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American Institute of Physics Center for History of Physics Einstein Centennial project records, 1978-1987

Description of Collection

Repository

American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives.

Papers created by

American Institute of Physics. Center for History of Physics.

Size of collection

2.25 linear feet
(4 manuscript boxes,
1 half manuscript box)

Short description of collection

Materials relating to the Einstein Centennial celebration held by the American Instutite of Physics (AIP) in 1979, to celebrate the anniversary of Albert Einstein's birth.

Language(s) of collection

English

Collection number:

AR273

Historical Note

The Center for History and Philosophy of Physics was established as a division of the American Institute of Physics (AIP) in 1965 by the joining of the AIP's Project on the History of Recent Physics in the United States (started in 1961) and the AIP Niels Bohr Library for History of Physics (opened in 1962). Its purpose is to aid in the efforts of the scholarly community to document, investigate, and understand the nature and origin of developments in 20th century physics and their impact on society. In 1972 the name was changed to the Center for History of Physics.

Scope and Contents of Collection

Materials relating to the Einstein Centennial celebration held by the American Instutite of Physics (AIP) in 1979, to celebrate the anniversary of Albert Einstein's birth. The manuscript portion of this collection contains administrative records from the coordination of the celebration and from the design of the poster series. The poster series consists of 18 original posters designed specifically for the centennial celebration. The storage tubes contain the 18 original full-color posters, along with additional copies of each poster and one set of posters mounted on foamcore board. The posters contain text about Einstein, timelines of his work and many photographs and illustrations.

Restrictions on Use and Access

Permission of an officer of depositing organization required for access to records less than 25 years old. https://www.aip.org/history-programs/niels-bohr-library/access-application.

Selected Search Terms

These papers have been indexed in the International Catalog of Sources for History of Physics and Allied Sciences (ICOS) using the following terms. Those seeking related materials should search under these terms.

Persons

Einstein, Albert, 1879-1955

Institutions

American Institute of Physics. Center for History of Physics. Einstein Centennial Project.

Organization and Arrangement of Collection

This collection is organized into a single series:

  • Series I: Einstein Centennial Project.

The collection was left in the original arrangement.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Lara D'Agaro, in 2007.

Preferred Citation of Collection

Box [number], Folder [number], American Institute of Physics Center for History of Physics Einstein Centennial project records, 1978-1987. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library & Archives, College Park, MD 20740, USA.

Administrative Information

Title

Finding Aid to the American Institute of Physics Center for History of Physics Einstein Centennial project records, 1978-1987.

Publisher

American Institute of Physics Niels Bohr Library & Archives

One Physics Ellipse
College Park, MD 20740
USA
nbl@aip.org

2009

Encoding Information

Machine-readable finding aid encoded by Melanie J. Brown in 2007. Any revisions made to this finding aid occurred as part of the editing and encoding process.

