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Secretary of the Faculty for Arts, Sciences and Engineering Records

Call Number: UA037

Scope and Contents

The records consist of the minutes of faculty meetings as well as supporting documentation. They record the actions taken by the faculty of Tufts College, and later the schools of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (College of Liberal Arts, Jackson College, and the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences) and the College of Engineering. The records of the Fletcher School and the Medical, Dental and Veterinary, and Nutrition Schools are kept within each school's records.


  • Creation: 1854 -- 2020



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.

Biographical / Historical

The Secretary of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences was established in 1854, and has remained a position in the university’s administration to the present day. The position’s primary function has been to support faculty members in the school of Arts and Sciences through various means. This has entailed keeping minutes and agendas of regular faculty meetings. It has also necessitated the maintenance of subject files regarding various committees, curricula, and student life. Additionally, the Secretary of the Faculty facilitates communication between faculty of the Arts and Sciences, faculty of the School of Engineering, and the university administration. This responsibility has taken various forms, including keeping track of records from secretaries of the School of Engineering, and Tufts’ graduate schools.


25.0 Linear Feet (22 boxes)

55 Volumes

502 Digital Object(s) (Of the 502 digital objects, one contains 1,648 files.)

1.32 Gigabytes

Language of Materials



The records consist of the minutes of faculty meetings in Tufts College, and later the schools of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and the College of Engineering.


The collection is organized in four series: Faculty meeting minutes; Subject and committee files; and Official papers, and Unprocessed accessions.

Related Materials

UA193, University Microfilm Collection, DCA

Processing Information

Index to the Faculty Meeting Minutes, 1981-88 in documentation folder. Numbering Note: File unit 001 contains 12 volumes that were previously housed on shelves in the DCA stacks (blue barcoded), making them items 1-12. Each volume was listed as both a file unit and an item in ReDiscovery. Due to their fragile state, these 12 volumes were housed together in a single record carton. As a result, the numbering of file units in this series skips from 1 to 13, but there are NO missing boxes or items between 2-12.

Processing Information

This collection is partially processed. Digital material from accessions UA-2020-039 and UA-2021-037 were processed by Records and Accessioning Archivist, Jane Kelly, in July 2020 and June 2021. Materials were bagged using Bagger and ingested to the Tufts Digital Library. A file-level inventory was created, and series and collection-level description were updated at the time of processing.

Repository Details

Part of the Tufts Archival Research Center Repository

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