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Sidney Lutzin Papers

Call Number: MS236

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Scope and Contents

This collection contains memorabilia created or collected by Sidney Lutzin, including scrapbooks, photographs, invitations and programs, and newspaper clippings. This collection also contains Lutzin's diplomas.


  • circa 1931 -- 1985



This collection is open for research. Certain items in this collection are fragile and may require supervision while in use; restrictions related to specific material are listed in the detailed contents list.

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. Any intellectual property rights that the donor possesses have been transferred to Tufts University.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Muffy Lutzin, 2017, accession number MS-2017-055.


This collection is arranged by format. Original order was maintained where possible.


2 Linear Feet (1 document box, 1 oversize box, 1 oversize folder)

Language of Materials



This collection contains diplomas and Tufts memorabilia created or collected by Sidney Lutzin, Tufts alumnus (A1935).

Biographical / Historical

Sidney George Lutzin (1914-1999) was born in Kingston, New York, on July 17, 1914 to Philip Lutzin and Fannie Lutzin. He matriculated to Tufts in the fall of 1931. During his time at Tufts, Lutzin served as the president for the Menorah Society, as well as the Treasurer and Business Manager of the student organization Pen, Paint and Pretzels. Lutzin also was a member of the wrestling team, the Tufts College orchestra, and the Jumbo Book. After graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry in 1935, Lutzin married Lillian Fleischmann on August 17, 1941. They had two daughters, Paula and Judith. Lutzin worked for many years as the regional director of the New York State Division for Youth, and served on the editorial board for the American Recreation Journal. He died on July 10th, 1999.

Processing Information

Processing completed by Leah Edelman and Stefana Breitweiser in 2017. Materials were placed in archival boxes and loose materials were placed in folders. Received order was maintained where possible. A box-level inventory, series-level description, and finding aid were created at the time of processing.  

Repository Details

Part of the Digital Collections and Archives, Tufts University Repository

35 Professors Row
Tisch Library Building
Tufts University
Medford Massachusetts 02155 United States