Donald J. Winslow Family Papers
Scope and Contents
This collection includes Donald Winslow's personal material relating to Tufts University, as well as information about the Winslow and Russell families and their connections to Tufts. Includes photographs and biographical information, Tufts reunion materials, Commencement programs, and yearbooks, articles by Donald Winslow and other Winslow family members, two film reels from 1926/27 that include footage of Tufts' President Cousens visiting the family in Turner, Maine; and four sketches by Donald Winslow written in the fall of 2007 which document his earliest memories of Tufts. Three Tufts lapel pins are also included in the collection. Also included are a journal and photograph album by Guy Winslow, father of Donald J. Winslow.
- Creation: 1895 -- 2010
- Winslow, Donald J. (Person)
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.
Biographical / Historical
Donald J. Winslow was born to Guy Monroe and Clara Austin Winslow on December 21, 1911. Winslow was born in Newton and attended Tufts University from 1930-1934, where he was a member of the Delta Upsilon fraternity and the editor of the Tufts Weekly during his senior year.
Winslow graduated in 1934 with a bachelor's degree in English. Because there were few suitable jobs during the Depression, Tufts offered graduates who could not find a job the possibility to complete a master's free of charge. Donald Winslow benefited from this offer and eventually graduated with a master's in English in 1935. He then earned his doctorate in English at Boston University in 1942 and joined its faculty shortly thereafter. Except for his years of military service during World War II, Winslow taught at Boston University for 41 years. He chaired its English Department from 1952-62 and retired in 1977.
During his retirement, Winslow worked as a bibliographer for the journal Biography, taught courses on biography, and continued to publish on Thomas Hardy. When creating the online auto-biographical exhibit for DCA in 2008, he was still working as an historian and archivist for the College Archives at Lasell College in Auburndale, Massachusetts. Winslow married Lois Ella Nelson in 1941 and had two children, Paul Nelson and the late Sanford Austin. Louis and Donald were divorced in 1963. Later on, Donald Winslow married Charlotte Holt Lindgren, a professor of English at Emerson College. Winslow's father, Guy Winslow, was also a Tufts graduate (A.B. 1895, Ph.D. 1898) who served as a Trustee of Tufts for over 30 years.
Donald J. Winslow died July 10, 2010 at his home in Newton, Massachusetts. He is survived by his wife, Charlotte Lindgren Winslow, and his son Paul Nelson.
2.0 Linear Feet
This collection is organized into three series; Guy Winslow papers; Donald J. Winslow's writing and research; Donald J. Winslow's personal and family materials.
Some material in this collection is from the vertical files created by Russell Miller and has no provenance or original order. The remaining material was donated, without original order, to Tufts by Donald Winslow in summer 2007.
Donald Winslow has donated portions of his personal papers (including research notes, family documents, historic photographs, and rare books) to several archives and individuals over the years. This collection, donated to DCA in fall of 2007, consists of individual items that had a clear Tufts connection. For other material, researchers should contact the archives at Lasall College and the city archives of Turner, Maine.
Some material in this collection is from the vertical files created by Russell Miller and has no provenance or original order. The remaining material was donated, without original order, to Tufts by Donald Winslow in summer 2007. Processed by Lauren Miller, supervised Susanne Belovari.
This collection is processed.