Albert Einstein Collection
Scope and Contents
This collection contains letters and notes by Albert Einstein, as well as photographs, clippings, items commemorating Einstein, the Einstein family tree, autographs, correspondence about Einstein, and clippings about him from 1921-1974 in two scrapbooks. The collection also includes a guest book from 1929 from Einstein's house in Caputh with entries by Stern, M. Laue, Edwin Fischer, Charles Rosenbloom, Chaim Weizmann, Lola Hahn, Ruggiero Ricci, Hermann Struck, Erich Kleiber, and Margarete Herrmann.
Also part of the collection are materials used for the Einstein Centennial Exhibit, held at the Leo Baeck Institute in 1979, including contents of the catalogue, such as letters, photographs, photocopies and their captions, etc.; and research material for exhibit. The original pictures and documents came for the most part from the Estate of Albert Einstein in Princeton. Also included are photocopies of seven letters by Leo Baeck to Einstein.
The following individuals are mentioned in this collection: Baeck, Leo; Baer, Norbert; Bamberger, Fritz; Blomme, Alphonse; Blumenfeld, Kurt; Bohr, Niels; Born, Max; Brillouin, Leon; Broch, Hermann; Bronk, Detlef; Buber, Martin; Dessau, Paul; Dukas, Helen; Dyson, Freeman; Ehrlich, Willy; Einstein, Elsa (1876-1936); Einstein, Margot; Einstein, Siegbert (1889-1968); Elisabeth, Queen of Belgium (1876-1965); Fischer, Edwin; Fowler, R.H.; Freund, Ismar; Geller, Abraham; Geller, Melvin; Hahn, Lola Held, Robert O.; Herrmann, Margarete; Hirsch, Julius; Hoffmann, Banesh; Kahler, Antoinette von; Kahler, Erich von; Kleiber, Erich; Kline, Allan; Laue, M.; Levy-Bruhl; Leyens, Erich; Liebermann, Max; Lilienthal, David; Mann, Thomas; Maric, Mileva; Mickel, Karl; Moos, Rudolf; Muenchinger, Karl; Nathan, Helmuth; Newman, Betty; Oppenheimer, Franz; Oppenheimer, J. Robert; Roosevelt, Eleanor; Rosenbloom, Charles; Ruggiero, Ricci; Schwarzschild, Karl; Serbu, Melanie; Shazar, Zalman; Sommerfeld, Arnold; Sonneborn, Rudolf; Straus, Ernst G.; Struck, Hermann; Unsold, Albrecht; Verschaffelt, E.; Warnow, Joan W.; and Weizmann, Chaim.
- Majority of material found within 1879-1998
Language of Materials
The collection is in German, English, French, Spanish, and Hebrew.
Open to researchers.
Collection is microfilmed - use MF 549 (4 reels).
Readers may access the collection by visiting the Lillian Goldman Reading Room at the Center for Jewish History. We recommend reserving the collection in advance; please visit the LBI Online Catalog and click on the "Request" button.
There may be some restrictions on the use of the collection. For more information, contact:
Leo Baeck Institute, Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street, New York, NY, 10011
Albert Einstein was a Nobel Prize Winning physicist. He was born in Ulm, Germany in 1879, and died in Princeton, New Jersey in 1955.
3.5 Linear Feet (7 boxes)
This collection contains letters and notes by Albert Einstein, as well as photographs, clippings, items commemorating Einstein, the Einstein family tree, and autographs. The collection also includes a guest book from 1929 from Einstein's house in Caputh with entries made by guests who visited the house.
Collection is available on 4 reels of microfilm (MF 549).
- Reel 1: 1/1 - 2/3
- Reel 2: 2/4 - 5/5
- Reel 3: 5/6 - 8/7
- Reel 4: Rare and/or oversized material (except Box 8 which is on Reel 3)
Photographs have been removed to the LBI Photograph Collection.
- Akademie für die Wissenschaft des Judentums (Germany)
- Bad Buchau am Federsee (Germany)
- Bern (Switzerland)
- Caputh (Germany)
- Centralverein Deutscher Staatsbürger Jüdischen Glaubens
- Coins (money)
- Davos (Switzerland)
- Einstein family
- Einstein, Albert, 1879-1955
- Genealogical tables
- Leiden (Netherlands)
- Nobel Prize winners
- Oxford (England)
- Postage stamps
- Princeton (N.J.)
- Ulm (Germany)
- United States -- Emigration and immigration
- Zürich (Switzerland)
- Albert Einstein Collection, 1700s-1998 (bulk 1879-1998) AR 136 / MF 549
- Processed by LBI Staff
- © 2009
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- Description is in English.
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Part of the Leo Baeck Institute Repository
15 West 16th Street
New York NY 10011 United States