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Brandeis University Fellows

 Collection — other: All
Identifier: 01-MWalB00009A

Scope and Contents

Files in this collection were created from 1957 through 2002. Materials include newsletters, brochures, and directories; correspondence; photographs; reports; invitations; and press clippings. Subjects include background information on the Board of Fellows; the Board's annual conferences; membership and election information; and files on Henry August, a member of the Board of Fellows.


  • 1957-2002, 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 Board of Fellows consists of hundreds of nationally or professionally prominent people who lend their expertise and advice to Brandeis, serve on many Brandeis advisory boards, act as goodwill ambassadors, recruit for the University, fund raise, and provide gifts to the University. Fellows are elected by the Board of Trustees to serve three-year terms which may be renewed. The Fellows was founded in 1951 to act as Brandeis' "foster alumni." Its first member was Dr. Selman Waksman and its first chairman was Frank Weil. Other significant members have included Joan Crawford, Oscar Handlin, and Senators Abraham Ribicoff and Howard Metzenbaum. The Fellows hold a number of events, meetings, and programs, including their annual meeting held at Brandeis during commencement weekend.


1.00 Linear Feet

2 manuscript boxes. other_unmapped

1.00 Linear Feet


Arranged in two series: 1. Background Files, 1957-2002, undated; 2. Henry August Papers, 1967-1998, undated. Both series are arranged by sub-series then alphabetically. For more information about each series, please consult the series descriptions in the box and folder listing.

Accruals and Additions

Addendum of 2 document boxes including Edward Goldstein should be added in. Samuel Field induction program added and collection slightly rearranged by K. A. Abramson on Dec. 12, 2003. Memoranda and Meeting Minutes folders were added from the George Alpert collection on March 17, 2004 by Steve Butzel. Samuel Bornstein correspondence added to collection on March 31, 2006 by K.A. Abramson.

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.

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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