Collection Scope and Contents
Title: George A. Zentmyer papers
Date (inclusive): 1976-2003
Collection Number: UA 225
Zentmyer, George Aubrey, 1913-2003
0.21 linear feet
Rivera Library. Special Collections Department.
Abstract: The George A. Zentmyer papers is a collection of newsletters, monographs, and magazines related to UC Riverside professor
emeritus George A. Zentmyer's research on phytophtoras, which are a genus of plant-damaging molds that can cause damage to
crops and natural ecosystems. The collection also includes obituaties for Zentmyer, and a booklet from his funeral service
Languages: The collection is in English.
The collection is open for research.
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[identification of item], [date if possible]. George Zentmyer papers (UA 225). Special Collections & University Archives,
University of California, Riverside.
Processed by Julianna Gil, Student Processing Assistant, in 2017.
Processing of the George A. Zentmyer papers was completed by undergraduate students from the University of California, Riverside
as part of the Special Collections & University Archives Backlog Processing Project started in 2015. This project was funded
by the UCR Library and administered by Jessica Geiser, Collections Management Librarian.
George Aubrey Zentmyer was born in North Platte, Nebraska on August 9, 1913. He earned a bachelor's degree in botany from
the University of California, Los Angeles, followed by a master's and doctoral degree in plant pathology from the University
of California, Berkeley. In 1944 he moved to Riverside to work at the Citrus Experiment Station, and later became one of the
first faculty members at the University of California, Riverside.
Zentmyer became an authority on phytophthora, which are soil-borne fungi that caused infestations of root rot in avocado groves
and other crops. His research on those plant pathogens was credited with saving the avocado industry, and also benefitted
other subtropical and tropical crops worldwide. Zentmyer was elected to the National Academy of Science in 1979, and also
served for a term as the president of the American Phytopathological Society in 1966.
Collection Scope and Contents
This collection contains scientific publications related to UC Riverside professor emeritus George A. Zentmyer's research
on plant pathogens and their effects on crops, including newsletters, a monograph writted by Zentmyer, and a brochure from
UC Riverside's plant pathology graduate program. Materials in the collection also include various obituaries on Zentmyer,
and a program from his funeral service.
Materials in the collection are arranged chronologically.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the
library's online public access catalog.
University of California, Riverside. Department of Plant Pathology
Plants -- Disease and pest resistance -- Research
Genres and Forms of Materials