Sumner Ware Shepard Papers, 1909 -- 1923


Title: Sumner Ware Shepard Papers
Dates: 1909 -- 1923
Bulk Dates: 1916 -- 1921
Creator: Shepard, Sumner Ware
Call Number: MS031
Size: 1.45 Cubic Feet, 3 boxes
Language(s): English  
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This collection includes class material, student records, memorabilia and student life records from 1916-1921. Included are: a Tufts War Service Bond made out to Mr. Shepard, entrance and class exams, paperwork and memorabilia related to Delta Tau Delta, newspaper clippings of sports scores, and material about University wide activities such as Class Day and dances.


This collection is arranged in three series: Class material and student records; Activities and memorabilia; and Unprocessed accessions.


Biographical / Historical

Sumner Ware Shepard (January 17, 1898-December 18, 1966) was born in Everett, Massachusetts where he attended Lincoln High School. He graduated from Tufts College with a Bachelor of Arts in 1921. During his time at Tufts, he was manager of the basketball team and assistant manager of the baseball team, as well as a member of Delta Tau Delta. He married Edna G. Leving and they had two daughters. Mr. Shepard was an Army veteran of World War I. He worked for 35 years at the W.T. Grant Co., retired as chain store manager in 1958, and died in 1966.

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. No documentation is available regarding the intellectual property rights in this collection.

Collection History

Processing Notes

The collection was processed by Krista Ferrante, 2006-01-05.

This collection is processed.

Custodial History

Gift of Roberta M. Shepard Bruns, J52

Subjects and Genre Terms

Series Description

  1. Class material and student records, 1916 -- 1921

    This series contains class material and Mr. Shepard's student records. Class material include tests forms, completed test essays, and entrance exams from 1917. Student records include bills and grades as well as a physical examination report card recording dozens of Mr. Shepard's body measurements.

  2. Activities and memorabilia, 1909 -- 1923

    This series includes records of student life and memorabilia collected by Mr. Shepard during his time at Tufts. Activities covered include Greek life, specifically Delta Tau Delta, Class Day, dances, banquets, performances, and sports events. This series contains a 1917 Tufts War Service Bond (subscribed to by his mother) pasted on a card board with a related news clipping pasted on its back side.

  3. Unprocessed accessions, 1911 -- 1921

    Sumner Ware Shepard's Tufts hat (1920) and banner; graduation photograph of Sumner's sister Bertha Maria Shepard, Jackson College, 1911.