Office of the Dean, School of Medicine Records, 1954 -- 2014


Title: Office of the Dean, School of Medicine Records
Dates: 1954 -- 2014
Creator: School of Medicine
Call Number: UA186
Size: 12.0 Cubic Feet, 10 boxes and one oversized folder., 4 Digital Object(s)
Language(s): English  
Permanent URL:
    Digital Collections and Archives, Tufts University


This collection contains records, reports, and meeting minutes created by the Office of the Dean, School of Medicine.


This collection is arranged in five series: Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) accreditation records; Departmental annual reports; Meeting minutes; Subject files; and Unprocessed accessions.


Biographical / Historical

The Medical School and Dental School were jointly administered by one Dean until 1914, when the Office of the Vice-Dean was created in the Medical School. The Dental School added its own Vice-Dean in 1915, and then in 1917 appointed its own Dean, thereby separating the administration of the two schools. The Medical School was renamed the School of Medicine in 1954 when Tufts College became Tufts University.

Subsequently, the Office of the Dean has been involved in numerous transitional processes for the continuously expanding School of Medicine. Particularly, Deans have been involved in the creation and administration of the Tufts Medical Center as it has gradually acquired additional facilities and resources in the downtown area.

The Office of the Dean of the School of Medicine administers the academic departments, student services, and facilities of the Tufts University School of Medicine, and supervises the School's teaching and research activities. The Office of the Dean performs a variety of tasks to fulfill its larger objectives, such as recruitment of new faculty and strategic and financial planning.

Access and Use

Access Restrictions

This collection contains some restricted material. Restrictions related to specific material are listed in the detailed contents list.

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.

Collection History

Processing Notes

This collection is partially processed.

Series Description

  1. Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) accreditation records, 1954 -- 2014

    This series contains records created during the LCME accreditation process, including planning documents, self-studies, reports, recommendations, and revisit reports.

  2. Departmental annual reports, 1992 -- 2007

    This series contains annual reports submitted to the Dean by various School of Medicine departments.

  3. Meeting minutes, 1984 -- 2003

    This series includes minutes of the Board of Trustees, Committee on Committees, Executive Council, Faculty Affairs Committee, General Faculty, and Scientific Affairs Committee. Also included are meeting agendas and memos related to committee membership and structure.

  4. Subject files, 1970 -- 2008
  5. Unprocessed accessions, 1970 -- 2013