Scope and Content
Hart, George Hart, 1883-
Title: George H. Hart Papers
Date (inclusive): 1900-1959
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.
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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
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.
"Famed UCD Veterinary Dean Passes."
Davis Enterprise, August 6, 1959.
Storer, T.I., Stormont, C.N. and Wilson, J.F. "George H. Hart."
[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
Arrangement of the Collection
The collection is arranged in five series: 1. Biographical Information, 2.
Writings, 3. Correspondence, 4. Printed Material, and 5. Photographs.
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
Collection is open for research.
Sara Gunasekara processed this collection and created and encoded this finding aid.
[Identification of item], George H. Hart Papers, D-103, Department of Special
Collections, General Library, University of California, Davis.
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