Scope and Content
Voorhies, Edwin C. (Edwin Coblentz), 1891-1967
Title: Edwin C. Voorhies Papers
Date (inclusive): 1925-1966
5.2 linear feet
Abstract: Edwin C. Voorhies (1891-1967) served as Professor of Agricultural Economics, University
of California (1925-1958) and Dean of Students and Vice-Chair of the Statewide Department of Agricultural
Economics (1952-1957). His papers contain correspondence, lecture notes, scrapbooks, photographs, and materials
relating to the history and planning of the University of California, Davis.
Physical location: Researchers should contact Special Collections to request collections, as many
are stored offsite.
University of California, Davis. General Library. Dept. of Special
Davis, California 95616-5292
Collection number: D-089
Language of Material: Collection materials in English.
Edwin Coblentz Voorhies (1891-1967) began his fifty four year career with the University of California in 1913,
immediately after graduation from the University's Berkeley campus. He served on the Davis campus from 1913 to
1925 in the Department of Animal Husbandry, except for a period of service in the Army during World War I. In
1925 when the Department of Agricultural Economics was organized at Berkeley, Professor Voorhies became one of
its founding members. In addition to his professorial duties on the Berkeley campus, he also served the
University as Dean of Students. He served at Davis as Vice-Chairman of the Statewide Department of Agricultural
Economics from 1952 to 1957, when he resumed full-time professorial duties. He retired in 1958.
In 1962, Voorhies received an honorary LL.D at the 1962 Charter Day ceremonies. Voorhies Hall on the University
of California, Davis campus was named in his honor in 1965.
Carter, H.O., Hedges, T.R., and Snyder, J. Herbert. "Edwin C. Voorhies."
In Memoriam. [Berkeley,
Calif. : Academic Senate], 1968.
Scope and Content
The Edwin C. Voorhies Papers which span the years 1925-1966 contain correspondence, lecture notes, scrapbooks,
photographs, and materials relating to the history and planning of the University of California, Davis.
Arrangement of the Collection
The papers are arranged in seven series: 1. Writings, 2. Correspondence, 3. Lecture Notes, 4. Translations,
5. University of California Planning Materials, 6. Scrapbooks and Ephemera, 7. Photographs.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public
Voorhies, Edwin C. (Edwin Coblentz), 1891-1967--Archives
University of California,
University of California, Davis--History
University of California, Davis. Dept. of Agricultural
Hunt, Thomas Forsyth, 1862-1927
Collection is open for research.
Sara Gunasekara processed this collection and created and encoded this finding aid. Student employee Linda
Trach assisted with data entry work.
[Identification of item], Edwin C. Voorhies Papers, D-089, Department of Special Collections, General Library,
University of California, Davis.
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