Robert C. Pearl (1925-2012) served as Cooperative Extension Specialist with the UC Davis Department of Food Science and Technology.
The collection contains biographical information, correspondence, and Pearl's publications as well as materials related to
UC Cooperative Extension and the UC Davis Department of Food Science and Technology. Also included are materials related to
Pearl's involvement with the Institute of Food Technologists and community organizations such as the Davis Rotary Club.
Robert Clare Pearl was born on Aug. 7, 1925 in Lockeford, California. After graduating in 1947 from UC Berkeley with a bachelor’s
degree in plant science, he joined the staff of the University of California Agricultural Extension Service as a farm adviser
for Sutter County working with field and vegetable crops.
In 1954, he moved to Davis and began as a regional farm adviser for processing tomato raw product studies as an Extension
Agronomist for the corn, sugar beet and dry bean industry. From 1955 to 1958, Pearl worked with the UC Davis Department of
Agronomy as an Extension Agronomy Specialist. In 1958, he began serving as liaison between the California fruit and vegetable
processing industry and the university. In August 1989, he retired from his position as Cooperative Extension Specialist with
the Department of Food Science and Technology at UC Davis.
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