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Inventory of the G.E. Bradford Papers
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  • Creator: Bradford, G. E. (Gordon Eric), 1929-
    Title: G.E. Bradford Papers
    Date (inclusive): 1941-2007
    Extent: 14 linear feet
    Abstract: G. Eric Bradford served as Professor of Animal Science at the University of California, Davis from 1957-1993. His Papers contain records for the sheep flocks at UC Davis and the Hopland Field Station, his publications, travel diaries, and subject files relating to his research on sheep breeding and genetics.
    Physical location: Researchers should contact Special Collections to request collections, as many are stored offsite.
    Repository: University of California, Davis. General Library. Dept. of Special Collections.
    Davis, California 95616-5292
    Collection number: D-517
    Language of Material: Collection materials in English.


    Gordon Eric Bradford was born in Kingsey, Quebec on November 2, 1929. He received a BSc degree in Agriculture (1951) from MacDonald College of McGill University, and an MS (1952) and PhD (1956) in Genetics and Animal Husbandry at the University of Wisconsin.
    Bradford joined the faculty of the Department of Animal Husbandry at UC Davis in 1957. His research focused on sheep breeding and genetics. He helped establish and served as a principal investigator in the International Small Ruminant Collaborative Research Program from 1978 through 1996 and led the initiative that culminated in the 2006 establishment of the UC Davis Agriculture Sustainability Institute. He retired in 1993.
    Eric Bradford paased away on July 29, 2007.
    Famula, Thomas R., Medrano, Juan F., and Adams, Thomas E. "G. Eric Bradford" In Memoriam. Academic Senate, "G. Eric Bradford" In Memoriam. Academic Senate,   Accessed February 5, 2013.

    Scope and Content

    The collection contain records for the sheep flocks at the UC Davis and the Hopland Field Station, Bradford's publications, talks, subject files, and travel diaries

    Arrangement of the Collection

    The collection is arranged in three series: 1. Sheep Records, 2. Writings by Bradford, 3. Subject Files.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Bradford, G. E. (Gordon Eric), 1929--Archives.
    University of California, Davis -- Faculty -- Archives.
    Hopland Field Station (Hopland, Calif.)
    Sheep -- Breeding.
    Animal scientists -- California -- Davis.


    Collection is open for research.

    Processing Information

    Sara Gunasekara processed this collection with assistance from student employee Michele Ko.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Elizabeth Bradford in 2010.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], G.E. Bradford Papers, D-517, Department of Special Collections, General Library, University of California, Davis.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright is protected by the copyright law, chapter 17, of the U.S. Code. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections, General Library, University of California, Davis 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.