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Greene (Henry Dart) Papers
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The Henry Dart Greene Papers contains photographs, motion picture films and a limited amount of personal and business papers. The photographs date from 1914 to the late 1960s, and are a mix of personal and professional subjects. Greene's years at the University of California, Berkeley and photographs of his wife Ruth Haight Greene's childhood in Sacramento are the earliest photographs in the collection. The collection includes photographs from Argentina, where Greene worked with the Argentine Fruit Distributors from 1928 to 1931 and from his public relations work with the American Fruit and Produce Auction Association (AFPAA) from 1933 to 1941. Photographs from Greene's other professional careers are also included. The collection contains fifty-four 16 mm films dating from the 1930s to the 1960s which include two films made for the Feather River Project Association. While Greene's personal and business papers are not a significant portion of the collection there is a substantive collection of personal letters from Greene and his wife to their family members between 1928 and 1935. Henry Dart Greene passed away in 1978.
Henry Dart Greene (1900-1978) was born on September 20, 1900 in Pasadena, California. He was the son of noted Architect Henry Mather Greene. Henry Dart Greene's professional life spanned several careers: he was the Executive Manager of the Feather River Project Association; conducted public relations campaigns for the American Fruit and Produce Auction Association; ran his own film production company; and tried his hand at ranching. After initial studies in architecture at Throop College (later California Institute of Technology), Greene enrolled in the University of California, Berkeley in 1919 and graduated in 1923 with a degree in Agriculture. After graduation, Greene worked for the Federal-State Shipping Point Inspection Service, part of the California State and US Department of Agriculture. Greene was stationed in both Northern and Southern California between 1923 and 1928. In 1924, while in the Sacramento region, Greene met Ruth Haight (1907-2012); they were married on June 29th, 1926.
14 linear feet
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 is open for research.