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Administrators' Annual Reports Collection

Call Number: UA036

Scope and Contents

This collection contains annual reports of administrators. These include all reports submitted by the school and division deans and vice presidents to the Office of the President. Not all schools, programs or departments submit a report each year. Offices most often represented include: Senior Vice President and Provost; Executive Vice President; Deans of Liberal Arts and Jackson, the College of Engineering, the Graduate School (A&S), Fletcher School, School of Nutrition, School of Dental Medicine, School of Veterinary Medicine, Sackler School; the Directors of the Human Nutrition Research Center, European Center, Summer School and Continuing Education. There are also reports from the Librarian, University Counsel, and other central departments.

Every year, the dean of each school or head of each program or major university division submits an annual report to the president. This report is bound with the other deans' reports and distributed back to the departments that submitted them. This compiled report is sometimes called "Administrators' Annual Reports." Prior to 1971, these reports were bound as appendices to the president's annual report to the Board of Trustees. In 1971 the Administrators Annual Reports were bound together separate from the president's report.


  • Creation: 1971 -- 2006



University records are closed for 20 years from the date of their creation. Records older than 20 years that do not pertain to student education, staff and faculty employment and Board of Trustees records are open for research. 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 Office of the President is responsible for regulating and overseeing the general administration of the University. Along with various administrative duties, each year the president prepares an annual report which is delivered to the Board of Trustees. This state of the university report generally includes information about past and present college affairs and policies, as well as future plans and suggestions. The Office of the President was the first, and for a time only, administrative office. Originally, the president performed virtually all administrative duties. Presidents usually were members of the faculty as well. In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, as administrative functions became more complex, the duties of the president were spread among other administrators. With the professionalization of college and university administration in the mid-twentieth century, specialized administrative offices were created, and faculty no longer performed dual roles of educators and administrators.


4.4 Linear Feet (7 boxes)

2 Digital Object(s) (2 digital objects comprising 46 files.)

11.2 Megabytes

Language of Materials



This collection is organized in two series: Administrators' annual reports and Additional accessions.

Processing status

This collection is partially processed.

Repository Details

Part of the Tufts Archival Research Center Repository

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