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Howard (Walter L.) Papers on Pomology
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Box  1, Folder  1

University of California Correspondence 1927-1939

Scope and Contents

Salary and position appointment communications between Professor W. L. Howard and representatives of the University of California interspersed between 1927 and 1939.
Box  1, Folder  2

Two black and white photographs 1924-1938

Box  1, Folder  2, item  1

Pomology Staff, Davis October 31, 1924

Physical Description: 1 photographic print Black and white. Small tear in lower right-hand corner. 24.5 cm x 18.5 cm

Scope and Contents

Fourteen white men in suits in front of a building. Front row left to right: J. P. Bennett; W. L. Howard; A. H. Hendrickson; W. P. Tufts; G. L. Philp; W. P. Duruz; M. J. Heppner. Back row, left to right: F. W. Allen; W. H. Chandler; H. Sevier; L. Austin; E. L. Overholser; E. L. Proebsting; J. L. Stahl.
Box  1, Folder  2, item  2

Dinner party in honor of A. H. Hendrickson's 25th year of service to the University of California, Division of Pomology June 15, 1938

Physical Description: 1 photographic print Black and white. 25 cm. x 20.5 cm.

Scope and Contents

Fifteen white men gathered around a table with coffee cups and dishes. Typewritten on paper glued to back of photo: Terminal Hotel, Davis, California, June 15, 1938 – Dinner party in honor of A. H. Hendrickson's 25th year of service to the University of California, Division of Pomology. Left to right – W. L. Howard, F. W. Allen, J. G. Brown, Ray Brail, J. R. King, A. E. Gilmore, E. L. Proebsting, L. D. Davis, C. O. Hesse, visitor from Australia, W. P. Tufts, C. J. Hansen. At right – O. Lilleland, A. E. Davey, A. H. Hendrickson.
Box  1, Folder  3

Letters and articles concerning pomology research 1917-1924

Box  1, Folder  3, item  1

"What the California Almond Grower Can Learn From Spain", W. L. Howard March 20, 1924

Scope and Contents

2 page typewritten article
Box  1, Folder  3, item  2

"The Rootstock Situation As Applied to the Foothills", W. L. Howard October 10, 1923

Scope and Contents

5 page typewritten article
Box  1, Folder  3, item  3

"Opportunities For Students in Pomology" October 1, 1923

Scope and Contents

3 page typewritten article
Box  1, Folder  3, item  4

"A Modern Italian Nursery", W. L. Howard September 12, 1923

Scope and Contents

7 page typewritten article. Handwritten note in pencil in the upper right-hand corner: "Rochester N. Y., Sent to American Fruit Publishing Company Sept. 12, 1923. Published October 1923 in 'American Nurseryman'".
Box  1, Folder  3, item  5

[Discussion with Pruning Committee] undated

Scope and Contents

3 page typewritten discussion piece from Frederic T. Bioletti requesting some agreement within the Pruning Committee in establishing some basic definitions, axioms and assumptions of the term "pruning" when dealing with station projects.
Box  1, Folder  3, item  6

[Draft of article on pruning] August 17, 1922

Scope and Contents

rough draft of 2 page typewritten piece with two titles: "Recommendations by the Committee on Pruning - August 17, 1922" and "Resolutions Passed by the Committee on Pruning - August 17, 1922".
Box  1, Folder  3, item  7

"Practical Tests By Farmers of New Methods Based on the Results of Investigation." March 18, 1924

Scope and Contents

2 page typewritten article.Handwritten notes in pen in several places: at top of first page: "Suggested for discussion at the next meeting of the Pruning Committee"; and at the end of the second page: "Frederic T. Bioletti, Mar 18, 1924".
Box  1, Folder  3, item  8

[Letter from Frederic T. Bioletti] March 20, 1924

Scope and Contents

typewritten letter from Frederic T. Bioletti, University of California, Berkeley, College of Agriculture, Division of Viticulture and Fruit Products, to Dr. W. L. Howard, University Farm, Davis, California, requesting a meeting of the Pruning Committee to discuss not only the memorandum of Dr. Reed but the general question of tests by Farm Advisors.
Box  1, Folder  3, item  9

"Dipping Nursery Stock in CuSO4" 1917?

Scope and Contents

3 page typewritten report summarizing the object and method of a University Farm, Davis, experiment conducted in 1917.
Box  1, Folder  3, item  10

"Soil Moisture The Life of the Orchard" undated

Scope and Contents

1 page typewritten report. At the bottom of the first page is typewritten: "A. H. Hendrickson".
Box  1, Folder  3, item  11

"Report on Food Survey of the Counties of Tuolumne and Mariposa. April 17 to 21, 1917" 1917?

