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Finding Aid for the Robert W. Hodgson Papers, 1918-1966
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Robert W. Hodgson Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1918-1966
    Collection number: 1448
    Creator: Hodgson, Robert W. (Robert Willard), 1893-1966
    Extent: 10 cartons (10 linear ft.) 1 oversize box
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: 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.
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    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.
    Box 5 folder 8 (Promotion-Appointment Committees) closed until A.D. 2025.

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

    Additional Physical Form Available

    A copy of the original version of this online finding aid is available at the UCLA Department of Special Collections for in-house consultation and may be obtained for a fee. Please contact:
    • Public Services Division
    • UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
    • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
    • Box 951575
    • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
    • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
    • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Evelyn Hodgson, 1987.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Robert W. Hodgson Papers (Collection 1448). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 1720471 

    Biography

    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.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of manuscripts, correspondence, scrapbooks, notebooks, class notes, teaching materials, memoranda, clippings, reports, and memorabilia of subtropical horticulturist and professor of agriculture Robert Willard Hodgson. Correspondents include Henri Chapot, I. Judson Condit, Mildred E. Mathias, John Martin Reinicke, Knowles A. Ryerson, and C.A. Schroeder. Also includes itineraries, field notes, and technical reports from Hodgson's advising assignments in Tunisia, Morocco, India, Egypt, Cyprus, Chile, Palestine, Sudan, Libya, and Nepal. Portions of the collection are in French or Spanish.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Hodgson, Robert W. (Robert Willard), 1893-1966--Archives.
    University of California, Los Angeles--Faculty--Archival resources.
    University of California Agricultural Extension Service.
    Horticulturists--California--Archival resources.
    Citrus fruits--Research--California.