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THE BEGINNINGS OF MUSIC AT BRANDEIS

Music exhibit poster, official
An exhibit at the Robert D. Farber University Archives & Special Collections Department 

Goldfarb Library, Level 2

Spring-Fall 2014 

The University Archives & Special Collections department at Brandeis proudly announces the opening of a newexhibit on the beginnings of the Music Department. Covering the first decade of Brandeis and its nascent musicprogram, this exhibit looks at the five famed musicians who made it all possible: Erwin Bodky, Irving Fine, Harold Shapero, Leonard Bernstein, and Arthur Berger. On display are materials from the University Archives, including correspondence, concert programs, music scores by some of the early faculty, photographs, Justice articles, and more! A new touchscreen kiosk allows visitors to listen to pieces created by early Brandeis music professors.

Exhibit opening:
Wednesday, April 2

4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Light refreshments will be served.



Close Looking flyer

CLOSE LOOKING SERIES  
Spring 2014 Program

Close Looking is an interdisciplinary event offering in-depth discussion of some of our university's greatest treasures from the library's Special Collections and the Rose Art Museum. Each session will include a viewing of a particular work, presentations by two faculty members, thought-provoking conversation, and refreshments. Join us on three Wednesday afternoons per semester for this exciting collaborative project.

March 26: Jack J. and Therese G. Katz Chinese snuff bottles collection
Treasure Hall, 3:30-5:00
Discussants: Aida Wong (Fine Arts) and Yu Feng (German, Russian, and Asian Languages and Literatures)

April 9: Fernand Léger, "La Femme Bleue" (1929) 
Rose Art Museum, 3:30-5:00
Discussants: Lucy Kim (Fine Arts) and Sabine von Mering (German, Russian, and Asian Languages and Literatures)

April 23: French Revolution pamphlets
Treasure Hall, 3:30-5:00
Discussants: Sue Lanser (English) and Martine Voiret (Romance Studies)

Close Looking is a project of the Mandel Center for the Humanities in collaboration with the Rose Art Museum and the Robert D. Farber University Archives & Special Collections Department. The series is funded by Ann Tanenbaum '66.



WOMEN IN PUBLISHING: 
A Women's History Month Show and Tell event

Tuesday, March 18 Goldfarb Library, Level 2
11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

In honor of Women's History Month, Robert D. Farber University Archives & Special Collections is showcasing women in publishing. Join us for a show-and-tell display of rare books and journals that were authored, illustrated and/or published by women. Featured items span three centuries, from a 1741 French edition of La Princesse de Clèves by Madame de La Fayette through nineteenth-century journals (such as Godey's Lady’s Book and American Jewess) to twentieth-century fine-press editions.  We invite you to join us at the Show and Tell to see these and other items in person. The display will run from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. See the accompanying Special Collections Spotlight, written by Cassandra Berman, Archives & Special Collections Assistant and Ph.D. student in History.



'DEIS IMPACT!

Social Justice Show & Tell: Anti-Apartheid Exhibit
Goldfarb Library, Level 2
Tuesday, February 4, 2014

10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

go.brandeis.edu/deisimpact

The Brandeis University Archives holds materials on the efforts of the Brandeis community to bring about divestment from companies directly or indirectly supporting South African apartheid in the 1980s. Materials include documentation of student protests, media coverage of the issues, correspondence and statements from Brandeis administration, and reports made by the Divestment Coalition. The collection highlight is the photographs, including pictures of a mock shanty town created by students on campus to raise awareness.

Come see these materials and more on display in the Brandeis University Archives & Special Collections reading room, Tuesday, February 4th, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. This event is a part of DEIS Impact 2014.




