Albert Einstein Resources

The Albert Einstein Archives
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Levi Building
Edmond J. Safra Campus
Givat Ram, Jerusalem 91904, Israel
Tel: + 972-2-6585781; Fax: + 972-2-6586910
Website: Einstein Papers Project:
Staff: Dr. Roni Grosz,, the Bern Dibner Curator

This is the primary repository for all Einstein archival material, comprised of manuscripts of scientific and non-scientific articles, speeches, lectures and poems; scientific and non-scientific correspondence; personal documents; lecture notebooks, travel diaries, reprints, and newspaper clippings. The Archives includes approximately 50,000 items. The archival material has subcollections as well such as: photographs, sound recordings, film footage, diplomas, medals, and Einstein's own private library.

Albert Einstein Duplicate Archive
At Princeton University in the Rare Books and Special Collections Department of Firestone Library, there is a duplicate copy of the manuscript collection from the original Jerusalem Archives.
Finding aid
Department of Rare Books and Special Collections
Tel: 609-258-3184

Fantova Collection on Albert Einstein
In the Rare Books and Special Collections Department of Firestone Library at Princeton University there is a collection of 28 letters and 15 poems from the late 1940s by Einstein to Hanna Fantova, all in German. In addition, there are 57 undated, mostly black-and-white photographs of Einstein, and a few other unidentified people and places. Most of the Einstein photographs were taken later in life.
Finding aid
Contact: Department of Rare Books and Special Collections
Tel: 609-258-3184

American Institute of Physics
The Niels Bohr Library of the American Institute of Physics holds a number of Einstein photographs. In 1979, they put out a publication entitled, Images of Einstein: A Catalog of photographs and film footage available through their library as well as from other sources. AIP also did an information exhibit on Einstein that is available on the web at:
For further information contact AIP directly at:
One Physics Ellipse
College Park, MD 20740-3843
Tel: 301-209-3100; Fax: 301-209-0843

The California Institute of Technology
The Einstein Papers Projectis a publication that is ongoing at Caltech. For further information contact:
Prof. Diana Kormos Buchwald: (GeneralEditor & Director, The Collected Papers of Albert Einstein)
Office address: Einstein Papers Project
California Institute of Technology 20-7
Pasadena, CA 91125
Tel: 626-395-8044
Website of The Einstein Papers Project:

GreenLight, a unit of Corbis, represents Hebrew University in the United States for granting licensing for the use of Einstein's image in print, television and film. (Representation was previously provided by The Roger Richman Agency, which was acquired by Corbis in 2005.) Anyone seeking permission to use images of Einstein, other than for scholarly publication, should be referred to this agency.

Historical Society of Princeton
The Institute donated 65 pieces of Einstein's furniture to the Historical Society of Princeton in 2003. Some items are on display at the Society's headquarters at Updike Farmstead.
354 Quaker Road
Princeton, NJ 08540
Tel: 609.921.6748

The following resources have photographs and/or film footage:

The Leo Baeck Institute
15 West 16th St.
New York, NY 10011
Tel: 212-744-6400
Fax: 212-988-1305
California Institute of Technology
Institute Archives of Caltech
Mail Code 015A-74
Pasadena, CA 91125
Tel: 626-395-2704
Fax: 626-793-8756
The Library of Congress
Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division
Room 336 Madison Building
Tel: 202-707 8572
Fax: 202-707 2371