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Center for Adaptation Genetics and Drug Resistance Records

Call Number: UA251

Scope and Contents

This collection contains correspondence between Stuart Levy or the Levy Lab and other scientists, the USDA, and other government agencies; subject files on research topics and related organizations; Center history and publicity materials; and grant files.


  • circa 1974 -- 2000



This collection contains some restricted material. Restrictions related to specific material are listed in the detailed contents list. 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.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred by the Center for Adaptation Genetics and Drug Resistance, 2018, accession UA-2019-014.


This collection is arranged in one series: Center for Adaptation Genetics and Drug Resistance records.

Related Materials

Stuart Levy Papers, 1975-2017. Tufts University. Digital Collections and Archives. Medford, MA.


1.8 Linear Feet

Language of Materials



This collection contains records created by or pertaining to the Center for Adapation Genetics and Drug Resistance, including correspondence, subject files, grant files, and publicity materials.

Biographical / Historical

The Center for Adaption Genetics and Drug Resistance was established in 1992 within the Tufts University School of Medicine. Stuart B. Levy served as director from 1992 to 2018. The Center primarily has been an advocate for prudent usage of antibiotics since the 1990s, with its staff members most often appearing in the media to advocate against the overabundance of antibiotics used to treat both patients as well as animals in agriculture.

The Center is located on the School of Medicine campus in downtown Boston and most staff are postdoctoral researchers. While employed at the Center, researchers are trained in “techniques and concepts of prokaryotic and eukaryotic biology,” in the hopes that they will be able to create new therapies or treatments for infectious diseases and cancer.

Processing Information

Processing of this collection was completed by Leah Edelman and Jady Zhang in 2018. Materials were placed in archival boxes if the original housing was damaged, and loose materials were placed in folders where needed. Materials were arranged by record type; received order was maintained where possible. A box-level inventory and series-level description were created, and the finding aid was also created at the time of processing.

Repository Details

Part of the Tufts Archival Research Center Repository

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