A Special Close Looking Event:FROM WORDS TO WAR: REVOLUTION SHOW AND TELL

November 14
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Robert D. Farber University Archives & Special Collections is home to a diverse rare book collection that provides a glimpse into the Age of Revolutions. Join us for a show-and-tell display of rare books that illuminate the development of thought through print culture from the Glorious Revolution to the American Revolution to the French Revolution and into the Haitian Revolution and beyond. Featuring highlighted works from several collections, most prominently the Charles J. Tanenbaum Collection, such as first editions of John Adams’s Defense of the Constitution, Thomas Paine’s Common Sense, and Benjamin Franklin’s Autobiography, this one-day exhibit will detail the development of the revolutionary ideals broadly throughout the Atlantic World. The display will run from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.




CLOSE LOOKING SERIESClose Looking flyer

Fall 2013

Close Looking is an interdisciplinary event offering in-depth discussion of some of our university's greatest treasures from the library's Special Collections and the Rose Art Museum. Each session will include a viewing of a particular work, presentations by two faculty members, thought-provoking conversation, and refreshments. Join us on three Wednesday afternoons per semester for this exciting collaborative project.

Fall 2013 Program:

October 2, 2013: Robert Garbisch's Model of the Roman Forum
Goldfarb Library Mezzanine, 3:30-5:00
Discussants: Ann Olga Koloski-Ostrow (Classics) and Charles McClendon (Fine Arts)

October 16, 2013: Andy Warhol's "Ten Portraits of Jews of the Twentieth Century"
Rose Art Museum, 3:30-5:00
Discussants: Ellen Smith (Near Eastern and Judaic Studies) and Tom Doherty (American Studies)

December 4, 2013: Al Loving's "Self-Portrait #23"
Rose Art Museum, 3:30-5:00
Discussants: Susan Lichtman (Fine Arts) and Faith Smith (English)

Close Looking is a project of the Mandel Center for the Humanities in collaboration with the Rose Art Museum and the Robert D. Farber University Archives & Special Collections Department. The series is funded by Ann Tanenbaum '66.




BOOKS FOR THE MILLION: THE DIME NOVEL COLLECTION AT BRANDEIS UNIVERSITY

Dime Novel poster

An exhibit at the Robert D. Farber University Archives & Special Collections Department
Goldfarb Library, Level 2
Spring 2013-Winter 2013

Wily detectives and sharpshooting ladies! Marvelous inventions and athletic glory! Daring outlaws and heroic rescues! Comic mishaps and foreign lands!

The Dime Novel collection at Brandeis documents the publication of sensational popular literature in the United States from the mid-nineteenth to the early twentieth century. Brandeis holds more than a thousand titles, including Beadle’s Dime Novel, New York Detective Library, and Nick Carter Weekly. The major publishing firms and dime novel series are well represented in the collection, along with material from some of the lesser-known houses. This collection was built by Victor Berch, first Special Collections Librarian at Brandeis.

The exhibit focuses on the five major publishing giants of dime novels, Beadle & Adams, George Munro, Norman Munro, Frank Tousey, and Street & Smith, and the contributions they made towards the development and growth of dime novels, from the introduction of recurring characters and elaborate subtitles to changes in the dime novel format, genre, and audience.




CLOSE LOOKING SERIESClose Looking flyer

Spring 2013

Close Looking is an interdisciplinary event offering in-depth discussion of some of our university's greatest treasures from the library's Special Collections and the Rose Art Museum. Each session will include a viewing of a particular work, presentations by two faculty members, thought-provoking conversation, and refreshments. Join us on three Wednesday afternoons per semester for this exciting collaborative project.

Spring 2013 Program:

February 13, 2013: Marcel Proust's letters
Rapaporte Treasure Hall, Goldfarb Library, 3:30-5:00
Discussants: Hollie Harder (ROMS) and Paul Jankowski (History)

March 20, 2013: Antoni Tapies's Enchanted Night
Rose Art Museum, 3:30-5:00
Discussants: Lori Cole (Charlotte Zysman Postdoctoral Fellow in the Humanities) and
James Mandrell (Hispanic Studies, Comparative Literature, and Film Studies)

April 24, 2013: Leo Frank Trial Collection
Rapaporte Treasure Hall, Goldfarb Library, 3:30-5:00
Discussants: Steve Whitfield (American Studies) and David Cunningham (Sociology)

Close Looking is a project of the Mandel Center for the Humanities in collaboration with the Rose Art Museum and the Robert D. Farber University Archives & Special Collections Department. The series is funded by Ann Tanenbaum '66.




