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Guide to the William T. Horne memorial avocado collection
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Custodial History
  • Acquisition Information
  • Processing History
  • Collection Scope and Content Summary
  • Collection Arrangement
  • Related Material
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: William T. Horne memorial avocado collection
    Date (inclusive): 1826-1980, undated
    Date (bulk): 1920-1960
    Collection Number: 051
    Creator: University of California Riverside. Citrus Research Center and Agricultural Experiment Station.
    Extent: 5.0 linear feet (4 document boxes; on-shelf)
    Repository: Rivera Library. Special Collections Department.
    Riverside, CA 92517-5900
    Abstract: The William T. Horne memorial avocado collection contains administrative records, correspondence, clippings, photographs, publications, and other material pertaining to the Citrus Experiment Station agricultural library, citrus and avocado related research, and the citrus and avocado commercial industries. Topics include avocado growing and growers' associations, the production and marketing of avocados, and the scientific study of avocado plants. Records document the development and use of the Citrus Experiment Station agricultural library, administrative activities of professional associations, and commercial and domestic aspects of citrus fruit.
    Languages: The bulk of the collection is in English. Select publications are in Spanish, French, German, and Russian.

    Access

    This collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to the University of California, Riverside Libraries, Special Collections & Archives. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections & Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Regents of the University of California 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.

    Preferred Citation

    [identification of item]. William T. Horne Memorial Avocado Library papers, Collection 051. University of California, Riverside Libraries, Special Collections & Archives, University of California, Riverside.

    Custodial History

    The William T. Horne memorial avocado collection was originally housed in the Citrus Experiment Station’s agricultural library. It was the product of a collaborative effort between the Citrus Experiment Station and the California Avocado Society to create a world-class library collection on avocado information. Planning for the collection began in 1952 and a donation was made by the California Avocado Society to purchase material. Items from the William T. Horne memorial avocado collection now reside as part of the archival collection in Special Collections & Archives as well as in the UCR Libraries as cataloged material.

    Acquisition Information

    Information unavailable.

    Processing History

    Processed by Hollie Johnson, 2011.
    Processing of the William T. Horne memorial avocado collection was generously funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and administered by the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR). The University of California, Riverside was awarded a Cataloging Hidden Special Collections and Archives grant from 2010-2012, "Uncovering California's Environmental Collections," in collaboration with eight additional special collections and archival repositories throughout the state and the California Digital Library (CDL). Grant objectives included processing of over 33 hidden collections related to the state's environment and environmental history. The collections document an array of important sub-topics such as irrigation, mining, forestry, agriculture, industry, land use, activism, and research. Together they form a multifaceted picture of the natural world and the way it was probed, altered, exploited and protected in California over the twentieth century. Finding aids are made available through the Online Archive of California (OAC).

    Collection Scope and Content Summary

    The William T. Horne memorial avocado collection contains administrative records, correspondence, clippings, photographs, publications, and other material pertaining to the Citrus Experiment Station agricultural library, citrus and avocado related research, and the citrus and avocado commercial industries. Topics include avocado growing and growers' associations, the production and marketing of avocados, and the scientific study of avocado plants. Records document the development and use of the Citrus Experiment Station agricultural library, administrative activities of professional associations, and commercial and domestic aspects of citrus fruit.

    Collection Arrangement

    This collection is arranged into the following three series:
    • Series 1: Citrus Experiment Station agricultural library records, 1954-1967, undated.
    • Series 2: Citrus research and industry, circa 1910-1959, undated.
    • Series 3: Avocado research and industry, 1826-1980, undated.

    Related Material

    Additional material from the William T. Horne memorial avocado collection has been cataloged and is available in the UCR Libraries.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

    Subjects

    Avocado.
    Avocado industry.
    Citrus fruit industry.
    Condit, Ira,J.
    Halma, Frederick F., 1887-1963.
    Horne, W.T. (William Titus), 1876-1944.
    Uncovering California's Environmental Collections Project.
    University of California Riverside. Citrus Research Center and Agricultural Experiment Station.
    Webber, Herbert John, 1865-1946.

    Genres and Forms of Materials

    Administrative records.
    Clippings (information artifacts).
    Correspondence.
    Photographs.
    Programs.
    Publications.
    Reports.