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Office of the President

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: 01-MWalB00002A

Scope and Contents

Files in this collection were created from 1948 through 2007. Materials include memos, correspondence, reports, speeches, newsletters, and several items of memorabilia. Subjects in this collection include presidential inaugurations, accreditation, strategic planning, the president's council--a committee which advises the president on a wide range of topics--and special events including Founders' Day and the Brandeis Forum. Some topics which recur throughout the collection include the finances of the university and personnel. Some files contain information on student unrest in the 1960s and 1970s, student and staff diversity, and the Jewish identity at Brandeis during the 1980s. Many of the documents were written by the presidents and were addressed to the Brandeis community.


  • Creation: 1948-2010, undated


Conditions Governing Access

Some material is restricted; please consult the University Archivist. 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 Collections Department, Brandeis University.


8.00 Linear Feet

20.00 Boxes

8.00 Boxes

12.00 Boxes

Language of Materials



Arranged in thirteen series: 1. President's Council, 1976-1996, n.d.; 2. Presidential Inaugurations,1948-1995; 3.Special Events, 1984-1996; 4. Strategic Planning, 1951-2006, n.d.; 5.President's Office Memorabilia, 1949-1994; 6. Morris B. Abram Administration, 1968-1982; 7. Charles I. Schottland Administration, 1970-1991; 8. Marver H. Bernstein Administration, 1971-1990; 9. Evelyn E. Handler Administration, 1983-1990, n.d.; 10. Stuart H. Altman Administration, 1990-1991; 11. Samuel O. Thier Administration, 1991-1994; 12. Jehuda Reinharz Administration, 1965-2007, n.d.; 13. Frederick Lawrence Administration, 2010-present. Series one and ten are arranged under sub-series, series two is arranged chronologically, series three and four are arranged under sub-series then chronologically, series five is arranged by object, series six, seven, eight and eleven are arranged alphabetically, series nine is arranged under sub-serieds then alphabetically and chronologically, series twelve is arranged under sub-series then alphabetically. 16 document boxes, 2 record center boxes, 1 object box, 2 flat files For more information about each series, please consult the series descriptions in the box and folder listing.

Source of Acquisition

Donated by The Office of the President.

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