Inventory of the George H. Hart Papers

Sara Gunasekara
Department of Special Collections
General Library
University of California, Davis
Davis, CA 95616-5292
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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.

Collection Contents

 

Series 1 Biographical Information 1900-1959

Scope and Content Note

Arranged into three subseries: About George Hart, Certificates and diplomas, and Scrapbook.
 

Subseries 1.1 About George Hart 1937-1959

Scope and Content Note

Contains articles and speeches by others about George Hart. Also includes programs which mention Hart and a poster for one of his lectures.
Box 1:1

Address of Donald Jasper at the retirement dinner of George Hart 1954

Box 1:2

American Feed Manufacturers Association Golden Banquet Program 1959

Box 1:3

Borden Awards Directory of Recipients 1953

Box 1:4

Clippings 1948-1958

Box 1:5

In the Gallery of the Great 1947

Box 1:6

Obituary 1959 August 3

Box 2:1

Poster for Sigma Xi Society Lecture by George Hart November 1, 1937

Box 1:7

The West Beckons, Speech by Claude B. Hutchison at the Saddle and Sirloin Club 30 November 1947

 

Subseries 1.2 Certificates and diplomas 1900-1956

Scope and Content Note

Contains Hart's academic diplomas and as well as certificates that he received during his career.
Arranged alphabetically by institution.
Box 1:8

Alpha Zeta 1931 April 25

Box 1:9

American Association for the Advancement of Science 1923 November 23

Box 2:4

American Veterinary Medical Association 1910 September 7

Box 2:4

California State Board of Examiners in Veterinary Medicine 1911 January 3

Box 1:10

California Dairy Council 1919 July 9

Box 1:11

California State Veterinary Medical Association 1956 June 11

Box 1:12

College of Fairs 1945 September 16

Box 2:5

District of Columbia Board of Examiners in Veterinary Medicine 1907 May 29

Box 2:6

George Washington University 1908 June 3

Box 2:6

Manual Training Schools of Philadelphia 1900 June 14

Box 2:4

Panama Pacific International Exposition 1915 December 4

Box 2:2

Phi Sigma Biological Society 1933 March 15

Box 1:13

Phi Zeta 1952 October 24

Box 2:4

Society of Sigma Xi 1918 March 5

Box 2:5

United States. Dept. of State 1930 April 26

Box 2:5

United States. Dept. of State 1938 July 9

Box 2:6

University of Pennsylvania 1903 June 17

Box 2:3

University of Pennsylvania Veterinary Alumni Society 1953 June 13

Box 2:6

University of Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Society 1903 June 17

Box 2

Subseries 1.3 Scrapbook 1927-1956

Physical Description: 1 scrapbook

Scope and Content Note

Scrapbook containing newspaper and popular journal clippings and articles relating to Hart's career in animal husbandry and veterinary medicine.
 

Series 2 Writings 1912-1952

Scope and Content Note

Contains two published articles by Hart. A number of his other published articles are found in Subseries 1.3: Scrapbook.
Arranged alphabetically by title.
Box 1:14

Management Factors in the Control of Livestock Diseases, published in California Farm Bureau Monthly 1952 April

Box 1:15

The Truth About the Tuberculin Test, published in West Coast Magazine 1912 May

 

Series 3 Correspondence 1919-1959

Scope and Content Note

Arranged in two subseries: Incoming and Third Party.
 

Subseries 3.1 Incoming 1919-1957

Physical Description: 10 letters

Scope and Content Note

Arranged alphabetically by correspondent.
Box 1:16

California State Veterinary Medical Association 1956 June 21

Box 1:17

California Wool Growers Association 1948 June 18

Box 1:18

Cole, Harold H. 1948 June 18

Box 1:19

Freeborn, Stanley 1948 September 9

Box 1:20

Ittner, Nicholas and Peggy 1948 June 15

Box 1:21

Panama Pacific International Exposition 1919 March 10

Box 1:22

Senseman, B. Frank 1948 January 12

Box 1:23

United States. Dept. of State 1938 July 9

Box 1:24

University of California. Office of the President 1957 November 18

Box 1:25

Walker, Harry B. 1947 December 9

 

Subseries 3.2 Third Party 1947-1959

Scope and Content Note

Arranged in two subseries: George Hart Portrait Committee and Other.
 

