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Dean of Arts and Sciences

Identifier: 01-MWalB00026A

Scope and Contents

Files in this collection were created from 1951 through 2007. Materials include memos on academic and administrative functions, commencement preparations and programs, meeting minutes, announcements of events, and statistical material concerning students--particularly enrollment. The collection also includes course proposals and approvals and a variety of reports concerning management, academic, and strategic planning.


  • 1951-2009, undated
  • Other: Date acquired: 19980000


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 the Dean of Arts and Sciences is in charge of both the Undergraduate and Graduate Schools of Arts and Sciences.  The Undergraduate School is one of the University's principal components and offers Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees. The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences was established in 1953. A Graduate Council, of which the Dean of Arts and Sciences is the chair, is in charge of its affairs such as academic programs and planning, degree requirements, and general regulations. The Graduate School offers the following degrees: Master of Arts, Master of Sciences, Master of Fine Arts, and Doctor of Philosophy.


26.00 Linear Feet

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Arranged in three series: 1. Administration, 1974-2006, undated; 2. Graduate School, 1955-1998, undated; 3. Undergraduate School, 1951-2001, 2005. Series one and two are arranged alphabetically and chronologically, series three is arranged alphabetically. For more information about each series, please consult the series descriptions in the box and folder listing.

Custodial History

In the series Undergraduate School (box 6), the folders Faculty Meetings on Degrees 1970-1971, 1973 should be restricted, since individuals student names appear. It might be helpful to make a copy for our staff use of the following item: Box 6: Reports: "Doctoral Degrees Conferred and Dissertation Titles: June 1957 through May 1974", circa 1974. Check box numbers - series summary indicates 10 boxes, folder list only 7 (I only see 7 on shelves) - KDH, March 2003

Related Materials

Additional files on Commencement are in the Commencement Collection. Office of the Dean of Arts and Sciences Website at

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.

Tatjana Lichtenstein, Eliot Wilczek, Drew Flanagan
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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