Department of Chemistry Records, 1909 -- 2010


Title: Department of Chemistry Records
Dates: 1909 -- 2010
Creator: School of Arts and Sciences
Call Number: UA151
Size: 14.4 Linear Feet, 11 boxes, 1 Digital Object(s)
Language(s): English  
Permanent URL:
    Digital Collections and Archives, Tufts University


This collection contains graduate brochures, undergraduate and graduate theses, photographs, and slides from the Chemistry Department.


This collection is organized into four series: Undergraduate theses; Graduate theses; Photographs and slides; and Publications.


Biographical / Historical

Professor Arthur Michael established the Department of Chemistry in 1882. In 1894, students were allowed for the first time to choose Chemistry as their academic major. Chemistry became one of twelve academic majors undergraduate students could choose as the focus of their studies.

The Department of Chemistry offers both its undergraduate and graduate students the resources and opportunities of a top-ranked research university while providing the individual attention, mentoring, and training of a smaller institution. Members of the Department provide guidance and advice to both undergraduates and graduates and work closely with them to ensure academic success.

Highly motivated undergraduates are encouraged to participate in a wide range of research projects under the leadership of faculty members. Research projects are varied in focus and deal with issues such as climate change, disease mitigation, and alternative energy.

The Department of Chemistry offers graduate programs at both the M.S. and the Ph.D. level in the following sub disciplines of Chemistry: organic, inorganic, physical, and analytical. The Department of Chemistry also offers joint graduate programs with the Tufts University Biotechnology Center. These joint graduate programs offer M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Chemistry/Biotechnology for those students who are interested in applying their chemical training to emerging areas of biotechnology.

Access and Use

Access Restrictions

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. Copyright to all materials created by Tufts University employees in the course of their work is held by the Trustees of Tufts University.

Preferred Citation

Department of Chemistry Records, 1909 -- 2010. Tufts University. Digital Collections and Archives. Medford, MA.

Collection History

Processing Notes

This collection is partially processed.

Subjects and Genre Terms

Series Description

  1. Undergraduate Theses, 1910 -- 1967

    This series contains the Department of Chemistry Undergraduate theses.

  2. Graduate Theses, 1909 -- 1925

    This series contains the Department of Chemistry graduate theses.

  3. Photographs and slides, 1990 -- 2010

    This series contains digital photographs and historical slides created by the Department of Chemistry.

  4. Publications, circa 1990 -- 2010

    This series contains graduate and fellowship brochures created by the Department of Chemistry.