Subseries 3.2.1 George Hart Portrait Committee 1947

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence from individuals to the George Hart Portrait Committee. In 1947, the American Society of Animal Production honored George Hart by hanging his portrait in the Saddle and Sirloin Club in Chicago. The Committee solicited donations from friends of George Hart to defray the expenses of the portrait.
Arranged alphabetically by correspondent.
Box 1:26

Abbot, Fred to George Hart Portrait Committee 1947

Box 1:27

American Meat Institute to George Hart Portrait Committee 1947 May 26

Box 1:28

Anderson, A.L. to George Hart Portrait Committee 1947 May 26

Box 1:29

Andrews, F.N. to George Hart Portrait Committee 1947 June 1

Box 1:30

Asdell, Sydney A. to George Hart Portrait Committee 1947

Box 1:31

Ash, Fred A. to George Hart Portrait Committee 1947

Box 1:32

Baber, Hugh to George Hart Portrait Committee 1947

Box 1:33

Barker, Hernert E. to George Hart Portrait Committee 1947 August 7

Box 1:34

Baumgartner, John to George Hart Portrait Committee 1947 August 6

Box 1:35

Beagle, Jim to George Hart Portrait Committee 1947 August 20

Box 1:36

Beard, Fred J. to George Hart Portrait Committee 1947 June 16

Box 1:37

Beeson, W.M. to George Hart Portrait Committee 1947 May 27

Box 1:38

Bender, C.B. to George Hart Portrait Committee 1947 June 3

Box 1:39

Bixby, Fred to George Hart Portrait Committee 1947 September 19

Box 1:40

Black, Robert H. to George Hart Portrait Committee 1947 June 3

Box 1:41

Bohstedt, G. to George Hart Portrait Committee 1947 May 29

Box 1:42

Boyle, R.E. to George Hart Portrait Committee 1948 January 19

Box 1:43

Buckland, A. to George Hart Portrait Committee 1947

Box 1:44

Burgess, J.W. to George Hart Portrait Committee 1947 September 5

Box 1:45

Burns, Robert H. to George Hart Portrait Committee 1947 May 26

Box 1:46

California Cattlemen's Association to George Hart Portrait Committee 1947 August 29

Box 1:47

California Wool Growers Association to George Hart Portrait Committee 1947 August 21

