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Office of Development

 Collection — other: 5.50
Identifier: 01-MWalB00010A

Scope and Contents

Files in this collection were created from 1946 through 2005.  Materials include reports, memos, fundraising publications, invitations, event programs, news clippings, and videos.  Subjects covered by the files include fundraising plans and specific campaigns, background information on the University, Brandeis clubs, special fundraising and ceremonial events, and news clippings about the University.


  • 1946-2009, undated


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.

Biographical or Historical Information

The Office of Development is responsible for general fundraising for the University and works closely with the Office of Alumni Relations. The Office of Development is overseen by the Senior Vice-President for Development and Alumni Relations who reports directly to the President of the University. The functions of the office of Development are indicated by its various divisions: annual fund, corporations/foundations, planned & major gifts, presidential gifts/stewardship, development communications, special events, and research.


5.50 Linear Feet

0.00 Linear Feet

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Arranged in nine series: 1. Administration, 1950-2008, undated; 2. History & Overview of Brandeis, 1966-1999, undated; 3. Publications, 1948-2009, undated; 4. Brandeis Associates [R], 1946-1998, undated; 5. Brandeis Clubs, 1958-1978, undated; 6. Events, 1951-1999, 2005; 7. Convocations, Dedications and Groundbreakings, 1949-2002, undated; 8. News Clippings, 1948-1997, undated; 9. Videos, 1992, undated. Series one through four and six through nine are arranged chronologically. Series five is arranged alphabetically. The collection is housed in 10 manuscript boxes and 1 record center box.

Accruals and Additions

8 cubic feet of unprocessed Addenda (5 record center boxes and 3 irregular boxes) were sent offsite to Harvard Depository in December 2007.

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.

Drew Flanagan, Jason Pierces, Eliot Wilczek
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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