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  • Creator: Hart, George Hart, 1883-
    Title: George H. Hart Papers
    Date (inclusive): 1900-1959
    Extent: 1.4 linear feet
    Abstract: George H. Hart's career at the University of California began in 1917 when he joined the faculty at Berkeley as Professor of Veterinary Science. He came to Davis in 1926 as Professor of Animal Husbandry and Chairman of the Department, a position he held until 1948, when he became Dean of the School of Veterinary Medicine. He retired in 1954. His Papers contain biographical information, correspondence, certificates and diplomas, and two photographs. Also included is a scrapbook containing newspaper and popular journal clippings and articles relating to Hart's career in animal husbandry and veterinary medicine.
    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-103
    Language of Material: Collection materials in English

    Biography

    George H. Hart (1883-1959) received the D.V.M. degree at the University of Pennsylvania in 1903 and the M.D. degree at George Washington University in 1908. His work comprised six major activities: bacteriological studies in the U.S. Bureau of Animal Industry (1903-1908); field investigations of Texas cattle fever and other livestock diseases along the Mexican Border (1908-1910); services as City Veterinarian in the Los Angeles Department of Health (1910-1917); research on animal diseases at Berkeley (1917-1926); reorganization and direction of work in animal husbandry at Davis (1926-1948); and development of the School of Veterinary Medicine at Davis (1948-1954).
    Dr. Hart's career at the University of California began in 1917 when he joined the faculty at Berkeley as Professor of Veterinary Science. He came to Davis in 1926 as Professor of Animal Husbandry and Chairman of the Department, a position he held until 1948, when he became Dean of the School of Veterinary Medicine. He retired in 1954. In 1983 the then Animal Science Building was named George Hart Hall in his honor.
    Sources:
    "Famed UCD Veterinary Dean Passes." Davis Enterprise, August 6, 1959.
    Storer, T.I., Stormont, C.N. and Wilson, J.F. "George H. Hart." In Memoriam. [Berkeley, Calif. : Academic Senate], 1960.

    Scope and Content

    The George Hart Papers, which span the years 1900 to 1959, are 1.4 linear feet. The bulk of the collection is found in Series 1: Biographical Information and Series 3: Correspondence. Series 1 contains articles and speeches about Hart, certificates and diplomas, and a scrapbook containing newspaper and popular journal clippings and articles relating to his career in animal husbandry and veterinary medicine. Series 3 contains incoming letters to Hart and letters from individuals to the George Hart Portrait Committee.

    Arrangement of the Collection

    The collection is arranged in five series: 1. Biographical Information, 2. Writings, 3. Correspondence, 4. Printed Material, and 5. Photographs.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Hart, George Hart, 1883---Archives.
    University of California, Davis--Faculty--Archives
    Livestock--Research

    Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Processing Information

    Sara Gunasekara processed this collection and created and encoded this finding aid.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], George H. Hart Papers, D-103, 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, University of California, Library, 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.