Inventory of the Bertram H. Crocheron Papers

Sara Gunasekara
Department of Special Collections
General Library
University of California, Davis
Davis, CA 95616-5292
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Creator: Crocheron, B.H. (Bertram Hanford), 1882-1948
Title: Bertram H. Crocheron Papers
Date (inclusive): 1924-1948
Extent: 0.2 linear feet
Abstract: Bertram H. Crocheron (1882-1948) served as the Director of the University of California Agricultural Extension Service from 1919-1948. The collection contains speeches and articles by and about Crocheron and his work with the Extension Service.
Physical location: Researchers should contact Special Collections to request collections, as many are stored offsite.
Repository: University of California, Davis. General Library. Dept. of Special Collections.
Davis, California 95616-5292
Collection number: MC170
Language of Material: Collection materials in English.


Bertram Hanford Crocheron was born on May 21, 1882, in Jersey City, New Jersey. He received his B.S. (1908) and M.S. (1909) from Cornell University. He then served for four years as principal of the Agricultural High School in Sparks, Maryland.
In 1913, Crocheron came to the University of California to start a state-wide agricultural extension service. In 1919, he became Director of Agricultural Extension, a position which he held until his death in Berkeley on July 8, 1948.
Mulford, Walter, Rubel, Chester W., and Woods, Baldwin M. In Memoriam. [Berkeley, Calif. : Academic Senate], 1948.

Scope and Content

The collection contains speeches and articles by and about Crocheron.

Arrangement of the Collection

The collection is arranged into two series: Writings and About Crocheron.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Crocheron, B.H. (Bertram Hanford), 1882-1948--Archives
University of California Agricultural Extension Service
Agricultural extension work--California


Collection is open for research.

Processing Information

Sara Gunasekara processed these papers and created and encoded this finding aid.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Bertram H. Crocheron Papers, MC170, Department of Special Collections, General Library, University of California, Davis.

Publication Rights

Copyright is protected by the copyright law, chapter 17, of the U.S. Code. All 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 Department of Special Collections, General Library, University of California, Davis as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.

Collection Contents


Series 1. Writings 1924-1947

Scope and Content Note

Contains published and unpublished speeches and articles by Crocheron. Arranged alphabetically by title.
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After Twenty-Five Years: an Appraisal undated

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California Fights With Food 1941

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An Effective State Extension Service 1946

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An Extension Project 1924

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The Farmer and the Post-War World 1944

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The Farmers' Fight for Freedom 1942

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Fundamental Problems in Western Agriculture 1936

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The Preservation of Democracy 1943

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Six Points to Watch undated

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To Our Friends: Letters from Asia, 1929-1930 1947

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What About the World's Food? 1946

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What Next? 1943

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The Years Between 1946

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Series 2. About Crocheron 1944-1948

Scope and Content Note

Contains several articles that mention Crocheron and his work.