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Norman S. Stearns Papers

Call Number: MS060

Scope and Contents

This collection contains committee minutes, correspondence, curriculum vitae, presentations, publications, reports and syllabi of Norman S. Stearns. The majority of the materials related to Stearns' capacity as Director of Clinical Affairs for Tufts University School of Medicine. Of particular interest are records and publications related to the development of a bioethics program of study at the School of Medicine.


  • Creation: Majority of material found within 2000 -- 2008
  • Creation: 1989 -- 2008


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

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Biographical / Historical

Norman S. Stearns (October 17, 1923-September 30, 2010) was born in Boston, Massachusetts. He attended Harvard College, graduating in 1943 with a B.A. in Biology and received his M.D. from the Boston University School of Medicine in 1947.

Stearns was the Director of Clinical Affairs for Tufts University School of Medicine and led the process of obtaining University trustee approval for new degree programs at Tufts University School of Medicine and then implemented them. He implemented the following programs: a Master of Science in Health Communication Program with Emerson College; the MD/MBA in Health Management Program, which is a joint program of Tufts University School of Medicine, Northeastern University School of Business Administration, and the Heller School at Brandeis University; the 8-year BS in Engineering, MS in Engineering, and a MD Combined Program for Producing Expert Physicians in Biomedical Engineering; and the MD/MA Combined Program with TUSM and the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.


6 Linear Feet (5 record cartons )


This collection is unprocessed.

Processing Information

The collection appears to be organized into three series: Personal files; Office files; Publications.

Processing status

This collection is minimally processed.

Repository Details

Part of the Tufts Archival Research Center Repository

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