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Office of Publications Records

Call Number: UA012

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Scope and Contents

This collection is composed of photographs, negatives, slides, and digital images of Tufts University from 1908 to 2009. Aside from photographic materials, the collection also contains newspaper clippings, brochures, publications, and press releases. The bulk of the collection consists of images of the Tufts campus as well as its students, faculty, and staff. The collection also captures many aspects of life at Tufts, such as events and locations that define the school, the social and academic life of students, and the professional life of faculty and staff. A large portion of the collection are stock images captured by professional photographers for publications and marketing purposes, although a number of snapshot-style images donated by alums, faculty, and staff are also included.


  • 1908 -- 2009
  • Majority of material found within 1960 -- 2002


Language of Materials



This collection contains some restricted material. Restrictions related to specific material are listed in the detailed contents list. This collection may require review before it is available for use. Please contact DCA 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 Digital Collections and Archives 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.


This collection is organized into five series: Buildings and grounds; Students; Faculty and staff; Subject files; and Unprocessed accessions.


22.1 Linear Feet (24 boxes)

8 Digital Object(s)

Biographical / Historical

The Office of Publications is one of four departments comprising Tufts Office of Communications. This Office is responsible producing magazines, newsletters, and marketing material for Tufts University. Through design and writing the Office of Publication aims to capture and share the visual and intellectual identity of the University. The Office also offers editorial, design, and project management services for Tufts departments, and maintains external contracts with photographers and design firms.

Processing Information

This collection was processed in winter 2010 by MacKenzie Brigham, DCA Collections Assistant, under the supervision of Susanne Belovari, Archivist for Reference and Collections. Due to the large number of accessions represented in this collection, original order was hard to determine and maintain. Most slides and internegatives were rehoused for preservation purposes. Materials that were found together (ex: materials found in same projector wheel or slide case) were rehoused together in plastic protectors. There was also an attempt to maintain original labels and titles provided by the Office of Publications. New titles were assigned when titles did not exist to begin with or when original titles were not descriptive and inhibited access. Labels assigned by archivist are identified by brackets.

Processing status

This collection is partially processed.

Repository Details

Part of the Digital Collections and Archives, Tufts University Repository

35 Professors Row
Tisch Library Building
Tufts University
Medford Massachusetts 02155 United States