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Office of the Board of Trustees Records

Call Number: UA003
Scope and Contents

This collection contains the records of the activities of the Board of Trustees from 1848 on. The bulk of these materials are arranged in chronological order by the date on which the meeting occurred. The collection contains meeting announcements, agendas, minutes, memos, reports, clippings, photographs, correspondence, event records, budget materials, policies, strategic plans, degree lists, honorary degree files, and commencement programs. Files labeled “working papers” contain meeting announcements, agendas, minutes, letters, memos, and supplemental material (i.e., reports and newspaper and journal articles) related to the specific meeting. Although the earliest material in the collections dates to the founding of the college, working papers of the full board meetings and various committee meetings were not regularly kept until the fall of 1974.


Records containing information related to student education, staff and faculty employment, and Board of Trustees records are closed for 75 years from the date of creation. This collection may require review before it is available for use. Please contact TARC for further details.

Conditions Governing Use

Some material in this collection may be protected by copyright and other rights. Please see “Reproductions and Use” on the Tufts Archival Research Center website for more information about reproductions and permission to publish. Copyright to all materials created by Tufts University employees in the course of their work is held by the Trustees of Tufts University.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred by the Board of Trustees, 2006 -- 2023.


This collection is organized into 22 series: Full Board, Executive Committee, Academic Affairs Committee, Administration and Finance Committee, Audit Committee, Honorary Degree Committee working papers and subject files, Committee on Trusteeship, University Advancement Committee, Compensation Committee, Subcommittee Buildings and Grounds, Subject Files, Board of Visitors Committee, Investment Committee, Compiled Subject Files, Artifacts and photographs, Office files, Trustees Weekend Working Papers and Minutes, Financial and Investment Records, Campaign Committees, Student Affairs Committee, Ad Hoc Committee on Anti-Semitism, and Additional accessions.

Creation: 1848 -- 2023
163.47 Linear Feet (158 boxes)
3 Volumes
1 Artifact(s)
506 Digital Object(s) (506 digital objects comprising 16,043 files)
19.96 Gigabytes
Related Names
Trustees of Tufts College
Office of the Trustees
Language of Materials