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Brandeis History Database

The Brandeis History Database has been created to provide students, faculty and the administration with a subject-searchable database relating to the history of the University. The database was drawn from articles which appeared in diverse periodicals, but the majority of historical material was derived from the Jewish Advocate (Boston, Mass.), which reported heavily on various activities concerning the University and its community.

The database ranges from 1946, when the first seeds of a Jewish-sponsored university were implanted, to June of 2000.

All subject headings follow the Library of Congress subject headings with some exceptions. Since Brandeis University is the main subject of many of the corporate entries, the term Brandeis University is omitted as part of the corporate entry. And, in some cases, subject entries had to be created for terms that are not included in the Library of Congress list of subject headings.

Biographical material relating to the administration, faculty and students is generally omitted unless it relates directly to the University and its function; for example, many Brandeis professors were usually called upon to deliver lectures, etc. to outside organizations, say a local temple, and such notices are not noted. However, lectures delivered at the University by Brandeis personnel and others are duly noted. Photographs are also not noted. The database was researched and compiled by Victor Berch.