Scope and Content
Title: Robert W. Hodgson Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1918-1966
Collection number: 1448
Hodgson, Robert W. (Robert Willard), 1893-1966
Extent: 10 cartons (10 linear ft.)
1 oversize box
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.
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Provenance/Source of Acquisition
Gift of Evelyn Hodgson, 1987.
[Identification of item], Robert W. Hodgson Papers (Collection 1448). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young
Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.
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.
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.