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Arthur Green papers

Identifier: 11-MWalB02727

Scope and Contents

The Art Green papers consist of documents pertaining to Green’s influential role in the founding and early years of operation of Havurat Shalom in Somerville, Massachusetts; files and records relating to faculty positions Green held at various institutions; and course readings, syllabi, and lecture notes for courses he taught at the University of Pennsylvania, the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, and Brandeis University.

Of particular note are: a report of the first year of Havurat Shalom; a letter to community members about the identity and direction of Havurat Shalom; Green’s typewritten speech for his presidential inauguration ceremony at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College; and the many course syllabi for the different courses he taught from the 1970s through the early 2000s on numerous Jewish historical, religious, and philosophical topics.

Approximately four linear feet of materials were received in June 2018 and interfiled within the existing collection. Updated container lists are available to researchers upon request.


  • 1968-2004, undated


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research use.

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.

Folder 7 in Box 4 ("Student files, various courses [R], 1995-2001," Series III) contains student records and is restricted until January 2101.

Some advanced notice is needed for access to these materials because the collection is stored offsite. Please contact the department for more details.

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.


2 Linear Feet (4 manuscript boxes)

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Arranged in three series: 1. Havurat Shalom, 1968-1993, undated; 2. Professional Activities and Material, 1975-2003, undated; 3. Teaching Materials, 1973-2004, undated. For more information about each series, please consult the series descriptions in the box and folder listing below.

Acquisition Note

Donated by Arthur Green, February 2017.

Related Materials

Two linear feet of Arthur Green's papers are housed at The Wyner Family Jewish Heritage Center at New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, Massachusetts. Please contact the center for more information. (Email: and Phone: 617-226-1245)

Processing Information

Processed by Jeffrey Hayes, August 2017.

Arthur Green papers
Jeffrey Hayes
August 10, 2017
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Repository Details

Part of the Brandeis University Repository

415 South St.
Waltham MA

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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