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STS/HIST 274: Albert Einstein

Resources helpful for STS/HIST 274 - Albert Einstein. From the course catalog: "This course explores the complex life and work of the iconic scientist of the 20th century."

The materials that Einstein collected form his library. The collection is divided between many libraries, with the majority of materials residing at Hebrew University. Some of the items are available at Vassar College Libraries, housed in the Archives & Special Collections Library.

Physical Materials Available from Einstein's Library

(links go directly to Vassar's catalog record for each item)


Einstein, Albert, 1879-1955. Out of my later years / Albert Einstein. Nathan, Otto, 1893-1987,  Dedicatee. Einstein, Albert, 1879-1955,  Dedicator.
New York : Philosophical Library, c1950.  
vii, 282 p. : port. ; 23 cm.
This second volume of collected essays by Albert Einstein covers a period of about fifteen years--1934 to 1950; the first anthology, published under the title The World As I See It, comprising material from 1922 to 1934"--P. 1.
Location: Archive/SpecCo QC16.E5 A3  (also available in Main Library under same call number)

Einstein, Albert, 1879-1955. Mein weltbild / Albert Einstein. Nathan, Otto, 1893-1987,  Dedicatee. Einstein, Albert, 1879-1955,  Dedicator.
Amsterdam : Querido verlag, 1934.
269 p. : diagrams ; 21 cm.
Wie ich die Welt sehe -- Von Politik und Pazifismus -- Deutschland 1933 -- Judentum -- Wissenschaft.
Location: Archive/SpecCo QC71 .E5 1934

Einstein, Albert, 1879-1955.Gelegentliches / von Albert Einstein ; zum fünfzigsten Geburtstag. 14. März 1929 dargebracht von der Soncino-Gesellschaft der Freunde des Jüdischen Buches zu Berlin. Soncino-Gesellschaft der Freunde des Jüdischen Buches.
Berlin : Soncino-Gesellschaft der Freunde des Jüdischen Buches zu Berlin, 1929.
31 p. : port. ; 22 cm.
"Gedruckt von Aldus Druck, Berlin, in einmaliger Auflage von 800 Exemplaren als Privatdruck für die Mitglieder der Soncino-Gesellschaft der Freudne des jüdischen Buches auf Veranlassung einiger Freunde der Gesellschaft. Erschienen im März 1929 in Berlin"--Colophon.
Location: Archive/SpecCo QC16.E5 A29 1929

Thirring, Hans, 1888-1976. Die Idee der Relativitätstheorie / von Hans Thirring ; mit 7 Textabbildungen. Einstein, Albert, 1879-1955. Former owner.
Berlin : Julius Springer, 1921.
169 p. : diagrams ; 22 cm.
Location: Archive/SpecCo QC6 .T523 1921


Einstein, Albert, 1879-1955. The evolution of physics : the growth of ideas from early concepts to relativity and quanta / by Albert Einstein and Leopold Infeld.
Otto, Nathan, 1893-  Dedicatee. Einstein, Albert, 1879-1955,  Dedicator. New York : Simon and Schuster, 1938.
x, 319,[1] p., III leaves of plates : ill., diagrams ; 21 cm.
Location: Archive/SpecCo QC7 .E5 (also available in Main Library under same call number)

Einstein library at Hebrew University Libraries

What did Albert Einstein collect? Much of his library is available at Hebrew University in Jerusalem. The Hebrew University catalog allows searches for everything (simply click "Search" with nothing typed in the search box) and narrowing down of results by library. Choose "Einstein Library" to see all materials. The "Suggested Topics Cloud" helps to see connections between items and show information at a glance.

Einstein library materials

Einstein library topics cloud