Scope and Contents

5 page typewritten report.
Box  1, Folder  3, item  12

Draft: "Report on Food Survey in the Mountain Counties of Amador, Calaveras, Tuolumne, and Mariposa" by W. L. Howard, W. T. Pope, and L. S. Smith (Forest Service). April 28, 1917

Scope and Contents

4 page rough draft of typewritten report.
Box  1, Folder  3, item  13

"Principles and Practice of Pruning", W. L. Howard February 1918

Scope and Contents

6 page typewritten article. In the upper left hand corner of the first page: "The Rural World, Feb. 1918."
Box  1, Folder  3, item  14

"Intercrops for Orchards" March 1918

Scope and Contents

2 page article. In the upper left-hand corner of the first copy is a penned note: "Agricola, Mar. 1918".
Box  1, Folder  3, item  15

"Experimental Projects Now Under Way By the Division of Pomology, University of California" undated

Scope and Contents

4 page article.
Box  1, Folder  3, item  16

"Why Pear Trees Are Double-Worked" undated

Scope and Contents

1 page typewritten article. 2 copies.
Box  1, Folder  3, item  17

"Purpose of the University Farm School" March 1918

Scope and Contents

4 page typewritten article. Handwritten note in pen in the upper left-hand corner: "Read at Faculty Meeting or Com. Meeting 3-13-18".
Box  1, Folder  3, item  18

"Helping the Fruit Growers of California" February 14, 1918

Scope and Contents

2 page typewritten article. Typewritten notation in upper left-hand corner: "The Agricola, Feb. 4, 1918".
Box  1, Folder  3, item  19

A Study of the Comparative Keeping Quality of Different Varieties of Pears in Cold Storage. Conducted by R. H. Taylor. Reporting to W. L. Howard." undated

Scope and Contents

2 page typewritten report.
Box  1, Folder  3, item  20

"An Experimental Study of Equipment For Drying and Curing of Deciduous Fruits On a Commercial Scale. Conducted by W. L. Sweet. Reporting to W. L. Howard." undated

Scope and Contents

2 page typewritten report.
Box  1, Folder  3, item  21

"A Demonstration of the Effect of Degree or State of Ripeness of Fruit at Picking Upon Its Behavior in Cold Storage. Conducted by R. H. Taylor. Reporting to W. L. Howard." undated

Scope and Contents

1 page typewritten report.
Box  1, Folder  3, item  22

"The Keeping Qualities of Apples in Cold Storage As Affected By the Health and Vigor of Trees. Conducted by R. H. Taylor. Reporting to W. L. Howard." undated

Scope and Contents

2 page typewritten report.
Box  1, Folder  3, item  23

"An Experimental Study of the Possible Length of the Storage Period of a Selected Lot of Table Grapes and the Optimum Temperatures At Which the Fruit Should Be Held. Conducted by R. H. Taylor. Reporting to W. L. Howard." undated

Scope and Contents

2 page typewritten report.
Box  1, Folder  3, item  24

"Investigation of the Length of Time Deciduous Fruits Should Be Exposed to Sulphur Fumes For Drying Purposes. Conducted by W. L. Sweet. Reporting to W. L. Howard and F. T. Bioletti." undated

Scope and Contents

2 page typewritten report.
Box  1, Folder  3, item  25

"Horticultural Problems Peculiar To California and the Pacific Coast Region. W. L. Howard, Professor of Pomology, University of California." undated

Scope and Contents

2 page typewritten article.
Box  1, Folder  3, item  26

"Diseases of Deciduous Fruits That Can Be Successfully Sprayed Against." undated

Scope and Contents

10 page typewritten article.
Box  1, Folder  3, item  27

"Three Years' Pollination Experiments With the Almond. by Warren P. Tufts." undated

Scope and Contents

1 page typewritten article.
Box  1, Folder  3, item  28

"Sunburn In Fruit Trees" 1918

Scope and Contents

2 page typewritten article. Handwritten note in pen in the upper right-hand corner: "Rural World 5-24-18".
Box  1, Folder  3, item  29

"Intercrops For Orchards. W. L. Howard, Division of Pomology." 1918

Scope and Contents

3 page typewritten article. In the upper right-hand corner is a handwritten note in pencil: "Rural World, May 4, 1918".
Box  1, Folder  3, item  30

"Progress Report On Rootstock Experiment by W. L. Howard, Division of Pomology, University of California." 1918

Scope and Contents

4 page typewritten article. A handwritten note in pen paper-clipped to the article reads: "Monthly Bulletin, Dec. 1918."
Box  1, Folder  3, item  31

