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Ginn Library Records

Call Number: UA198

Scope and Contents

This collection contains records created by and related to the Edwin Ginn Library in the Fletcher School and includes correspondence, ledgers, minutes, posters, reports, serials, and subject files.


  • 1931 -- 2010


Language of Materials



This collection contains some restricted material. Restrictions related to specific material are listed in the detailed contents list. The Subject files series 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 three series: Annual reports; Subject files; and Photographs and posters.

Related Materials

UA137, Tisch Library records, DCA.


4.7 Linear Feet (5 boxes and 1 oversize folder)

2 Digital Object(s)

Biographical / Historical

The Edwin Ginn Library (1938-present) was established in 1938 as the official library for the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy (Graduate School of International Affairs). The library was named after donor Edwin Ginn, a former Tufts alumnus who graduated in 1862, and who made significant financial gifts to the university over the course of his life.

Prior to the establishment of the Ginn Library, the materials that started the library collection were part of Ginn's personal collection and were called the Library for World Peace Foundation. The library was originally intended to be a research collection for graduate students (Light on the Hill, 592).

As of 2011, the Edwin Ginn Library provides collections, services and technology that anticipate and meet the research and instructional needs of The Fletcher School. The Library maintains a research and study environment conducive to exploration, discovery and knowledge creation. The library's collection of primary and secondary reference and research materials has been developed with attention to the content of The Fletcher School curriculum and the research interests of students and faculty. The library contains over 120,000 volumes, including 270 current periodicals and serials. The Tufts University Libraries share over 30,000 electronic publications and databases. Ginn Library's collection covers the fields of international law and organizations; human rights; economic and political development; international energy resources and environmental matters; international security and peacekeeping; conflict negotiation; international business and finance; and the uses of the sea and outer space. The Ginn Library entrance is located on the first floor of the Mugar building.

Processing Information

Some of the materials in this collection were originally part of the Tisch Library records (UA137). During the course of processing the Tisch Library records, it was decided to remove the Ginn Library materials and create a new collection. Although the Ginn and Tisch Libraries are both part of the Tufts University library system, the libraries are separate entities. This collection was processed by Abigail Cramer under the supervision of Veronica Martzahl in October and November 2010.

Processing status

This collection is processed.

Repository Details

Part of the Tufts Archival Research Center Repository

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