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11. Special Collections

 Record Group
Identifier: 11

Found in 119 Collections and/or Records:

19th century Russian photograph collection

 Collection
Identifier: 11-MWalB02065
Abstract

The collection of 91 photographs of Tolstoy at Yasnaya Polyana, Anton Chekov and others serve to illustrate Russian literary life in the 19th century.

Dates: 1800-1899

African, Afro-Caribbean, and African American Photographs and Ephemera Collection

 Collection
Identifier: 11-MWalB02706
Arrangement

This collection is arranged into three series based on where the images within were taken or created: Africa, the Caribbean, and the United States of America. Within the African and Caribbean series, the items are arranged in chronological order.  Within the American series, the items are separated into folders that each cover a certain period of time. For the most part the items in those folders are arranged chronologically.

Dates: 1847-1969

Albert Einstein collection

 Collection — Other 2 manuscript boxes
Identifier: 11-MWalB02025
Arrangement

Arranged in four series: 1. Einstein, Albert-Stephen Wise Correspondence, 1934-1949; 2.  Einstein Family Correspondence, 1896-1937; 3. Non-family Correspondence, 1902-1952; 4. Personal Materials, 1934, undated.

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

Dates: 1896-1955

Albert Eugene Kahn papers

 Collection
Identifier: 11-MWalB02692
Arrangement

Arranged in five series: 1. Correspondence, 1939-1944; 2. Publicity, 1942-1943; 3. Research, 1934-1942; 4. Other Works by Kahn, circa 1941-1942; 5. Sabotage!, 1941-1944. For more information about each series, please consult the series descriptions in the box and folder listing.

Dates: 1934-1944; Majority of material found within 1941-1943

American theater programs collection

 Collection
Identifier: 11-MWalB02000
Abstract

The collection consists of 14 linear feet of American theater and stage programs of the late 19th and early 20th century. The collection focuses on the Boston drama scene. A finding aid is available in the Special Collections Department (+Z688 .T5 B79 1987); the full list of programs is also avilable online via the Internet Archive (please see below for a link to the program list).

Dates: 1800s to 1950s

Arthur Green papers

 Collection
Identifier: 11-MWalB02727
Scope and Contents The Art Green papers consist of documents pertaining to Green’s influential role in the founding and early years of operation of Havurat Shalom in Somerville, Massachusetts; files and records relating to faculty positions Green held at various institutions; and course readings, syllabi, and lecture notes for courses he taught at the University of Pennsylvania, the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, and Brandeis University. Of particular note are: a report of the first year of...
Dates: 1968-2004, undated

Arthur Laurents collection

 Collection
Identifier: 11-MWalB02691
Scope and Contents The Arthur Laurents collection consists primarily of typescripts of several plays and screenplays; it also includes some correspondence and clippings relating to Laurents's productions. Of particular note is a collection of letters documenting the development of West Side Story and of I Can Get it for You Wholesale, which includes correspondence from Irving Berlin, Jerome Robbins, and Harold Rome. The typescripts are arranged...
Dates: 1939-1964, undated; Majority of material found in 1942-1964

Autograph collection

 Item
Identifier: 11-MWalB02467
Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by author. For more information, please consult the box and folder listing.

Dates: 1621-1985, undated

Aviva Cantor papers

 Collection
Identifier: 11-MWalB02505
Arrangement

Arranged in seven series: 1. Correspondence, Personal Papers, and Photographs; 2. Jewish Women; 3. Organizations, Conferences, and Events; 4. Other Research Topics; 5. Publications by Aviva Cantor; 6. Publications by Others; 7. Recordings.

Dates: Majority of material found within 1970-2005, undated

Benjamin Disraeli letters and other material

 Collection — Other 2 manuscript boxes
Identifier: 11-MWalB02020
Arrangement

Arranged in three series: 1. Correspondence, 1799-1881; 2. Visual Materials, undated; 3.  Book of Petitions, 1876-77.

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

Dates: 1799-1881

Bernice and Henry Tumen collection

 Collection
Identifier: 11-MWalB02690
Arrangement

These materials are arranged individually in numbered boxes.  For more information about each series, please consult the series descriptions in the box and folder listing.

