Letters written to Hassid and copies of letters by him; manuscripts of speeches and papers; and reprints of articles documenting
his career as a professor in the College of Agriculture and the Department of Biochemistry at the University of California,
Berkeley and his research on carbohydrate chemistry.
William Zev Hassid was born on October 1, 1897 in Jaffa, Palestine to Mordecai and Esperanza (Hassid) Hassid. He attended
secondary school in Palestine and during World War 1 was part of the First Judeans regiment of the British army. In 1920 he
came to the United States, and attended the University of California, Berkeley receiving his A. B. in 1925, his M.S. in 1930
and his Ph.D. in 1934. He joined the staff of the University in 1927 serving successively as assistant in the Plant Nutrition
Division, junior chemist and assistant at the Agricultural Experiment Station, until 1947 when he was appointed professor
of plant nutrition and chemist and, in 1950, professor of biochemistry and biochemist. From 1965 until just before his death
in 1974 he was professor emeritus and biochemist at the Agricultural Experiment Station.
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Linear feet: 2.25
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