"Horticultural Problems Peculiar to California and the Pacific Coast Region. W. L. Howard, Professor of Pomology, University of California." 1918

Scope and Contents

7 page typewritten article. Handwritten note in pencil in the upper right-hand corner of the first page: "1st An. Meeting of Western Horticulturists, Corvallis, Ore., Aug. 5-9, 1918."
Box  1, Folder  3, item  32

"Fruit Growing and Dairying: A Desirable Farming Combination. W. L. Howard, Professor of Pomology, University of California." 1918

Scope and Contents

6 page typewritten article. 2 copies. A handwritten note in pen paper-clipped to the two copies reads: "Soc. For Promotion of Agr. Science, Dec. 1918, Baltimore."
Box  1, Folder  3, item  33

"Report of Committee On Experimentation and Research. Effects of the War on Experiment Station Work in Horticulture. By W. L. Howard, Division of Pomology, University of California." 1918

Scope and Contents

4 page report. 2 copies. Handwritten note in pencil in the upper left-hand corner of the first page of the second copy: "To be revised when more data comes in." Handwritten note in pen paper-clipped to the two copies: "Society for Hort. Sci., Dec. 1918, Baltimore, Md."
Box  1, Folder  3, item  34

"Is Fruit Growing a Permanent Industry? W. L. Howard, Division of Pomology, University of California." undated

Scope and Contents

6 page typewritten article.
Box  1, Folder  4

"Dr. Howard's Experiences Among Deciduous Fruit Districts of Europe" 1922

Scope and Contents

A collection of newspaper article clippings cut out and glued to paper and bound within a folder that were either about Dr. Howard's year in Europe investigating horticultural methods and fruit tree root-stocks or authored by Dr. Howard about his year in Europe.
Box  1, Folder  4, item  1

"University Pomologist Returns From European Tour of Investigation - Dr. W. L. Howard Tells of the Results of His Studies Abroad; Spain Exports Olive Oil Natives Won't Eat; Resistant Root Stock May Be Grown Here - University Farm, Davis (Yolo Co.), July 15" July 15, 1922

Scope and Contents

Handwritten note in pen: "California Country Life section of the Sacramento Bee - July 15, 1922"
Box  1, Folder  4, item  2

"Santa Clara Valley Prunes Served, Paris Restaurants - France Now in Background so Far as Prune Production Is Concerned, Professor W. L. Howard Finds. Writes of Observations on European Trip." July 28, 1922

Scope and Contents

Handwritten note in pen alongside article: "San Jose Mercury, page 1. July 28, 1922".
Box  1, Folder  4, item  3

"Deciduous Fruit Tree Expert Reports From France - Prof. W. L. Howard of U. C. writes in regard to the French Walnut industry", Diamond Brand News December 1921

Scope and Contents

Handwritten in pen: "page 1-2, December 1921".
Box  1, Folder  4, item  4

"Searching Europe for Better Tree Seeds" by Dr. W. L. Howard, volume XLV, no. 29, whole no. 2632 (Thursday, July 20, 1922) July 20, 1922

Scope and Contents

Handwritten in pen: "The Missouri Homestead - July 20, 1922. Part I." This article gives a very nice biographical sketch of Dr. W. L. Howard as well as recounting some of his travels in Europe to investigate deciduous tree rootstocks.
Box  1, Folder  4, item  5

"Heavy Crop of Heavy Apricots" October 7, 1922

Scope and Contents

Very small clipping. On the back of the article handwritten in pen: "Pac. Rural Press 10/7/22".
Box  1, Folder  4, item  6

"Searching Europe for Better Tree Seeds" by Dr. W. L. Howard - Part 2, volume XLV, no. 30, whole no. 2633 (Thursday, July 27, 1922) July 27, 1922

Scope and Contents

Handwritten in pen: "The Missouri Homestead - July 27, 22."
Box  1, Folder  4, item  7

"European Investigations" by W. L. Howard, Professor of Pomology October 1922

Scope and Contents

"Dr. Howard has Recently Returned from Europe, Where He Spent His Sabbatical Leave in Investigating Old World Horticultural Methods. He Made an Especial Study of Root-stocks." The California Countryman, October 1922.
Box  1, Folder  5

University of California Division of Pomology budgets, documents, and correspondence 1924-1949

Box  1, Folder  5, item  1

Telephone Directory of the University of California Telephone System, Davis, California August 30, 1949

Scope and Contents

11 page document of the Local Telephone Directory for the Davis campus.
Box  1, Folder  5, item  2

