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Ruth A. Brandwein papers

Identifier: 11-MWalB02703

Scope and Contents

The Ruth A. Brandwein papers contains published and unpublished papers, reports, research notes, correspondence, and committee information broadly related to welfare policy, women and families, and domestic violence in the United States from the 1960s to 2010.  These materials were collected by Dr. Ruth A. Brandwein, Professor Emeritus and former Dean of the School for Social Welfare at Stony Brook University, throughout the course of her career as an academic, activist, and administrator.


  • 1960-2010
  • Majority of material found in 1980-2000
  • Other: Date acquired: 2010-06-14


Conditions Governing Access

Access to the collection is in accordance with the policies of the Robert D. Farber University Archives and 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.  Please contact the department for more information.


8.00 Linear Feet


The original order of this collection has been retained, as have original folder titles.  Material is in 8 record center boxes; folders within boxes are labeled by topic or by paper or publication title.

Source of Acquisition

Donated by Ruth Brandwein in June 2010.

Related Publications

Brandwein, Ruth A.  A Working Framework for Approaching Organizational Change:The Community Chest-Council System from 1946-1971.  Brandeis University Ph.D. thesis, 1977.  Brandeis library call number: Stacks HD58.8 .B7 1977a. Brandwein, Ruth A. Battered Women, Children, and Welfare Reform: The Ties that Bind.  Sage Publications, 1999.  Brandeis library call number: University Archives LD571.B7432 1978 B73 1999.

Related Materials

There is another collection of Ruth Brandwein's papers housed at Stony Brook University's Special Collections & University Archives.

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

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