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Hebrew University Launches Expanded Online Einstein Archives

Archive includes over 40,000 documents from Einstein's personal collection
By: David Shear
Published: March 21st, 2012 in News » World
Albert Einstein
A copy of one of Einstein's documents
Did you know that many moons ago people actually used to write by hand? Yes, it's true, and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem is providing the proof by launching the updated and expanded Albert Einstein Archives website.

The Einstein Archives is a collection of 80,000 digitized documents which includes more than 40,000 documents contained in Albert Einstein's personal papers and over 30,000 additional Einstein and Einstein-related documents discovered since the 1980s.

The first phase which was launched on Monday, includes uploading 2,000 selected documents amounting to over 7,000 pages related to Einstein's scientific work, public activites and private life, all in his handwriting, up to the year 1921.

This newly launched project was funded by a grant from the Polonsky Foundation UK. Dr. Leonard Polonsky, the founder of the foundation, has initiated similar projects, such as the digitization of the wirtings of Sir Isaac Newton at the University of Cambridge, which attracted 29 million hits within the first 24 hours after its launch.

Additional documents will continue to be added throughout the year, with the goal of putting all 80,000 documents, which have already been digitized, online by the end of 2012.

Einstein was a founder of the Hebrew University and one of its most loyal supporters.

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