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Tufts Daily

Call Number: UP029

Scope and Contents

This collection contains issues of the Tufts Daily, the daily, student-run newspaper of Tufts University. The Tufts Daily covers university news, sports, and events as well as national and international news taken from wire services. It also includes editorials, announcements and calendar items of events (primarily on the Medford campus), and nationally syndicated comics.

Each volume covers one semester, except for volume 7, which includes the entire calendar year 1983. Individual issues are often mis-labeled on the masthead. The mistakes can include incorrect volume, number or date statements. Issues until Spring 1994 are bound. Reference copies are available in the Archives reading room. A headline index is available electronically (from 1985) and in a card file (from 1980) in the archives reading room.

The collection also includes web crawls of the paper's web site.

Content Warning

This finding aid contains language that may be offensive or outdated. Because such language is in titles or direct transcription of published materials, it has not been changed. Keeping this language intact provides the most accurate depiction of the creators’ intent, and can potentially tell us important things about bigotry and bias on the part of the creators, or in a particular historical context. It can also preserve terms formerly applied by a group to self-identify that have since fallen out of common usage. For more information on DCA's content warning policy please visit our website.


  • Creation: 1980 -- 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. 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 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.


81.3 Linear Feet

25 Volumes

3812 Digital Object(s)

1 Web sites

Language of Materials



This collection is organized into series by year beginning with 1980, in addition to having a series devoted to web crawls.

Related Materials

UP057, Today Tufts, DCA

Processing status

This collection is processed and open for research.

Web sites were crawled by Archive-It. Web crawl information updated in finding aid annually.

Repository Details

Part of the Tufts Archival Research Center Repository

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