Special Collections

Brandeis University Libraries
Special Collections Department/Robert D. Farber University Archives
South Street
Waltham MA , 02254 9110
TTY/TDD: (781)736-8505
FAX: (781)736-4719
Institution Contact(s):
  Sarah Shoemaker, Associate University Librarian for Archives & Special Collections sshoemak@brandeis.edu 781-736-4641
Hours: M-Th 8:30AM-MIDNIGHT F 8:30AM-8:00PM Sa 10:00AM-8:00PM Su NOON-MIDNIGHT
Seasonal Hours:
  Summer Hours: M-F 8:30AM-5:30PM Closed Saturday and Sunday
Closings: Closed day after Thanksgiving
Holidays Open:
  Veterans' Day
Online Catalog:
  Web: http://search.library.brandeis.edu
Services for the Disabled:
  TTY/TDD Americans with Disabilities Act accessible Assistive devices available Handicapped parking
Bibliographic Utility:
Special Collection Contact(s):
  http://lts.brandeis.edu/research/archives-speccoll/index.html Sarah Shoemaker, Associate University Librarian for Archives & Special Collections sshoemak@brandeis.edu 781-736-4641
Hours: M-F 9:00AM-5:00PM
Closings: day after Thanksgiving
Collections: 7
Formats: 800 linear feet of archives 25,000 volumes of monographs 2,000 photographs 3,500 microforms 350 linear feet of video tapes 300 ephemera posters
Collection Description:
  Robert D. Farber University Archives (includes the history of Brandeis University and a collection of papers of distinguished faculty, alumni publications, and materials pertaining to the activities of the Brandeis University (Finding Aid)
Spanish Civil War Collection / Veterans of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade (VALB) Archives (also includes the Arthur Landis Archives, the Carl Geiser Archives, the John Gerassi Archives, the Archive of Spanish Refugee Aid, the ar (Images)
Vito Volterra History of Science Collection
American Literature Collections (John Cheever Collection, Joseph Heller Collection, Dime Novel Collection, Fannie Hurst Collection, Leo Rosten Collection, Irving Wallace)
Judaica Collections / Zionism (Yiddish Sheet Music Collection, Mel and Shifra Gold Yiddish Music Project, Marcus Collection, Leo Frank Collection, Abba Hillel Silver Collection, Stephen Wise Collection, Jewish Labor Committee
Honore Daumier Collection (Images)
Access: Collection(s) are available by appointment only Access only in reading room, supervised Laptop computers and tape recorders allowed with staff approval
Copying: All photocopying done by staff Restrictions on scanners Restrictions on cameras Restrictions on tape recorders
Loans: No loans permitted
Finding Guides Available:
  Guides for archives' records groups
Directions: FROM I-95 / ROUTE 128 (NORTHBOUND): Take Exit 24 for Route 30. Turn left at top of ramp onto Route 30. Turn right at first traffic light onto South Street. The entrance to Brandeis University is on South Street approx. 2 miles down on the left. FROM I-95 / ROUTE 128 (SOUTHBOUND): Take exit 24 for Route 30. Proceed straight across Route 30 at the traffic light at the end of the ramp. Brandeis will be two miles ahead on the left.