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Art and Design, 1971-2008, undated

Identifier: Series 5

Scope and Contents

Series 5: Art and Design contains all work related to images and physical design of the magazine, including artwork and photographs, mockups and designs, advertising images and information, and correspondence related to the above. Materials are arranged by function, artist, or subject. For more information about each sub-series please consult the sub-series descriptions in the box and folder listing.

Of particular interest are photographs of Ethiopian Jews, both in Ethiopia itself and after their immigration to Israel. There are also photographs of Lilith staff, including a large image of the first staff members: Susan Weidman Schneider, Aviva Cantor, Amy Stone, Barbara Toff, Ethel C. Fenig, and Miriam Hipsh. Other photographs document a number of creative and influential Jewish women, moments in the daily life of the American Jewish community, nature photography by Gail Rubin, and images of ketubah and Jewish weddings. Several photographers feature prominently throughout the series, including Layle Silbert, Bill Aron, Marilynne Herbert, Debbi Cooper, and Bonnie Geller, along with several notable photographs by Gay Block and Gail Rubin.

Within the files on specific artists, highlights include Pnina Granirer’s “The Trials of Eve”, Ann Froman’s sculptures of biblical women, and Tsirl Waletzky’s paper art. In the design files, there are mockups of Lilith covers, including the premier issue, as well as various layout plans. The advertising files contain both design plans, layouts, and the advertising content itself. Many of the images in this series support and reflect topics covered in Series 2: Subject Files and Series 3: Editorial Files.


  • 1971-2008, undated


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

There are two folders entitled Converts in Series 3: Editorial Files, Sub-Series 2: Rituals and Religious Life. The second "Converts" folder (Folder 9a) is restricted until 2059 due to the interviewees request for confidentiality.

Otherwise, 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.


From the Collection: 25.5 Linear Feet (21 record center boxes, 2 manuscript boxes, 2 oversize boxes, 1 card file box)

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English


Arranged in four sub-series: 1. By Function, 1975-2000, undated; 2. By Artist, 1971-2000, undated; 3. By Subject, 1967-2008, undated; 4. Advertising, 1974-2007, undated.

Repository Details

Part of the Brandeis University Repository

415 South St.
Waltham MA

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