Guide to the Date Palm collection

Finding aid prepared by Special Collections & Archives staff
Special Collections & Archives
The UCR Libraries
P.O. Box 5900
University of California
Riverside, California 92517-5900
Phone: 951-827-3233
Fax: 951-827-4673
Email: specialcollections@ucr.edu
URL: http://library.ucr.edu/view/collections/spcol
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Descriptive Summary

Title: Date Palm collection
Collection Number: 047
Repository: Rivera Library. Special Collections Department.
Riverside, CA 92517-5900
Extent: 4.0 linear feet
Date: circa 1870-1950.
Abstract: This collection contains photographs, brochures, newspaper clippings, correspondence, and other material regarding the date palm industry and research efforts related to this plant species. Includes photographs of date palms in California, North Africa, and Iraq as well as photographs regarding the cultivation of palm varieties and palm diseases. Brochures and newspaper clippings documenting the date palm industry in the Coachella Valley (California) are also included. Additionally, this collection contains material pertaining to the United States Department of Agriculture Date Station, Walter T. Swingle, and Roy W. Nixon.
Languages: The collection is in English.
Creator: Nixon, Roy W. (Roy Wesley), 1895-
Creator: Swingle, Walter T. (Walter Tennyson), 1871-1952

Access

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Publication Rights

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Preferred Citation

[identification of item]. Date Palm collection, Collection 047. University of California, Riverside Libraries, Special Collections & Archives, University of California, Riverside.

Processing History

This collection is not fully processed.

Collection Scope and Content Summary

This collection contains photographs, brochures, newspaper clippings, correspondence, and other material regarding the date palm industry and research efforts related to this plant species. Includes photographs of date palms in California, North Africa, and Iraq as well as photographs regarding the cultivation of palm varieties and palm diseases. Brochures and newspaper clippings documenting the date palm industry in the Coachella Valley (California) are also included. Additionally, this collection contains material pertaining to the United States Department of Agriculture Date Station, Walter T. Swingle, and Roy W. Nixon.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Brochures.
Clippings (information artifacts).
Coachella Valley (Calif.).
Correspondence.
Date palm.
Dates (fruit).
Maps.
Nixon, Roy W. (Roy Wesley), 1895-
Photographs.
Riverside County (Calif.).
Swingle, Walter T. (Walter Tennyson), 1871-1952
United States. Department of Agriculture. Date Station.