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Autograph collection

Identifier: 11-MWalB02467

Scope and Contents

The collection comprises a variety of documents from the seventeenth through the twentieth centuries that were donated by various people. The items in this collection are rare and consist of signed documents, correspondence, autograph manuscripts, photographs, and etchings. This collection includes the autographs of a number of important historical personalities, including former United States presidents, leading artists and writers, and scientists and public figures. Of particular importance are numerous letters from Justice Brandeis, Hubert Humphrey, Henry James, Rockwell Kent, and Thomas Mann. The autograph manuscripts include writings by poet Louise Imogen Guiney, physicist Isaac Newton, and artist Stefan Zweig. In addition, there are letters and documents by Simon Bolivar, Albert Einstein, Leo Tolstoi, and Leon Trotsky, among others. The items are organized in alphabetical order by last name, then chronologically for each individual.


  • 1621-1985, undated


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.


5.00 Linear Feet (10 manuscript boxes, 1 oversized folder)

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Arranged alphabetically by author. For more information, please consult the box and folder listing.

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.

Silvio Dos Santos
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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