Class Visits

Digital Collections and Archives is eager to partner with undergraduate and graduate classes from all disciplines across the University to introduce, develop, and support primary source research skills through our manuscript and University record collections.  

We offer a variety of established active learning activities and work with you to develop course-specific programming for both in-person and remote learning. Come teach with us!

Color photo of a faculty member and two younger women working with archival materials.
Virginia Drachman, center, with Julia Bell, A18, left, as Emma Cook, G18, examines a yearbook. Photo: Anna Miller

Preparing for Your Class Visit

Besides our active learning activities, our staff provides supporting materials that include information about our hours and services, links and descriptions of relevant collection material, information about registering for a Tufts Archives and Special Collections Research (TASCR) account, and guidance for citing archival material.

As of September 2021 our Reading Room is open to Tufts students, faculty, and staff by appointment only. Please email to schedule a research visit.  

We continue to offer active learning and orientation through Zoom. Please visit our update page for more information.

Our Reading Room is located on the ground floor of Tisch Library on the Medford Campus. Tufts Medford campus affiliates may swipe into the side door on Professors Row, though groups may wish to meet in the Lobby.

Please review our Reading Room policy in advance of your visit. Lockers and a coat closet are available for visitors’ belongings. Pencils (freely available), notebooks, laptops, and cellphones are welcome in the Reading Room, but food and drink are not.