Louis Grivetti served as Professor of Geography and Nutrition at the
University of California, Davis from 1976-2007. The collection contains his correspondence, teaching, service, and advising
materials, as well as research materials. Also included are materials related to Grivetti's research on the history of
chocolate and the book,
Chocolate: History, Culture, and Heritage(2009) that Grivetti edited with Howard Shapiro.
Louis Evan Grivetti was born to Rex and Blanche (Carpenter) Grivetti on September 13, 1938 in Billings, Montana. He
received his A.B. (1960) and M.A. (1962) in Paleontology from the University of California, Berkeley and his Ph.D. in
Geography (1976) from the University of California, Davis.
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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 Regents of the University of California as the owner of the physical items. It is
not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.
Collection is open for research.