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Einstein, Albert, 1879-1955.
Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
Einstein in Japan Collection
Manuscripts Division
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3 boxes and 3.7 linear feet
Storage Note:

This collection is stored onsite at Firestone Library.

English Japanese


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

Collection Description & Creator Information


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).

Collection Creator Biography:

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."

Collection History


Original donation a bequest from the estate of Professor and Mrs. Einstein. Material was transferred to the Special Collections from the Gest Collection in 2000 and from the Marquand Library of Art and Architecture in 2001. Accession number 2001-101.

Archival Appraisal Information:

No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information:

Processed by Jenna Marrone in 2012.

Access & Use

Access Restrictions:

The collection is open for research.

Conditions for Reproduction and Use:

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. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.

Credit this material:

Einstein in Japan Collection; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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