Series I: Einstein Centennial Project

Box 1 Folder 1 Einstein exhibit, draft scripts and photo list, undated
Folder 2 Einstein exhibit, panels 3-4 quotes, undated
Folder 3 Einstein exhibit, panels 5-6 quotes, undated
Folder 4 Einstein exhibit, panels 7-8 quotes, undated
Folder 5 Einstein exhibit, panels 9-10 quotes, undated
Folder 6 Einstein exhibit, panels 11-12 quotes, undated
Folder 7 Einstein exhibit, panels 13-14 quotes, undated
Folder 8 Einstein exhibit, panels 15-16 quotes, undated
Folder 9 Einstein exhibit, panels 17-18 quotes, undated
Folder 10 Einstein exhibit, quotes not used, undated
Folder 11 Einstein statue, National Academy of Sciences, 1979
Folder 12 Einstein statue photograph, 1979
Folder 13 Einstein Centennial celebrations, 1978-1979
Folder 14 Einstein Centennial, other exhibits, 1978-1979
Folder 15 Einstein Centennial calendars, 1978
Folder 16 Einstein Centennial essays, 1978-1979
Folder 17 Einstein Centennial ephemera (1 of 4), 1978-1980
Box 2 Folder 1 Einstein Centennial ephemera (2 of 4), 1978-1980
Folder 2 Einstein Centennial ephemera (3 of 4), 1978-1980
Folder 3 Einstein Centennial ephemera (4 of 4), 1978-1980
Folder 4 Einstein Centennial ephemera, Dutch, 1979
Folder 5 Einstein Centennial ephemera, French, 1979-1980
Folder 6 Einstein Centennial ephemera, German, 1978-1979
Box 3 Folder 1 Einstein Centennial ephemera, Japanese, 1979 and undated
Folder 2 Einstein Centennial ephemera, Russian, undated
Folder 3 Einstein Centennial ephemera, Spanish, 1979
Folder 4 Einstein exhibit, sales, unpaid, 1982
Folder 5 Einstein exhibit, sales, paid, 1983-1986
Folder 6 Einstein exhibit, rejected requests, 1983-1984
Folder 7 Einstein catalog, invoices, unpaid, 1981-1986
Folder 8 Einstein catalog, invoices, paid, 1982-1987
Folder 9 Einstein exhibit, newsclip searches, 1983 and unpaid
Folder 10 Einstein exhibit and brochures, production, printing and shipping, 1979 and undated
Folder 11 Einstein exhibit and brochures, permission and fees, 1979
Folder 12 Einstein exhibit, National Endowment for the Humanities proposal, 1978-1979
Folder 13 Einstein exhibit, grant supplemental, 1978-1979
Folder 14 Einstein exhibit, budget and the Institute for Advanced Study, 1978-1980
Folder 15 Einstein exhibit, invoices, 1979
Folder 16 Einstein exhibit, Channel-Kor production and shipping, 1978-1979
Folder 17 Einstein exhibit, Channel-Kor shipping costs, 1979-1980
Folder 18 Einstein exhibit, brochure invoice, 1979
Folder 19 Einstein exhibit, brochures request, 1981
Folder 20 Einstein exhibit, brochure correspondence, 1979
Folder 21 Einstein exhibit, brochures sent, 1979-1980
Folder 22 Einstein exhibit, brochure permission and fees, 1979
Folder 23 Einstein exhibit, clerical/office costs, 1978 and undated
Folder 24 Einstein exhibit, exhibit supplies, 1978-1979
Folder 25 Einstein exhibit, staff travel, 1978-1979
Folder 26 Einstein exhibit, consultant Martin Klein, 1978-1979
Folder 27 Einstein exhibit, consultant Terrance J. Gaughan, 1978-1980
Folder 28 Einstein exhibit, consultant Peter Galison, 1979
Folder 29 Einstein exhibit, consultant Sybil Milton, 1978
Folder 30 Einstein exhibit, consultant John Stachel, 1978-1979
Folder 31 Einstein exhibit, consultant Joachim Sommer, 1978
Folder 32 Einstein exhibit, consultants, 1978-1979 and undated
Box 4 Folder 1 Einstein exhibit, sales, paid exhibit invoices, 1979-1981
Folder 2 Einstein exhibit, sales, billing addresses and directions, 1979-1980 and undated
Folder 3 Einstein exhibit, sales, to be billed, undated
Folder 4 Einstein exhibit, sales, billed exhibits, 1979
Folder 5 Einstein exhibit, friends, fees for permission, 1979
Folder 6 Einstein exhibit, friends, travel exhibit costs and shipping, 1978-1980
Folder 7 Einstein exhibit, friends, standing purchase order, exhibit costs and shipping, 1979
Folder 8 Einstein exhibit, friends, exhibit supplies, 1980
Folder 9 Einstein exhibit, center distribution of Einstein exhibit (American Institute of Physics distribution), 1979-1980
Folder 10 Einstein exhibit, distribution summary, 1979
Folder 11 Einstein exhibit, copyright (United States registration), 1979
Folder 12 Einstein exhibit, blank log forms- American Institute of Physics distribution, undated
Folder 13 Einstein exhibit, completed meetings, American Institute of Physics distribution member societies, 1979
Folder 14 Einstein exhibit, distribution to American Institute of Physics members, 1979 and undated
Folder 15 Einstein exhibit, public distribution, 1978-1979
Folder 16 Einstein exhibit, public distribution correspondence, Federation of Public Programs in the Humanities, 1978-1979
Folder 17 Einstein exhibit, public distribution correspondence, Institute for Advanced Study, 1979-1980
Folder 18 Einstein exhibit, public sales, correspondence, information, 1979-1980
Folder 19 Einstein exhibit, sales form letters, undated
Folder 20 Einstein exhibit, post-distribution reply form letters, undated
Folder 21 Einstein exhibit requests, public, National Endowment for the Humanities loan copies information requests, 1979
Folder 22 Einstein exhibit, correspondence, impressions of exhibits, 1979-1980
Folder 23 Einstein exhibit, media reports, 1979-1980
Box 5 Folder 1 Einstein exhibit, promotion, 1979-1980
Folder 2 Einstein exhibit, projects/contacts, 1979-1979
Folder 3 Einstein exhibit, survey form letters, undated
Folder 4 Einstein exhibit, survey results, 1980 and undated
Folder 5 Einstein exhibit, survey responses, 1979-1980
Folder 6 Narayano Rao, G.T., Albert Einstein: biography of Albert Einstein, Kannada, 1980