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There are several ways to discover our collections:
- First, try searching or browsing the finding aids database. Not every collection is included yet, but more are added periodically.
- Search the online library catalog through OneSearch for rare books, collection records, and other publications.
- Look at Special Collections Spotlight for essays describing selected special collections material.
- Ask us! Contact our Reference Assistant, Chloe Morse-Harding, at 781-736-4657, or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- See below for a preliminary category grouping of selected collections. Keep in mind that materials related to a particular subject might be represented in both University Archives materials and Special Collections.
Archives of Brandeis University
The Brandeis University Archives collections reflect all aspects of Brandeis University's history and development. The following links describe the types of collections available in the University Archives, and provide additional links to finding aids to specific collections that are available for research.
The materials in Special Collections include rare books and manuscript collections on any number of subjects, including history, literature, Judaica, and social justice. A few selected topics are listed below.
|Departmental, Office & Subject Collections||African and Afro-American Studies|
|Faculty Papers||American Studies|
|Individual Personal Papers||English and American Literature|
|Moving Image Collections||Fine Arts|
|Periodical Collection||German Studies|
|Presidential Papers||Italian Studies|
|Public Television Collections||Judaic Studies|
|Sound Recordings||Legal Studies|
|Theses & Dissertations||Medieval and Renaissance Studies|
|University History Database||Music|
Not all collections have electronic finding aids. Eventually all collections will have a presence in the Finding Aids Database. In the meantime, try the search methods described on this page, and please contact us with any questions about our materials.