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Comedy and the Constitution: The Legacy of Lenny Bruce

September 23rd, 2016 · Comments Off on Comedy and the Constitution: The Legacy of Lenny Bruce

“Comedy and the Constitution: The Legacy of Lenny Bruce”
OCTOBER 27-28, 2016

Free-speech pioneer. Satirist. Cultural Icon.


Comedian Lenny Bruce’s legacy is the focus of an up-coming, two-day conference at Brandeis. “Comedy and the Constitution” will mark the formal opening of the collection of archival material that the university acquired from Bruce’s daughter, Kitty Bruce, with a generous grant from the Hugh M. Hefner Foundation.

The conference will be held Oct. 27-28, 2016 in Goldfarb Library.
Full schedule and more information:

Students who would like to apply for free registration should email to express their interest.

Tags: Constituents · Faculty · Graduate Students · Learning, Teaching, and Scholarship · Research · Scholarly Information Resources · Staff · Undergraduate Students

Faculty Night at the Archives

September 9th, 2016 · Comments Off on Faculty Night at the Archives

All Brandeis faculty are cordially invited to a special showcase of treasures 
from University Archives & Special Collections, Tuesday, September 13, 4pm.

Come one, come all! Whatever the discipline, we’ve got something for you.
Learn how you can incorporate these rare and unique materials into your classes and your research.

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Faculty Night at the Archives
Tuesday, September 13th
4 – 6 pm
University Archives & Special Collections
Goldfarb Library, Level 2

Light refreshments will be served
Open to all Brandeis faculty

Any questions? Please contact:
Chloe Morse-Harding, Reference Archivist
Surella Seelig, Archives & Special Collections Outreach Librarian

Tags: Faculty · Learning, Teaching, and Scholarship · Research · Scholarly Information Resources

Improved Interlibrary Loan Service

August 16th, 2016 · Comments Off on Improved Interlibrary Loan Service

Interlibrary Loan just got better!

You can now keep track of everything you have borrowed in one place!

All materials received from other libraries, regardless of how the requests are submitted, will now appear in your Brandeis library account (“My Account” in OneSearch) along with your Brandeis library materials.


You can renew all your Interlibrary Loan materials from My Account as well! Just click on the ILL Renewals link in My Account, and this will take you directly to the renewals page in your ILL account.

Now everything you have borrowed via Interlibrary Loan will also accrue overdue fines the same way as your Brandeis materials. Of course, you can avoid overdue fines by returning your loans on time! Visit our late fees page to learn more about our overdue and lost book policies.

Want to know more about getting books from other libraries? Check out our Interlibrary Loan self-help guide!

If you have questions, please contact us at

Tags: Faculty · Graduate Students · Learning, Teaching, and Scholarship · Research · Scholarly Information Resources · Staff · Support Services · Undergraduate Students

Brandeis Joins the Center for Research Libraries

July 11th, 2016 · Comments Off on Brandeis Joins the Center for Research Libraries

The Brandeis Library has become a member of the non-profit Center for Research Libraries (CRL), an important international consortium of research libraries, making a vast new collection of expertly-curated scholarly resources available to the Brandeis community. Many CRL materials were previously unavailable to Brandeis patrons, required significant staff intervention to acquire, or were cost-prohibitive.

CRL collections will appear automatically in the library catalog and will be delivered via our Interlibrary Loan service after requesting. CRL materials can be searched and requested via OneSearch or WorldCat. You may also search the CRL catalog or browse the CRL topic guides to find out more about collections available to you. A Subject Liaison can help you identify CRL materials that might be useful in your research.

From the CRL Website:

The Center for Research Libraries provides a shared collection of five million books, journals, documents and newspapers to supplement member libraries’ holdings in the humanities, science, and social sciences. CRL materials can be obtained for extended loan periods, allowing for intensive use of long runs of publications and archives. With a strategic emphasis on expanding electronic access to international primary source collections, CRL participates in a number of cooperative digitization efforts, yielding over 15 million pages of digitized content to date.

CRL resources include:

  • 6,500 international newspapers, some from as early as the 1700s—the largest circulating collection of newspapers in North America
  • 4,500 U.S. newspapers, including 2,000 ethnic titles
  • Foreign journals rarely held in U.S. libraries, with a focus on science and technology
  • Access to rich holdings in Science, Technology, and Engineering print serials through a partnership with the Linda Hall Library
  • More than 800,000 non U.S. dissertations
  • Area Studies: major collections from Africa, Latin America, Middle East, Europe, Asia, and South Asia, in various formats

Tags: Faculty · Graduate Students · Research · Scholarly Information Resources · Undergraduate Students

LTS Announces Several New Databases

July 7th, 2016 · Comments Off on LTS Announces Several New Databases

We’re excited to announce that LTS has added a number of excellent databases:

LGBTQ History and Culture since 1940: “This archive illuminates the experiences not just of the LGBTQ community as a whole, but of individuals of different races, ethnicities, ages, religions, political orientations, and geographical locations that constitute this community. Historical records of political and social organizations founded by LGBTQ individuals are featured, as well as publications by and for lesbians and gays, and extensive coverage of governmental responses to the AIDS crisis. The archive also contains personal correspondence and interviews with numerous LGBTQ individuals, among others. The archive includes gay and lesbian newspapers from more than 35 countries, reports, policy statements, and other documents related to gay rights and health, including the worldwide impact of AIDS, materials tracing LGBTQ activism in Britain from 1950 through 1980, and more. In addition, the archive encompasses extensive material related to feminism, women’s rights, and women’s concerns. Documents span from 1940 to 2014, with the bulk from 1950 to 1990.”

Black Freedom Struggle in the 20th Century: Organizational Records and Personal Papers, Part I “Includes records of major civil rights organizations and personal papers of leaders and observers of the 20th century Black freedom struggle. The three major civil rights organizations are the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, and the National Association of Colored Women’s Clubs. Papers of civil rights leaders included in this collection are those of the civil rights and labor leader A. Philip Randolph; the long-time civil rights activist and organizer of the March on Washington, Bayard Rustin, the papers of the pioneering educator Mary McLeod Bethune, and the records of Claude A. Barnett’s Associated Negro Press.”

To our historical newspaper collections, we have added two prominent black newspapers:

These newspapers will support historical research and the study of African-American culture, politics, and art.

LTS has also acquired updates to ProQuest Congressional, bringing some items current through 2011 and some through present day.

We hope that you’ll explore these amazing resources. As always, feel free to ask us questions about how to get the most out of these library resources!

Tags: Faculty · Graduate Students · Learning, Teaching, and Scholarship · Research · Scholarly Information Resources · Undergraduate Students

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