Career Services Records, 1969 -- 2011


Title: Career Services Records
Dates: 1969 -- 2011
Creator: Career Services
Call Number: UA107
Size: 0.21 Cubic Feet, 1 box
Language(s): English  
Permanent URL:
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The collection contains pamphlets and fliers produced by the Career Services office as well as memoranda and a newspaper article dating from 1969-1999. In addition, there are Placement Manuals, Placement Handbooks, and weekly newsletters called Career News.


This collection is arranged into one series: Subject files.


Biographical / Historical

Career Services (1900-present) was established in 1900 by the Alumni Council and the Trustees of the College and was originally called the Placement Bureau. The Bureau functioned as a clearinghouse and referral agency for graduating students. The Office name went through many changes, starting with the Employment Bureau (Tufts College Catalog 1921-22, 47). Revived in 1929 as the Placement Bureau (Light on the Hill, 435). In 1933, it became the Department of Personnel & Vocational Guidance. The department's new scope included hiring a psychologist to help students with orientation, studying, mental hygiene and other issues. Freshman counseling was established in this office in 1936-1937 school year and became permanent. The Committee on Student Employment was also established in 1936, and its services were designed to help undergraduate students find part-time jobs. In tandem with this, a Placement Office was created for alumni in 1936 (Light on the Hill, 658).

The office was first located in Ballou Hall, then moved to Eaton Memorial Hall in the 1920s. From 1973-1987, the office was called Career Guidance and Placement and was located in Bolles Hall, 226 College Ave., Medford, MA (Facilities Management, UA021/001). From 1987-1999, the office was called Career Planning Center, with a shortening to Career Planning in 1990. In 1999, the name was changed to Career Services and was moved to the Dowling Hall Student Services Center, 419 Boston Ave., Medford, MA.

The Career Services Office is administered by the Division of Student Services, which is overseen by the Office of the Dean of Student Affairs.

Access and Use

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

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 processed.

Series Description

  1. Subject files, 1969 -- 2011

    This series contains subject files of the Career Services office dating from 1969 to 1999. It consists of pamphlets and fliers produced by the Career Services office as well as memoranda and a newspaper article. In addition, there are Placement Manuals, Placement Handbooks, and a weekly newsletter called Career News.