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Denah Lida papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 03-MWalB01380A

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of materials related to the personal life and scholarship of Professor Denah Lida and spans the years 1903-2007. It contains correspondence, personal library materials, research notes and typescripts, copies of publications, academic regalia, as well as materials relating to her personal and family history, including ephemera.


  • 1903-2007, undated
  • Majority of material found in 1955-2000
  • Other: Date acquired: 2006-09-07


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.


7.00 Linear Feet

6 record center boxes, 1 garment box other_unmapped

1.00 Linear Feet

6.00 Linear Feet

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Arranged in ten series: 1: Correspondence, 1939-2007; 2. Photographs, 1942-1986; 3. Brandeis Materials, 1951-2005; 4. Teaching Materials, 1958-1988; 5. Publications, 1941-1996; 6. Personal Library, 1903-2006; 7. Research Materials, 1972-1992; 8: Audio Recordings, 1978-1999, undated; 9. Subject Files, 1916-2007; 10. Academic Regalia, undated.

For more information about each series, please consult the series descriptions in the box and folder listing.

Source of Acquisition

Donated by Professor Denah Lida. Additional materials donated by Clara Lida (daughter) in March 2008.

Related Publications

Berg, Mary G. and Gyurko, Lanin A. (eds.). Studies in honor of Denah Lida. Scripta Humanistica, 2005.

Related Materials

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.

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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