University Chaplaincy Records
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.
- Creation: circa 1865 -- 2022
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 Tufts Archival Research Center 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
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.
13.95 Linear Feet
1 Web sites
38 Digital Object(s)
Language of Materials
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.
This collection consists of six series: Web crawls; 2018 accessions; Unprocessed accessions; Born digital materials; 2020 -- 2021 accessions, and 2023 accessions.
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.
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. 2023 accessions were similarly processed by Kate McNally, Records and Accessioning Archivist, in June 2023. Received order was maintained. A file-level inventory was created, and series and collection-level description were updated at the time of processing.