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The Jumbo Yearbook

Call Number: UP024

Scope and Contents

This collection contains copies of the annual Jumbo beginning in 1917, as well as a Tufts yearbook from 1916 (not officially titled "The Jumbo," but in the same tradition.) The Jumbo appeared only sporadically at first, in 1922, 1925, and 1928, and thereafter appeared annually. Starting in 2012 it was published as the Senior Memory Book.


  • Creation: 1916 -- 2021


Language of Materials


Biographical / Historical

The Jumbo is the yearbook of the undergraduate colleges of Tufts University. It has been published annually since 1916, though the the title "The Jumbo" was first used for the 1917 edition. Over the years it has been known alternately as the Jumbo Book or simply Jumbo. In later years the yearbooks are often untitled.


1.45 Linear Feet

103 Volumes

104 Digital Object(s)


This collection is organized into one series.

Custodial History

The yearbook of Tufts University, undergraduate arts and sciences. The Jumbo replaced the Brown and Blue, which ceased publication in 1904. The first Jumbo Book was published in 1917, though a 1916 yearbook titled simply, "Tufts 1916" also exists. Other books were published in 1922, 1925, and 1928. The Jumbo has been continuously published since 1928. This collection also contains one issue of Taps from 1920 and Elephas from 1921, which functioned as a yearbook.

Processing status

This collection is processed and open for research

Repository Details

Part of the Tufts Archival Research Center Repository

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