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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Processing History
  • Related Material
  • Biography
  • Collection Scope and Content Summary
  • Collection Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Frederick F. Halma papers
    Date (inclusive): 1919-1963, undated.
    Date (bulk): 1933-1955
    Collection Number: 040
    Creator: Halma, Frederick F., 1887-1963
    Extent: 1.75 linear feet (3 document boxes and 1 lantern slide box)
    Repository: Rivera Library. Special Collections Department.
    Riverside, CA 92517-5900
    Abstract: This collection contains project files, publications, photographs, and other material regarding the career of Dr. Frederick F. Halma, professor of subtropical horticulture at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and research scientist at the Citrus Experiment Station in Riverside, California. Includes lecture notes, examinations, photographs and other material from Halma's Horticulture 102 class as well as handwritten field notes and publications regarding his citrus/avocado research. The bulk of Halma's research focused on citrus rootstock experiments and avocado rootstock trials. Additionally this collection contains press clippings and other material regarding the Riverside Parent Navel Orange Tree.
    Languages: The collection is in English.

    Access

    This collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to the University of California, Riverside Libraries, Special Collections & Archives. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections & Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Regents of the University of California 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.

    Preferred Citation

    [identification of item]. Frederick F. Halma papers, Collection 040. University of California, Riverside Libraries, Special Collections & Archives, University of California, Riverside.

    Acquisition Information

    Information regarding this acquisition is unavailable.

    Processing History

    Processed by Hollie Johnson, 2010.
    Processing of the Frederick F. Halma papers was generously funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and administered by the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR). The University of California, Riverside was awarded a Cataloging Hidden Special Collections and Archives grant from 2010-2012, "Uncovering California's Environmental Collections," in collaboration with eight additional special collections and archival repositories throughout the state and the California Digital Library (CDL). Grant objectives included processing of over 33 hidden collections related to the state's environment and environmental history. The collections document an array of important sub-topics such as irrigation, mining, forestry, agriculture, industry, land use, activism, and research. Together they form a multifaceted picture of the natural world and the way it was probed, altered, exploited and protected in California over the twentieth century. Finding aids are made available through the Online Archive of California (OAC).

    Related Material

    The following related item is cataloged and available in the UCR Libraries.
    Citrus Culture Scrapbook. Collection of articles, clipped from various newspapers, June 1883 to November 1893, concerning the citrus industry in California and Florida (From F.F. Halma, previous owner J.E. Coit). [SB369.2 C2 C58 1883]

    Biography

    Frederick F. Halma was born on January 31, 1887 in Vienna, Austria. He immigrated to the United States to attend college and earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Florida. In 1918, he relocated to Southern California and began working at the Citrus Experiment Station in Riverside, California as an assistant plant physiologist. In the early 1920s he moved to Berkeley, California to further his education and earned a doctorate from the University of California, Berkeley. Early in his career, Dr. Halma co-authored several leading publications on the chemical identification of citrus rootstock with Dr. Albert Haas. In 1935, he transferred to UCLA and became a professor of subtropical horticulture there in 1946. One of Halma's most significant contributions to the citrus industry was the discovery of the relationship between sour orange rootstocks and the citrus quick decline disease. He was also well known for the network of partnerships he formed with Southern California citrus growers to create specific plots for citrus experiments and trials. These plots became an integral part of his research and the partnerships he established with growers would continue until his retirement from UCLA in 1954. After he retired Halma moved to San Diego, California, but continued his avocado research at the Citrus Experiment Station. Frederick F. Halma died in San Diego, California in 1963.
    1887: Frederick F. Halma was born in Vienna, Austria.
    1915: Halma graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Science degree.
    1918: Halma began working at the Citrus Experiment Station in Riverside, California as an assistant plant physiologist.
    1925: Halma earned his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley.
    1929: Halma co-authored several leading publications on the chemical identification of citrus rootstock with Dr. Albert Haas.
    1932: Halma formed partnerships with citrus growers to create specific plots for citrus experiments and trials.
    1935: Halma transferred to UCLA.
    1944: Halma discovered the relationship between sour orange rootstocks and the citrus quick decline disease.
    1946: Halma became a professor of subtropical horticulture at UCLA.
    1955: Halma retired from UCLA and moved to San Diego, California.
    1963: Frederick F. Halma died in San Diego, California.

    Collection Scope and Content Summary

    This collection contains project files, publications, photographs, and other material regarding the career of Dr. Frederick F. Halma, professor of subtropical horticulture at UCLA and research scientist at the Citrus Experiment Station in Riverside, California. Includes lecture notes, examinations, photographs and other material from Halma's Horticulture 102 class as well as handwritten field notes and publications regarding his citrus/avocado research. The bulk of Halma's research focused on citrus rootstock experiments and avocado rootstock trials. Additionally this collection contains press clippings and other material regarding the Riverside Parent Navel Orange Tree.

    Collection Arrangement

    This collection is arranged into three series. The contents of each series are arranged sequentially according to box and folder number. The series arrangement of this collection is as follows:
    • Series 1. Academic career, 1925-1955, undated.
    • Series 2. Citrus research and industry, 1919-1956, undated.
    • Series 3. Avocado research and industry, 1937-1963.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

    Subjects

    Avocado.
    Citrus.
    Horticulture.
    Uncovering California's Environmental Collections Project
    University of California Riverside. Citrus Research Center and Agricultural Experiment Station.

    Genres and Forms of Materials

    Photographs.
    Project files.
    Publications.