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Finding Aid for the Robert W. Hodgson Papers, 1918-1966
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Description
Robert Willard Hodgson (1893-1966) developed the College of Agriculture at the Southern branch of the University of California and became professor of subtropical horticulture (1935). He was named assistant dean of the College of Agriculture and assistant director of the Agriculture Experiment Station (1943), and became dean of the college in 1952. The collection consists of manuscripts, correspondence, scrapbooks, notebooks, class notes, teaching materials, memoranda, clippings, reports, and memorabilia of Robert Hodgson.
Background
Robert Willard Hodgson was born on April 3, 1893 in Dallas, Texas; BS, 1916, and MS, 1917, University of California at Berkeley; served as as an assistant in botany and became instructor in citriculture in 1917; with J. Eliot Coit, founded the Agricultural Extension Service in Los Angeles, 1918; served as farm advisor, Los Angeles County, 1919-24; became associate professor of subtropical horticulture, University of California at Berkeley, and associate citriculturist in the Agriculture Experiment Station; became head of Division of Subtropical Horticulture, 1925; after the division was transferred to the Los Angeles campus in 1932, Hodgson developed the College of Agriculture there; became professor of subtropical horticulture, 1935; named assistant dean of the College of Agriculture and assistant director of the Agriculture Experiment Station, 1943; became dean of the college in 1952 until he retired in 1960; wrote many books, including Analyzing the Citrus Orchard by Means of Simple Tree Records (1923) and The California Avocado Industry (1930); he died on May 17, 1966 in Los Angeles.
Extent
10 cartons (10 linear ft.) 1 oversize box
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.
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COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.