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Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging (HNRCA) Records

Call Number: UA031

Scope and Contents

The collection includes brochures about the HNRCA, correspondence, scientific publications, and news about the HNRCA.


  • Creation: 1977 -- 2016


Language of Materials



Open for research. This collection may require review before it is available for use. Please contact DCA for further details.

Conditions Governing Use

Some material in this collection may be protected by copyright and other rights. Please see “Reproductions and Use” on the Digital Collections and Archives website for more information about reproductions and permission to publish. Copyright to all materials created by Tufts University employees in the course of their work is held by the Trustees of Tufts University.

Biographical / Historical

The Tufts USDA Human Nutrition Research Center was renamed in honor of former Tufts President, Dr. Jean Mayer, in 1994. The HNRC is operated by Tufts University under the authority of the USDA as a government-owned, contractor-operated facility. The HNRC, situated in downtown Boston on the Tufts Health Sciences campus, opened officially in November 1982.

The HNRC was founded through the advocacy of Jean Mayer, Tufts president and renowned nutritionist. The center's placement in New England was chosen because the large population of older citizens, the variety of ethnic and economic groups, and its urban/rural character make it a microcosm of the US as a whole.

The HNRC is located on the corner of Stuart and Washington Streets on the Boston campus in a building constructed to house the center in 1982. The building was designed by Shepley, Bulfinch, Richardson, and Abbott, and was dedicated in November 5, 1982. Prior to that time the center's activities were housed elsewhere on the Boston campus.


.75 Linear Feet (3 boxes)

2 Digital Object(s)


This collection is arranged in received order.

Processing status

This collection is minimally processed.

Repository Details

Part of the Tufts Archival Research Center Repository

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