December 4, 2008
November 20, 2008
View more images of Tufts events revolving around dinner and dining, such as the Junior Dinner Dance pictured above. Not only has Tufts hosted formal dinners and commemorative banquets, but there was also a tradition in the Fletcher School of a "Faculty Waits on You" dinner. Sound fun?
November 10, 2008
Jay served throughout the Pacific during World War II, and was a staunch advocate for ROTC at Tufts. I got to know Jay working with him on two projects near and dear to his heart: the V-12/NROTC exhibits in the Tisch Library (and online) and subsequently, the many hours he volunteered to help us develop exhibits for each year's reunion. Jay's visits to the archives were a treat and we could count on lively conversation, sharing memories, and planning new activities.
Jay was a fierce patriot, a passionate Jumbo, and a dear friend. We will miss him very much.
November 6, 2008
Here are a few of the DCA staff's favorite images of Tufts football past.
Frederick "Fish" Ellis, 1926
John Baronian, approximately 1949
October 30, 2008
Tufts students with Halloween jack-o'-lanterns, circa 1990
I knew we had an eclectic collection, but searching for Halloweeny materials in the Tufts Digital Library showed me just how eclectic. For example, Walks in London, vol. 1 is a text in Tufts' Edwin C. Bolles collection on the history of London, and chapter 9, "In the Heart of the City" describes the Church of All Hallows, baptismal site of John Milton.
20th-century poet and Tufts English professor John Holmes reminisces in his poem "My old schools" about seeing his wife "waiting at that bus-stop / For me one rainy Halloween".
And of course, Tufts students have their own say about Halloween, as in this 1996 Halloween edition of the Tufts Daily that complains about the inadequate spookiness of Spooky World. Tufts students have Halloween traditions, as well; the Concise Encyclopedia of Tufts History lets us know that the Tufts Mountain Club puts pumpkins on top of Goddard Chapel every Halloween.