: MC205

    The Derso and Kelen Collection consists of correspondence, writings, published material, and over 900 cartoons and caricatures in varying media ranging from pencil sketches and ink drawings to richly-hued watercolors and limited edition lithographic portfolios created by the Hungarian caricaturists and political satirists Alois Derso and Emery Kelen. The vast majority of the works were produced between 1920 and 1950, the active period of collaboration between Derso and Kelen.