Scope and Contents
This collection contains administrative and marketing records from the Department of University Advancement. Materials include promotional documents, development and fundraising plans, reports, and publications, as well as audiovisual materials and microfilm. Material in this collection ranges from 1857-2017, with the majority of material dating from 1980-2014.
Creation: 1857 -- 2017
Creation: Majority of material found within 1980 -- 2014
Language of Materials
This collection contains some restricted material. Restrictions related to specific material are listed in the detailed contents list.
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 division of University Advancement oversees fundraising, alumni relations, and donor relations for Tufts University (Tufts University Fact Book 2017-2018). University Advancement has its roots in the mid-1970s expansion of the Resources division, when the division began to focus on managing funds and campaigns. Previously, external relations and fundraising had been overseen by different departments in a more ad hoc manner. By 1976, a Director of Fundraising had been hired under the Vice-President of Resources (Tufts University Fact Book 1976-1977). In 1978, the Development division was created, which oversaw alumni, community, and government relations and included a budget officer (Tufts University Fact Book 1978-1979). The following year, in 1979, the department was renamed University Development and continued to grow with the creation of new positions and reorganizations of department hierarchies (Tufts University Fact Book 1979-1980). In 2003, the division changed its name to University Advancement (Tufts University Fact Book 2003-2004).
18 Linear Feet (11 record cartons, 6 letter size document boxes, 5 half letter size document boxes, 1 legal size document box
30 Digital Object(s)