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The Collected Papers of Albert Einstein is one of the most ambitious publishing ventures ever undertaken in the documentation of the history of science. Selected from among more than 40,000 documents contained in the personal collection of Albert Einstein (1879-1955), and 15,000 Einstein and Einstein-related documents discovered by the editors since the beginning of the Einstein Project, The Collected Papers will provide the first complete picture of a massive written legacy that ranges from Einstein's first work on the special and general theories of relativity and the origins of quantum theory, to expressions of his profound concern with civil liberties, education, Zionism, pacifism, and disarmament. The series will contain over 14,000 documents and will fill twenty-five volumes. Sponsored by the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Princeton University Press, the Einstein project was located at and supported by Boston University from 1986 to 2000. Currently located at and supported by The California Institute of Technology, the project will continue to make available a monumental collection of primary material. The Albert Einstein Archives are located at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Digital Einstein Papers:
The Digital Einstein Papers is an exciting new free, open-access website that puts The Collected Papers of Albert Einstein online for the very first time, bringing the writings of the twentieth century’s most influential scientist to a wider audience than ever before. This unique, authoritative resource provides full public access to the complete transcribed, annotated, and translated contents of each print volume of The Collected Papers. The volumes are published by Princeton University Press, sponsored by the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and supported by the California Institute of Technology. The website einsteinpapers.press.princeton.edu contains the contents of Volumes 1–13 of The Collected Papers, covering the first forty-four years of Einstein’s life, up to and including the award of the Nobel prize in physics and his long voyage to the Far East. The contents of each new volume will be added to the website approximately eighteen months after print publication. Eventually, the website will provide access to all of Einstein’s writings and correspondence accompanied by scholarly annotation and apparatus, which are expected to fill thirty volumes. For more information see: press.princeton.edu/einstein/digital/
About the Series:
After Volume 1, the papers divide into two series, with the documents in each volume presented in chronological order. One series, the Writings, will include such items as Einstein's published and unpublished articles, lecture and research notebooks, book reviews, patent applications, and available accounts of his lectures, speeches, interviews, and other oral statements. The other series, the Correspondence, will include a wide selection of letters written by and to Einstein, as well as significant documents about him by third parties. The Correspondence volumes will also contain calendars of Einstein's life for the years covered. The two series will be extensively cross-referenced.
Every document in The Collected Papers will appear in the language in which it was written, while the introduction, headnotes, footnotes, and other scholarly apparatus will be in English. Upon release of each volume, Princeton University Press will also publish an English translation of previously untranslated non-English documents.