From the Brandeis Archives

Archival snippets illuminating the history of Brandeis University

Abram Sachar

Abram Sachar

Featured Essay: 70 Years Ago Today, Brandeis Held Its First Day of Classes

Oct. 11, 2018 marked the 70th anniversary of the very first day of classes at Brandeis. Upon his induction as the first President of Brandeis University, Abram Sachar spoke of the founding principles of the new university. In this essay,  he describes the importance of diversity, equity and inclusion in this country and in this university.

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70 Years Ago Today, Brandeis Held Its First Day of Classes

The Lemberg Center for the Study of Violence Collection

Beautifully Together: A Look Back at the Brandeis University Three Chapels on Their 60th Anniversary

Early Documents of the Formation of Brandeis University

Brandeis National Women's Committee: The First Fifty Years

Harold Shapero Papers Now Available for Research

Robert Manners Papers

Lawrence Wien Collection Now Available

Festival of the Creative Arts

Milton Hindus Meets the Monstrous Giant Céline

The Brandeis Course Catalog: A Hidden Gem

Camelot Comes to Brandeis

The Brandeis Seal

Charlie Who?

Ralph Norman: A Gifted Presence

Denah Lida Papers

Brandeis University: The Campus and Its Past

Honoring Women's Month: A Look Back at Feminist Activism on the Brandeis Campus

The Brandeis Grape Arbor?

Debunking Urban Legends About Brandeis Architecture

Now Available: Lawrence H. Fuchs Papers

What was Middlesex University?