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Abram L. Sachar Presidential Papers


President Abram Sachar, January 1960

Abram L. Sachar (1899-1993) was the first president of Brandeis University and played a significant role in its founding. Sachar envisioned Brandeis University as a nonsectarian institution serving as the American Jewish community's corporate contribution to higher education. During the twenty years of Sachar's presidency (1948-1968), Brandeis rose to high ranking among institutions of higher learning and built up its campus, faculty, and student body. Following his resignation as University President, Sachar was given the title of Chancellor, and later, Chancellor Emeritus. Both positions were created specifically for Sachar and allowed him to continue an active role in university affairs until his death in 1993. Abram Sachar and his wife, Thelma, are buried near the Sachar International Center at Brandeis University.

The papers of Abram L. Sachar are organized into the following four collections:

Abram L. Sachar: Brandeis University Chancellorship Papers
Abram L. Sachar: Brandeis University Presidential Papers
Abram L. Sachar: Hillel Papers
Abram L. Sachar: Personal Papers

The Special Collections and University Archives Search Page provides keyword searching of the finding aids (guides) to the papers of Abram L. Sachar. The Search Page will search the text of all fields in the online finding aids.

If you would like more information about these collections, please call the University Archives at (781) 736-4686.