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Donald B. Darling Papers

Call Number: MS188

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of Donald B. Darling's research and subject files; Northeastern University lectures; publications; TNEMC architectural plans; committee files (School of Medicine and library); School of Medicine faculty meeting minutes and announcements; and annual reports, budgets, and statistics.


  • 1959 -- 1990


Language of Materials



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


This collection is not yet processed.


6 Linear Feet (5 standard record cartons )

Biographical / Historical

Dr. Donald B. Darling was a leading pediatric radiologist who worked at the Floating Hospital for Children, Tufts Medical Center, from 1961-2006. He was born in Washington D.C. in 1925. Darling received his bachelor's and his MD from Georgetown University before completing postgraduate training at Providence Hospital in Washington, D.C., Georgetown Hospital, Boston City Hospital (now the Boston Medical Center), Children’s Hospital in Boston, and the Oak Ridge institute of Nuclear Studies in Knoxville, Tennessee. He took measures to monitor the amount of radiation children were exposed to during X-rays in the 1980s, before many doctors became concerned about such exposure. Dr. Darling died in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 2010.

Custodial History

Materials were located in a storage room in the Hirsh Health Sciences Library in 2012. Eliot Wilczek, University Records Manager, and Veronica Martzahl, Records Archivist, reviewed the files briefly and determined that they would be transferred to DCA at which point an attempt would be made to contact the Darling family and formally transfer rights to the Archives. In early March 2012 Molly Bruce, casual employee, packed up the materials and they were brought over by Facilities on 2012-03-29.

Processing status

This collection is minimally processed and may not be available 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