Carl Manikian Papers, circa 1968 -- 2015

Overview

Title: Carl Manikian Papers
Dates: circa 1968 -- 2015
Call Number: MS248
Size: .2 Cubic Feet, 1 oversize folder, 59.2 Megabytes, 19 Digital Object(s), 19 digital objects comprising 19 files
Permanent URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10427/015302
Location:
    Digital Collections and Archives, Tufts University
    archives@tufts.edu
    http://sites.tufts.edu/dca/

Description

This collection contains photocopied handmade flyers for events at Carmichael Hall, including movie nights, dorm meetings, concerts, parties, and other events, as well as a poster and program for First Annual Riotous Carmichael Extravaganza (F.A.R.C.E), held in March of 1969 and featuring the James Cotton Blues Band. This collection also contains an essay by Manikian on campus life and Tufts history, and photographs he took of the fire at Barnum Hall on April 14, 1975.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in one series.

Biography/History

Biographical / Historical

Carl Manikian graduated from the Tufts School of Engineering in 1972, the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences in 1974, and the Dental School in 1977. He maintained dental offices in Lowell, Massachusetts and the Danville/East Hampstead area of New Hampshire.

As an undergraduate, Manikian lived in Carmichael Hall and was active in dorm government. He helped organize events in Carmichael Hall's lounge, including concerts, all night movie nights, dorm meetings, parties, and the First Annual Riotous Carmichael Extravaganza (F.A.R.C.E) in 1969. Manikian also helped promote these events through creating and distributing clever flyers. In the fall of 1974, Dean of Students Jim Steindler created the position of Social-Cultural coordinator for Carmichael Hall, and appointed Manikian to the position. Then in his first year of dental school, Manikian continued to live in Carmichael Hall and arrange for social events, including faculty lectures, concerts, and artist presentations.

As a resident of Carmichael Hall, Manikian was close to the site of the fire at Barnum Hall on April 14, 1975, and took numerous photographs of the scene.

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.

Preferred Citation

Carl Manikian Papers, 1968-2015. Tufts University. Digital Collections and Archives. Medford, MA.

Collection History

Processing Notes

Processing of this collection was completed by Leah Edelman in 2018. Physical materials were placed in archival folders, and digital materials were stabilized, bagged, and ingested to the digital library. Materials were arranged by format. A file and item-level inventory, series-level description, and finding aid were created at the time of processing.

Acquisition

Gift of Carl Manikian, 2015, accession number 2015.051.

Subjects and Genre Terms
  • Tufts University -- History
  • Barnum Hall
  • Carmichael Hall

Series Description

  1. Carl Manikian papers, circa 1968 -- 2015

    This series contains photocopied handmade flyers for events at Carmichael Hall, including movie nights, dorm meetings, concerts, parties, and other events, as well as a poster and program for First Annual Riotous Carmichael Extravaganza (F.A.R.C.E), held in March of 1969 and featuring the James Cotton Blues Band. This series also contains an essay by Manikian on campus life and Tufts history, and photographs he took of the fire at Barnum Hall on April 14, 1975.