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Tufts Daily Records
Scope and Contents
- 1905 -- 2021
Conditions Governing Use
Immediate Source of Acquisition
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
Biographical / Historical
Particularly valuable are the Tufts Daily photographs documenting campus life - the people, places, events, and activities of Tufts University.
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.