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Digitization Project

The digitization project is being launched with 2,000 high-quality images on March 19, 2012. The project will continue throughout 2012.

Over 80,000 records of documents held in original and as copies in the Albert Einstein Archives at the Hebrew University (AEA) and at the Einstein Papers Project at Caltech (EPP) can now be accessed with a user-friendly interface via the internet.

The system offers easy navigation, displaying the search results and additional information such as filters, related topics and similar items.

Some of the digitized documents are accompanied by annotated transcriptions and translations, as edited by the EPP and published in the Collected Papers of Albert Einstein by Princeton University Press (PUP). These documents are searchable as full text.

The Albert Einstein Archives include scientific writings and correspondence, non-scientific writings and correspondence, family letters and travel diaries.

Einstein Archives Online presents images of Einstein's handwritten manuscripts; it includes correspondence, typewritten manuscripts, photos, audio material, etc.


A word about the sponsors

The newly launched digitization project is funded by The Polonsky Foundation UK.
Through this foundation, Dr. Polonsky has initiated similar enterprises, such as the digitization of the writings of Sir Isaac Newton at the University of Cambridge.

The www.alberteinstein.info  website was launched in 2003 by the Albert Einstein Archives jointly with the Einstein Papers Project and Princeton University Press. The digitization of 900 papers displayed on the original site was made possible by a generous contribution from the David and Fela Shapell Family Foundation, Los Angeles.

The archival database and the collection of new materials was made possible by the National Science Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and by the Arcadia Fund UK.


The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Last Modified, March, 2012
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

the support of

The Polonsky Foundation