It’s Preservation Week: Leave Your Scotch Tape at Home!Millionth book

The Preservation Department in Goldfarb Library repairs hundreds of books every year—books that are vulnerable to flooding, humidity, and misuse. Preservation staff perform more than 20 treatment procedures ranging from the simple to the complex, including paper repair, sewing of text, and rebinding.

In celebration of Preservation Week, join the Archives & Special Collections Department on Tuesday, April 23, from 11:00 to 3:30 for a one-day exhibit showing the tools and tricks involved in preserving the library collection. Come see preserved items such as the millionth book in the library's collections, Abram Sachar's academic regalia, and repaired Spanish Civil War posters, as well as a sewing frame, a book press, and more.




'DEIS IMPACT!Deis Impact logo

Social Justice Show & Tell: A Special Exhibit of Rare and Archival Material
Goldfarb Library, Level 2
Tuesday, February 5, 2013

11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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As part of the 'Deis Impact! festival of social justice, rare and archival material relating to student activism at Brandeis will be on display during this one-day exhibit highlighting some of Brandeis University’s social justice collections. See material related to the student takeover of Brandeis’s Ford Hall, and to major social justice-related historical events, including the Sacco and Vanzetti trial and the Leo Frank trial. What did a group of student protesters rename part of Brandeis in 1969? Visit the exhibit to discover this and more. Some of this material was used by students to develop “When Rebellion Becomes Revolution,” an original theater production based on a famous Brandeis-related case, to be performed February 8, 9 and 10.




SCHOLARSHIP AND SOCIAL ANALYSIS: A CONFERENCE IN HONOR OF LEWIS S. FEUER (1912-2002)Lewis S. Feuer

Wednesday, October 17
 2:00 – 5:30 p.m.
Rapaporte Treasure Hall
Goldfarb Library
Brandeis University
admission free

Lewis S. Feuer, one of the towering figures in American academic and intellectual life, made striking contributions to several fields and sub-specialties, especially sociology and philosophy, but also the history of science, the history of the Jews, and the history of Marxism. Brandeis is honored to hold Feuer’s papers in Goldfarb Library. A conference at Rapaporte Treasure Hall on the afternoon of October 17 will evaluate Lewis S. Feuer’s influence in several fields. Join us for speakers, panel discussion, and refreshments. Participants: Thomas Cushman, Sociology, Wellesley College Mark Hulliung, History Christopher Miller, Biochemistry Jonathan Sarna, Near Eastern and Judaic Studies Benjamin Serby ’10, Columbia University Stephen Whitfield, American Studies Bernard Yack, Politics Robin Feuer Miller, Department of German, Russian and Asian Languages and Literature

Sponsored by the Office of the President, the Office of the Provost, the Mandel Center for the Humanities, the History of Ideas Program, and the Robert D. Farber University Archives & Special Collections Department in Library and Technology Services



CLOSE LOOKING SERIESClose Looking flyer

Fall 2012

Close Looking is an interdisciplinary event offering in-depth discussion of some of our university's greatest treasures from the library's Special Collections and the Rose Art Museum. Each session will include a viewing of a particular work, presentations by two faculty members, thought-provoking conversation, and refreshments. Join us on three Wednesday afternoons per semester for this exciting collaborative project.

