Community History

The Shelby White and Leon Levy Archives Center serves a critical role in connecting the legacies of the  Institute’s historic community of scholars with new generations of researchers. The Archives Center strives to offer both critical and creative ways for the Institute community to connect and engage with its past. The following projects showcase our current efforts. 

Community-Centered Projects
The Archives Center hosts several community-inspired projects which showcase the Institute from the vantage point of the scholars who work and live at the Institute. The following highlighted projects include current opportunities to participate in documenting Institute history for current Faculty, Members, and Visitors as well as present and former exhibitions from the Archives Center staff: 

Recorded Events
In addition to community-created projects, the Archives Center provides access recorded events sponsored by the Center which aim illuminate the hidden stories of the Institute for Advanced Study. Highlighted events include: