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James Hayden Tufts (AC 1884) Papers, 1764-1940
3 archives boxes (1.5 linear ft.)

Abstract:
Philosopher. Collection includes genealogical notes on Tufts, Warren and Chapin families; family correspondence; and articles by Tufts.

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

There is no restriction on access to the Tufts Papers for research use. Particularly fragile items may be restricted for preservation purposes.

Restrictions on use:

Requests for permission to publish material from Tufts Papers should be directed to the Archives and Special Collections. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights.

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Biographical Note

James Hayden Tufts was born in Monson, Masachusetts on July 9, 1862 and prepared for college at Monson Academy under his father. He graduated from Amherst College in 1884 and took a position as principal of Westport, Connecticut High School for one year. After that he taught mathematics at Amherst College for two years then became a student again at Yale University, 1887-1889. He was instructor in philosophy at the University of Michigan, 1889-1891, and then attended the Universities of Berlin and Freiburg, Germany, receiving his Ph.D. from the latter in 1892. From there he went to the University of Chicago to teach philosophy, where he remained for the rest of his career, holding many important positions including that of acting president. He died on August 5, 1942 at Berkeley, California.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The bulk of the Tufts papers consists of extensive genealogical notes on the Tufts family as well as on the Chapin and Warren families in addition to other family lines. Also included is family correspondence; correspondence to James H. Tufts from Jane Addams, John Burnet, Mary Calkins, John Dewey, William James, Bertrand Russell, Josiah Royce and others; and scholarly articles by Tufts, chiefly on topics in philosophy and education.


Information on Use
Terms of Access and Use
Restrictions on access:

There is no restriction on access to the Tufts Papers for research use. Particularly fragile items may be restricted for preservation purposes.

Restrictions on use:

Requests for permission to publish material from Tufts Papers should be directed to the Archives and Special Collections. It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights.

Preferred Citation

Please use the following format when citing materials from this collection:

[Identification of item], in James Hayden Tufts Papers [Box #, Folder #], Amherst College Archives and Special Collections, Amherst College Library

History of the Collection

Processing Information
Finding Aid:
Prepared for Web: 2003 June
By: Graham Leach-Krouse 05, Student Encoding Assistant


Additional Information
Contact Information
Amherst College Archives and Special Collections
Robert Frost Library
PO Box 5000
Amherst, MA 01002-5000

Phone: (413) 542-2299
Fax: (413) 542-2692

Email Reference Form: http://www.amherst.edu/library/archives/askus
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Language
English.