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Inventory of the William F. Allewelt Papers
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  • Creator: Allewelt, William F.
    Title: William F. Allewelt Papers
    Date (inclusive): 1960-2006
    Extent: 1.5 linear feet
    Abstract: William F. Allewelt (1926-2010) served as Chief Executive Officer of Tri Valley Growers from 1966-1985. His Papers contain correspondence, speeches, and files related to his involvement with Tri Valley Growers, Sun-Diamond Growers of California, and the University of California Agricultural Issues Center.
    Physical location: Researchers should contact Special Collections to request collections, as many are stored offsite.
    Repository: University of California, Davis. General Library. Dept. of Special Collections.
    Davis, California 95616-5292
    Collection number: D-532
    Language of Material: Collection materials in English.

    Biography

    William F. Allewelt was born on May 29, 1926 in Sacramento to William Sr. and Alta Jane Clapp Allewelt. He entered the Army Air Corps following graduation from C.K. McClatchy High School. The GI Bill brought him to the University of California, Davis where he served as editor of the Cal Aggie newspaper and as student body president. He completed his degree in Agricultural Economics at the University of California, Berkeley.
    In 1955 he joined Turlock Cooperative Growers, a canning cooperative in Modesto, and became its general manager. In 1963, TCG merged with a companion cooperative to form Tri Valley Growers. Allewelt served first as its general manager and later as CEO from 1966 until retiring in 1985. Shortly after retiring, he served as interim CEO at Sun-Diamond Growers of California.
    In 1985, he was appointed a charter member of the advisory board to the University of California Agricultural Issues Center. He served as its chair from 1986 to 2000 and its vice-chair from 1987 until his retirement from the board in 2007.
    He also served on the board of the Cal Aggie Alumni Association, as a trustee of the UCD Foundation, and chaired the major gifts committee funding the UCD Alumni and Visitors Center.
    Allewelt passed away on October 15, 2010.
    Source:
    William F. Allewelt Obituary, Davis Enterprise, October 19, 2010.

    Scope and Content

    The William F. Allewelt Papers contain biographical information, a small amount of correspondence, speeches, and files related to his involvement with Tri Valley Growers, Sun-Diamond Growers of California, and the University of California Agricultural Issues Center.

    Arrangement of the Collection

    The collection is arranged in six series: 1. Biographical Information, 2. Speeches, 3. Correspondence, 4. Organization Files, 5. Printed Materials, 6. Works by Others.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Allewelt, William F.--Archives
    Tri/Valley Growers
    Sun-Diamond Growers of California
    University of California, Davis. Agricultural Issues Center

    Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Processing Information

    Sara Gunasekara processed this collection with assistance from student employee Michelle Xie.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Jean Allewelt in 2011.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], William F. Allewelt Papers, D-532, 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, General Library, University of California, 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.