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Office of Communications: Vice President of Communications

 Collection — other: All
Identifier: 07-MWalB00028A

Scope and Contents

This collection spans the years 1948-2002 (bulk, 1986-1999) and focuses on the promotion of Brandeis programs, projects, and special events including: the 50th anniversary celebration, the Alumni Achievement Award, the Brandeis Forum, campus construction projects, commencement, the Energy Conservation Project, Founders' Day, presidential inaugurations, and the creation of the Sakharov Archives.  In addition to news clippings, publicity materials, and speeches, the collection contains meeting minutes, admissions statistics, press releases, correspondence, photographs, administrative reports, and biographical information on Brandeis presidents.  Topics of particular interest include Evelyn Handler's resignation as University President, E. L. Doctorow's controversial commencement address, community protest against the creation of a cogeneration plant on campus, the status of students of color at Brandeis, and divestment from South Africa.


  • 1948-2002, 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 Vice President of Communications is the chief administrator of the Office of Communications, and reports directly to the university President.  The Office of Communications is responsible for all official communications between the university and the community it serves.  It represents and promotes the university and its faculty, students, programs, and policies to a variety of external constituents: the media, the federal government, local governments, and neighboring communities.  Communications also assists in communicating university news and information to internal constituents including faculty, student media, staff, and alumni. The Office of Communications helps members of the Brandeis community in publicizing campus events, scholarly achievements, and other news of general interest.  Such publicity may be targeted to local, regional, or national media outlets through press releases and the monthly calendar.  Offices under the aegis of Public Affairs include Media Relations, Publications, Photography, and Web Services.


6.50 Linear Feet

6 record center boxes, 1 manuscript box other_unmapped

6.50 Linear Feet

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Arranged in five series: 1. Lawrence Kane, 1948-1973; 2. Amram Ducovny, 1972-1983, undated; 3. Sallie Riggs, 1984-1988; 4. David Rosen, 1948-1994, undated; 5. Michal Regunberg, 1948-2002, undated. Series one through four arranged alphabetically. Series five arranged under sub-series then alphabetically. For more information about each series, please consult the series descriptions in the box and folder listing.

Related Materials

Other related collections include Office of Communications: Department of Media Relations and Office of Communications: Publications Samples.  Additional press clippings are in the Development Office Collection. A list of our holdings in the University Archives of the Brandeis Reporter is 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. Also see the Brandeis Office of Media Relations Website at

Karen Adler Abramson and Kathryn Hinkle, updated by Jessica Vincent
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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