Family History

Researching your family's history at Tufts? We can help!

Our collections include a wide variety of material documenting the history of student life and activity at Tufts, including student records, student newspapers and other publications, the Jumbo yearbook, and much more.

The best place to begin your research is Archives @ Tufts, where you may discover photographs of your family member or articles and materials related to their time at Tufts. From here you can easily schedule material for a visit to our Reading Room or order high resolution files of materials that are already digitized.

Other useful onsite resources include:

Digitized materials include:

  • The Jumbo, 1916 - 2021 - Tufts' undergraduate yearbook.
  • Newspapers @ Tufts - our online portal for browsing, searching, and reading Tufts University newspapers, including the Tufts Weekly, the Tufts Observer, and the Tufts Daily.

We're happy to provide research support to our patrons. For more information about our offsite reference services, please visit our Research webpage.