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Tufts Daily Records

Call Number: UA176

Scope and Contents

This collection includes photographic prints, negatives, slides, CD-Rs, and photograph and production files extracted from CD-R disks once used in the production of the Tufts Daily newspaper. It also contains documents, such as information sheets for the negatives, contact sheets, and office documentation, podcasts, and scripts. The predominant file formats in this collection include the following, in order of prevalence: Exif, TIFF, JPEG, Microsoft Word documents, plain text files, PDF, and QuarkXPress documents.


  • Creation: 1905 -- 2021



This collection is open for research.

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. The Tufts Daily transfers to the Tufts University Digital Collections and Archives legal title, copyright, and literary property rights of the photographic prints and negatives it transfers to the Tufts University Digital Collections and Archives in as far as the Tufts Daily holds those rights and title. Digital Collections and Archives agrees that the Tufts Daily shall retain the right to reproduce and/or publish the images in the collection for its own purposes. In granting permission to third parties to publish images from the collection, the DCA will request that the photographer's name, if known, be included in the credit line for each image so used in addition to the Tufts Daily's name and the DCA collection number. In cases where the photographer is unknown, images will be credited with the Tufts Daily's name and the DCA collection number. The Tufts Daily agrees that Digital Collections and Archives has the responsibility for the final disposition of any and all material in this gift.

Biographical / Historical

The Tufts Daily, founded in 1980, is the daily undergraduate student newspaper for Tufts University. Its mission is to provide a source of news for the Tufts community, a forum for the exchange of ideas, and a means for students to gain experience in journalism. It covers university news, sports, and events as well as some national and international news. It also includes editorials, a calendar of events, and syndicated comics. Published and distributed free of charge on class days during the academic year, the Tufts Daily is student-run and receives no financial support from Tufts University.

Particularly valuable are the Tufts Daily photographs documenting campus life - the people, places, events, and activities of Tufts University.


13.65 Linear Feet (26 boxes)

751 Digital Object(s) (Of the 751 digital objects, 689 have extent information and comprise 15,137 files.)

51.71 Gigabytes (Of the 726 digital objects, 664 have extent information and comprise 51.71 GB.)

Language of Materials



This collection contains the records of the Tufts Daily.


This collection is organized into six series: Photographs; Negatives; Slides; 2018 accessions; Production files; and Podcasts and scripts.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred by the Tufts Daily, 2005 -- 2021.

Related Materials

UP029: Tufts Daily, 1980 -- 2020. Tufts University. Digital Collections and Archives. Medford, MA.

Processing Information

This collection is processed.

During processing every effort was made to maintain the original order and file titles kept by the Daily staff. Where it was impossible to ascertain original order and title, this was noted in the item level description.

The photographic prints were put into folders. Most negatives were originally housed in binders. Some negatives were crumpled and damaged due to long term exposure to moisture. Negatives were transferred to archival quality sleeves and stored in drop front boxes so as to flatten the negatives. The slides were re-housed in archival slide boxes. Random items, such as light bulbs and musical discs, which accompanied the collection, were weeded.

2018 accessions were processed by Leah Edelman and Alejandra Garcia in 2018. Photographs and negatives were placed in archival boxes and folders. Received order was maintained where possible. Photographs on CD-R were transferred to a stabilization queue for the Digital Archivist. A box-level inventory and series-level description were created and the finding aid was updated at the time of processing.

Photographs and production files on CD-Rs were stabilized in 2018 -- 2019 by Rose Koven using Bagger. The extracted files were processed in 2020 -- 2021 by Records and Accessioning Archivist Jane Kelly. Duplicate files and low-resolution copies of photographs were deleted. A file-level inventory was created, and series and collection-level description were updated at the time of processing. Files were copied to Box for access by Jane Kelly and Archives and Research Assistant Cassandra Anderson. Please note that files were not converted for access and all may not be viewable in Box.

Podcasts and scripts were processed by Records and Accessioning Archivist, Jane Kelly, in May 2021. Materials were bagged using Bagger and ingested to the Tufts Digital Library. 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

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