Inventory of the Henry M. Schacht Papers

Sara Gunasekara
Department of Special Collections
General Library
University of California, Davis
Davis, CA 95616-5292
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Creator: Schacht, Henry
Title: Henry M. Schacht Papers
Date (inclusive): 1941-1994
Extent: 3.2 linear feet
Abstract: Henry M. Schacht (1916- ) served as the Farm Reporter columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle (1959-1993) and Vice President and Corporate Secretary of California Canners and Growers (1965-1981). His papers contain correspondence, manuscripts, serials, clippings, and promotional materials relating Schacht's work as a columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle as well as his public relations activities for the California Canners and Growers organization.
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-157
Language of Material: Collection materials in English.

Biography

Henry M. Schacht was born on February 28, 1916 in Pasadena, California. After graduating from the University of California, Berkeley in 1936, he joined the University's News Service as a radio writer. In 1939, he was appointed director of Press and Radio for the University of California, College of Agriculture, a post he held until 1942.
From 1942-1961, he was Director of Agriculture for KNBC and later KGO, San Francisco where his morning broadcast was sponsored by Standard Oil Company of California. He served as Director of Information, Division of Agricultural Sciences, University of California from 1961-1965.
Schacht served as the Farm Reporter columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle (1959-1993) and Vice President and Corporate Secretary of California Canners and Growers (1965-1981).

Scope and Content

The Henry M. Schacht Papers contain correspondence, manuscripts, serials, clippings, and promotional materials relating Schacht's work as a farm reporter with the San Francisco Chronicle as well as his public relations activities for the California Canners and Growers organization.

Arrangement of the Collection

The papers are arranged in four series: 1. Writings by Schacht, 2. Correspondence, 3. California Canners and Growers Materials, 4. Printed Materials.

Related Material

Special Collections also holds an oral history of Henry Schacht, Henry Schacht and the Art of Agricultural Communication: Interviews . Conducted by Marvin Brienes; preface by Hamilton L. Hintz. Davis: Shields Library, University of California, Davis, The Oral History Center, c1977.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Schacht, Henry--Archives
California Canners and Growers
Agriculture--California
Communication in agriculture--California
Food industry and trade--California

Access

Collection is open for research.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Henry M. Schacht in 1985.

Processing Information

Sara Gunasekara processed this collection and created and encoded this finding aid. Student employee Linda Trach assisted with data entry work.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Henry M. Schacht Papers, D-157, 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.

Collection Contents

 

Series 1. Writings by Schacht 1951-1994

Physical Description: 2.2 linear feet

Scope and Content Note

Contains Schacht's Farm Reporter columns for the San Francisco Chronicle as well as his speeches and several articles.
Arranged alphabetically by title.
Box 3:1

1982 and Beyond, speech 1982 November 12

Box 3:2

Agriculture: A Future as Dismal as the Past?, speech 1973 June 4

Box 3:3

Are Farmers Exceptions?, speech 1962 January 12

Box 3:4

California Canners and Growers - Structure and Operations, speech 1967 March 14

Box 3:5

California's Wealth and Pride in Agriculture, pamphlet 1961?

Box Wrapped volume

Farm Reporter, newspaper columns 1959-1961

Box 1:1

Farm Reporter, newspaper columns 1961

Box 1:2

Farm Reporter, newspaper columns 1962

Box 1:3

Farm Reporter, newspaper columns 1963

Box 1:4

Farm Reporter, newspaper columns 1964

Box 1:5

Farm Reporter, newspaper columns 1965

Box 1:6

Farm Reporter, newspaper columns 1966

Box 1:7

Farm Reporter, newspaper columns 1967

Box 1:8

Farm Reporter, newspaper columns 1968

Box 1:9

Farm Reporter, newspaper columns 1969

Box 1:10

Farm Reporter, newspaper columns 1970

Box 1:11

Farm Reporter, newspaper columns 1971-1972

Box 1:12

Farm Reporter, newspaper columns 1971-1972

Box 1:13

Farm Reporter, newspaper columns 1973

Box 1:14

Farm Reporter, newspaper columns 1974

Box 1:15

Farm Reporter, newspaper columns 1975

Box 1:16

Farm Reporter, newspaper columns 1976

Box 1:17

Farm Reporter, newspaper columns 1976-1977

Box 1:18

Farm Reporter, newspaper columns 1978

Box 1:19

Farm Reporter, newspaper columns 1979

Box 1:20

Farm Reporter, newspaper columns 1980

Box 1:21

Farm Reporter, newspaper columns 1981

Box 1:22

Farm Reporter, newspaper columns 1982

Box 1:23

Farm Reporter, newspaper columns 1983

Box 1:24

Farm Reporter, newspaper columns 1984

Box 1:25

Farm Reporter, newspaper columns 1985

Box 1:26

Farm Reporter, newspaper columns 1986

Box 1:27

Farm Reporter, newspaper columns 1987

Box 1:28

Farm Reporter, newspaper columns 1988

Box 1:29

Farm Reporter, newspaper columns 1989

Box 1:30

Farm Reporter, newspaper columns 1990

Box 1:31

Farm Reporter, newspaper columns 1991

Box 1:32

Farm Reporter, newspaper columns 1992

Box 1:33

Farm Reporter, newspaper columns 1993

Box 3:6

Farmer's Digest, script 1951 February 22

Box 3:7

Food Technology - Its Significance to the World Food Problem, speech 1968 October 17

Box 3:8

How to Succeed in Business Without Getting Fat, speech 1966 September 28

Box 3:9

How Will They See Agriculture, article undated

Box 3:10

It Can Be Done - The Cal Can Story, reprint 1968

Box 3:11

It Can Be Done - The Cal Can Story, speech 1968 August 7

Box 3:12

The Legacy of a Half Century, speech 1983

Box 3:13

Look West, Meat Packers, article 1956 October 13

Box 3:14

Looking Backward -- And Forward, speech 1963 November 5

Box 3:15

Motivating Membership to Assume Responsibility, speech 1962 February 26

Box 3:16

The Natural Side of Dieting, speech 1970 September 25

Box 3:17

Opposition to the Voucher System, letter to the editor 1980 March

Box 3:18

Our Food "Problem," speech 1961 November 16

Box 3:19

Problems and Opportunities in Foreign Trade, speech 1969 January 17

Box 3:20

Report of Subcommittee of the Commission on California Agriculture and Higher Education 1994

Box 3:21

Review of Farmer's World: The Yearbook of Agriculture, 1964 undated

Box 3:22

Some Things to Think About, speech 1971 December 6

Box 3:23

Speech given at the Agricultural Leadership Program 1971 February 26

Box 3:24

Speech given at the California Canners and Growers Annual Meeting 1966 February 24

Box 3:25

Speech given at the California Canners and Growers Banquet 1982 January 24

Box 3:26

Talk on Farmer Cooperatives 1965 April 9

Box 3:27

Trends in California Agriculture, reprint 1975 January

Box 3:28

What We Need to Survive, speech undated

Box 3:29

Where Do We Go From Here, article 1975

Box 3:30

Where Do We Go From Here, pamphlet undated

Box 3:31

World Markets for California Agricultural Products, speech undated

Box 3:32

You Can't Stand Still, speech 1965 August 3

 

Series 2. Correspondence 1941-1981

Physical Description: 0.6 linear feet

Scope and Content Note

Contains correspondence relating to Schacht's careers in broadcasting, journalism, and public relations.
Arranged into three subseries: Outgoing, Incoming, and Third Party.
 

