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University Photography Collection


Girls in Pajamas, 1950s

The University Archives has an extensive collection of images, primarily black and white photographic negatives, that document the history and development of Brandeis University. Most of the images were created by the Department of University Photography and represent the work of Ralph Norman, University Photographer from 1950 to 1981 and Julian Brown, University Photographer from 1981 to 2001.

In addition to the photo negative collection, the University Archives houses a collection of photographic prints and contact sheets (primarily black and white) documenting the University's history. Most of these prints were made from Ralph Norman's and Julian Brown's master negatives, and can be searched in the following online finding aid (guide):

Brandeis University photography collection

Digital photographs from the University Archives are featured in various online exhibits, which may be found here: Archives & Special Collections online exhibits