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Spencer Grant Photographs

Call Number: MS171

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of negatives, digital scans and contact sheets for photographs of Tufts University and its students and faculty taken by freelance photographer Spencer Grant.


  • Creation: 1970 -- 1979


Language of Materials



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. No documentation is available regarding the intellectual property rights in this collection.

Biographical / Historical

Born in Brooklyn, New York, Spencer Grant graduated in journalism from Boston University in 1966. He worked as Air Force photographer in Nebraska and then as Associated Press photographer in New York. After moving back to Boston in 1969 Spencer worked as freelance photographer for various magazines and services among them United Press International, The Boston Globe, Time magazine, of the Boston magazine. He also did a number of also commercial shoots.

Spencer became Stock Boston photo agency’s first photographer in 1971. By the end of the 1970s he worked as a full time stock photographer and, in the late 1970s, he became a stock photographer full-time.


.25 Linear Feet (1 box)

135 Digital Object(s)


This collection is organized into one series.

Custodial History

Mr. Grant sent negatives overseas to have them wet scanned and provided .tifs and .jpgs to DCA. He also sent the original negatives.

Related Materials

Spencer Grant Collection. Boston Public Library Flickr page. Accessed May 15, 2012.

Processing status

This collection is processed.

Repository Details

Part of the Tufts Archival Research Center Repository

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