Division of Pomology budget documents 1924-1927

Scope and Contents

Fiscal year 1924/25 through bi-ennium 1925/27 for Davis and Berkeley.
Box  1, Folder  5, item  3

Correspondence with U. S. Department of Agriculture 1921

Scope and Contents

Correspondence on federal appointment to position of Collaborator with representatives from the United States Department of Agriculture with expenditure and travel authorizations for nursery stock investigations in the United States and Europe dated from 1921.
Box  1, Folder  5, item  4

Letter addressed to Mr. Bob Hill, Alumni Recorder May 29, 1924

Scope and Contents

1 page copy of typewritten letter addressed to Mr. Bob Hill, Alumni Recorder, Columbia, Mo. It is a personal letter expressing humorous reasons why Mr. Howard would not be able to attend the reunion of the class of '01.
Box  1, Folder  5, item  5

Salary and position appointment communications between Professor W. L. Howard and representatives of the University of California 1926-1938

Box  1, Folder  5, item  6

Letter to Deming G. Maclise from R. G. Sproul June 18, 1926

Scope and Contents

1 page typewritten letter cited in the upper right hand corner as "Copy – Office of the Comptroller" addressed to Mr. Deming G. Maclise, University Farm, Davis, California from R. G. Sproul. The letter goes over the decision by the Finance Committee of the Regents to sell the Director's Residence at Davis to the Faculty Club.
Box  1, Folder  5, item  7

Letter to G. H. True from E. D. Merrill February 1, 1926

Scope and Contents

2 page typewritten letter addressed to Professor G. H. True, University Farm, Davis, California from E. D. Merrill, Dean, College of Agriculture with a citation of "Copy for Dr. Howard" in the upper left hand corner of the first page and "Confidential - EM" handwritten in green ink on the first page. Dean Merrill stated that University authorities had approved Professor True's retirement as Chief of the Division of Animal Husbandry effective June 30, 1926 and Dr. Hart would transfer on July 1 as Chief of the Division.
Box  1, Folder  5, item  8

Construction drawing titled "Proposed New Work -Davis" undated

Scope and Contents

Mimeographed drawing showing proposal of adding poles and KV lines to what appears to be house lots on the Davis campus. There are penciled notations of "Tufts", "Howard", "Robbins", and "Duruz" on the drawing which may indicate the owners of the houses.
Box  1, Folder  5, item  9

The California Aggie, volume XXVIII, no. 16 May 6, 1937

Scope and Contents

On the front page is an article titled: "W. L. Howard Reviews Years On Campus". The article covers a review of events that have transpired on the campus of the University Farm since October, 1924 when Howard first came into the director's office.
Box  1, Folder  6

Director of Branch of the College of Agriculture at Davis documents and correspondence 1923-1933

Box  1, Folder  6, item  1

Staff estimates of expenditures August 1, 1931-July 31, 1932

Scope and Contents

Collection of personal estimates of expenditures made in Sacramento between August 1, 1931 to July 31, 1932 by staff at the University Farm at Davis at the request of Dr. W. L. Howard, Director, Branch of the College of Agriculture, Davis, California.
Box  1, Folder  6, item  2

Document detailing the seven Federal Acts covering support and endowment of the College of Agriculture and Experiment Stations. undated

Box  1, Folder  6, item  3

State of California, Department of Public Works, Division of Water Resources bulletin: "Rules and Regulations Governing the Appropriation of Water in California in Accordance with the Water Commission Act (Chapter 586, Statutes of 1913) and Amendments Thereto and Some General Information Appertaining to Appropriation of Water - 1929" 1929

Scope and Contents

Tucked within the bulletin are three blank forms titled: "State of California, Department of Public Works, Division of Water Resources, Application to Appropriate Unappropriated Water". Tucked with the forms are two blank Form 17-A graphs to be used to construct a map of where the water was to be diverted.
Box  1, Folder  6, item  4

Map of Davis, California and the University Farm, University of California July 1923

Box  1, Folder  6, item  5

Letter to Director W. L. Howard, University Farm, Davis, California from the Secretary of the Regents September 30, 1932

Scope and Contents

1 page typewritten letter on Office of the Secretary of the Regents, Berkeley letterhead addressed to Director W. L. Howard, University Farm, Davis, California from the Secretary of the Regents (signature illegible) instructing Dr. Howard to reduce salaries for academic appointees at the University Farm due to State of California financial emergency.
Box  1, Folder  6, item  6

Proposed State of California legislation concerning the existence and funding of institutions of higher learning in California undated

Scope and Contents

A collection of ripped out notices of proposed State of California legislation in the State Assembly and Senate concerning the existence and funding of institutions of higher learning in California including the University of California.
Box  1, Folder  6, item  7

