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Carl Manikian Papers

Call Number: MS248

Scope and Contents

This collection contains photocopied handmade flyers for events at Carmichael Hall, including movie nights, dorm meetings, concerts, parties, and other events, as well as a poster and program for First Annual Riotous Carmichael Extravaganza (F.A.R.C.E), held in March of 1969 and featuring the James Cotton Blues Band. This collection also contains an essay by Manikian on campus life and Tufts history, and photographs he took of the fire at Barnum Hall on April 14, 1975.


  • circa 1968 -- 2015


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.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Carl Manikian, 2015, accession number 2015.051.


This collection is arranged in one series.


.2 Linear Feet (1 oversize folder)

59.2 Megabytes

19 Digital Object(s) (19 digital objects comprising 19 files)

Language of Materials



This collection contains fliers, photographs, and an essay created or compiled by Carl Manikian (E1972, A1974, D1977). Materials relate to campus life and Manikian's residence in Carmichael Hall.

Biographical / Historical

Carl Manikian graduated from the Tufts School of Engineering in 1972, the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences in 1974, and the Dental School in 1977. He maintained dental offices in Lowell, Massachusetts and the Danville/East Hampstead area of New Hampshire.

As an undergraduate, Manikian lived in Carmichael Hall and was active in dorm government. He helped organize events in Carmichael Hall’s lounge, including concerts, all night movie nights, dorm meetings, parties, and the First Annual Riotous Carmichael Extravaganza (F.A.R.C.E) in 1969. Manikian also helped promote these events through creating and distributing clever flyers. In the fall of 1974, Dean of Students Jim Steindler created the position of Social-Cultural coordinator for Carmichael Hall, and appointed Manikian to the position. Then in his first year of dental school, Manikian continued to live in Carmichael Hall and arrange for social events, including faculty lectures, concerts, and artist presentations.

As a resident of Carmichael Hall, Manikian was close to the site of the fire at Barnum Hall on April 14, 1975, and took numerous photographs of the scene.

Processing Information

Processing of this collection was completed by Leah Edelman in 2018. Physical materials were placed in archival folders, and digital materials were stabilized, bagged, and ingested to the digital library. Materials were arranged by format. A file and item-level inventory, series-level description, and finding aid were created at the time of processing.

Repository Details

Part of the Tufts Archival Research Center Repository

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