Inventory of the Robert C. Pearl Papers

Sara Gunasekara
Department of Special Collections
General Library
University of California, Davis
Davis, CA 95616-5292
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Creator: Pearl, Robert C.
Title: Robert C. Pearl Papers
Date (inclusive): 1932-2011
Extent: 5 linear feet
Abstract: 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.
Physical location: Researchers should contact Special Collections to request collections, as many are stored offsite.
Repository: University of California, Davis. Library. Department of Special Collections.
Davis, California 95616-5292
Collection number: D-572
Language of Material: Collection materials in English.

Biography

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.
Pearl passed away on August 30, 2012.
Source:
"Robert Clare Pearl Sr. Obituary." Davis Enterprise, October 25, 2012.

Scope and Content

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.

Arrangement of the Collection

The collection is arranged in eight series: 1. Biographical Information, 2. Publications by Pearl, 3. Correspondence, 4. UC Davis, 5. Institute of Food Technologists, 6. Community Organizations, 7. Reference Materials, 8. Memorabilia.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Pearl, Robert C.--Archives
University of California, Davis. Department of Food Science and Technology
Institute of Food Technologists
University of California, Davis. Cooperative Extension
Davis Rotary Club

Access

Collection is open for research.

Processing Information

Sara Gunasekara processed this collection.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Pamela Pearl in 2013.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], D-572, Robert C. Pearl Papers, Department of Special Collections, General 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.

Collection Contents

 

Series 1. Biographical Information 1946-2003

Box 1:1

Award of Distinction 1999

Box 1:2

Career Review 1982-1983

Box 1:3

Certificates 1972-1980

Box 1:4

Clippings 1954-2003

Box 1:5

Clippings 1955-1993

Box 1:6

Clippings 1972-1989

Box 1:7

Consulting 1986-1987

Box 1:8

Consulting - Opportunities 1992-1994

Box 1:9

Cooperative Extension, position related materials 1947-1974

Box 1:10

Course Book - Agronomics undated

Box 1:11

Course Book - Principles of Economics - Economics 1A 1946-1947

Box 1:12

International Harvester 1954

Box 1:13

Monthly Narrative Reports 1982-1983

Box 1:14-15

Monthly Reports - Robert C. Pearl 1954-1974

Box 1:16

Photographs 1962-1981

Box 1:17

PG & E Trip 1978

 

Series 2. Publications by Pearl 1945-1995

Scope and Content Note

Arranged alphabetically.
Box 1:18

EPRI - Fruit and Vegetable Publication 1992-1993

Box 1:19

Guatemala 1965-1968

Box 1:20

Latin America - Guatemala - AID 1965-1966

Box 1:21

Latin America - Icaiti #1 1962-1972

Box 1:22

Iran Report 1972

Box 1:23

Notebooks 1945-1995

Box 1:24

Progress Report undated

Box 1:25-26

Publications by Pearl 1945-1990

Box 1:27

The Terminous Ranch 1946-1952

 

Series 3. Correspondence 1950-2007

Scope and Content Note

Arranged alphabetically.
Box 1:28

AGIDE 1992

Box 1:29

Cholly, Beck 1993

Box 1:30

Cooperative Extension 1950-1953

Box 1:31

Fullem, Rita 1998

Box 1:32

General Mills 1984

Box 1:33

Reid / Freezing Research 1994-1999

Box 1:34

Retirement Letters 1989

Box 1:35-38

Various 1951-2007

Box 1:39

Vons 1991

 

Series 4. UC Davis 1946-2006

Scope and Content Note

Contains materials related to Cooperative Extension, the Food Science Department, and the UC Davis campus. Arranged alphabetically.
Box 2:1-3

Agricultural Extension 1976-1997

Box 2:4-5

Agricultural Extension - General 1954-1977

Box 2:6

Agricultural Extension Policies 1946-1949

Box 2:7

Agricultural Extension State Staff Conference, Photographs 1968-1969

Box 2:8

Clippings 1991-1994

Box 2:9

Cooperative Extension and University Extension 1983-1985

Box 2:10

Cooperative Extension Directories 1954-1968

Box 2:11

Cooperative Extension - Letterhead undated

Box 2:12

Cooperative Extension - Organization and Operation - Specialists Responsibilities 1957-1983

Box 2:13-15

Cooperative Extension - Performance Standards Manual 1982-1984

Box 2:16

Cooperative Extension Philosophy 1949-1982

Box 2:17

Courses for Professionals in Agri-Industry 1976

Box 2:18

Div. of Agricultural Sciences General 1956-1977

Box 2:19

Educational Methods / Innovation Group 1984-1985

Box 2:20

Europe BPCS 1990

Box 2:21

Extension Fees and Class Procedures 2006

Box 2:22

Extension Program - Miscellaneous 1963-1986

Box 2:23

Food Science 1987-2004

Box 2:25

Food Science Advisory Committee 1994-2000

Box 2:26

Food Sciencce Department, faculty and staff group photographs 1988

Box 2:27

Food Science Dept. Oral History 1985

Box 2:28

Food Science Dept., Who Are We? 2002

Box 2:29

Food Science / Vit. Enology Building 2003

Box 2:30

Freezing Technology Course 1992-2002

Box 2:31

Fruit and Vegetable Canning Industry Advisory Committee 1967-1976

Box 2:32-33

Historical 1949-1988

Box 1:40

Lake Tahoe Symposium 1963-1980

Box 2:34

Long Range Facilities Plan 1986

Box 2:35

Mondavi Food Science Lab 2001-2002

Box 2:36

Name Lists 1993-1997

Box 2:37

Pilot Processing Facility 2002

Box 2:38

Recommendations for Further Development of the Conference Center of the Campus Services and Ceremonies Department 1972-1973

