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Archival and Manuscript Collections, A-J


American Theater Programs Collection

The collection consists of 14 linear feet of American theater and stage programs of the late 19th and early 20th century. The collection focuses on the Boston drama scene. A finding aid is available in the Special Collections Department (+Z688 .T5 B79 1987)

  • For additional sources on this topic, search the following catalog entries in the Brandeis University libraries' on-line catalog, LOUIS:

    Subject Search: Playbills
    Subject Search: Playbills--Massachusetts--Boston

George Barton Collection

This collection consists of 12 linear feet of correspondence by and to Professor George A. Barton, a noted Biblical scholar. The collection is processed. A finding aid is not currently available.

For additional sources on this topic, search the following catalog entries in the Brandeis University libraries' on-line catalog, LOUIS:

Subject Search: Barton, George Aaron, 1859-1942
Subject Search: Bible--Antiquities

 

Louis D. Brandeis Collection

The collection includes approximately 100 linear feet of manuscript material consisting of the private and public papers of the late Justice, books and periodical articles by and about Justice Brandeis, as well as photographs and memorabilia. A finding aid is available on the Special Collections Department's web site. The following Microfilm editions of selected record groups are available:

  1. A Microfilm Edition of the Public Papers of Louis Dembitz Brandeis in the Jacob and Bertha Goldfarb Library (Main Microforms KF213.B68 B7)
  2. The Papers of Louis Dembitz Brandeis at the University of Louisville (Main Microforms KF213.B68.B69)
  3. Materials Relating to Zionism: from the papers of Louis D. Brandeis in the Zionist Archives and Library (New York) (Special Collections DS149. Z594 1960z)
  • For additional sources on this topic, search the following catalog entries in the Brandeis University libraries' on-line catalog, LOUIS:

    Author Search: Brandeis, Louis Dembitz, 1866-1941
    Subject Search: Brandeis, Louis Dembitz, 1866-1941

Esther Broner Collection

The collection consists of correspondence, literary manuscripts, published works, book reviews, photographs and other related items. The collection also includes material related to the "Third Seder ". A finding aid is available on the Special Collections Department's web site.

  • For additional sources on this topic, search the following catalog entries in the Brandeis University libraries' on-line catalog, LOUIS:

    Author Search: Broner, E. M.

  • Subject Search: Women in Judaism
    Subject Search: Feminism--Religious aspects--Judaism
    Subject Search:Seder

John Cheever Collection

The collection consists of 6 linear feet of original manuscripts of John Cheever's early literary works. A finding aid is available on the Special Collections Department's web site.

  • For additional sources on this topic, search the following catalog entries in the Brandeis University libraries' on-line catalog, LOUIS:

    Author Search: Cheever, John
    Subject Search: Cheever, John
    Subject Search: American literature--20th century

Consistoire Israelite Archives

The collection contains 12 linear feet of original documents relating to the French-Jewish community during the 18th through the 20th centuries. A finding aid is available in the Special Collections Department.

  • For additional sources on this topic, search the following catalog entries in the Brandeis University libraries' on-line catalog, LOUIS:

    Subject Search: Consistoire Central des Israelites
    Subject Search: Jews--France--History

Joan Crawford Awards Collection

The collection contains 24 awards given to actress, business leader, and philanthropist Joan Crawford, who was elected as a Brandeis University Fellow in 1968. Awards for acting comprise the majority of the collection, which is organized in three series: theater awards, community awards, and business awards. A finding aid is available on the Special Collections Department's web site.

  • For additional sources on this topic, search the following catalog entries in the Brandeis University libraries' on-line catalog, LOUIS:

    Subject Search: Crawford, Joan, 1908-1977
    Subject Search: Motion picture actors and actresses--United States

De Koven Music Collection

The collection consists of 18 linear feet of both manuscript and published compositions. A finding aid is available on the Special Collections Department's web site.

  • For additional sources on this topic, search the following catalog entries in the Brandeis University libraries' on-line catalog, LOUIS:

    Subject Search: De Koven, Reginald, 1859-1920

Benjamin Disraeli Correspondence

The collection consists of approximately 80 signed autographed letters from Benjamin Disraeli as well as related ephemeral items. A finding aid is available on the Special Collections Department's web site.

  • For additional sources on this topic, search the following catalog entries in the Brandeis University libraries' on-line catalog, LOUIS:

    Subject Search: Disraeli, Benjamin, Earl of Beaconsfield, 1804-1881

Alfred Dreyfus Trial Collection

The collection includes approximately 1,000 books, pamphlets, photographs and newspapers, as well as correspondence of French notables, dealing with the Alfred Dreyfus trial. A finding list is available in the Special Collections Department's Inmagic database. In addition, the Library's holdings include The Dreyfus Affair in the Making of Modern France: Rare Books and Pamphlets from the Dreyfus Collection of the Harvard College Library. (Main Microforms DC354 .D72 1996)

  • For additional sources on this topic, search the following catalog entries in the Brandeis University libraries' on-line catalog, LOUIS:

    Subject Search: Dreyfus, Alfred, 1859-1935
    Subject Search: Antisemitism--France

Albert Einstein Papers

This collection consists of correspondence to and from Albert Einstein, family correspondence and other notes. A finding aid is available on the Special Collections Department's web site.

