Inventory of the Edward Biffer Roessler Papers

Sara Gunasekara
Department of Special Collections
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University of California, Davis
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Creator: Roessler, Edward B. (Edward Biffer), 1902-1993
Title: Edward Biffer Roessler Papers
Date (inclusive): 1936-1973
Extent: 0.2 linear feet
Abstract: Edward Biffer Roessler (1902-1993) served as Professor Mathematics at the University of California, Davis. This small collection contains his textbook, Problems in Agricultural Mathematics, lecture notes and reprints of his articles which focus on the statistical analysis of viticultural data.
Physical location: Researchers should contact Special Collections to request collections, as many are stored offsite.
Repository: University of California, Davis. General Library. Depart. of Special Collections.
Davis, California 95616-5292
Collection number: MC105
Language of Material: Collection materials in English.

Biography

Edward Biffer Roessler was born in Redlands, California, on August 28, 1902. He graduated from Hollywood High School, attended the University of California, Los Angeles for his first two years, and transferred to UC Berkeley, where he earned a Ph.D. in Mathematics, specializing in geometry.
In 1933, he was assigned to develop the Division of Mathematics and Physics at the Northern Branch of the College of Agriculture (now UC Davis). He chaired the division and later the Department of Mathematics.
His lifelong interest in wine led him to co-author, with Maynard A. Amerine, UC Davis enology professor emeritus, Wines: Their Sensory Evaluation. He also authored several textbooks, including Problems in Agricultural Mathematics; Principles of Sensory Evaluation of Food, co-authored with Amerine and Rose Maire Pangborn; and Introduction to Probability and Statistics, co-authored with Henry L. Adler.
Roessler later served as Dean of University Extension, a post he held until retiring in 1970.
He passed away on July 13, 1993.
Source:
Alder, Henry L., Krener, Arthur J., and Shepard, Lawrence. "Edward Biffer Roessler." In Memoriam. [Berkeley, Calif.: Academic Senate], 1993.

Scope and Content

This small collection contains Roessler's textbook, Problems in Agricultural Mathematics, lecture notes and reprints of his articles which focus on the statistical analysis of viticultural data.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Roessler, Edward B. (Edward Biffer), 1902-1993--Archives.
University of California, Davis--Faculty--Archives

Access

Collection is open for research.

Processing Information

Sara Gunasekara processed this collection and created this finding aid.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Edward Biffer Roessler Papers, MC105, 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.

Collection Contents

Box MC105:1

Reprints by Roessler 1936-1973

Scope and Content Note

Many of the articles focus on the statistical analysis of viticultural data.
Box MC105:2

Problems in Agricultural Mathematics by Roessler 1939, 1946

Box MC105:3

Lecture notes for Mathematics 105 1954