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Tufts Dining Action Coalition Records

Call Number: MS259

Content Description

This collection contains records of the Tufts Dining Action Coalition (TDAC) and includes buttons, fliers, news articles, notes, and an organizing notebook. The records date from 2018 to 2019.


  • Creation: circa 2018 -- 2019



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. Any intellectual property rights that the donor possesses have not been transferred to Tufts University.

Biographical / Historical

Tufts Dining Action Coalition is a student organization founded in early 2018 in response to Tufts dining workers’ efforts to unionize. Tufts Dining Action Coalition supported the dining workers by organizing events in support of unionization and contract negotiation efforts and educating other Tufts students about the dining workers’ campaign.

Tufts Dining Action Coalition actions included organizing rallies, pickets, and worker speak-outs; phone banks to Tufts administrators; speaking out at an alumni event; placing banners around campus; and organizing in solidarity with other labor actions in the Boston area. Specific issues that Tufts Dining Action Coalition and dining workers focused on were healthcare, respect in the workplace, and freedom from discrimination and exploitation.

In October 2019, Tufts Dining Action Coalition joined the Tufts Activism Coalition, an umbrella organization formed to coordinate activities and share organizational tools.


0.25 Linear Feet (1 half-size document box)

Language of Materials



This collection is arranged in one series in the order in which it was received.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of the Tufts Dining Action Coalition, 2019, accession MS-2019-070.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Records and Accessioning Archivist Jane Kelly in Spring 2020.

Repository Details

Part of the Tufts Archival Research Center Repository

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