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Tufts Institute of the Environment Records

Call Number: UA056

Scope and Contents

This collection contains materials related to the Tufts Institute of the Environment including practicums, reports, surveys, minutes, agendas, press releases, grants, scrapbooks, photographs, and awards.


  • Creation: 1992 -- 2017


Language of Materials



University records are closed for 20 years from the date of their creation. Records older than 20 years that do not pertain to student education, staff and faculty employment and Board of Trustees records are open for research.

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

Tufts Institute of the Environment (TIE) was created in 1998 in response to a need that developed out of the rich history of earlier environmental programs and activity at Tufts University. As early as 1962, Tufts offered environmental classes, long before most other universities saw the need for such programs. In 1984 The Center for Environmental Management was established, which with the help of the EPA focused on interdisciplinary training and outreach. A precursor to TIE it supported more than 65 faculty members to conduct research projects, training, and outreach. In 1990 Tufts was the birthplace of University Leaders for a Sustainable Future and lead signatory on the Talloires Declaration which articulated the responsibility of universities to work on environmental problems. 1990, 93, and 97 saw the birth of the Tufts Environmental Literacy Institute (TELI), The Global Development and Environment Institute (GDAE), and the Tufts Center for Conservation Medicine (TuftsCCM), respectively.

Today, with core funding from the Provost Office, TIE is the hub for environmental research, teaching, and leadership at Tufts. We support many research projects, hold or co-sponsor events, and help to highlight the ongoing and growing number environmental activities.


4.8 Linear Feet (4 boxes)

2 Digital Object(s)


This collection is arranged in two series: Water: Systems, Science and Society practicums; and Additional accessions.

Processing status

This collection is minimally processed.

Repository Details

Part of the Tufts Archival Research Center Repository

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