The Tufts University Archives, managed by Digital Collections and Archives, documents the history of the Tufts University from 1852 to the the present. The University Archives consists of several thousand linear feet of records including administrative records (presidents, provosts, deans, and department records, faculty files, undergraduate and graduate student records) photographs and other audiovisual materials; and publications that document the history of Tufts University. The University Archives includes theses and doctoral dissertations. All University Archives are described in online findings aids in the Tufts Digital Library. From the finding aids you may request to review material in our reading room or request scans.
DCA has also digitized or created a selection of historical sources, which are available through the Tufts Digital Library. In many cases you may be able to find the information you need among the resources listed on this page.
- The online-only Concise Encyclopedia of Tufts History tells you about the history of Tufts, its traditions, events, buildings, and people. If there is no entry on the topic you’re researching, please let us know.
- In Light on the Hill: A History of Tufts College, Volume I and Volume II , Russell Miller, Tufts’ first University Historian, chronicles the history of Tufts from its founding through the mid-1980s.
- High on the Hill, a pamphlet-style publication by the Alumni Council, presents Tufts traditions and lore through a tour of its Medford campus.
- Many historical images of Tufts are available through Tufts Online Photographs.
- Check out historic snapshots of the Tufts Homepage since 1997, courtesy of Internet Archive, Wayback Machine.
- Learn more about resources documenting Jumbo the Elephant.
- Curious about the Tufts Time Capsule?