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Charles Schottland papers

Identifier: 03-MWalb00328A

Scope and Contents

This collection contains materials related to the career of Charles I. Schottland, former Dean of Brandeis' Florence G. Heller Graduate School for Advanced Studies in Social Welfare, and University President. Record types include, correspondence, teaching materials, student work, syllabi, speeches, faculty senate minutes, meeting and council minutes, publications, reports, and curriculum vitae.

In 1959 Charles Schottland (1906-1995) joined Brandeis as a Professor and the founding Dean of the Heller School, holding that position from 1959-1970. From 1970-1972, Schottland served as the third President of Brandeis, after the resignation of President Morris B. Abram. After his time as President of the University, Professor Schottland returned to teaching at the Heller School and served another term as Dean, from 1976-1979. During his career, Schottland also served as the President of the International Council on Social Welfare, and authored numerous publications.

Sources: "Charles Irwin Schottland, 88, Expert on Social Welfare, Dies," The New York Times, June 30, 1995; Brandeis Office of the President Website: Past Presidents


  • Creation: 1950s-1990s
  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1960s-1970s

Conditions Governing Access

This collection has not yet been fully reviewed for restricted materials, though some restrictions have been identified in Boxes 10-11 and 34-36. Other boxes may also contain restricted materials, due to Schottland's roles as both an Academic Dean and a University President. 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.


18 Linear Feet (34 manuscript boxes, 1 record center box)

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Boxes 1-9 and 26 are arranged alphabetically by correspondent, and Boxes 15 and 22 are arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

Acquisition records for this collection are incomplete, however it appears that the materials may have been transferred to the Archives in one accession, in 1982.

Processing Information

Materials were arranged and folders numbered at an earlier date, but the exact date of that work is unknown.

It appears that the collection was reorganized by the Archives to facilitate research use.

Folder titles were used to conduct a deductive restrictions review.

One empty box was weeded from the collection, as its contents appear to have been integrated into the rest of the collection.

Folder titles appear to have been assigned by Archives staff.

Charles Schottland papers
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Repository Details

Part of the Brandeis University Repository

415 South St.
Waltham MA

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