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Herbert R. Hearsey Papers

Call Number: MS130

Scope and Contents

This collection contains memorabilia and ephemera from Hearsey's time at Tufts. Materials include student tickets to athletic events, invitations to events, letters from the President of Tufts College, dance cards, a program for the freshman banquet of the Class of 1934, a membership card to the Deutscher Verein von Tufts College, speakeasy identification cards, and a program for the Olympic tryouts of 1932.


  • Creation: 1930 -- 1934



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.

Biographical / Historical

Herbert Hearsey was born on November 27, 1910. He graduated with a B. A. in 1934 and a Master in Education in 1935, both Tufts College after which he obtained a masters in library science at the University of Illinois, Champaign Urbana. In 1932 Hearsey participated in the Olympic semi-final tryouts of the 800m race, finishing second to last. He married Laura Beth Davis, another library science student at the time, on September 23, 1938 in Arlington, Massachusetts. The Hearseys moved to Bellingham, Washington in 1941 where Herbert Hearsey worked as reference librarian and also served as head of circulation at Western Washington State College until 1974 while his wife was a teacher and librarian for a public school. Hearsay co-founded the Bellingham Power Squadron and both Laura and Herbert were active members. Herbert published memoirs and books relating to boating.


0.5 Linear Feet (1 box)

Language of Materials



This collection is organized into one series.

Custodial History

Items were removed from vertical file to create collection. Items were not individually labeled, but rather were all placed in one folder.

Processing Information

Processed by Liz Chrastil, April 5-6, 2006, supervised Susanne Belovari.

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