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Tufts University Center for Children Records

Call Number: UA110

Scope and Contents

This collection contains a pamphlet about the Tufts University Center for Children, and annual reports and newsletters in pdf format.


  • 1999 -- 2003


Language of Materials



This collection contains some retricted 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 one series: Publications and reports.


.4 Linear Feet (1 box)

5 Digital Object(s)

1 Megabytes

Biographical / Historical

The Tufts University Center for Children was created in July 1999, following two years of planning that involved faculty workshops and a steering committee process led by then Vice Provost June Aprille. The Center was sponsored by the Provost’s office, and was founded by Donald Wertlieb; Howard Spivak served as its director starting in 2002. Its mission was to create and facilitate “interdisciplinary research, service, education, training and social education advancing the well-being of children, their families, and their communities.” The Center also coordinated communication between departments by way of an electronic mailing list of faculty, staff, and community partners. Exact dates of the Center’s termination are unclear, but it appears to have become defunct between 2008 and 2011.

Specific projects the Center took on included the development of multidisciplinary courses involving child development; securing grants to support child development programs both at Tufts and abroad; and creating collaborations with other organizations both on and off campus, such as the Tufts Institute for the Environment, and Community Medicine in Boston and Medford. Additionally, the Center hosted educational resources for parents on its website: it listed links to other organizations focusing on childhood issues, a database of job and internship listings, and a set of resources for parents to deal with the events of 9/11.

Custodial History

This brochure in the collection was previously part of a group of random brochures and pamphlets created by Tufts University.

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