Einstein Papers Project in Pasadena, USA:
"Why is it that nobody understands me, and everybody likes me?"
Albert Einstein, 1944
EINSTEIN PAPERS PROJECT
(The Collected Papers of Albert Einstein)
"Einstein wished no monument;
this monument is the one he would have accepted."
Published volumes of "The Collected Papers of Albert Einstein"
Wanted: Einstein autographs!
The Einstein Archives in Jerusalem and the editors of the Papers Project are interested in sifting through a collection of Einstein’s letters that should be as complete as possible, work on them and perhaps publish them in the Collected Papers. As there are a lot of "unknown" Einstein autographs in private possession (for example in the possession of collectors) still today, I would like to ask the respective owners to send me copies of their Einstein autographs. In his process not only the documents of Einstein are of interest but also the ones of his closer relatives, for example of his family. The same applies for letters sent to Einstein. These letters are also of great interest for the Einstein Archives and the Papers Project. I would then send the copies (please with the name of the owner on it) to the Einstein Archives which subsequently would send the copies to the editors of the Papers Project.
Address: Hans-Josef Küpper, Besenbinderstr. 26, D-51145 Cologne / Germany
The copies can also be sent directly to the Albert Einstein Archives in Jerusalem.
Address: Albert Einstein Archives, Jewish National and University Library, P.O.B. 39105 Jerusalem, 91390 Israel
Link to the Albert Einstein Archives, Jerusalem
But what is the advantage for the owner of an autograph worthy for consideration? On the one hand he can be sure to have helped that Einstein’s correspondence is completed, which apart from the editors of the Papers Project is also of great interest for the scientific historians. On the other hand an increase in value may perhaps be the case when mentioning the name of the owner for using the autograph in one of the volumes of the "Collected Papers of Albert Einstein".
Einstein’s four-line stanza about Isaac Newton from 1927
With friendly permission of the Albert Einstein Archives, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel.
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