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Bert Zuckerman collection

Identifier: 11-MWalb02739

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of approximately 3,598 stereoscopic photographs, lantern slides, and postcards of the Middle East and Holy Land collected by Bert Zuckerman. The stereographs depict religious and historic sites, landscapes, and everyday people in Palestine, as well as in other parts of the region, from North Africa to Turkey. A small number of the images portray synagogues in Europe and the United States. The collection includes stereographs from photographers J.Andrieu, Francis Firth, and Frank Good, among others. The collection also contains publications related to stereographs and the history of Holy Land photography, a collection of slides of the Holy Land, and an article by Bert Zuckerman about his collection. Also donated with the collection were 2,563 digital scans of the images in the collection.


  • 1867-2005
  • Majority of material found within 1867-1908

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research use and has no known restrictions.

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.


22 Linear Feet (28 nonstandard boxes, 2 record center boxes)

1.78 Gigabytes (2,563 digital files)

Language of Materials



There is no discernable arrangement noted for this collection.

Custodial History

This collection was donated to the Special Collections in one accession by Jonathan Zuckerman, Linda Gliedman and Myra Zuckerman, the children of Bert Zuckerman, in 2014.

Processing Information

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

Bert Zuckerman collection
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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