Albert Einstein collection Edit


11 MWalB02025


  • 1896-1955 (Creation)


  • 1.00 Linear Feet (Whole)
    2 manuscript boxes

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  • Arrangement

    Arranged in four series: 1. Einstein, Albert-Stephen Wise Correspondence, 1934-1949; 2.  Einstein Family Correspondence, 1896-1937; 3. Non-family Correspondence, 1902-1952; 4. Personal Materials, 1934, undated.

    For more information about each series, please consult the series descriptions in the box and folder listing.

  • Conditions Governing Access

    Access to the collection is in accordance with the policies of the Robert D. Farber University Archives & Special Collections Department, Brandeis University.  Please contact the department for more information.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Requests to reproduce or publish material from the collection should be directed to the Robert D. Farber University Archives & Special Collections Department, Brandeis University.

  • Preferred Citation

    Albert Einstein collection, Robert D. Farber University Archives & Special Collections, Brandeis University

  • Other Descriptive Information

    Addenda to this collection may not be listed in the finding aid, but may be available for research use. Please contact us for more information.

  • Related Materials

    Also see letters from Albert Einstein in the Autograph collection.

  • Scope and Contents

    The materials in this collection were created from 1896 through 1952. The majority is personal and professional correspondence, including a large number of letters from Einstein to American Jewish leader Stephen Wise. There are also several letters from prominent scientists such as Fritz Haber, Paul Habicht, Hendrik Lorentz, Max Planck, and Wilhelm Conrad Rontgen, and two items from German playwright Gerhart Hauptmann. In most cases, the correspondence consists of original signed copies written in German or English. In addition to correspondence, there is a small number of other items such as canceled checks signed by Einstein, photographs, autograph books, translated quotations, a handwritten and signed speech, and text from a possible manuscript.


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    2 manuscript boxes