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Howard S. Fawcett papers
UA 362  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Processing History
  • Biographical Note
  • Collection Scope and Contents
  • Collection Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Howard S. Fawcett papers
    Date (inclusive): 1937-1951, undated
    Collection Number: UA 362
    Creator: Fawcett, H.S. (Howard Samuel), 1877-
    Extent: 0.42 linear feet (1 box)
    Repository: Rivera Library. Special Collections Department.
    Riverside, CA 92517-5900
    Abstract: The Howard S. Fawcett papers contain articles, magazine and newspaper clippings, correspondence, periodicals, transcripts of radio broadcasts and other material gathered on Howard S. Fawcett, a University of California, Riverside professor and noted pioneer in phytopathology. The bulk of the papers consist of writings and research related to citrus diseases.
    Languages: The collection is in English.

    Access

    The collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright Unknown: Some materials in these collections may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, the reproduction, and/or commercial use, of some materials may be restricted by gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing agreement(s), and/or trademark rights. Distribution or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. To the extent other restrictions apply, permission for distribution or reproduction from the applicable rights holder is also required. Responsibility for obtaining permissions, and for any use rests exclusively with the user.

    Preferred Citation

    [identification of item], [date if possible]. Howard S. Fawcett papers (UA 362). Special Collections & University Archives, University of California, Riverside.

    Processing History

    Processed by Andrea Hoff, University Archivist, in July 2019.

    Biographical Note

    Howard S. Fawcett was a pioneer in the field of phytopathology. He was born in Salem, Ohio on April 12, 1877 to Quaker parents. He earned a B.S. from Iowa State College in 1905. Fawcett spent the first seven years of his career at the University of Florida, eventually earning a masters degree from the University of Florida at Gainesville in 1908.
    Fawcett came to California in 1911. He took leave from his position in Riverside to pursue a doctorate from Johns Hopkins University, which he completed in 1918.
    Fawcett made many significant contributions to his field. Among his notable achievements were his discovery of the cause of gummosis and his discovery of the cause and treatment for citrus scaly bark (psorosis). Later in his career, he was the lead scientist on a team of researchers investigating the cause of tristeza.
    Fawcett indulged a creative side, writing stories inspired by his research under the moniker Mr. I. C. Bigg. In these fanciful tales, Mr. Bigg would shrink himself to 1/50,000th of his actual size and explore the submicrospoic aspects of citrus diseases. These stories were published in the California Citrograph. In addition, Fawcett participated in several radio programs performing as the University Explorer, a similar character to Mr. I.C. Bigg, who reduced his size in order to explore the submicroscopic realm. Titles of these broadcasts include "Through the Fungus Jungle" and "The Nearly Perfect Crime."
    Fawcett retired from the Department of Plant Pathology at UC, Riverside in 1946. He passed away in 1948.
    Bibliography:
    Zentmyer, G. (1988). Howard Samuel Fawcett: Pioneer in phytopathology. Annual Review of Phytopathology, 26, 17-22. doi: https://www.annualreviews.org/doi/pdf/10.1146/annurev.py.26.090188.000313

    Collection Scope and Contents

    The Howard S. Fawcett papers contain articles, magazine and newspaper clippings, correspondence, periodicals, transcripts of radio broadcasts and other material gathered on Howard S. Fawcett, a University of California, Riverside professor and noted pioneer in phytopathology. The bulk of the papers consist of writings and research related to citrus diseases.

    Collection Arrangement

    The Howard S. Fawcett papers consist of seven folders which have been arranged alphabetically.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

    Subjects

    Citrus -- Diseases and pests
    Phytophthora
    Plant diseases
    Universities and colleges -- Faculty

    Genres and Forms of Materials

    Articles
    Correspondence
    Publications