Fall 2012 Program:

October 10, 2012: Carl Van Vechten Photographs

Rapaporte Treasure Hall, Goldfarb Library, 3:30-5:00
Discussants: Faith Smith (African and Afro-American Studies; English) and Nancy Scott (Fine Arts and Romance Studies)

October 24, 2012: Gene Davis's Moondog
Rose Art Museum, 3:30-5:00
Discussants: Judith Eissenberg (Music) and Chris Bedford (Director of the Rose)

November 28, 2012: Dor Guez’s Two Palestinian Riders, Ben Shemen Forest
Rose Art Museum, 3:30-5:00
Discussants: Gannit Ankori (Fine Arts) and Dan Perlman (Biology)

Close Looking is a project of the Mandel Center for the Humanities in collaboration with the Rose Art Museum and the Robert D. Farber University Archives & Special Collections Department. The series is funded by Ann Tanenbaum '66.




CASTLES AND CONTROVERSY: THE STORY OF MIDDLESEX UNIVERSITYMiddlesex laboratory

An exhibit at the Robert D. Farber University Archives & Special Collections Department
Goldfarb Library, Level 2
Summer 2012-Spring 2013

Middlesex University, a Medical and Veterinary school from which Brandeis inherited its charter and campus, is the subject of a new exhibit in Archives and Special Collections. Middlesex admitted women and men of all nationalities but was never accredited by the medical authorities, forcing its closure in 1946. The exhibit features a history of Middlesex, information on the various schools, documents relating to the accreditation controversy, medical artifacts from the 1940s, and photographs of campus, labs and classrooms, and students.

An exhibit opening will be held on Wednesday, September 12th, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. in the Goldfarb Library. Light refreshments will be served.

50 YEARS: CATCH-22: HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE JOSEPH HELLER COLLECTIONPage of Catch-22 manuscript

An exhibit at the Robert D. Farber University Archives & Special Collections Department
Goldfarb Library, Level 2
Fall 2011-Spring 2012

Material from the Joseph Heller collection at Brandeis University is on display in the Archives & Special Collections Department to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the publication of Heller’s seminal novel Catch-22. The exhibit includes pages of the original autograph manuscript—showing extensive editing—as well as other drafts, planning materials for the novel, photographs, correspondence from other celebrated authors, and more.




CLOSE LOOKING SERIESClose Looking flier

Spring 2011

Close Looking is a new monthly interdisciplinary event offering in-depth discussion of some of our university's greatest treasures from the library's Special Collections and the Rose Art Museum. Each session will include a viewing of a particular work, presentations by two faculty members, thought-provoking conversation, and refreshments. Join us on one Wednesday afternoon a month for this exciting new collaborative project.

Spring 2011 Program:

February 16, 2011: Shakespeare's 1623 Folio
Rapaporte Treasure Hall, Goldfarb Library, 3:30 to 5:30
Discussants: Ramie Targoff (English) and Adrianne Krstansky (Theater Arts)

March 9, 2011: Hartley's Musical Theme
Rose Art Museum, 3:30 to 5:30
Discussants: Nancy Scott (Fine Arts) and Aida Wong (Fine Arts, East Asian Studies)

March 30, 2011: Natalie Frank's The Czech Bride
Rose Art Museum, 3:30 to 5:30
Discussants: Peter Kalb (Fine Arts) and David Sherman (English)

April 27, 2011: Joseph Heller's Catch-22 Manuscript
Rapaporte Treasure Hall, Goldfarb Library, 3:30 to 5:30
Discussants: Steve Whitfield (American Studies) and Michael Gilmore (English)

Close Looking is a project of the Mandel Center for the Humanities in collaboration with the Rose Art Museum and the Robert D. Farber University Archives & Special Collections Department. The inaugural 2011 series is being funded by Ann Tanenbaum '66.





SIMON RAWIDOWICZ: THINKER, SCHOLAR, HEBRAISTSimon Rawidowicz, Bialystok, 1918

An exhibit at the Robert D. Farber University Archives & Special Collections Department
Goldfarb Library, Level 2
Spring-Fall 2010

Our current exhibit chronicles the life and work of Simon Rawidowicz (1896-1957), noted Jewish scholar, philosopher, Hebraist, and ideologue who founded the graduate program in Near Eastern and Judaic Studies at Brandeis University. Born in Grajewo, Russia, Rawidowicz would eventually live in Bialystok, Berlin, London, Leeds, Chicago, and finally, Waltham, Massachusetts. His correspondants included the likes of David Ben-Gurion, Martin Buber, Simon Dubnow, Sigmund Freud, Rabbi Joseph Soloveitchik, and Chaim Weizmann. Materials for the exhibit are drawn from the personal collection of Benjamin Ravid (Class of 1957), professor emeritus of Near Eastern and Judaic Studies at Brandeis and the son of the late Simon Rawidowicz.




