Tufts Daily Records, 1905 -- 2009


Title: Tufts Daily Records
Dates: 1905 -- 2009
Creator: Tufts Daily
Call Number: UA176
Size: 13.65 Cubic Feet, 26 boxes, 62 Digital Object(s)
Permanent URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10427/55765
    Digital Collections and Archives, Tufts University


This collection includes photographic prints, negatives, slides, and CD-R disks of photographs once used in the production of the Tufts Daily newspaper. It also contains documents, such as information sheets for the negatives, contact sheets, and office documentation.


This collection is organized into five series: Photographs; Negatives; Slides; 2018 accessions; and Unprocessed accessions.


The Tufts Daily, founded in 1980, is the daily undergraduate student newspaper for Tufts University. Its mission is to provide a source of news for the Tufts community, a forum for the exchange of ideas, and a means for students to gain experience in journalism. It covers university news, sports, and events as well as some national and international news. It also includes editorials, a calendar of events, and syndicated comics. Published and distributed free of charge on class days during the academic year, the Tufts Daily is student-run and receives no financial support from Tufts University.

Particularly valuable are the Tufts Daily photographs documenting campus life - the people, places, events, and activities of Tufts University.

Access and Use

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research. This collection may require review before it is available for use. Please contact DCA for further details.

Use Restrictions

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. The Tufts Daily transfers to the Tufts University Digital Collections and Archives legal title, copyright, and literary property rights of the photographic prints and negatives it transfers to the Tufts University Digital Collections and Archives in as far as the Tufts Daily holds those rights and title. Digital Collections and Archives agrees that the Tufts Daily shall retain the right to reproduce and/or publish the images in the collection for its own purposes. In granting permission to third parties to publish images from the collection, the DCA will request that the photographer's name, if known, be included in the credit line for each image so used in addition to the Tufts Daily's name and the DCA collection number. In cases where the photographer is unknown, images will be credited with the Tufts Daily's name and the DCA collection number. The Tufts Daily agrees that Digital Collections and Archives has the responsibility for the final disposition of any and all material in this gift.

Preferred Citation

Tufts Daily Records, 1905-2009 dates. Tufts University. Digital Collections and Archives. Medford, MA.

Collection History

Processing Notes

This collection is partially processed.

During processing every effort was made to maintain the original order and file titles kept by the Daily staff. Where it was impossible to ascertain original order and title, this was noted in the item level description.

The photographic prints were put into folders. Most negatives were originally housed in binders. Some negatives were crumpled and damaged due to long term exposure to moisture. Negatives were transferred to archival quality sleeves and stored in drop front boxes so as to flatten the negatives. The slides were re-housed in archival slide boxes. Random items, such as light bulbs and musical discs, which accompanied the collection, were weeded.

2018 accession were processed by Leah Edelman and Alejandra Garcia in 2018. Photographs and negatives were placed in archival boxes and folders. Received order was maintained where possible. Photographs on CD-R were transferred to a stabilization queue for the Digital Archivist. A box-level inventory and series-level description were created and the finding aid was updated at the time of processing.


Transferred by the Tufts Daily, 2018.

Related Material
  • UP029: Tufts Daily, 1980-2018. Tufts University. Digital Collections and Archives. Medford, MA.

Series Description

  1. Photographs, 1980 -- 2004

    This series contains photographs taken by photographers for the Tufts Daily between 1980 and 2000.

  2. Negatives, 1905 -- 2004

    This series contains negatives produced by the Tufts Daily between 1980 and 2004. Series may include information sheets for the negatives, contact sheets, and Tufts Daily office documentation.

    Negatives are arranged chronologically by semester or academic year. Each folder contains negatives from one binder. Binders were generally labeled and dated and that information was retained. Undated binders were placed at the end of the series based on apparent dates. When dating individual negative sheets, the date on negative sheet took precedence over binder label. Descriptive titles [] replaced non-descriptive binder titles, such as "Requisitions" and "Negative to be picked up by", and were added to un-labeled binders. The original, non-descriptive titles appear in the Notes field. Subjects include news, events, sports, feature stories, students, faculty, and campus facilities.

  3. Slides, 1991 -- 2005

    This series contains slides taken by Tufts Daily staff. Most images are of Tufts Campus and include aerial views of surrounding area. Panoramas and aerials of Boston are also included.

  4. 2018 accessions, circa 1980 -- 2009

    This series contains photographs, negatives, and CD-R disks of photographs taken by staff of or for publication in The Tufts Daily documenting classes, sports, and student life, among other topics.

  5. Unprocessed accessions, 2001 -- 2003

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Some of the materials from this collection are available online. Not all materials have necessarily been digitized.