The records of the Albert Einstein Institution were transferred to the Swarthmore College Peace Collection beginning in May of 2005. The records were divided into the following six main categories: Administrative files; Program files; Publicity; Publications, Audio Visual materials and Development. The Administrative section includes files of the Albert Einstein Institution board, Albert Einstein Institution correspondence, financial records of the Institution, and personnel records of Albert Einstein Institution staff. The Program section includes records of Albert Einstein Institution programs around the world, with especial emphasis on South Africa, Burma, Tibet, and parts of the former Soviet Union. There is additional information on nonviolent international social justice movements in this section. The Program files also contains the records of Albert Einstein Institution Fellows and their work for the Institution. In addition, records in the Program files cover the Institution's projects to produce many translations of books on nonviolence philosophy and methodology that the Albert Einstein Institution sponsored. Books were tranlasted into at least 35 languages, including Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), five Burmese languages, Dutch, Estonian, Farsi, French, German, Hebrew, Italien, Japanese, Korean, Lithuanian, Norwegian, Polish, Portugese, Russian, Spanish, and Tibetan. The Publicity section includes material on the Albert Einstein Institution and nonviolence movements from a variety of U.S. newspapers. The Publications section of the AEI, includes Albert Einstein Institution reports. newsletters, annual reports, original monographs, and information on the publication strategies of the translations. A variety of audio visual material, in the form of video recordings and audio cassettes on the practice of nonviolence compromise another section of the records. The Development files includes extensive information about Albert Einstein Institution fundraising campaigns, donor information from both individuals and public and private foundations. The files were created and arranged by Albert Einstein Institution staff. The original arrangment of these records has been maintained at this time.
Limitations on Accessing the Collection
This collection is stored off-site. Please contact Peace Collection staff at firstname.lastname@example.org at least two weeks in advance of a visit to discuss retrieval of off-site materials.
Significant portions of this collection are restricted and not open to researchers. The following boxes are restricted: 1-6, 23-24, 36-39, 41, 43-44, 47-48, 52-59. Please contact the Swarthmore College Peace Collection for details about restrictions.