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Dan Tassel photography collection

Identifier: 11-MWalB02702

Scope and Contents

The Dan Tassel photography collection contains photographs, printed books, and stereoscopic slides from the 19th and 20th centuries, as well as a stereoscope for three-dimensional viewing of the slides.  Subjects include the architecture and people of the Middle East (with a particular focus on Israel), Italy, and the United States; and a historical and modern photography portfolio of Jerusalem by Dan Tassel.  The collection also features works of noted 20th-century photographers Jules Aarons, Yaacov Ben-Dov, Richard Benson, Tim Gidal, and Ezra Stoller.


  • 1849-2009, undated
  • Majority of material found in 1860-2002


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


5.75 Linear Feet (4 oversized manuscript boxes)

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Arranged in four series: 1. Photographs by Dan Tassel: "Jerusalem Then and Now," 1985; 2. Other Photographs, 1929-1935 and undated; 3. Stereoscope and Slides, 1899-1901 and undated; 4. Printed Books, 1849-2009 and undated.  Series are arranged by subject and by author or photographer.  For more information about each series, please consult the series descriptions in the box and folder listing.

Source of Acquisition

Donated by Dan Tassel between December 2012 and April 2013.  Additional materials donated by Neil Tassel in January 2013.

Appraisal Information

Printed books, listed in Series 4, have been cataloged separately.

Cassandra N. Berman
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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