Box 1:48

Carr, A.K. to George Hart Portrait Committee 1947 August 26

Box 1:49

Carroll, W.E. to George Hart Portrait Committee 1947

Box 1:50

CBQ Ranch to George Hart Portrait Committee 1947 September 5

Box 1:51

Chamberlin, Ted to George Hart Portrait Committee 1947 September 10

Box 1:52

Cole, Leon J. to George Hart Portrait Committee 1947 June 2

Box 1:53

Comfort, James E. to George Hart Portrait Committee 1947 June 9

Box 1:54

Cooke, Gaylord K. to George Hart Portrait Committee 1947 August 20

Box 1:55

Cooley, R. to George Hart Portrait Committee 1947 May 30

Box 1:56

Crouch, Llyod S. to George Hart Portrait Committee 1947 September 6

Box 1:57

Cruess, William to George Hart Portrait Committee 1947

Box 1:58

Culbertson, C.C. to George Hart Portrait Committee 1947 August 14

Box 1:59

Cunha, Tony J. to George Hart Portrait Committee 1947 May 26

Box 1:60

Danielson, Daniel W. to George Hart Portrait Committee 1947

Box 1:61

Dinsmore, Wayne to George Hart Portrait Committee 1947

Box 1:62

Dorman, F.W. to George Hart Portrait Committee 1947 August 11

Box 1:63

Duckham, A.N. to George Hart Portrait Committee 1947 June 3

Box 1:64

Ensminger, M.E. to George Hart Portrait Committee 1947 May 27

Box 1:65

Eshleman, Russell H. to George Hart Portrait Committee 1947 May 27

Box 1:66

Farm Journal to George Hart Portrait Committee 1947 June 6

Box 1:67

Ferguson, Jim to George Hart Portrait Committee 1947 August 8

Box 1:68

Fitch, J. to George Hart Portrait Committee 1947

Box 1:69

Forbes, E.F. to George Hart Portrait Committee 1947 September 8

Box 1:70

Foulke, Lewis to George Hart Portrait Committee 1947 August 25

Box 1:71

Foust, H.L. to George Hart Portrait Committee 1947 May 27

Box 1:72

Garrison, Carl L. to George Hart Portrait Committee 1947 August 6

Box 1:73

Golden Eagle Milling Co. to George Hart Portrait Committee 1947 August 6

Box 1:74

Griffin, Fred to George Hart Portrait Committee 1947 August 14

Box 1:75

H.V. Nootbaar and Co. to George Hart Portrait Committee 1947

Box 1:76

Harris, E. Clyde and Carrick to George Hart Portrait Committee 1947

Box 1:77

Hart, Joe to George Hart Portrait Committee 1947

Box 1:78

Harvey, A.L. to George Hart Portrait Committee 1947 May 28

Box 1:79

Hathaway, I.L. to George Hart Portrait Committee 1947 June 19

Box 1:80

Hawkins, Louise E. to George Hart Portrait Committee 1947 May 27

Box 1:81

Hayward, James W. to George Hart Portrait Committee 1947 June 3

Box 1:82

Hewitt, C. to George Hart Portrait Committee 1947 August 14

Box 1:83

Hickman, C.W. to George Hart Portrait Committee 1947 May 27

Box 1:84

Hill, J.A. to George Hart Portrait Committee 1947 May 26

Box 1:85

Hobbs, Charles S. to George Hart Portrait Committee 1947 June 3

Box 1:86

Hopkins, C. Harold to George Hart Portrait Committee 1947 August 23

Box 1:87

Horlacher, C.J. to George Hart Portrait Committee 1947 May 29

Box 1:88

Hudson, N.D. to George Hart Portrait Committee 1947 August 12

Box 1:89

Hull, Joseph L. to George Hart Portrait Committee 1947 August 11

Box 1:90

Humboldt County Wool Growers Association to George Hart Portrait Committee 1947 October 20

