Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Edit


02 MWalB00169A


  • 1952-2010, undated (Creation)


  • 23.00 Linear Feet (Whole)
  • 23 record center boxes other_unmapped (Whole)
  • 23.00 Linear Feet (Whole)

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  • Arrangement

    Arranged in eighteen series: 1. Early Historical Materials, 1953-1978, undated; 2. Deans' Papers, 1952-2006; 3. Graduate Council Meeting Minutes, 1958-1986, 2005-2006; 4. Financial Files, 1953-1987; 5. Departmental and Program Files [R], 1959-1996; 6. Presidents' Correspondence, 1959-1977; 7. Board of Trustees, 1963-1977; 8. Faculty [R], 1960-2005; 9. Statistics, 1960-1994; 10. Graduate Student Profiles, 1954-1988; 11. Committees, 1958-1979; 12. Subject Files, 1953-1996; 13. Student Services, 1958-1995; 14. Library, 1959-1978; 15. Commencement, 1954-1990; 16. General Reports, 1977-1996; 17. Audio Visual Materials, 1998-2007, undated; 18. Addendum, 1963-1967, 2007-2010.

    Series one, two, five, ten, eleven, thirteen, fourteen, sixteen and seventeen are arranged alphabetically. Series three, six, seven and fifteen are arranged chronologically. Series four, eight, nine and twelve are arranged both alphabetically and chronologically.

    For more information about each series, please consult the series descriptions in the box and folder listing.

  • Conditions Governing Access

    Some material is restricted; please consult the University Archivist.

    Access to the collection is in accordance with the 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

    Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Robert D. Farber University Archives & Special Collections Department, Brandeis University

  • Other Descriptive Information

    Box 22 contains reports and publications in binders that have not been refoldered. There is also material throughout the collection that needs to be photocopied for preservation purposes.

    Addenda to this collection may not be listed in the finding aid, but may be available for research use. Please contact us for more information.

  • Biographical or Historical Information

    The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences was established in 1953, when the Board of Trustees authorized graduate programs in the areas of Chemistry, Music, Psychology, and Near Eastern and Judaic Studies. The Graduate School today offers the following degrees: Master of Arts, Master of Sciences, Master of Fine Arts, and Doctor of Philosophy in 30 different fields. The first M.A. and M.F.A. degrees were conferred in 1954 and the first Ph.D. degree in 1957. The Graduate Council, of which the Dean of Arts and Sciences is the chair, is in charge of as academic programs and planning, degree requirements, and general regulations.

  • Related Materials

    For further research, see also the Dean of Arts and Sciences collection under the Graduate School series.

  • Scope and Contents

    Files in this collection were created from 1952 through 2007. A significant portion of the files were created in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s. Materials include correspondence, memos on academic and administrative functions, meeting minutes--particularly those of the Graduate Council and faculty--financial files, reports, lists, surveys and profiles of graduate students, statistical materials, publications, commencement preparations and programs. The collection also includes some historical information on the Graduate School and graduate students, departmental and program files, library and committee files, as well as a variety of subject files. A significant amount of the materials were generated by the different deans in the Graduate School.


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