THE WORTH OF A BOOK: A LOOK AT RARE-BOOK SELECTION AND APPRAISALThe Worth of a Book flier

A New England Archivists Summer Program
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

“How much is that book worth?” Special Collections Librarians are frequently asked this question. Rare books have many types of value: scholarly, curricular, historical, artifactual, resale. What criteria do appraisers use to measure the value of an individual book? How can Special Collections Librarians select rare books to create curricular context in an academic library? What strategies are useful in building a historical institution’s rare-book collection on a shoestring? Whether you have been in the rare-book field for years or are starting out, join us for illuminating presentations and interesting discussion.

Speakers:

Ken Gloss, proprietor of The Brattle Book Shop in Boston and past president of the New England Chapter of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America

Jay Satterfield, Head of Special Collections at Dartmouth College

Maris Humphreys, Special Collections Cataloger at the Redwood Library & Athenaeum in Newport, Rhode Island

For registration and other information, please click here, or contact Sarah Shoemaker, Special Collections Librarian, at 781.736.4641, or sshoemak@brandeis.edu





ABRAHAM LINCOLN AND THE DRED SCOTT DECISIONAbraham Lincoln and the Dred Scott Decision flier

A Rolde lecture in Rapaporte Treasure Hall
Goldfarb Library, Level 1
November 9, 2009
1:00 p.m.

As part of Library and Technology Services' annual Lillian L. Rolde Memorial Lecture series, The Robert D. Farber University Archives & Special Collections Department is pleased to present a talk by Brandeis's own John Burt, Professor of English and American Literature and Director of Graduate Studies. The Rolde lecture series is made possible by the Lillian L. Rolde Memorial Lecture Endowment Fund, named after the late Mrs. Lillian Rolde, a one-time active member of the Brandeis National Committee and lifelong lover of books.

Accompanying the lecture in the Treasure Hall will be an exhibit of Special Collections material incorporating Abraham Lincoln's iconic visage. The exhibit considers a period on the cusp of mass distribution of images, before proliferation foreclosed the more imaginative interpretations. Come see the variations on this president's face, from the frankly amateurish to the dashing and heroic.

Please join us for this thought-provoking program.

Refreshments will be served.





FROM WALTHAM WILDS TO URBAN UNIVERSITY: THE STORY OF BRANDEIS THROUGH MAPS AND AERIALS1967 campus aerial photo

An exhibit at the Robert D. Farber University Archives & Special Collections Department
Goldfarb Library, Level 2
Summer 2009 - Winter 2009

Documenting changes to Brandeis's physical campus is a key element in understanding the school's history. Whether it is an overhead view of the Ullman Amphitheater, Spingold under construction, or the clearing of the apple orchard for the Gerstenzang science complex, these striking aerial images chart major transformations to the Brandeis University campus during its sixty-year existence.

See also "The Mapping Brandeis Project," an interactive, online project created by Brandeis students as part of Prof. Tom King's course Theater/Theory: Investigating Performance (ENG 151b, fall 2009).




DIRECT CONTACT: A SOCIAL HISTORY OF ART EXHIBITION AT BRANDEIS UNIVERSITYLarry Rivers 1965 exhibit

An LTS Show and Tell event at the Robert D. Farber University Archives & Special Collections Department
Goldfarb Library, Level 2
April 29, 2009
Drop in from 11:00am to 1:30pm

Since Brandeis University’s founding, the acquisition and exhibition of artwork—and attitudes toward art—have mirrored the innovative outlook and energy of the institution. This program offers insight into the development and legacy of visual arts at Brandeis, with a focus on the university’s long-term commitment to exhibiting artwork in an accessible, educational, and socially beneficial manner. Curated by Pennie Taylor, graduate student in Cultural Production.





