The Brandeis University Archives collections reflect many aspects of Brandeis University's history, development and function. The following are examples of the types of collections available in the University Archives, and contain links to finding aids that are available for research.
Important Note: Not all collections have electronic finding aids. Eventually all collections will have a presence in the Finding Aids Database. In the meantime, try the search methods described on this page, and please contact us with any questions about our materials.
The University Archives has an extensive collection of images, primarily black and white photographic negatives, that document the history and activities of Brandeis University. Most of the images were created by the Department of University Photography and represent the work of the University Photographer of that time period. These are: Ralph Norman, University Photographer from 1950 to 1981, Julian Brown, University Photographer from 1981 to 2001, and Michael Lovett, University Photographer from Nov. 2001 to the present.
There are two ways to search for University photographs.
Photographs which were created by the University Photographer from 1999 to June 2007 have been acquired by the University Archives and are currently being processed. While we are releasing items for public use continually, a large portion of them remain unavailable. We hope to finish the processing of these negatives by early 2024. We thank you for your patience while we work to describe and preserve these materials.