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William Goldsmith papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 03-MWalB00210A

Scope and Contents

The bulk of these files were created from 1965 to 1969.  Research material for the Louis Brandeis Papers date from 1899 to 1969.  The collection contains biographical data, correspondence, reports, manuscripts, coursework material, research materials, drafts, publication materials, and general files.  A large portion of this collection is related to Goldsmith's work at Brandeis and the programs he initiated.  Many of these programs, such as Upward Bound and TYP, were focused on the issues of educating the disadvantaged.  The collection also contains the research materials he used to produce three of his publications - a guide to the microfilm edition of the Louis Brandeis Papers, his book, "The Growth of Presidential Power," and an article, "The President and Congress at Mid-Century."


  • 1899-1969, undated


Conditions Governing Access

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

Biographical or Historical Information

Professor William Goldsmith taught at Brandeis University from 1960 to 1984 as a professor of Politics and American Civilization.  He began his post-secondary education with a B.A. from St. John's College and finished with a doctorate in Public Law and Government from Columbia University.  In addition to teaching, Goldsmith initiated and participated in numerous programs and committees at Brandeis.  His most significant publications include The Brandeis Papers Commission and The Growth of Presidential Power


2.00 Linear Feet

4 manuscript boxes. other_unmapped

1.50 Linear Feet

0.50 Linear Feet

Language of Materials



Arranged in five series: 1. Personal, 1968, undated; 2. General Correspondence, 1967-1968, undated; 3. Brandeis University, 1966-1969, undated; 4. COPE (Center for Opportunity for Progress in Education), 1976-1968, undated; 5. Publications, 1899-1968, undated. Series 1 is arranged alphabetically; Series 2 and 4 are arranged chronologically; Series 3 is arranged by subseries, then chronologically; Series 5 is arranged by title of publication. For more information about each series, please consult the series descriptions in the box and folder listing.

Other Descriptive Information

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.

K.A. Abramson
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Repository Details

Part of the Brandeis University Repository

415 South St.
Waltham MA

About Us

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