Newspapers@Tufts is an online portal for browsing, searching, and reading Tufts University newspapers. Browse by title or date, or keyword search across 5 newspaper titles for a specific topic, phrase, or person. Read articles and issues online or download issues for your research files. 

Newspapers @ Tufts contains digitized copies of our holdings of the Tufts Weekly, the Tufts Observer, and the Tufts Daily, the three major student papers at the university from the late nineteenth to twenty-first century, as well as a smaller number of issues from Today Tufts and the Tufts Summer News/Hilltopper.

Tufts Archival Research Center (TARC) launched Newspapers@Tufts in January 2022. TARC’s digitization of historic newspapers is a many-year project that is projected to complete in late 2022.

Is every issue of every Tufts newspaper available in Newspapers@Tufts?

No. Newspapers@Tufts houses digitized copies  of the Tufts Daily up until 2021, the Tufts Observer until its conversion into a magazine in 2001, and of the Tufts Weekly except some of the earliest issues from 1896-1898. Issues that are not in our physical holdings may not be in Newspapers@Tufts, and some small-run Tufts newspapers may not be available at all. Most issues are available in hard copy and can be requested for use in the TARC Reading Room.

What is available in Newspapers@Tufts?

Newspapers@Tufts contains over 8,000 issues from the Tufts Weekly, Tufts Daily and Tufts Observer. These student-run newspapers were and are published during the academic year and therefore do not have issues for the summer months. Today Tufts and the Tufts Summer News (also known as the Hilltopper) cover some of the summer. While nearly all the issues of these newspapers held by TARC are available in Newspapers@Tufts, there are a few known gaps: 

  • Tufts Weekly: Some issues between 1896 and 1898
  • Tufts Observer: Issues published after December 2001 when the format changed from newspaper to magazine
  • Tufts Daily: Issues published in the last 3 years

Additionally, any issues of any of these titles which are missing from our holdings are not available in Newspapers@Tufts.

How can I access newspaper issues not available on Newspapers@Tufts?

While we are working to include every issue of the Weekly, the Observer, and the Daily in Newspapers@Tufts, at present not every issue is available through the portal. You can use Archives@Tufts to explore our physical newspaper holdings and request a specific newspaper issue be made available in our Reading Room or digitized for you. If you have a specific research inquiry, please contact us.

How do I use Newspapers@Tufts?

Tips for searching and navigating Newspapers@Tufts can be found in the portal itself, under “Help” in the top menu.

How do I contact TARC with an inquiry?

If you have questions about Newspapers@Tufts or a research inquiry we can help you with, please contact us via our contact form, by calling us (617-627-3737) or emailing us at