Tufts and Local History
The DCA has digitized thousands of photographs from the history of the University, resulting in documentation
of both the University and the surrounding areas. Additionally, other collections of photographs and documents
supplement our holdings, resulting in a collection of materials invaluable to a researcher of the history of
Tufts University or of the cities of Boston and Medford. Here are some entry points into our collections.
The vast majority of our collections are not available online. If you want to research those collections,
please go to Research Help.
DCA collects all Tufts periodicals. Many of them have been digitized, and some of the digital periodicals are
- The Tufts Daily is available online from 1980 to 2009.
- Outbreath, a literary magazine, has digitized copies from 2008 on.
- Over 45 years worth of the medical school's yearbook, Caduceus, have been made available online.
- The online-only Concise Encyclopedia of Tufts History tells you about the history of Tufts, its traditions, events, buildings, and people. If there is no entry on the topic you’re researching, please let us know.
- In Light on the Hill: A History of Tufts College, Volume I and Volume II, Russell Miller, Tufts’ first University Historian, chronicles the history of Tufts from its founding through the mid-1980s.
High on the Hill, a pamphlet-style publication by the Alumni Council, presents Tufts traditions and lore through a tour of its Medford campus.
- Check out historic snapshots of the Tufts Homepage since 1997, courtesy of Internet Archive, Wayback Machine.
For more information, or for access to non-digitized materials, contact DCA.