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Office of University Counsel Records

Call Number: UA148

Scope and Contents

This collection contains the chronological correspondence files from the Office of General Counsel, specifically Mary Lee Jacobs, and documents related to the transfer of the Tufts Cannon from the United States Navy to Tufts.

Scope and Contents

This collection contains correspondence and memos from the Office of the University Counsel.


  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1994 -- 1999
  • Creation: 1984 -- 2019



Records containing information related to student education, staff and faculty employment, and Board of Trustees records are closed for 75 years from the date of creation.

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

The Office of University Counsel coordinates the delivery of all legal services on behalf of Tufts University.

As in-house counsel, this office provides advice and support to the University's administrative and academic personnel on a broad range of matters, including employee relations, real estate transactions, contracts, subpoena compliance, litigation and policy development.

The Office of University Counsel is part of the University Relations Division. The three arms of the division are the Office of the University Counsel, the Office of Community and Government Relations, and the Office of Communications.


9.6 Linear Feet (8 boxes)

1 Digital Object(s)

128 Kilobytes

Language of Materials



This collection is arranged into two series: Chronological Correspondence Files and 2020 accessions.

Processing Information

Processed by Laura Cutter, supervised by Veronica Martzahl, 2008-03-07. Folders are arranged chronologically from earliest to latest, with memos ordered before letters. Material within folders is usually arranged from latest to earliest. 2020 accessions were processed by Records and Accessioning Archivist, Jane Kelly, in Spring 2020.

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