California Institute of Technology
Einstein Papers Project

What We Do



The Collected Papers of Albert Einstein

The Collected Papers of Albert Einstein presents the first complete picture of a massive written legacy that ranges from Einstein's first work on the special and general theories of relativity and the origins of quantum theory, to his active involvement with international collaboration and cooperation, human rights, education, and disarmament.

The large-format published volumes draw upon Einstein’s personal papers held at the Albert Einstein Archives and more than 40,000 additional Einstein and Einstein-related documents discovered by our researchers since the 1980s.

When completed, the printed series will contain over 14,000 scientific and non-scientific documents and will fill close to 30 volumes.

We work closely with the Einstein Archives. To learn more about the history of Einstein’s personal papers click here.