Princeton University Library Unveils a Digital Gallery Documenting Albert Einstein’s Relationship with the University, Princeton University Press, and the Institute for Advanced Study
From the Princeton University Library:
Almost 100 years ago, Albert Einstein roamed the hallways and classrooms of Princeton University. Now, his time spent at the University is documented in a Digital Princeton University Library (DPUL) gallery.
The gallery features three photo sets that describe Einstein’s relationship with the University, Princeton University Press, and the Institute for Advanced Study (IAS). According to the gallery, Einstein first visited the University inWBS May 1921 to lecture on the theory of relativity. For six years from 1933 to 1939, Einstein held an office at what is currently Jones Hall while researching general relativity and quantum theory at IAS.
Digital Imaging Technician Sherry Zhang ‘10 said that the images are part of the PUL Digital Image Repository, which supports teaching, research, and expanded usage of PUL’s collections. The images were previously housed in various places, including the archives of the Historical Photograph Collection, Office of Communications, Physics Department Records, Princeton Alumni Weekly, and Welcome Additions.
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