Box 2:39

RMI 2002-2005

Box 2:40

RMI Institute / Food Science 2001-2002

Box 2:41

Rosenberg, Moshe 2003

Box 2:42

Siebert Marketing Study 1988-1989

Box 2:43

University Extension Program in Agricultural Sciences 1974-1977

 

Series 5. Institute of Food Technologists 1969-2004

Scope and Content Note

Contains materials related to Pearl's involvement with the Institute of Food Technologists.
Box 3:1

Annual Meeting - Chicago 1994-2003

Box 3:2

Annual Meeting 2004

Box 3:3

Annual Meeting Courses 2003

Box 3:4

Annual Meeting - Short Courses 2001-2002

Box 3:5

Committees of the Institute 2003-2004

Box 3:6

Constitution and Policy & Procedures Manual 1997-2000

Box 3:7

Constitutional Bylaws - Northern California 2000

Box 3:8

Constitution; Strategic Plan; Policy and Procedures Council 2000-2001

Box 3:9

Continuing Education Committee 1981-2003

Box 3:10

Continuing Education Courses 2001

Box 3:11

Directories 1991

Box 3:12

Evaluations - Pre Annual Meeting 1999-2000

Box 3:13

Evaluations, speaker 2002

Box 3:14

Executive Committee Minutes 2002

Box 3:15

Extension Outreach Division 2003

Box 3:16

Fellow 2001-2002

Box 3:17

"GEMS" 1991-1993

Box 3:18

Governance Taskforce 1991-1997

Box 3:19-20

The Horn Blower 1969-2003

Box 3:21

Manual 1982-1994

Box 3:22

Mexico 1998-1999

Box 3:23

Membership Certificate - Robert Pearl 1992-2001

Box 3:24

Program Proposals - Forms and Instructions 1993-2003

Box 3:25-26

Reid 1999-2003

Box 3:27

Schmidl, Mary 1999-2000

Box 3:28

Sensory Course 2001-2002

Box 3:29

Staff Roster 2004

Box 3:30

STRAP 1997-1999

Box 3:31-32

Strategic Plan 1992-2003

Box 3:33

Washington D.C. Office 1999-2000

 

Series 6. Community Organizations 1932-2011

Scope and Content Note

Contains materials related to the Davis Rotary Club and the Unitarian Church.
Box 1:41

Order of the Golden Bear 1986-1991

Box 4:1

Rotary 1956-1962

Box 4:2

Rotary Club of Davis - Committees 1962-1965

Box 4:3

Rotary - Current 1983-2008

Box 4:4

Rotary - Directory 2007-2011

Box 4:5

Rotary - Membership Development 1979-1985

Box 1:43

Rotary - Roster of members 1963

Box 4:6

Rotary - Sargents 2002-2004

Box 1:42

Sword and Sandals 1993-2006

Box 4:7

Unitarian Church - Articles 1950-1970

Box 4:8-10

Unitarian Church 1932-2005

 

Series 7. Reference Materials 1937-2000

Scope and Content Note

Arranged alphabetically.
Box 4:11

Agriculture - California and General 1959-1963

Box 4:12

California Association of Farm Advisors 1995-1999

Box 4:13

Cast - Credibility Questions 1977-1981

Box 4:14

Communications - General 1951-1973

Box 4:15

Communications/ Methods - Information Retrival 1964-1966

Box 4:16

Developing Extension Program 1972-1993

Box 4:17

Ext. Food Processing - Other Countries 1965-1969

Box 4:18

Extension Philosophy 1960

Box 4:19

Farson 1967-1984

Box 4:20

Housing Articles 1954-1971

Box 4:21

Hunting and Fishing 1980-1994

Box 4:22

Jesus - Christianity 1984-1993

Box 4:23

Lettering Guides 1937-1950

Box 4:24-25

The One-Day Statistician - An Introduction to Statistical Quality Control 1984

Box 4:26

Personal Development and Related 1972-1975

Box 4:27-29

Philosophy, Psych, Self-Development 1973-1976

Box 4:30

Research Costing 1969

Box 4:31

Research - Experimentation Defintion, Planning, Techniques 1963-1968

Box 4:32-33

Science Articles 1972-2000

Box 4:34

What is Marketing 1983-1987

Box 5-6

Series 8. Memorabilia 1962-1990

Scope and Content Note

Contains plaques that were given to Pearl as well as a retirement scrapbook.