Box 1:91

Hunt, Harry to George Hart Portrait Committee 1947 September 6

Box 1:92

Hurt, L.M. to George Hart Portrait Committee 1947 June 3

Box 1:93

Jack, E.L. to George Hart Portrait Committee 1947 August 11

Box 1:94

Jarnagin, Milton P. to George Hart Portrait Committee 1947 June 4

Box 1:95

Johnson, Leslie E. to George Hart Portrait Committee 1947 May 29

Box 1:96

Jungerman, A. to George Hart Portrait Committee 1947

Box 1:97

Kendall, Harold E. to George Hart Portrait Committee 1947 August 9

Box 1:98

Kent, O.B. to George Hart Portrait Committee 1947 May 29

Box 1:99

Keyston, George N. to George Hart Portrait Committee 1947 August 25

Box 1:100

Kildee, H.H. to George Hart Portrait Committee 1947 May 27

Box 1:101

Krider, J.L. to George Hart Portrait Committee 1947 May 29

Box 1:102

Krueger, Myrm to George Hart Portrait Committee 1947 August 15

Box 1:103

Leydecker, Len to George Hart Portrait Committee 1947 August 4

Box 1:104

Lewis, L.H. to George Hart Portrait Committee 1947 May 31

Box 1:105

Livesay, E.A. to George Hart Portrait Committee 1947 June 4

Box 1:106

Lockhart, R.R. to George Hart Portrait Committee 1947 August 7

Box 1:107

Loeffel, William J. to George Hart Portrait Committee 1947 May 26

Box 1:108

Lush, R.H. to George Hart Portrait Committee 1947 August 29

Box 1:109

Martsteller, R.P. to George Hart Portrait Committee 1947 May 29

Box 1:110

McAdory, I.S. to George Hart Portrait Committee 1947 May 28

Box 1:111

McCampbell, C.W. to George Hart Portrait Committee 1947 June 10

Box 1:112

McCarthy, George P. to George Hart Portrait Committee 1947 June 2

Box 1:113

McComas, Earl W. to George Hart Portrait Committee 1947 August 21

Box 1:114

McKay, Kenneth G. to George Hart Portrait Committee 1947 August 11

Box 1:115

Miller, J.I. to George Hart Portrait Committee 1947 June 11

Box 1:116

Morrison, A.B. to George Hart Portrait Committee 1947

Box 1:117

Norris, L.C. to George Hart Portrait Committee 1947 May 29

Box 1:118

Norton, Bill to George Hart Portrait Committee 1947

Box 1:119

Osborne, Robert E. to George Hart Portrait Committee 1947 August 7

Box 1:120

Outsen, Ben to George Hart Portrait Committee 1941 July 30

Box 1:121

Pickett, John E. to George Hart Portrait Committee 1947 August 14

Box 1:122

Pohle, Elroy M. to George Hart Portrait Committee 1947

Box 1:123

Pollock, R. G. to George Hart Portrait Committee 1947

Box 1:124

Potter, J. Sheldon to George Hart Portrait Committee 1947 Spetember 5

Box 1:125

Proebsting, Louis to George Hart Portrait Committee 1947 August 11

Box 1:126

Richards, T.H. to George Hart Portrait Committee 1947 August 7

Box 1:127

Rinehart, E.F. to George Hart Portrait Committee 1947 May 29

Box 1:128

Rochford, T.E. to George Hart Portrait Committee 1947 August 11

Box 1:129

Rosenberger, A. to George Hart Portrait Committee 1947 August 11

Box 1:130

Sackville, J.P. to George Hart Portrait Committee 1947 May 27

Box 1:131

Scheidenhelm, E.C. to George Hart Portrait Committee 1947 June 3

Box 1:132

Shepherd, Harry W. to George Hart Portrait Committee 1947 August 19

Box 1:133

Shields, Peter J. to George Hart Portrait Committee 1947

Box 1:134

Simpson, F.M. to George Hart Portrait Committee 1947 May 27

Box 1:135

Smith, LeRoy B. to George Hart Portrait Committee 1947 August 20

Box 1:136

Smith, Richard J. to George Hart Portrait Committee 1947 August 6

Box 1:137

Spencer, Damon A. to George Hart Portrait Committee 1947

Box 1:138

Sproul, Robert to George Hart Portrait Committee 1947 October 6

Box 1:139

Squibb, Bob to George Hart Portrait Committee 1947 August 16

Box 1:140

Stangel, W.L. to George Hart Portrait Committee 1947 May 27

Box 1:141

Stanley, E.L. to George Hart Portrait Committee 1947

Box 1:142

Stephens, E.W. to George Hart Portrait Committee 1947 August 19

Box 1:143

Taylor, R.H. to George Hart Portrait Committee 1947 October 13

Box 1:144

Thomas, B.H. to George Hart Portrait Committee 1947 July 22

Box 1:145

Thompson, C.P. to George Hart Portrait Committee 1947 July 9

Box 1:146

Thompson, J.I. to George Hart Portrait Committee 1947 May 28

Box 1:147

Thorp, J.E. to George Hart Portrait Committee 1947 August 10

Box 1:148

Tucker, George N. to George Hart Portrait Committee 1947 August 12

Box 1:149

Tufts, Warren P. to George Hart Portrait Committee 1947 August 14

Box 1:150

Turk, K.L. to George Hart Portrait Committee 1947 May 28

Box 1:151

Tyler, John L. to George Hart Portrait Committee 1947 August 11

Box 1:152

Underbjerg, G. to George Hart Portrait Committee 1947

Box 1:153

Underhill, Robert M. to George Hart Portrait Committee 1947 August, 11

Box 1:154

Vestal, C.M. to George Hart Portrait Committee 1947 May 29

Box 1:155

Voorhies, Edwin C. to George Hart Portrait Committee 1947 September 1

Box 1:156

Wallis, G.C. to George Hart Portrait Committee 1947 May 28

Box 1:157

Warner, Ken to George Hart Portrait Committee 1947

Box 1:158

Wentworth, Edward N. to George Hart Portrait Committee 1947

Box 1:159

Willett, E.L. to George Hart Portrait Committee 1947 June 4

Box 1:160

Willham, Oliver S. to George Hart Portrait Committee 1947 May 31

Box 1:161

Wilson, Fred S. to George Hart Portrait Committee 1947 May 29

Box 1:162

Wilson, Shrimp to George Hart Portrait Committee 1947

Box 1:163

Wolf, F.E. to George Hart Portrait Committee 1947 June 3

Box 1:164

Zeller, John H. to George Hart Portrait Committee 1947

Box 1:165

Unidentified to George Hart Portrait Committee 1947

 

Subseries 3.2.2 Other 1959

Physical Description: 1 letter
Box 1:166

Jasper, D.E. to Theresa Hart 1959 September 16

 

Series 4 Printed Material 1949-1964

Scope and Content Note

Arranged alphabetically by author.
Box 1:167

Heitman, Hubert. "Animal Husbandry" undated

Box 1:168

Jasper, Donald E. A short history of the School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California 1964

Box 1:169

Ryerson, Knowles. The Seventh Pacific Science Congress, published in Science 1949 May 27

 

Series 5 Photographs 1958

Physical Description: 2 photographs
Box 1:170

George Hart portrait presented to the University of California, Davis undated

Box 1:171

George Hart receiving an honorary degree at the University of California, Berkeley commencement 1958 June 13