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Jerome Schiff papers

Identifier: 03-MWalb00309A

Scope and Contents

Professor Jerome Schiff began teaching at Brandeis in 1957, specializing in plant biology. He became the Chairman of the Brandeis Department of Biology in 1973, and served as Director of the Institute of Photobiology Cells and Organelles at Brandeis from 1975-1987.

This collection contains publications by Professor Schiff, correspondence and memoranda, as well as administrative materials including blueprints from the development of the Bassine biology building.


  • 1956-1994
  • Majority of material found within 1979-1982

Conditions Governing Access

This collection has not yet been reviewed for access and may contain restricted materials. Please contact the University Archives & Special Collections in advance to request access.

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 (2 record center boxes)

Language of Materials



There is no discernable arrangement noted for this collection.

Custodial History

Some of these materials were temporarily stored with boxes of Volen Center records, before being transferred to the Archives by Doris Ritchie, Administrative Assistant for the Volen Center, in 1998. These papers were received in two accessions.

Processing Information

Collection was maintained in the order in which it was received by the archives.

Titles are believed to be original to the creator.

Jerome Schiff papers
Kate McNally
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Repository Details

Part of the Brandeis University Repository

415 South St.
Waltham MA

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