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About the Archives

What is it?

The Archives unit of the Library serves as the institutional memory of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Its primary mission is to collect, preserve, and make available materials of enduring historical value that document the development of the College and its component departments. Members of the Einstein community are encouraged to donate historical material for preservation in the Archives.

Albert Einstein being presented with a model of the School, 1954. L to R: Samuel Belkin, Yeshiva University President, Albert Einstein, Nathaniel L. Goldstein, NY State Attorney General.

The Collections

The Archives houses an array of resources including: Einstein publications (yearbooks, newsletters, and catalogs), Senate minutes and committee files, annual reports, correspondence, news clippings, faculty biographies, oral histories, ceremonial pieces, and memorabilia of Albert Einstein. A variety of formats are collected: documents, books, photographs, audiovisual materials, posters, architectural drawings, and scrapbooks. Entries describing most of this material can be found in ALBERT, the library's online public access catalog.

Access and Use

The Archives serves as a scholarly resource primarily for Einstein faculty, students, and staff. Outside researchers are welcome to visit by appointment. The Archivist is available to advise and assist patrons in the use of the collection. Materials do not circulate but may be photocopied.

The Archives are located in Room 117N, Forchheimer Building. The hours are 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Please call to make an appointment 718.430.3086, or submit a request for materials.

Images from the Archives


                      Einstein Campus Welcoming Garden, 1963


       Albert Einstein, about five, and his younger sister Maja.