Dates: 2nd - 20th century; Majority of material found in 19th - 20th century; Other: Date acquired: 1981-11-21

Bert Zuckerman collection

 Collection
Identifier: 11-MWalb02739
Scope and Contents This collection consists of approximately 3,598 stereoscopic photographs, lantern slides, and postcards of the Middle East and Holy Land collected by Bert Zuckerman. The stereographs depict religious and historic sites, landscapes, and everyday people in Palestine, as well as in other parts of the region, from North Africa to Turkey. A small number of the images portray synagogues in Europe and the United States. The collection includes stereographs from photographers J.Andrieu, Francis...
Dates: 1867-2005; Majority of material found within 1867-1908

Carl Van Vechten photographs

 Collection
Identifier: 55.MWalB02687PROD
Abstract

The collection is arranged in 46 boxes, with photographs arranged in folders alphabetically by the last name of the subject.

Dates: 1932-1964

Caroline Goldbach Israeli stamps collection

 Collection
Identifier: 11-MWalB02740
Scope and Contents

Collected stamps from 70s to mid 2000s, many are in envelopes by year. Some envelopes with stamps on them, postmarked, although some not sealed; a lot of them on the date of issue. Commemorative postcards from Israel, both loose and in binders with sleeves. Also a few books on Israeli stamps.

Dates: 1970s-2000s

Chaim Weizmann papers

 Collection
Identifier: 11-MWalB02210
Scope and Contents

The collection (in microform) includes correspondence, documents and related ephemeral items documenting Weizmann's scientific career and his involvement in Zionist affairs and the founding of the State of Israel. The original documents are housed in the Weizmann Archives, Rehovot, Israel.

Dates: -

Charles Korvin photographs

 Collection — Other TR820-26514
Identifier: 11-MWalB02630
Arrangement

Arranged in six series: 1. KO I-22 – KO VIII-19, circa 1937; 2. KO VIII-20 – KO XI-37, circa 1937; 3. KO XII-4-XV-31, KOPN- 1-23, NNP-1-9, circa 1937; 4. NNP-10 – NNP-67, circa 1937; 5. NNN-1 - NNN-429, circa 1937; 6. P933-P1135, circa 1937-38.

Numbering system and order are those of the collection's creator, Charles Korvin. 

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

Dates: circa 1937-1938

Collection on Abraham Lincoln

 Collection
Identifier: 11-MWalB02520
Arrangement

Arranged in six series: 1. Lithographs, 1860-1928; 2. Photographs, 1860-1865; 3. Postcards, 1909-1952; 4. Framed Prints, 1864-1865; 5. Realia, 1909, 1919, undated; 6. Printed Matter, 1865-1896.

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

Dates: 1860-1952, undated

Colonel Edward H. McCrahon family collection of World War I posters

 Collection
Identifier: 11-MWalB02728
Scope and Contents This collection consists of approximately six hundred forty posters relating to World War I, which were created between 1913 and 1919. The majority of the posters are American but around one hundred five posters are from other countries, including Canada, Italy, Great Britian, Germany, and France. Most of the posters contain evocative and striking illustrations that are accompanied by text meant to elicit support for the war effort. A common theme is the public’s monetary involvement in the...
Dates: 1913-1919, undated

Consistoire Central Israélite de France collection

 Collection
Identifier: 11-MWalB02115
Arrangement

This collection containes 6 record center boxes and shelved oversized materials (2 linear feet), arranged in 2 series: 1) Consistoire Central, 1808-1929; 2) International Judaica, 1734-1931. For more information about each series, please consult the series descriptions in the box and folder listing.

Dates: 1734-1931

Dan Tassel photography collection

 Collection
Identifier: 11-MWalB02702
Arrangement

Arranged in four series: 1. Photographs by Dan Tassel: "Jerusalem Then and Now," 1985; 2. Other Photographs, 1929-1935 and undated; 3. Stereoscope and Slides, 1899-1901 and undated; 4. Printed Books, 1849-2009 and undated.  Series are arranged by subject and by author or photographer.  For more information about each series, please consult the series descriptions in the box and folder listing.

Dates: 1849-2009, undated; Majority of material found in 1860-2002

Daniel Webster collection

 Collection
Identifier: 11-MWalB02085
Arrangement

Arranged in two series: 1. Correspondence, 1827-1852; 2. Miscellaneous, 1718-1892.

Dates: 1718-1892; Majority of material found in 1841-1843

David Niles papers

 Collection
Identifier: 11-MWalB02055
Arrangement Arranged in ten series: 1. Personal Correspondence, 1909-1952, undated; 2. Politics, 1925-1952, undated; 3. Immigration and Refugees, 1937-1951; 4. Israel Affairs, 1940-1952, undated; 5. Foundations and Funds, 1926-1950; 6. Jewish Affairs, 1929-1952; 7. Brandeis University, 1948-1968; 8. Post-World War II Europe, 1936-1951, undated; 9. Photographs, Books and Personal Memorabilia, 1933-1951; 10. Miscellaneous Newspaper Clippings, 1917-1977. For more information about each series, please...
Dates: 1909-1977; Majority of material found in 1937-1952

Dime novels and juvenile literature collection

 Collection
Identifier: 11-MWalB02240
Arrangement

For more information about the collection, please contact the Robert D. Farber University Archives & Special Collections Department.

