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Inventory of the Louis Grivetti Papers
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  • Creator: Grivetti, Louis
    Title: Louis Grivetti Papers
    Date (inclusive): 1890-2013
    Extent: 32.8 linear feet
    Abstract: Louis Grivetti served as Professor of Geography and Nutrition at the University of California, Davis from 1976-2007. The collection contains his correspondence, teaching, service, and advising materials, as well as research materials. Also included are materials related to Grivetti's research on the history of chocolate and the book, Chocolate: History, Culture, and Heritage (2009) that Grivetti edited with Howard Shapiro.
    Physical location: Researchers should contact Special Collections to request collections, as many are stored offsite.
    Repository: University of California, Davis. General Library. Department of Special Collections.
    Davis, California 95616-5292
    Collection number: D-567
    Language of Material: Collection materials in English.

    Biography

    Louis Evan Grivetti was born to Rex and Blanche (Carpenter) Grivetti on September 13, 1938 in Billings, Montana. He received his A.B. (1960) and M.A. (1962) in Paleontology from the University of California, Berkeley and his Ph.D. in Geography (1976) from the University of California, Davis.
    He served as Health Service Officer in the Division of Water Supply and Pollution Control at the United States Public Health Service (1962-1964), Research Associate in the Division of Nutrition, Department of Biochemistry at Vanderbilt University (1964-1970), and Administrative Officer at Meharry Medical College (1973-1975).
    From 1976-2007, Grivetti served in the following capacities at the University of California, Davis: Assistant Professor of Geography and Assistant Professor of Nutrition (1976-1981), Associate Professor of Geography and Associate Professor of Nutrition (1981-1987), Chair of the Graduate Program in Nutrition (1982-1987), Professor of Geography (1988-1994), Interim Chair of the Graduate Program in Geography (1994-1995), and Professor of Nutrition (1988-2007). He retired from UC Davis in 2007.

    Scope and Content

    The collection contains Grivetti's correspondence, teaching, service, and advising materials, as well as research materials. Also included are materials related to Grivetti's research on the history of chocolate and the book, Chocolate: History, Culture, and Heritage (2009) that Grivetti edited with Howard Shapiro.

    Arrangement of the Collection

    The collection is arranged in eight series: 1. Introduction to Grivetti Family, Formative Years, & Undergraduate Education, 2. Public Health Service Years, 3. Vanderbilt University Years, 4. Graduate School at UC Davis, 5. Correspondence, 6. Academics, 7. Research Projects, and 8. Research on Chocolate History.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Grivetti, Louis--Archives
    University of California, Davis--Faculty--Archives
    University of California, Davis. Department of Nutrition
    Chocolate--History
    Israel-Arab War, 1967
    Botswana--Research
    Diet--History

    Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Processing Information

    Sara Gunasekara processed this collection with assistance from student employee Michelle Xie. The finding aid was based on a spreadsheet provided by Professor Grivetti.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Louis Grivetti in 2013.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Louis Grivetti Papers, D-567, Department of Special Collections, General Library, University of California, Davis.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright is protected by the copyright law, chapter 17, of the U.S. Code. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections, General Library, University of California, Davis as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.