The materials in this collection relate to the life and career of Milton Hindus, and were created from the 1860s through 1999, though the bulk of the material dates from 1929 through 1998. Record types include biographical sketches, teaching notes and student papers, research materials, correspondence, published and unpublished documents, and works by other authors. Approximately one-third of the collection is correspondence.
Milton Hindus was one of Brandeis' original 13 faculty members, teaching literature as the Edytha Macy Gross Professor of Humanities from 1948-1981. Even after he retired from teaching, he continued volunteering with the Goldfarb Library until his death in 1998. Best known for his his 1950 work, "Celine: The Crippled Giant," Professor Hindus also authored and edited numerous other works of literary criticism. His papers represent his perspective on 50 years of development at Brandeis as well as currents in the American literary scene for the second half of the 20th century.
Sources: "Milton Hindus, the Last of the Brandeis Pioneers, Dies at 81," The New York Times, June 2, 1998