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Shelby White and Leon Levy Archives Center

Please Note: The Shelby White and Leon Levy Archives Center will have limited staff availability from July 18, 2022 to July 22, 2022. We encourage researchers to contact the Archives Center at to ensure that staff are available to assist with research visits during this time. 

The Shelby White and Leon Levy Archives Center documents, collects, and sustains the history of the Institute for Advanced Study. We provide access to the diverse stories at the center of Institute life, inspire creative and critical engagement with our past, and promote the value of advanced research for the future. 

Our collections are available to all who are interested, including those both within and outside of the Institute community. Located in the Annex of the Historical Studies-Social Science Library, the Shelby White and Leon Levy Reading Room provides a physical space for researchers. Archives Center staff are available in the Reading Room from Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. to assist with research. 

We are also happy to provide digital spaces for individuals to engage with our materials from afar. We welcome those interested to explore the links at the right for more information on accessing collections, digitized materials, and support services. We encourage those requiring additional assistance to contact us directly using the information below.

Caitlin Rizzo, Archivist


Phone: (609) 734-8375

Mailing address:

Shelby White and Leon Levy Archives Center Institute for Advanced Study Historical Studies-Social Science Library Einstein Drive Princeton, NJ 08540