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PUBLISHER'S FOREWORD
also
by
Dr.
J.
Robert
Oppenheimer,
then the Director of the Institute for
Advanced
Study
in
Princeton,
where Einstein had been
a
professor
since 1933.
Dr.
Nathan
and
Miss
Dukas
rejected
these
proposals,
in
part
because
they
foresaw the
importance
of
publishing
all of Einstein's
papers, including espe-
cially
his
writings
on
peace
and world
political
affairs.
In
1970
Dr. Nathan
suggested
to
Mr.
Herbert
S. Bailey,
Jr.,
director of
Princeton
University
Press,
that
it
might
be
fruitful
to
discuss
a com-
prehensive
edition.
After
several
meetings
a
publishing agreement was
reached
and
signed on February 22,
1971.
Under
this
agreement
the Estate and the
Press became
partners
in
arranging
for
the
editing
of the
papers,
with the
help
of
a
jointly appointed
Editorial
Advisory
Board,
and the Press became
the
publisher.
It
was specified
that
the Institute for Advanced
Study
be
consulted. The
original
Editorial
Advisory
Board members
were:
Valentine
Bargmann,
Freeman
J.
Dyson,
Marshall
Clagett,
Charles
C.
Gillispie,
Gerald
Holton,
Martin
J. Klein,
Thomas
S.
Kuhn,
Marston
Morse,
Shmuel Sam-
bursky,
and John
A.
Wheeler.1
This Board met
on
April
3,
1971,
and the
chief
question
addressed
was
the choice of
an
editor. In
view
of the
range
of
Einstein's
writings-on
physics,
on
the
history
and
philosophy
of
science,
on political
and social
questions,
and
on
various
humanistic, Zionist,
and
Jewish
affairs,
to
say
nothing
of thousands of
letters to
and from such scientists
as
H.
A.
Lorentz,
Paul
Ehrenfest,
Max
von
Laue,
and others such
as
Chaim
Weizmann,
Bertrand
Russell,
Romain
Rolland,
Thomas
Mann,
and
Sigmund
Freud-it
would
not be
easy
to
find
a
qualified
editor.
It
was
not
until June
1976
that
Professor John Stachel
of
Boston
University
was appointed.
His
appointment as
Editor of
The Collected
Papers
of
Albert
Einstein
was
welcomed
by
the Editorial
Advisory
Board,
and
he
started work
in
space generously provided
by
the Institute for Advanced
Study
on
January
15,
1977.
Shortly
before Miss Dukas's death
on
February
10, 1982,
she
and Dr.
Nathan
decided
to turn
over
responsibility
for the Einstein Estate
to
The
Hebrew
University
of
Jerusalem,
in accordance with Professor Einstein's
will.
Thus The Hebrew
University
took the
place
of the Trustees and
be-
1
The list of members
on
the
page facing
the title
page
includes
all persons
who have
served
on
the Editorial
Advisory
Board since
the
beginning
of the
project.
The
present
members
are
Valentine
Bargmann,
Peter G.
Bergmann,
Aryeh Dvoretzky,
Freeman
J.
Dyson,
Yehuda
Elkana,
Gerald
Holton,
Mar-
tin
J. Klein,
Nathan
Rotenstreich, Shmuel
Sambursky,
Charles
Scribner, Jr.,
John
A.
Wheeler,
Harry
Woolf,
and Reuven
Yaron.
The Editorial
Committee,
also
listed
facing
the
title
page,
is
a
smaller
group advising
the
editorial staff
on day-to-day
editorial
policy
questions.
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