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COLLECTION Identifier: HOLLIS 12247322

Louis Dembitz Brandeis Visual Materials


Prints and photographs relating to the life and career of Louis Dembitz Brandeis.


  • 1856 - 1941

Physical Description

Extent is approximate.

Conditions Governing Access

Access to these papers is governed by the rules and regulations of the Harvard Law School Library. Open to the public without restrictions. This collection requires 2 business-day advance notice for retrieval.

Conditions Governing Use

The vast majority of material in Historical & Special Collections (HSC) is either in the public domain or under copyrights not controlled by HSC. If researchers wish to quote, publish, perform, reproduce or otherwise make any use of an item in HSC's collections that requires permission from the copyright holder(s) of the item, it is the researcher's responsibility to obtain all such permissions


1 collection (Approximately 70 prints and photographs contained in one 16 x 20 in. box and one 20 x 24 in. folder.)

The Louis Dembitz Brandeis visuals collection is a composite collection relating to the life and career of Brandeis. A portion of the collection consists of black and white copy photographs collected for the 1994 exhibition “Louis Dembitz Brandeis of Louisville, Boston, and Washington: a life well spent.” The originals from which these photographs were made are not owned by the Harvard Law School Library, and the copy photographs are for reference only and not to be reproduced for publication.

The prints and photographs have been organized by subject into ten folders. A majority of the original prints and photographs have been individually cataloged and digitized and can be viewed in HOLLIS Images – Harvard University’s online catalog for visual images. Copy photographs are not cataloged in HOLLIS Images.

Biography and Chronology

November 13, 1856
Born in Louisville, Kentucky
Student, Annene-Realschule, Dresden
LL.B. Harvard Law School
Lawyer, Warren & Brandeis, Boston
Instructor at Harvard Law School
March 23, 1891
Married Alice G. Goldmark of New York
Senior partner, Brandeis, Dunbar & Nutter, Boston
Head of the Provisional Executive Committee for Zionist Affairs
US Supreme Court Justice
October 5,1941
Died in Washington, DC.

Physical Location

Art Office, Langdell Hall

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Composite collection created from various sources.

Related Materials

  1. Louis Dembitz BrandeisPapers, 1881 - 1966, Harvard Law School Library (Hollis601607).
  2. Contact sheets from the exhibition reception are included in the collection: Photographs of Harvard Law School Events.

Processing Information

Processed by Melinda Spitzer Johnston, 2007

Brandeis, Louis Dembitz, 1856-1941. Visual materials, 1860s-1941: Finding Aid
Harvard Law School Library, Cambridge, MA 02138
Language of description

Repository Details

Part of the Harvard Law School Library, Historical & Special Collections Repository

Harvard Law School Library's Historical & Special Collections (HSC) collects, preserves, and makes available research materials for the study of the law and legal history. HSC holds over 8,000 linear feet of manuscripts, over 100,000 rare books, and more than 70,000 visual images.

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