About Us

The Robert D. Farber University Archives & Special Collections Department offers a range of services to the Brandeis and broader research communities. In addition to acquiring, preserving, and providing access to primary source materials in all formats, the Archives & Special Collections Department:

The department was founded with the generous support of the late Leonard L. Farber, a former chairman of the Brandeis University Board of Trustees and namesake of the university's Leonard L. Farber Library. The University Archives is named for his son, Robert D. Farber (1948-1995). Farber received his bachelor's degree in studio arts from Brandeis University in 1970 and became a successful painter. Two of Farber's paintings are on permanent exhibit at the Archives.