VOICE OF THE VICTIMS: AN INTEGRATED HISTORY OF THE HOLOCAUSTCommunist anti-Nazi pamphlet disguised as an Electrolux advertisement, 1933

46th Annual Simon Rawidowicz Memorial Lecture, with a view of selected materials from the Robert D. Farber University Archives & Special Collections Department
Rapaporte Treasure Hall, Goldfarb Library
March 16, 2009
7:30pm to 9:00pm

Saul Friedländer, the Pulitzer-prize winning historian and Holocaust scholar, is this year's Rawidowicz lecturer. He will speak about the need for a more integrated approach to the study of the Holocaust, one that included the voices of its victims. The talk will be accompanied by an exhibit of materials from the Archives & Special Collections Department, including items from the Helmut Hirsch Collection, the Jewish Resistance Collection, and the Theresienstadt Concentration Camp Documents Collection.





RADICAL! MATERIALS DRAWN FROM THE HALL-HOAGLiberty Bell publication
COLLECTION OF EXTREMIST LITERATURE IN THE UNITED STATES

An LTS Show and Tell event at the Robert D. Farber University Archives & Special Collections Department
Goldfarb Library, Level 2
March 5, 2009
Between 11:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

Come take a look at newspapers, pamphlets, fliers, and broadsides from some of the most divisive right- and left-wing organizations from the postwar period. Collected by Gordon Hall and Grace Hoag, this invaluable collection includes subjects such as the Black Panther Party, the American Nazi Party, the Weathermen, Three Mile Island, McCarthyism, and the Equal Rights Amendment.
Drop in and see the one-day exhibit, curated by Katie Hargrave, graduate student in Cultural Production.





ABRAHAM LINCOLN AND THE CIVIL WAR: A COMMEMORATIVE EXHIBITIONLincoln photos

An exhibit at the Robert D. Farber University Archives & Special Collections Department
Goldfarb Library, Level 2
February 2009 - June 2009

This exhibit includes a wide array of photographs, documents, artifacts, and ephemera documenting Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War, including letters written by Lincoln and a sash worn by a horse in Lincoln's funeral parade. The collection is on loan from Brian D. Caplan '82.





A SPECIAL COLLECTIONSDiscantus cover 1571
CONCERT AND EVENT

A presentation and concert of the Walter F. and Alice Gorham Collection of Early Music Imprints, 1501-1650
Rapaporte Treasure Hall
Goldfarb Library
January 16, 2009, at noon

The Brandeis Early Music Ensemble will perform works from the Walter F. and Alice Gorham Collection of Early Music Imprints in a presentation at the Rapaporte Treasure Hall in the Goldfarb Library at noon on Friday, January 16th, 2009, where audience members will have the opportunity to see some of these books in person and read from facsimiles of the original notation. For more information on the Gorham collection, see Special Collections Spotlight at brandeisspecialcollections.blogspot.com.





PRESIDENTIAL POLITICS THROUGHOUT THE YEARS:John F. Kennedy and Eleanor Roosevelt
A VIEW FROM ARCHIVES & SPECIAL COLLECTIONS

An LTS Show and Tell event at the Robert D. Farber University Archives & Special Collections Department
Goldfarb Library, Level 2
October 30, 2008
Between 11:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

Come see photographs, documents, letters, and ephemera from presidents and presidential hopefuls, including a miniature book of Abraham Lincoln's speeches, a document signed by Thomas Jefferson and James Madison, a letter written in Lincoln's hand, and a video of an interview between Eleanor Roosevelt and John F. Kennedy.





