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Jumbo Club Records

Call Number: UA167

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of correspondence, agendas, meeting minutes, photographs, reports, and ephemera created by or pertaining to the Tufts Jumbo Club. Records were created between 1969, when the club was founded, until 2008, three years after the club officially disbanded. A large number of photographs document Jumbo Club events and athletics at Tufts from 1970 until 2005. A few items of ephemera, two banners, and five awards pins from around 2000 are also contained in the collection.


  • 1969 -- 2008


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. Copyright to all materials created by Tufts University employees in the course of their work is held by the Trustees of Tufts University.


This collection is organized into three series: Administrative files; Ephemera; and Photographs.

Related Materials

Jumbo Jottings, UP157, DCA


3.7 Linear Feet (4 boxes)

8 Digital Object(s)

Biographical / Historical

Tufts Jumbo Club was an alumni organization founded in 1969 to provide financial support for Tufts athletic facilities and teams, and to provide recognition to members of Tufts' athletic community. At its peak, the Jumbo Club had over 1,000 dues-paying members, making it one of the largest alumni groups at Tufts. The Club was responsible for planning the annual Jumbo Club Awards banquet, a tradition that began in the spring of 1970. In addition to honoring Tufts athletes and coaches, the Jumbo Club also presented an annual Distinguished Achievement Award in coordination with Tufts Athletics Department, which recognized local athletic figures of note. Recipients included Nancy Kerrigan, Robert Kraft, and Joan Benoit Samuelson. Tufts Jumbo Club recorded notable happenings in their newsletter, Jumbo Jottings.

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