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Photographs, negatives, and Scientific Baseball (manual), 1870 -- 2013, bulk: 1950 -- 1990

Call Number: UA046.003

Scope and Contents

This series contains photographs and negatives from 1870 to 2013 that include photos of teams, players, coaches, sporting events, and athletic department staff. Most photographs are about football. Sports such as baseball, basketball, cross-country, hockey, sailing, tennis, swimming, track, and wrestling are also well represented. Most of the early photographs were taken by professional sports photographers. By the 1970s the volume of photographs increases dramatically. A large number of these pictures are candid snapshots taken by amateur photographers or members of the department. Many of these images are unidentified and marginally organized. Most negatives are located in box # 72 but some negatives are stored with the photographs. Most photographs relating directly to Rocky Carzo and his career at Tufts are in box #106.

The baseball manual is a 44 page document written by John Thomas "Jack" Slattery, dated 1916. Slattery was a catcher in the American League, a manager and coach for the Boston Braves, and a coach at Tufts from 1914-17.

See series 10 for additional sports photos used in the research for Jumbo Footprints.


  • Creation: 1870 -- 2013
  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1950 -- 1990



Open for research.


29.8 Linear Feet

490 Digital Object(s)

Language of Materials



This series is arranged by sport and within each sport arranged chronologically. Box # 38 contains photographs found after initial cataloging and contain a variety of photographs from different sports and events. Box # 72 contains most negatives but some are mixed in with photos. Box #105, #106, and #107 come from a separate accession and were added to the series in Jan, 2007.

Repository Details

Part of the Tufts Archival Research Center Repository

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Tufts University
Medford Massachusetts 02155 United States