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Health and Nutrition Letter

Call Number: UP061

Scope and Contents

This collection contains Tufts University's Health and Nutrition Letter which has articles on a variety of health care issues. Previously published under the name Tufts University Diet and Nutrition Letter (UP081), the Health and Nutrition Letter is published by the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging. The name change occurred in honor of the publication's 15th anniversary in February 1997. Volumes run March through February.


  • 1997 -- 2021


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This collection is open for research.

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.

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.


0.75 Linear Feet


This collection is organized into one series.

Related Materials

UP081, Tufts University Diet and Nutrition Letter, DCA

Processing status

This collection is processed and open for research
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Repository Details

Part of the Digital Collections and Archives, Tufts University Repository

35 Professors Row
Tisch Library Building
Tufts University
Medford Massachusetts 02155 United States