Original Einstein manuscripts to be posted online

Last Updated: Monday, March 19, 2012 - 21:50

Jerusalem: All 80,000 items in Albert Einstein`s archives, including personal correspondence with half a dozen lovers and a poignant postcard to his ailing mother, are going online.

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, which owns the
Einstein collection, is slowly uploading high resolution
photographs of scientific papers, letters on social issues
including nuclear disarmament and the Arab-Israeli conflict,
and other texts.

Archivists said today`s launch of the online repository
will give scholars around the world direct access to
Einstein`s papers.

Most have been locked in storage at the university and
only half of the collection appears online.

The university has also published a complete inventory of
all 80,000 items in the Einstein collection.


First Published: Monday, March 19, 2012 - 21:50

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