News and Events


A portrait of Louis Brandeis between two armchairs and a small table

March 10, 2020

The portrait, attributed as a gift of the artist Charles J. Fox, depicts the associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States in his judicial robes while sitting with a book.

Three people stand in front of a Caste banner

March 2, 2020

J-CASTE advances peer-reviewed scholarship across disciplines into caste systems in South Asia and beyond and considers the marginalization and inter-generational oppression of religious, racial and cultural minorities throughout the world.

Shelf of books

February 3, 2020

Students, faculty and staff contributed recommendations for our book display celebrating Black History Month!

Black and white image of three men in front of microphones

December 4, 2019

Nineteen minutes of rarely-seen 1969 television film footage are available to see in the Brandeis University Archives & Special Collections reading room.

Annual Report

Farber exterior with fall foliage
The 2018-2019 annual report covers the Ithaka S+R survey, loan and consultation data, event highlights, space updates, staff achievements, and new collections!
Previous Annual Reports


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