Brandeis University Fellows

Records, 1957-2002, n.d.

0.66 cu. ft. (2 document boxes)

Restrictions | History--Biography | Scope Notes | Series | Series Summary | Folder List

Some material is restricted; please consult the University Archivist.

The Board of Fellows consists of hundreds of nationally or professionally prominent people who lend their expertise and advice to Brandeis, serve on many Brandeis advisory boards, act as goodwill ambassadors, recruit for the University, fund raise, and provide gifts to the University. Fellows are elected by the Board of Trustees to serve three-year terms which may be renewed. The Fellows was founded in 1951 to act as Brandeis' "foster alumni." Its first member was Dr. Selman Waksman and its first chairman was Frank Weil. Other significant members have included Joan Crawford, Oscar Handlin, and Senators Abraham Ribicoff and Howard Metzenbaum. The Fellows hold a number of events, meetings, and programs, including their annual meeting held at Brandeis during commencement weekend.

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Scope and Contents
Files in this collection were created from 1957 through 2002. Materials include newsletters, brochures, and directories; correspondence; photographs; reports; invitations; and press clippings. Subjects include background information on the Board of Fellows; the Board's annual conferences; membership and election information; and files on Henry August, a member of the Board of Fellows.

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Background Files (box 1)
Henry August Papers (box 2)

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Series Summary
Background Files
Inclusive Dates: 1957-2002, n.d.
Arrangement: Organized under subseries, then alphabetical
This series includes brochures, newsletters, photographs, programs, and
directories. Subjects include background history of the Board of
Fellows, membership information, the annual Fellows conference, and an
incomplete run of "The Digest", the newsletter of the Board of Fellows.
Files on individual members include photos on Nolan Glatzer and material
concerning Ivan Boesky, Henry Crown, Lois Foster, and Abraham Shiffman.

Henry August Papers
Inclusive Dates: 1967-1998, n.d.
Arrangement: Organized under subseries, then alphabetical
Materials include press clippings, correspondence, photographs,
directories, reports, and publications. Subjects include notices of
appointments to the Board of Trustees and the Board of Fellows,
invitations to events, and thank you notes for donations. Other subjects
include membership information on the Board of Fellows, financial
investments of the University and background information on Brandeis.
The series also has incomplete run of "Brandeis Update", "On Campus",
"Brandeis Review" and other publications and press clippings.

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Folder List
Background Files
Box 1
          "The Board of Fellows," 1974
          "The Digest for Fellows," 1980, 1983
          "Fellows Newsletter," 1974
          8th Annual Conference, 1959
          9th Annual Conference, 1960
     Membership [R]
          Dates of Election, 1961
          Directory, 1980-1983, 1985-1987, 1989, 1991, 1993, 1994, 1996
              [9 folders]
     Individual members
          Berland, Abel--Photo with Don Roth and Abram Sachar, 1962
          Bernstein, Maurice, 1967
          Boesky, Ivan F., 1986
          Bornstein, Samuel--Guest list for science library dedication, 1957          
          Corwin, Dorothy--"Remembering Dee Dee," 2002
          Crown, Henry, 1983
          Field, Samuel--Induction ceremony materials, 1964
          Foster, Lois--Correspondence, n.d., 1978-1991
          Glatzer, Nolan--Photographs, n.d.
          Metzger, Morton--News clipping, n.d.
          Shiffman, Abraham, 1950-1959
Box 2
     Memoranda, 1949-1963 [2 folders]
     Meeting Minutes, 1954-1961

Henry August Papers [R]
Box 2
     Personal files
          Correspondence, 1978-1988
          Correspondence--Reinharz, Jehuda to Sylvia L. Wechsler,
          Correspondence--Tobin, Ben, 1971-1985
          Obituary, n.d.
          Photographs, n.d.
     University files
          The Brandeis Fellows, Directories, 1980-1982
          Brandeis University Investment Portfolio, 1967
          Campaign update, 1985-1989
          Facts about Brandeis, n.d.
          News clippings, 1967-1980
          University publications, 1977-1990 [2 folders]
          Brandeis University Fellows Certificate, n.d.

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