Dates: 1805-1979; Majority of material found in 1865-1925

Dr. and Mrs. Bernard H. Kessner Collection of Doughty Birds

 Collection
Identifier: 11-MWalb02745
Scope and Contents This collection consists of seven bone china sculptures of American songbirds, insects, and flora, designed by well-known British artist, Dorothy Susan Doughty (1892–1962). The sculptures were created at the Royal Worcester Ceramic Works in Stoke-on-Trent, England. These sculptural models were purchased and donated to Brandeis by Dr. Bernard Kessner and Mrs. Miriam Kessner, who were benefactors of the University in the 1960s and 1970s. Source: "Dr. and Mrs. Bernard H. Kessner Collection of...
Dates: circa 1941-1958

Eduard Lasker collection

 Collection
Identifier: 11-MWalB02045
Abstract

Eduard Lasker was a political leader during the Bismarck regime in Germany. His collection consists of 21 linear feet of manuscript material, correspondence and pamphlets. A microfilm use copy of the collection (DD205.L33 A3 1994) and a finding aid are available in the Special Collections Department.

Dates: 1815-1918

Eleonora von Mendelssohn papers

 Collection
Identifier: 11-MWalB02694
Arrangement Arranged in two series: 1. Personal Ephemera, 1922-1948, undated.; 2. Photographs, 1920s-1950s, undated. For more information about each series, please consult the series descriptions in the box and folder listing. Two folders containing miscellaneous items that did not fit into the collection were discovered while processing this material. One folder contained a US Treasury Department citation to Victor Young (December 23, 1941) and a photograph of Eddy Duchin, which was signed to Victor...
Dates: 1919-1972; Majority of material found in 1920-1940, undated

Elsie O. and Philip D. Sang Signers of the Declaration of Independence collection

 Collection
Identifier: 11-MWalB02688
Arrangement

This collection is arranged in two series: 1. Original Letters and Documents of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence, 1756-1811; 2. Related Material, 1964, 1974, undated. Series one is arranged alphabetically by last name and series two is arranged in original order.  For more information about each series, please consult the series descriptions in the box and item listing.

Dates: 1756-1811; Majority of material found in 1760-1780

Elsie O. and Philip D. Sang Signers of the United States Constitution collection

 Collection
Identifier: 11-MWalB02689
Arrangement

This collection is arranged in three series: 1. Original Letters and Documents of the Signers of the U.S. Constitution, 1759-1825; 2. Oversize Material, Undated; 3. Related Material, Undated. Series one is arranged alphabetically by last name, series two contains an undated color portrait of Alexander Hamilton, and series three is arranged in original order. For more information about each series, please consult the series descriptions in the box and item listing.

Dates: 1759-1825

E.M. Broner collection

 Collection
Identifier: 11-MWalB02525
Arrangement Arranged in eleven series: 1. Correspondence, 1960s-1990s; 2. Rituals, 1970s-1990s; 3. Speeches, Political and Conferences, 1960s-1990s; 4. Women's Art, 1980s; 5. Teaching, 1970s; 6. Manuscripts, 1970s-1990s; 7. Criticism, Reviews and Interviews, 1960s-1990s; 8. Writings by Other Authors, 1970s-1990s; 9. Publicity, Illustrations, and Awards, 1940s-1990s; 10. Multimedia, 1960s-1990s; 11. Books, 1950s-1990s.For more information about each series, please consult the series...
Dates: -

Eric M. Lipman collection of Nazi Documents

 Collection
Identifier: 11-MWalB02154
Arrangement

Arranged in three series.  1. Official government records and correspondence, 1921-1945; 2. Diaries, 1933-1944; 3. Postcards and photographs, 1924-1945.

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

AL: autograph letter; ALS: autograph letter signed; TL: typed letter; TLS: typed letter signed

Dates: 1921-1945; Majority of material found in 1930s

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The Robert D. Farber University Archives & Special Collections Department at Brandeis University consists of two collecting units, the University Archives and Special Collections. University Archives documents the history and development of Brandeis University and its faculty, staff, students, and alumni. Special Collections features a broad array of unique primary source materials across a wide range of disciplines that support research, teaching and learning at Brandeis. Learn more about our collections