Digital Collections and Archives has a new display in the entrance to Tisch Library’s ground floor: the Berger Exhibit Case. Dr. Samuel Harry Berger (1948-2009) graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine in 1973 before beginning an accomplished career as a pediatrician. Because of the strong connection he developed with Tufts during his years in medical school, he began collecting Tufts memorabilia related to all of Tufts’ schools and colleges and became well-versed in the history of the university. Dr. Berger passed away on January 19, 2009, and his wife, Marlene Berger, generously donated her husband's collection of Tufts memorabilia to Tufts Digital Collections and Archives in 2013.
This exhibit showcases highlights from the Samuel Berger Tufts Memorabilia Collection (MS159), which is particularly rich in sports memorabilia, representations of Jumbo, and images of Tufts buildings. Items currently on display include: a 1960 Tufts pennant featuring a walking Jumbo; several photographs of Jackson College students ca. 1860-1920; tickets from Tufts College’s 1905 Class Day and a 1912 sporting event; various Tufts patches and pins from between 1910 and 1980; a 1934 Jumbo charm bracelet; and a Goddard Chapel teacup and saucer set (ca. 1910-1960).
Support for this exhibit was provided by the Berger family. To see the display and learn more about the Samuel Berger Tufts Memorabilia Collection, please visit Digital Collections and Archives on level G of Tisch Library. Additional Berger Collection material is also on display near Tisch Library’s main entrance.