On April 15, 1880, the California Legislature enacted Assembly Bill 374 providing for the special instruction "pertaining
to Viticulture and the theory and practice of fermentation, distillation and rectification, and the management of cellars"
in the University of California, Berkeley Department of Agriculture. The Department of Viticulture and Enology was established
on the Davis campus in 1935 following the repeal of prohibition. The records contain correspondence, budget and expense files,
travel receipts, construction and repair requisitions, meeting minutes (department, division, staff, and committee), building
plans, class materials, research projects and grants, vineyard reports, extension reports, and photographs. The collection
materials date from 1907-2006 with the bulk from 1913-1973.
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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.