Encyclopedia entries are created in four general categories: People, Events, Programs, and Places.
People: Tufts graduates, professors, staff, or friends who have made a significant contribution to Tufts, to their profession or chosen field, or to society in general. In addition, people with no formal affiliation with Tufts who have made a signific ant contribution to the educational mission at Tufts may also be included.
Events: Significant events in the history of the institution. This category also includes "Tufts firsts." It may include events such as the first broadcast of public television in Massachusetts, or early radio broadcasts, the development of medical pr ocedures and the like. It may also include social or athletic events including the Mayoralty, or the "Doe Dances" of the 1920s. Not all events need to be officially sanctioned university events. They may be natural disasters, or demonstrations, rallies, etc.
Programs: The founding and history of a school or program, even if relatively short-lived is an essential part of the history of the university. The schools, programs, departments, etc. define the scope and reach of an institution. Histories of studen t groups and organizations are especially desirable.
Places: Tufts is filled with official and unofficial places that carry special significance for the community. Memorials, monuments, plaques honoring graduates, events, etc. abound. There are also many unofficial places that carry significance as well. We would like to find and catalog as many as possible.