SIXTY YEARS AND COUNTING: A CELEBRATION IN HONOR OF THE BRANDEIS NATIONAL COMMITTEE & THE BRANDEIS LIBRARIESBrandeis Calling, 1959

An exhibit at the Robert D. Farber University Archives & Special Collections Department
Goldfarb Library, Level 2
October 2008 - January 2009

This exhibit celebrates the sixtieth anniversary of two interlocking institutions at Brandeis University. The Brandeis National Committee--still the largest friends of a library group in the country--and the Brandeis Libraries were founded in 1948, the same year that Brandeis was established.





LEAVES OF GRASS, THE FIRST HUNDRED YEARS:Whitman
WHITMANIA 1855-1955

An LTS Show and Tell event at the Robert D. Farber University Archives & Special Collections Department
Goldfarb Library, Level 2
September 25, 2008
Between 11:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

Come see Brandeis's rare collection of early editions of Leaves of Grass, the major work in verse of America's "Good Gray Poet," Walt Whitman! Other fascinating items documenting Whitman's publication and reception over the hundred years following this book's first publication will be on display as well.
Drop in and see the one-day exhibit, curated by Daniel V. Donatacci, PhD candidate in English and American literature.





BOOKS YOU WON'T SEE IN THE STACKS:unusual bindings
A VIEW OF UNUSUAL BINDINGS & FORMATS

An LTS Show and Tell event at the Robert D. Farber University Archives & Special Collections Department
Goldfarb Library, Level 2
April 10, 2008
Between 11:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

You can't judge a book by its cover: come see an assortment of books and other publications in unusual formats. You might never look at a bookshelf the same way again!





BRANDEIS IN LIGHTS: LEGENDS OF STAGE, SCREEN, & SONGPicture of Marlon Brando by Van Vechten

An exhibit at the Robert D. Farber University Archives & Special Collections Department
Goldfarb Library, Level 2
2008

This exhibit highlights notable aspects of Brandeis's early music and theater programs; it also showcases the personal collections of important figures in theater, film, and musical composition. Come for a glimpse of the artistic impresarios associated with Brandeis ... and for a close look at Oscar.





BANNED, BURNED, AND BLACKLISTEDOrwell 1984

An LTS Show and Tell event at the Robert D. Farber University Archives & Special Collections Department
Goldfarb Library, Level 2
October 26, 2007
Between 11:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

Come see books that have provoked controversy since 1564. Join us to celebrate your freedom to read banned literature. What you find will surprise you!





LOUIS D. BRANDEIS: CELEBRATING A LIFELouis D. Brandeis with canoe

An exhibit at the Robert D. Farber University Archives & Special Collections Department
Goldfarb Library, Level 2
Spring 2007 - Winter 2008

This exhibit is part of the Justice Brandeis Jubilee, the University's year-long celebration commemorating the 150th birthday of Louis D. Brandeis. It goes beyond the stately portrait of Brandeis as lawyer and Supreme Court justice to focus on his personal and family life, and on the profound admiration he garnered throughout his career and after.





THE CRIMEAN WAR IN THE FRENCH & BRITISH SATIRICAL PRESSTurkey in Danger

An exhibit at the Robert D. Farber University Archives
& Special Collections Department
Goldfarb Library, Level 2
Summer 2006 - Winter 2006

This exhibit thematically explores how the satirical press of France and Britain represented the Crimean War, which involved the world superpowers of Russia, Turkey, France, and Great Britain and is considered to be the first media war. Stop by and learn about this fascinating chapter in world history through the lens of humorous outrage at the bungled diplomacy, explosive personalities, and incompetent administration that characterized this war.





BUILDING BRANDEIS: STYLE & FUNCTION OF A UNIVERSITYSlosberg

An exhibit at the Robert D. Farber University Archives & Special Collections Department
Goldfarb Library, Level 2
Fall 2005 - Spring 2006

This exhibit examines two early master planning projects that greatly influenced the physical character and development of Brandeis University. It highlights the work of two prominent architects (Saarinen and Abramovitz) and addresses their impact at Brandeis and beyond. The exhibit also explores the campus's physical transformation over time, and the origins of its distinctive architectural "style.
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