Contents and Arrangement

Albert Einstein in Princeton, 1941

1 box

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information

Scope and Contents

Consists of four 10 x 13" silver gelatin prints of photographs taken by Roman Vishniac in the fall of 1941, showing Einstein seated in his office on the ground floor of Fuld Hall at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, as well as standing and writing computations on a large blackboard, possibly at another location.


Arranged in accession number order.

Collection History


AM 2017-111

Gift of Mara Vishniac Kohn in March 2017 .


No appraisal information is available.

Processing Information

Finding aid written by James Flannery on January 24, 2006. Folder inventory added by Jenna Marrone in 2012.

Access & Use

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

No photocopies may be made since Princeton does not own the original. Researchers interested in reproductions should contact the International Center for Photography in New York City.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

For preservation reasons, original analog and digital media may not be read or played back in the reading room. Users may visually inspect physical media but may not remove it from its enclosure. All analog audiovisual media must be digitized to preservation-quality standards prior to use. Audiovisual digitization requests are processed by an approved third-party vendor. Please note, the transfer time required can be as little as several weeks to as long as several months and there may be financial costs associated with the process. Requests should be directed through the Ask Us Form.

Credit this material:

Albert Einstein in Princeton; Princeton University Library Collection of Albert Einstein Materials, C1022, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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Storage Note:
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Existence and Location of Copies

Digitized negatives of these images can be found online in the Roman Vishniac Archive at the International Center of Photography, here, here, here, and here.