Subseries 2.1 Outgoing 1960-1980

Physical Description: 39 folders

Scope and Content Note

Arranged alphabetically by correspondent.
Box 3:33

Alvernaz, Joe 1973 September 21

Box 3:34

Baker, John C. 1975 July 18

Box 3:35

Baker, John C. 1975 August 25

Box 3:36

Bateson, Gregory 1977 October 25

Box 3:37

Brown, George E. 1976 March 24

Box 3:38

Buzzerd, Harry W. 1973 March 13

Box 3:39

Coleman, Roger 1977 October 19

Box 3:40

Connery, Colin 1975 October 16

Box 3:41

Daver, William E. 1980 June 18

Box 3:42

Farm Bureau Member undated

Box 3:43

Feltner, Richard 1975 February 14

Box 3:44

Gibson, Robert L. 1975

Box 3:45

Gibson, Robert L. 1976 April 7

Box 3:46

Gibson, Robert L. 1977 August 18

Box 3:47

Gibson, Robert L. 1977 September 9

Box 3:48

Hale, Evan J. 1976 June 2

Box 3:49

Hanes, Don 1975 April 14

Box 3:50

Hanes, Don 1975 April 29

Box 3:51

Hanes, Don 1977 June 21

Box 3:52

Irwin, William Hyde 1974 June 6

Box 3:53

Johnson, Owen 1976 February 18

Box 3:54

Kerr, Mrs. Clark 1978 February 3

Box 3:55

Lane, Ruth B. 1972 August 17

Box 3:56

Lawrence, John 1980 February 19

Box 3:57

Link, George 1960 June 27

Box 3:58

Luten, Daniel B. 1973 August 31

Box 3:59

Lyng, Richard 1972 November 17

Box 3:60

Mitchell, Ed 1976 October 20

Box 3:61

National Canners Association, Public Relations Steering Committee 1973 January 18

Box 3:62

O'Connell, Tom 1980 November 3

Box 3:63

Paarlberg, Don 1976 March 22

Box 3:64

Pengra, William 1973 June 18

Box 3:65

Siegel, Arch 1973 February 20

Box 3:66

Sisk, B.F. 1977 May 27

Box 3:67

Stark, Paul 1973 November 19

Box 3:68

Stycula, Maribel Knowles 1974 June 5

Box 3:69

Weinberger, Caspar W. 1975 August 7

Box 3:70

White, Graham 1967 June 23

Box 3:71

Wilson, Pete 1980 December 31

 

