Abram L. Sachar Brandeis University Chancellorship Papers Edit


01 MWalB00155A


  • 1890-1993, undated (Creation)


  • 32.00 Cubic Feet (Whole)
  • 32.00 Cubic Feet (Whole)

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  • Arrangement

    Arranged in four series: (1) Correspondence (boxes 1-24), arranged by subseries; (2) Fundraising and Financial (boxes 25-27), arranged by subseries; (3) Administrative Issues and University Departments (boxes 28-30), arranged alphabetically; (4) Speeches and Events (boxes 31-32), arranged by subseries and then alphabetically. For more information about each series, please consult the series descriptions in the box and folder listing.

  • Conditions Governing Access

    ALL MATERIALS MUST BE REVIEWED BEFORE PROVIDING ACCESS; please consult the University Archivist. Access to the collection is in accordance witht he policies of the Robert D. Farber University Archives & Special Collections Department, Brandeis University. Please contact the department for more information.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Requests to reproduce or publish material from the collection should be directed to the Robert D. Farber University Archives & Special Collections Department, Brandeis University.

  • Preferred Citation

    Abram L. Sachar Brandeis University Chancellorship Papers, Robert D. Farber University Archives & Special Collections Department, Brandeis University.

  • Other Descriptive Information

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  • Biographical or Historical Information

    Abram L. Sachar served as Chancellor, and later Chancellor Emeritus, of Brandeis University from the time of his retirement from the presidency of the university in 1968 until his death in 1993.  The Chancellorship position was created for Sachar to allow his continuing involvement with the university, particularly regarding fundraising.  Sachar was a tireless campaigner for Brandeis and developed personal relationships with many donors.  Sachar also continued to be a spokesman, ambassador, and public figure for the university, taking part in speaking engagements across the United States and travelling abroad to explore international ties for Brandeis.

  • Scope and Contents

    The materials in this collection were created from 1890 to 1993, with the majority dating from after 1968.  The materials in this collection document Sachar's involvement with Brandeis during his years as Chancellor of the university.  The bulk of the materials consists of a large collection of correspondence with both individuals and institutions regarding personal topics, speaking engagements, fundraising, and other university-related concerns.   Also included are materials on financial topics, including the Sachar Fund and donor relations, as well as Sachar's personal files on many university events, programs, and figures.  Prominent among these are the materials dealing with later Brandeis presidents, various international programs, and the Sachar International Center.  Lastly, there is a small selection of speeches written and given by Sachar at his many public speaking engagements; many of these include his notes and drafts.

  • Processing Information

    There are some G-H files in box 2 that I think have been mistakenly filed under B. - some iffy alphabetization of the correspondence throughout.  Organization of correspondence is odd - some alphabetical, some chronological. - KDH


  • Type
    Container 1 Type
    Container 1 Indicator
    32 RC boxes