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Center for Interdisciplinary Studies Records

Call Number: UA207

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of audio and audiovisual materials, course materials, newspaper clippings, publications, reports, and student records related to the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies.


  • Creation: 1992 -- 2010


Language of Materials



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 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 Center for Interdisciplinary Studies at Tufts University was established in June, 1992. Its purpose is to "bring together programs under one umbrella to increase the dialogue among the programs and spark joint endeavors, deepen our collective understanding of the nature, aims, and methods of interdisciplinary teaching, create new courses, new formats for experiential learning and new methods of faculty development, and generate various kinds of special programming, including lectures, workshops and symposia on interdisciplinary topics" (Bulletin, 1997-1998).

One early event was the Somerville Conversations. In 1995, The Center for Interdisciplinary Studies worked with the city of Somerville to unite Somerville residents, students, faculty, and staff from Tufts to participate in a dialogue about American identity and community.

The Center for Interdisciplinary Studies is located in Eaton Hall.


12.13 Linear Feet (11 boxes)


This collection is arranged into one series: Unprocessed accessions.

Custodial History

DCA received a transferred of 13 boxes from Andrea Carlino in the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies on 2010-05-17. Accession number 2010.082; Job Log number ; and RSA number . At accession, these boxes were stabilized, a process that included removing materials from binders and hanging file folders, and condensing the number of boxes to 10. Two boxes were marked as specifically relating to the American Studies program; all other boxes were only marked as CIS general or misc. Boxes contained significant amounts of personally identifiable information and financial information and will need to be weeded carefully at processing. The recommendation is that when this material is process it be divided out into its component programs, at a minimum for the American Studies Program and the Latin American Studies program.

Processing status

This collection is unprocessed.

Repository Details

Part of the Tufts Archival Research Center Repository

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