Archive for June, 2013

Back in the year 2000, the Louis D. Brandeis Law School here at the University of Louisville asked former employee and artist Julia Ricketts to paint a mural of their namesake in the student lounge. Jules (as she was known around here) did a great job and ever since then his image has watched benignly […]


Without a doubt, the question I get asked the most, as the archivist of Brandeis’ papers, is where did he say ” You can have democracy or you can have great wealth concentrated in the hands of a few, but you cannot have both”? That quote has been kicking around for a few decades, but […]


I have started looking up old Louisville Courier-Journal articles for members of the Brandeis and Harlan families, with the goal of posting here anything interesting I find. First up is Louis D. Brandeis’ uncle, Lewis Dembitz. I have mentioned Dembitz before in my post about the Brandeises stay in Madison Indiana. He was Brandeis’ mother’s […]