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Office of the Vice President for Arts, Sciences, and Technology Records

Call Number: UA061

Scope and Contents

This collection includes meeting minutes, correspondence, memos, reports, audio tapes and documents pertaining to committee work and retreats, statistics on budget, faculty and students, appointment books, two CDs of the HEI website, and a paperweight.


  • Majority of material found within 1992 -- 1998
  • 1987 -- 2003


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Conditions Governing Access

All records in this collection are closed for 75 years.

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 Office of the Vice President for Arts, Sciences and Technology (also known as the Vice President for Arts, Sciences and Engineering) was established in the fall of 1986 and ceased to exist in 2001. Various deans, including the Dean of Liberal Arts and Jackson, the Dean of the School of Engineering, and the Dean of the Graduate School of Art and Sciences, reported to the VP for A, S & T. The Office of the VP for A, S & T influenced a broad range of academic policies through its Policy Council, an executive group of administrative and academic deans in Arts & Sciences. The Vice President for Arts, Sciences and Technology (VP for A, S & T) reported to the University Provost and Senior Vice President. The activities of this high-level administrative office included: strategic planning for student, faculty and program development; addressing issues of diversity and the quality of intellectual life at Tufts; developing new offices to handle ever changing academic and organizational issues; spearheading initiatives such as the Higher Education Initiative (HEI); creating and overseeing task forces, such as the Task Force on Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Life.


2.9 Linear Feet (3 boxes)

1 Digital Object(s)


The collection is organized into five series: Policy Council files; Task Force on Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Life files; Appointment calendars; the Higher Education Initiative; and Annual Reports.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Jennifer Phillips, supervised by Susanne Belovari. During processing 3 linear feet of records were moved from UA060 to UA045 (Dean of Art and Sciences, records) because it was determined that they were inappropriately located with the VP for A, S & T files at the time of accession. Even though the Task Force on Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Life was a separate body from the Office of the VP for A, S & T, its files were kept in this collection because of a lack of documentation on the activities of the Task Force elsewhere. A restriction of 75 years was placed on some of the Task Force material because it may contain sensitive personal information. Processed by Jennifer Phillips, March 2007.

Processing status

This collection is processed.
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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