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University Chaplaincy Records

 Collection
Call Number: UA116

Scope and Contents

This collection contains materials created by or associated with the University Chaplaincy. Materials include correspondence, publications, fliers, newsletters, photographs and slides, hymnals and song books, VHS and cassette tapes, born digital audio, video, and photographic materials, as well as web crawls of the Tufts University Chaplaincy website. The collection documents Chaplaincy programming and events and Chaplaincy participation in University events, the work of specific chaplains and chaplaincies, the history of Goddard Chapel, the history of religion at Tufts, and the Chaplaincy's outreach efforts.

Dates

  • circa 1865 -- 2021

Creator

Access

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.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred by the University Chaplaincy, 2018, accession UA-2019-002; 2020, accession UA-2021-019; 2021, accessions UA-2021-034 and UA-2022-029.

Arrangement

This collection consists of five series: Web crawls; 2018 accessions; Unprocessed accessions; Born digital materials; and 2020 -- 2021 accessions.

Extent

13.95 Linear Feet

1 web_sites

5.6 Gigabytes

32 Digital Object(s)

Language of Materials

English

Overview

This collection contains materials created by or associated with the University Chaplaincy, documenting programming and events, the work of specific chaplains and chaplaincies, the history of Goddard Chapel, the history of religion at Tufts, and the Chaplaincy's outreach efforts.

Biographical / Historical

Edwin Courtlandt Bolles was made the first chaplain of the university in 1905. Today, the Tufts Chaplaincy is committed to modeling interreligious harmony and well-being at Tufts. Each chaplain serves those who are in his, her, or their tradition through regular worship and other programs. Valuing pluralism and multiculturalism, it educates tomorrow's leaders for global citizenship by actively encouraging dialogue and cooperation among the wide variety of religious traditions on the campuses.

Processing Information

This collection is partially processed. 2018 accessions and born digital materials were processed by Leah Edelman and Margaret Peachy in 2018-2019. Physical materials were placed in archival boxes if the original housing was damaged, and loose materials were placed in folders where needed; received order was maintained. Born digitial materials were stabilizied and bagged using Bagger; open materials were uploaded to and made available via Box, and closed materials were ingested to the Dark Archive. File-level inventories and series-level descriptions were created, and the finding aid was updated at the time of processing. Web sites were crawled by Archive-It and web crawl information is updated in the finding aid annually.

The 2020 and 2021 accessions were processed by Records and Accessioning Archivist Jane Kelly in 2021. Materials were bagged using Bagger and ingested to the Tufts Digital Library. Received order was maintained. 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

Contact:
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Tufts University
Medford Massachusetts 02155 United States
617-627-3737