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  • Creator: Brown, Dillon S.
    Title: Dillon S. Brown Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1935-1984
    Extent: 0.2 linear feet
    Abstract: Dillon S. Brown (1912-1998) served as Professor of Pomology at the University of California, Davis from 1949-1979. His papers contain several examples of his writings including a typescript of the first volume of his history of the Department of Pomology (1984) and a talk that he gave at Apple Day (1967).
    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: MC020
    Language of Material: Collection materials in English.

    Biography

    Dillon Brown was born in Genoa, Illinois. He earned a bachelor's degree in agriculture from the University of Illinois in 1935, followed by a master's degree in horticulture from the University of West Virginia and a Ph.D. in horticulture from Ohio State University in 1944.
    Brown served on the faculty of the Division of Pomology at the University of Illinois from 1941 to 1947. From 1947 until 1949, he was a senior horticulturist with the Hawaiian Pineapple Company in Honolulu. In 1949, he joined the faculty of the Department of Pomology at the University of California, Davis, where he was involved in research, teaching, and outreach activities until his retirement in 1979.
    During his tenure at UC Davis, Brown taught courses on fruit tree physiology and production systems. His research focus was on the influence of cultural practices and climatic conditions on flower development in fruit trees. He was instrumental in determining the chilling requirements for the major cultivars of temperate fruit and nut species grown in California. Also, Brown investigated apple tree physiology in relation to various cultural practices and provided solutions for problems of apple production in California.
    Brown passed away on June 22, 1998, in Davis, at age 86.
    Source:
    Kader, Adel et al. "Dillon Brown." In Memoriam. [Berkeley, Calif. : Academic Senate], 1998.

    Scope and Content

    The Dillon S. Brown Papers contain several examples of his writings including a typescript of the first volume of his history of the Department of Pomology (1984) and a talk that he gave at Apple Day (1967). Also included is a clipping featuring Brown with his portrait to be hung in Wickson Hall

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Brown, Dillon S.
    University of California, Davis. Dept. of Pomology--History

    Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired in 1986.

    Processing Information

    Sara Gunasekara processed these papers and created and encoded this finding aid.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Dillon S. Brown Papers, MC020, 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.