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  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: University of California, Davis Library, Dept. of Special Collections
    Title: Louis Grivetti Papers
    Creator: Grivetti, Louis
    Identifier/Call Number: D-567
    Physical Description: 33.2 linear feet
    Date (inclusive): 1890-2019
    Abstract: 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.
    Physical Location: Researchers should contact Archives and Special Collections to request collections, as many are stored offsite.

    Biography

    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.
    He served as Health Service Officer in the Division of Water Supply and Pollution Control at the United States Public Health Service (1962-1964), Research Associate in the Division of Nutrition, Department of Biochemistry at Vanderbilt University (1964-1970), and Administrative Officer at Meharry Medical College (1973-1975).
    From 1976-2007, Grivetti served in the following capacities at the University of California, Davis: Assistant Professor of Geography and Assistant Professor of Nutrition (1976-1981), Associate Professor of Geography and Associate Professor of Nutrition (1981-1987), Chair of the Graduate Program in Nutrition (1982-1987), Professor of Geography (1988-1994), Interim Chair of the Graduate Program in Geography (1994-1995), and Professor of Nutrition (1988-2007). He retired from UC Davis in 2007.

    Scope and Content

    The collection contains Grivetti's 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.

    Arrangement of the Collection

    The collection is arranged in eight series: 1. Introduction to Grivetti Family, Formative Years, & Undergraduate Education, 2. Public Health Service Years, 3. Vanderbilt University Years, 4. Graduate School at UC Davis, 5. Correspondence, 6. Academics, 7. Research Projects, and 8. Research on Chocolate History.

    Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Processing Information

    Sara Gunasekara processed this collection with assistance from student employee Michelle Xie. The finding aid was based on a spreadsheet provided by Professor Grivetti.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Louis Grivetti in 2013.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Louis Grivetti Papers, D-567, Archives and Special Collections, UC Davis Library, University of California, Davis.

    Publication Rights

    All applicable copyrights for the collection are protected under chapter 17 of the U.S. Copyright Code. 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 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.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Botswana -- Research
    Diet -- History
    Chocolate -- History
    Israel-Arab War, 1967
    University of California, Davis. Department of Nutrition
    Grivetti, Louis--Archives