Photocopying is restricted.
  • For additional sources on this topic, search the following catalog entries in the Brandeis University libraries' on-line catalog, LOUIS:

    Subject Search: Einstein, Albert, 1879-1955

Lewis S. Feuer Collection

This collection contains approximately 100 feet of correspondence, published works, manuscripts, pamphlets, photographs and other personal material from the career of noted philosopher and sociologist Lewis S. Feuer. A finding aid is available on the Archives & Special Collections website.

Leo Frank Trial Collection

The collection includes correspondence from Leo Frank and his wife, Lucille Frank: correspondence to and from Governor Slaton, Frank's lawyer Luther Z. Rosser and others; as well as miscellaneous articles, pamphlets and legal documents. A microfilm edition of the correspondence is available for use in Special Collections (HV 6534. A7.F7) A finding aid is available on the Special Collection Department's web site.

  • For additional sources on this topic, search the following catalog entries in the Brandeis University libraries' on-line catalog, LOUIS:

    Subject Search: Antisemitism--United States
    Subject Search: Frank, Leo, 1884-1915

John Galsworthy Collection

The collection includes 175 signed autograph letters written to Joseph Conrad, Sir Edmund Gosse and others, signed autograph letters from Ada Cooper Galsworthy, related ephemeral material, as well as first editions of his published works. A finding aid is available on the Special Collections Department's web site.

  • For additional sources on this topic, search the following catalog entries in the Brandeis University libraries' on-line catalog, LOUIS:

    Author Search: Galsworthy, John, 1867-1933
    Subject Search: Galsworthy, John, 1867-1933
    Subject Search: Galsworthy, Ada Cooper
    Author Search: Conrad, Joseph, 1857-1924
    Subject Search: Conrad, Joseph, 1857-1924
    Author Search: Gosse, Edmund, 1849-1928
    Subject Search: Gosse, Edmund, 1849-1928
    Subject Search: English literature

Hall-Hoag Collection of Extremist Literature in the United States

The collection consists of approximately 5,000 publications, representing an effort to document the wide spectrum of political and religious dissent from the post-World War II period through the Reagan Era. The collection is organized into 26 series, primarily alphabetical, containing pamphlets, political tracts, etc. on topics including the Vietnam War, the spread of communism, the nuclear arms race, and race relations. A finding aid is available on the Special Collections Department's web site.

  • For additional sources on this topic, search the following catalog entries in the Brandeis University libraries' on-line catalog, LOUIS:

    Subject Search: United States--Moral conditions
    Subject Search: Political parties--United States
    Subject Search: Subversive activities--United States
    Subject Search: Antisemitism--United States
    Subject Search: Race discrimination--United States

Joseph Heller Collection

The collection consists of 19 linear feet of manuscripts of his literary works, including the original manuscript of Catch-22. It also includes a collection of first and signed editions of his published works. A finding aid is available on the Special Collections Department's web site.

  • For additional sources on this topic, search the following catalog entries in the Brandeis University libraries' on-line catalog, LOUIS:

    Author Search: Heller, Joseph, 1923-
    Subject Search: Heller, Joseph, 1923-
    Subject Search: American literature

Helmut Hirsch Collection

The collection consists of 3 1/2 linear feet of correspondence to and from Helmut Hirsch, poetry, sketches and related memorabilia as well as materials related to his trial in Germany for treason and subsequent execution by the Nazi government. A finding list is available in the Special Collections Department's Inmagic database.

  • For additional sources on this topic, search the following catalog entries in the Brandeis University libraries' on-line catalog, LOUIS:

    Subject Search: Anti-Nazi movement--Germany
    Subject Search: Germany--History--1933-1945

Fannie Hurst Collection

The collection consists of 65 linear feet of manuscripts of her literary works, business and personal correspondence, photographs documenting her career, published works, memorabilia, as well as other related ephemeral material. A finding aid is available on the Special Collections Department's web site.

A full listing of the titles in the collection may be obtained through a subject search in Louis (s=Hurst Collection).
  • For additional sources on this topic, search the following catalog entries in the Brandeis University libraries' on-line catalog, LOUIS:

    Author Search: Hurst, Fannie, 1889-1968
    Subject Search: Hurst, Fannie, 1889-1968
    Subject Search: American literature

Rose Jacobs Collection

The collection consists of 7 linear feet of manuscript material largely relating to the history of Hadassah. The collection also includes some personal correspondence and other related material. A finding aid is available on the Special Collections Department's web site.

  • For additional sources on this topic, search the following catalog entries in the Brandeis University libraries' on-line catalog, LOUIS:

    Subject Search: Jacobs, Rose, 1888-1975
    Subject Search: Hadassah