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Sumner Ware Shepard Papers

Call Number: MS031

Scope and Contents

This collection includes class material, student records, memorabilia and student life records from 1916-1921. Included are: a Tufts War Service Bond made out to Mr. Shepard, entrance and class exams, paperwork and memorabilia related to Delta Tau Delta, newspaper clippings of sports scores, and material about University wide activities such as Class Day and dances.


  • Majority of material found within 1916 -- 1921
  • 1909 -- 1923


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.


This collection is arranged in three series: Class material and student records; Activities and memorabilia; and Unprocessed accessions.


1.45 Linear Feet (3 boxes )

Biographical / Historical

Sumner Ware Shepard (January 17, 1898-December 18, 1966) was born in Everett, Massachusetts where he attended Lincoln High School. He graduated from Tufts College with a Bachelor of Arts in 1921. During his time at Tufts, he was manager of the basketball team and assistant manager of the baseball team, as well as a member of Delta Tau Delta. He married Edna G. Leving and they had two daughters. Mr. Shepard was an Army veteran of World War I. He worked for 35 years at the W.T. Grant Co., retired as chain store manager in 1958, and died in 1966.

Custodial History

Gift of Roberta M. Shepard Bruns, J52

Processing Information

The collection was processed by Krista Ferrante, 2006-01-05.

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