University Archives & Special Collections

George Despres
Program Director for University Records Management

I'm developing a Brandeis-wide records management program (URM) to enable efficient, secure, ethical, and compliant management and control of university records. Our services include secure off-site records storage and retrieval, sensitive document destruction, and digitization. We have dozens of service engagements with academic and administrative areas from across Brandeis. Please contact me to learn more.

Maggie McNeely
University Archivist

Collects, manages, and provides access to primary source materials created by/for/about Brandeis University.

Chloe Morse-Harding
Reference Archivist for University Archives & Special Collections

I assist people in locating and researching materials found within both University Archives and Special Collections. I am also happy to help narrow down research topics, transcribe old letters, or even just you help find the repository that will provide you with the most useful information on a given topic.

Leslie Reicher
Preservation Officer and Special Projects Coordinator

I am responsible for planning and implementing LTS preservation and conservation initiatives for paper resources. I also manage the conservation lab, where Brandeis students are trained to do conservation treatment. Many students workers have gone on to careers in the field. In addition, I provide consultation and assistance for preservation related issues such as mold, disaster preparedness and recovery, and environmental monitoring.

James Rosenbloom
Judaica Librarian

I am the Library liaison for Near Eastern and Judaic Studies;Religion;Classics;German,Russian and Asian Languages and Literature. I am the past president of the Association of Jewish Libraries, and am currently the National Conference Chair.

Surella Seelig
Archives & Special Collections Outreach Librarian

I work with both University Archives and Special Collections, writing grants, researching collections, presenting materials, creating physical and online exhibits, and promoting the department through a variety of outreach activities.

Sarah Shoemaker
AUL for University Archives & Special Collections

I lead the Archives and Special Collections department, which comprises several interconnected parts related to primary sources, records, specialized research assistance, and scholarly output. It is also the home of the rare books and manuscripts held by the university.

Zack Shovein
Records Assistant

I assist George in developing and administering the Records Management program. We are always looking for new ways to improve the record keeping functions of all University departments. Contact us to learn how your records can be stored, scanned, or responsibly disposed of.

Anne Woodrum
Special Collections Librarian

As the Special Collections Librarian, I oversee the development and management of special collections holdings and services in the Robert D. Farber University Archives & Special Collections department.