Office of University Counsel Records, 1984 -- 2019


Title: Office of University Counsel Records
Dates: 1984 -- 2019
Bulk Dates: 1994 -- 1999
Creator: University Relations Division
Call Number: UA148
Size: 9.6 Linear Feet, 8 boxes, 1 Digital Object(s), 128 Kilobytes
Permanent URL:
    Digital Collections and Archives, Tufts University


This collection contains the chronological correspondence files from the Office of General Counsel, specifically Mary Lee Jacobs, and documents related to the transfer of the Tufts Cannon from the United States Navy to Tufts.

This collection contains correspondence and memos from the Office of the University Counsel.


This collection is arranged into two series: Chronological Correspondence Files and 2020 accessions.


Biographical / Historical

The Office of University Counsel coordinates the delivery of all legal services on behalf of Tufts University.

As in-house counsel, this office provides advice and support to the University's administrative and academic personnel on a broad range of matters, including employee relations, real estate transactions, contracts, subpoena compliance, litigation and policy development.

The Office of University Counsel is part of the University Relations Division. The three arms of the division are the Office of the University Counsel, the Office of Community and Government Relations, and the Office of Communications.

Access and Use

Access Restrictions

Records containing information related to student education, staff and faculty employment, and Board of Trustees records are closed for 75 years from the date of creation.

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

Processed by Laura Cutter, supervised by Veronica Martzahl, 2008-03-07. Folders are arranged chronologically from earliest to latest, with memos ordered before letters. Material within folders is usually arranged from latest to earliest. 2020 accessions were processed by Records and Accessioning Archivist, Jane Kelly, in Spring 2020.

This collection is processed.

Subjects and Genre Terms

Series Description

  1. Chronological Correspondence Files, 1984 -- 2004

    Materials were created when Mary Lee Jacobs was General Counsel for the University.

  2. 2020 accessions, 2019

    Documents related to the transfer of the Tufts Cannon from the U.S. Navy to Tufts University.