Subseries 2.2 Incoming 1941-1981

Physical Description: 87 folders

Scope and Content Note

Arranged alphabetically by correspondent.
Box 4:1

Alampi, Phillip? 1969 May 15

Box 4:2

Alcorn, George B. 1965 November 8

Box 4:3

Alvernaz, Joe 1973 September 14

Box 4:4

Alvernaz, Joe 1973 September 24

Box 4:5

American Meat Institute 1956 October 4

Box 4:6

Arnon, Daniel I. 1965 November 17

Box 4:7

Bailey, D.R. 1960 November 18

Box 4:8

Baker, John C. 1975 July 15

Box 4:9

Bedell, Catherine 1975 April 8

Box 4:10

Bliven, Bruce 1941 March 17

Box 4:11

Browning, Stewart 1954 April 14

Box 4:12

Burton, Helen A. 1967 February 22

Box 4:13

California Cattlemen's Association 1980 February 25

Box 4:14

Carter, Harold O. 1973 February 22

Box 4:15

Cheit, Earl F. 1976 January 19

Box 4:16

Childlaw, Betty undated

Box 4:17

Coke, Earl 1961 September 26

Box 4:18

Coke, Earl 1967 January 19

Box 4:19

Connery, Colin 1975

Box 4:20

Cortopassi, Dean A. 1978 November 2

Box 4:21

Cowell, John W. 1963 May 8

Box 4:22

Cranston, Alan 1980 May 30

Box 4:23

Dillon, Richard H. 1975 January 23

Box 4:24

Dillion, Richard H. 1975 February 24

Box 4:25

Gibson, Robert L. 1973 September 4

Box 4:26

Gomparts, Robert E. 1972 September 13

Box 4:27

Hamilton, Brutus 1965 July 1

Box 4:28

Highley, Vern F. 1974 April 12

Box 4:29

Holm, Lois H. 1960 November 22

Box 4:30

Hoover Institution 1979 June 14

Box 4:31

Irwin, Lynn W. 1975 June 4

Box 4:32

Irwin, William Hyde 1974 May 17

Box 4:33

Kerr, Clark undated

Box 4:34

Lane, L.W. 1963 September 24

Box 4:35

Lane, Ruth B. 1972 August 17

Box 4:36

Lawrence, John H. 1980 February 22

Box 4:37

Lindsey, J.B. 1974 June 20

Box 4:38

Long, Robert W. 1975 June 17

Box 4:39

Luten, Daniel B. 1973 August 22

Box 4:40

Lyng, Richard 1972 November 8

Box 4:41

Lundborg, Louis B. 1960 November 14

Box 4:42

Martin, Thomas B. 1981 February 5

Box 4:43

McCray, Thomas C. 1956 May 21

Box 4:44

Miller, M.D. 1965 November 1

Box 4:45

Mirassou, E.A. 1976 June 3

Box 4:46

Mrak, Emil 1980 February 20

Box 4:47

Morato, Jeanne 1967 November 8

Box 4:48

Murphy, Alfred H. 1977 September 12

Box 4:49

Naden, Kenneth D. 1975 April 3

Box 4:50

Naden, Kenneth D. 1975 May 5

Box 4:51

Newhall, Scott 1959 October 2

Box 4:52

Nicoll, Russ 1973 December 23

Box 4:53

O'Connell, Tom 1980 October 21

Box 4:54

O'Leary, Paul A. 1973 February 16

Box 4:55

Owens, Richard W. 1974 May 17

Box 4:56

Palmer, Edith 1970 October 20

Box 4:57

Parrott Company Inc. 1978 October 12

Box 4:58

Parsons, Alfred B. 1974 October 14

Box 4:59

Riley, Thomas L. 1960 November 11

Box 4:60

Romaniello, John 1961 October 4

Box 4:61

Samuelson, Orion 1975 September 17

Box 4:62

Scott, Jack F. 1974 June 20

Box 4:63

Slater, Colby E. "Babe" 1965 January 13

Box 4:64

Sproul, Robert Gordon 1954 August 6

Box 4:65

Sproul, Robert Gordon 1960 November 12

Box 4:66

Standard Oil Company 1959 July 29

Box 4:67

Standard Oil Company 1960 December 13

Box 4:68

Standard Oil Company 1960 December 27

Box 4:69

Standard Oil Company 1961 January 3

Box 4:70

Stark, Paul 1973 November 1

Box 4:71

Stycula, Maribel Knowles 1974 June 1

Box 4:72

Sun Maid 1978 March 30

Box 4:73

Sun Maid 1979 July 24

Box 4:74

Unidentified undated

Box 4:75

Veneman, John G. 1974 January 9

Box 4:76

Waite, L.L. 1960 December 31

Box 4:77

Warne, William E. 1972 September 15

Box 4:78

Weinberger, Caspar W. 1971 May 17

Box 4:79

Weinberger, Caspar W. 1972 December 7

Box 4:80

Wellman, Harry R. 1965 October 26

Box 4:81

White, Graham 1967 June 8

Box 4:82

Who's Who in California 1981

Box 4:83

Wolff, Alan 1979 June 22

Box 4:84

Wooden, Wesley R. 1974 August 20

Box 4:85

Yeutter, Clayton K. 1973 September 14

Box 4:86

Yeutter, Clayton K. 1976 December 15

Box 4:87

Ying, Mildred 1980 August 18

 

Subseries 2.3 Third Party 1965-1980

Physical Description: 6 folders

Scope and Content Note

Letters that are to or between individuals other than Schacht. Arranged alphabetically by author.
Box 4:88

Allen, Graham L. to Jerry Lester 1980 March 18

Box 4:89

Buzzerd, Harry W. to Charles Carey 1973 January 11

Box 4:90

Carey, Charles to Robert L. Gibson 1973 March 26

Box 4:91

Gibson, Robert L. to Charles Carey 1973 March 15

Box 4:92

Smith, Warren T. to Clark Kerr 1965 September 28

Box 4:93

Staiger, William to David Saxon 1980 February 8

 

Series 3. California Canners and Growers Materials 1966-1982

Physical Description: 9 folders

Scope and Content Note

Promotional materials relating Schacht's public relations activities for the California Canners and Growers organization.
Arranged alphabetically.
Box 2:1

Annual reports 1966-1969

Box 2:2

Annual reports 1977-1982

Box 2:3

CCG News 1966

Box 2:4

The CCG Picture 1966-1981

Box 2:5

Press kit 1966

Box 2:6

Promotional literature 1967-1968

Box 2:7

Wisconsin plant, clippings 1968; 1980

Box 2:8

Wisconsin plant, dedication 1967-1968

Box 2:9

Wisconsin plant, dedication 1969

 

Series 4. Printed materials 1952-1973

Physical Description: 4 folders

Scope and Content Note

Contains clippings about Schacht and materials that mention him as well as various publications.
Arranged alphabetically.
Box 2:10

An Analysis of the Public Relations Requirements of the National Canners Association and Recommendations for Public Relations Policy and Programming 1972 December

Box 2:11

Clippings about Schacht 1952-1965

Box 2:12

Publications that mention Schacht 1963-1973

Box 2:13

Various publications 1966