Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging (HNRCA) Records, 1977 -- 2016


Title: Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging (HNRCA) Records
Dates: 1977 -- 2016
Creator: Mayer, Jean
Call Number: UA031
Size: .75 Cubic Feet, 3 boxes, 2 Digital Object(s)
Language(s): English  
Permanent URL:
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The collection includes brochures about the HNRCA, correspondence, scientific publications, and news about the HNRCA.


This collection is arranged in received order.


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.

Access and Use

Access Restrictions

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

Use Restrictions

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.

Collection History

Processing Notes

This collection is minimally processed.

Series Description

  1. Unprocessed accessions, 1977-1998