"Partial Report of Fact-Finding Committee – from the "Senate Daily Journal" March 2, 1933

Scope and Contents

Copy of 9 page typewritten report. The report provided a partial list of employees receiving salaries of $5,000 or more per year sorted alphabetically by University department and the number of university employees holding more than one position sorted alphabetically by employee last name.
Box  1, Folder  6, item  8

"Sigma XI Quarterly", vol. XX, no. 4: Thirty-Third Convention – Atlantic City – December 28" December 1932

Scope and Contents

Issue is opened to an article titled: "The Scholar as a Person" by Carl E. Seashore, an address given at the annual initiation of the Iowa chapter. The address was given to prospective scholars and centered around eight recommendations to these new academics: specialize, experiment, think, write, converse, browse, plan, and play.
Box  1, Folder  6, item  9

"University of California Clip Sheet", vol. 8, no. 47 December 9, 1932

Scope and Contents

Addressed to Dr. W. L. Howard, Director, University Farm, Davis, Cal. There is a handwritten in pencil notation around an article titled: "Farming Business In United States Says W. L. Howard".
Box  1, Folder  7

Collection of articles and documents concerning the University Farm, some written by Dr. W. L. Howard while Director of the Branch of the College of Agriculture, Davis, California 1918-1934

Box  1, Folder  7, item  1

"Interfraternity Smoker" November 21, 1932

Scope and Contents

4 page typewritten article. Handwritten notations in pencil throughout the article editing the content. The writer, who may be Dr. Howard, extolls the virtues of the Greek letter fraternity.
Box  1, Folder  7, item  2

[Aggie article by W. L. Howard] November 4, 1946

Scope and Contents

2 page typewritten article authored by W. L. Howard with handwritten note in pencil on the first page: "Cal. Aggie – 11-4-46." The article is in favor of construction of a Student Union on the Davis campus.
Box  1, Folder  7, item  3

"Compatible and Incompatible Graft Unions" by Dr. W. L. Howard, Director, Branch of the College of Agriculture, Davis, California undated

Scope and Contents

7 page typewritten article. Dr. Howard goes on to write about the history of fruit growers in California and the grafting affinities of various deciduous fruits including apples, almonds, apricots, cherries, peaches, pears, plums and prunes, and walnuts.
Box  1, Folder  7, item  4

"Preparation Of Manuscripts For Experiment Station Publications" April 1934

Scope and Contents

29 page typewritten handbook. Handwritten in pencil on the front cover: "Dr. W. L. Howard".
Box  1, Folder  7, item  5

"Rest Period In Plants". undated

Scope and Contents

5 page typewritten article.
Box  1, Folder  7, item  6

"Key to the Soils of California" by Chas. F. Shaw 1920

Scope and Contents

14 page typewritten paper.
Box  1, Folder  7, item  7

"Affinities In Deciduous Fruits – The Problems of Unions" by Dr. W. L. Howard, Director, Branch, College of Agriculture, Davis. undated

Scope and Contents

2 copies of 4 page typewritten article. This is basically an edited and re-titled article with the same information as "Compatible and Incompatible Graft Unions".
Box  1, Folder  7, item  8

Memorandum On University Farm Development and related materials October 18, 1928

Scope and Contents

4 page presentation attached to 32 page typewritten report. Attached to the two documents is a letter typewritten on Office of the Comptroller, Berkeley letterhead dated Oct. 18, 1928 from R. G. Sproul addressed to Dr. W. L. Howard, University Farm, Davis, California. The letter states that Dr. Howard is being sent a copy of a report which R. G. Sproul made recently to the Sacramento Chamber of Commerce concerning the activities of the Branch of the College of Agriculture at Davis.
Box  1, Folder  7, item  9

"University of California, Branch of the College of Agriculture, Periodicals in Library, 1926" 1926

Scope and Contents

19 page typewritten document. Handwritten in pencil in upper left hand corner: "Dr. W. L. Howard". Alphabetical list of periodical titles with the holdings and status of publication included.
Box  1, Folder  7, item  10

Collection of 8 typewritten articles all titled: "Purpose of the University Farm School" 1918

Scope and Contents

Articles written by various University Farm faculty members in 1918. Most articles consist of a single page with the faculty members name and department. Prof. W. L. Howard's article is 5 pages long. One additional 4 page typewritten document in the collection is titled: "Purpose of University Farm School Courses", and includes classification descriptions and wage earning expectations for various farm labor positions such as Beginner, Laborer, Straw Boss, Helper, Foreman, Superintendent, Manager, etc.