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Facilities Management Records

Call Number: UA021

Scope and Contents

This collection contains photographs, drawings, plans, correspondence, maps, newspaper clippings, and publications about Tufts buildings. The bulk of the material deals with the Medford campus.


  • Creation: 1849 -- 2004


Language of Materials



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 Department of Grounds and Buildings was created during the latter half of the nineteenth century, with the purpose of maintaining the grounds and buildings of Tufts College in Medford. As the college grew to include the Schools of Medicine, Dental Medicine, and Veterinary Medicine, responsibility for maintaining the Boston and Grafton Campuses, in addition to the Medford/Somerville Campus, fell to the Department of Grounds and Buildings. The department was renamed the Department of Buildings and Grounds in January 1980. In 1999, the department again underwent a name change, becoming the Tufts University Facilities Department. While still charged with building and ground maintenance, the Facilities Department is also responsible for energy management, recycling, administration of the space inventory system, and planning and implementing maintenance projects.


15.53 Linear Feet (25 boxes and 14 oversize folders)

72 Digital Object(s)


This collection is organized in three series: Buildings and grounds; Architectural drawings and plans; and Unprocessed accessions.

Custodial History

The first series contains materials originating in the Facilities Department as well as information collected by Russell Miller while preparing his history of Tufts College, Light on the Hill.

Box 18, Medford Campus Diazotype 1967, was transferred from UA209, Institute for Global Leadership Records, on August 22, 2023, by Collections Management Archivist Adrienne Pruitt.

Processing status

This collection is partially processed.

Repository Details

Part of the Tufts Archival Research Center Repository

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