Brandeis University is located nine miles west of Boston, in Waltham, Massachusetts. It is one of the newest private research universities in Massachusetts, as well as the only nonsectarian, Jewish-sponsored college or university in the country. The university was founded in 1948 and named for the late Louis Dembitz Brandeis, the distinguished associate justice of the United States Supreme Court.This co-educational institution for higher education and research provides undergraduate and graduate courses. As a research institution, Brandeis specializes in humanities, arts, and the social, natural, and physical sciences.As an institution for higher education, the university boasts six principal academic components. Brandeis in the Berkshires and Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (BOLLI) provide non-credit academic programs for adult learners.The advanced libraries, as with most modern facilities, hold a valuable collection of more than 1 million print volumes, 880,000 microforms, 385,000 U.S. documents, and more than 16,000 current serial and journal subscriptions.