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Finding Aid for the Irwin E. Farrar Papers, 1911-1973
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Description
Irwin Elmer Farrar (1893-1983) was the president of Sierra Alfalfa Company, and later of the Farrar-Loomis Seed Company, experimenting with a new kind of sugar beet and seed. He served as secretary of the Corona Chamber of Commerce, founded the Hemet chapter of Chamber of Commerce (1919), and helped in the formation of the San Jacinto River Protection Committee. He remained involved with water supply issues until the completion of California State Water Project in 1973. The collection consists of Farrar's autobiography and related research materials, correspondence from many California political figures, materials about Farrar's political interests, his personal life and business activities, and materials related to his involvement with water issues and the California State Water Project.
Background
Irwin Elmer Farrar was born in 1893 near Camarillo, California; attended University of Southern California and Stanford Law School; admitted to the California bar and began practicing law in 1916; became president of Sierra Alfalfa Company, and later of the Farrar-Loomis Seed Company, experimenting with a new kind of sugar beet and seed; secretary, Corona Chamber of Commerce; founded Hemet chapter of Chamber of Commerce in 1919; in 1944 he became interested in water seepage from San Jacinto tunnel of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, which lead to the formation of the San Jacinto River Protection Committee; he remained involved with water supply issues until the completion of California State Water Project in 1973; died in 1983.Irwin Elmer Farrar was born in 1893, near Camarillo, California. He studied at the University of Southern California and Stanford University, where he studied law. In 1916 he was admitted to the California bar and started private practice. He became president of La Sierra Alfalfa Company and later the Farrar-Loomis Seed Company, which experimented with a new type of sugar beet and new methods of producing that seed.
Extent
13 boxes (6.5 linear ft.) 2 oversize boxes
Restrictions
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.
Availability
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.