Inventory of the Gordon Haines True Papers,

Sara Gunasekara
Department of Special Collections
General Library
University of California, Davis
Davis, CA 95616-5292
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Creator: True, Gordon H. (Gordon Haines), 1868-1928
Title: Gordon Haines True Papers
Date (inclusive): 1895-1954
Extent: 0.2 linear feet
Abstract: Gordon Haines True (1868-1928) served as Professor of Animal Husbandry at the University of California from 1913-1928. His papers contain correspondence, two photographs, and a scrapbook relating to his work with livestock and the University of California.
Physical location: Researchers should contact Special Collections to request collections, as many are stored offsite.
Repository: University of California, Davis. General Library. Department of Special Collections.
Davis, California 95616-5292
Collection number: MC087
Language of Material: Collection materials in English.


Gordon Haines True was born in Baraboo, Wisconsin on December 14, 1868. After graduating from the University of Wisconsin in 1894, he served at the Michigan Agricultural College, the University of Arizona, and the University of Nevada before accepting a position at the University Farm (now the University of California, Davis) as Professor of Animal Husbandry in 1913. He was Chairman of the Animal Husbandry Division from 1914-1926.
In 1926, True transferred to the University of California, Berkeley to teach Animal Husbandry courses there. He passed away on June 4, 1928 in Berkeley.

Scope and Content

The Gordon Haines True Papers contain correspondence, two photographs, and a scrapbook relating to True's work with livestock and the University of California.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
True, Gordon H. (Gordon Haines), 1868-1928--Archives
University of California, Davis--Faculty--Archives


Collection is open for research.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Arnold G. Tiehm in 1990.

Processing Information

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

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Gordon Haines True Papers, MC087, 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.


Series 1. Biographical Materials 1916-1929

Physical Description: 6 items
Box MC087:1

Article by True, Stock Judging at the University published in California Monthly 1928 January

Box MC087:2

Catalog: The International 1916

Scope and Content Note

Contains photograph of True.
Box MC087:3

Clipping about True circa 1928

Box MC087:4

Death announcement for True 1928 June 5

Box MC087:5

Program for Banquet of University of California, College of Agriculture 1916 November 22

Box MC087:6

Talk given by R.A. Condee at the unveiling of the picture of Professor Gordon H. True in the Golden Hoof Club Room 1929 March 26


Series 2. Correspondence 1902-1954

Physical Description: 37 letters

Scope and Content Note

Arranged in three subseries: Outgoing, Incoming, and Third Party.

Subseries 2.1 Outgoing 1920

Physical Description: 3 letters

Scope and Content Note

Contains three letters written by True to his son, Gordon H. True, Jr. in 1920.
Box MC087:7

True, Gordon H., Jr. 1920 October 13

Box MC087:8

True, Gordon H., Jr. 1920 October 16

Box MC087:9

True, Gordon H., Jr. 1920 November 1


Subseries 2.2 Incoming 1902-1927

Physical Description: 24 letters

Scope and Content Note

Arranged alphabetically by correspondent.
Box MC087:10

American Society of Animal Production 1926 December 4

Box MC087:11

California Woolgrowers Association 1921 January 15

Box MC087:12

Cazier, Jno. H. 1918 April 26

Box MC087:13

Clay, John 1917 December 17

Box MC087:14

Dudley, Arthur S. 1927 December 8

Box MC087:15

Ellinger, Tage U.H. 1927 November 11

Box MC087:16

Fair Commission of Hawaii 1914 June 14

Box MC087:17

Follansbee, Mitchell D. 1927 December 2

Box MC087:18

Forbes, R.H. 1902 November 4

Box MC087:19

Hauschild, John 1913 May 29

Box MC087:20

Howes, E.A. 1927 December 5

Box MC087:21

Hubbard, Bill 1916 December 24

Box MC087:22

Hughes, C.L. 1927 December 8

Box MC087:23

King, Charles S. 1927 December 7

Box MC087:24

Merritt, Ralph P. 1919 January 1

Box MC087:25

Morrison, F.B. 1927 December 5

Box MC087:26

Myrick, Mrs. J.C. 1918 November 25

Box MC087:27

Oddie, Tasker L. 1913 July 3

Box MC087:28

Plummer, O.M. 1914 March 19

Box MC087:29

Plummer, O.M. 1927 November 30

Box MC087:30

Sheets, L.E. 1926 January 19

Box MC087:31

Smith, Edwin F. 1917 November 26

Box MC087:32

Sproul, Robert G. 1920 August 13

Box MC087:33

True, A.C. 1902 May 31


Subseries 2.3 Third Party 1923-1954

Physical Description: 10 letters

Scope and Content Note

Contains letters by or to individuals other than Gordon True. The majority of these letters are to True's wife, Elizabeth Stubbs True, expressing condolences on the death of her husband or indicating memorial tributes to him.
Box MC087:34

American Shropshire Registry Association to Elizabeth Stubbs True 1929 February 7

Box MC087:35

California Wool Growers Association to Elizabeth Stubbs True 1928 December 14

Box MC087:36

Clay, John to Elizabeth Stubbs True 1928 June 6

Box MC087:37

Cleary, Mr. and Mrs. to Elizabeth Stubbs True 1928 June 6

Box MC087:38

Cole, H.H. to Elizabeth Stubbs True 1954 December 16

Box MC087:39

Cornick, Homer H. to Elizabeth Stubbs True 1928 November 2

Box MC087:40

Ogilvie, R.B. to R.F. Meed 1923 March 6

Box MC087:41

McNaughton, J.C. to Elizabeth Stubbs True 1928 June 6

Box MC087:42

Plummer, O.M. to Frank Brown 1928 June 5

Box MC087:43

True, Rodney H. to Elizabeth Stubbs True undated


Series 3. Photographs circa 1910-1926

Physical Description: 2 photographs
Box MC087:44

Gordon True, Elizabeth Stubbs True, and their children, Elizabeth True, Gordon True, Jr., and Eunice True with Joseph E. Stubbs standing together on the lawn in front of a building on the University of Nevada campus circa 1910-1914

Box MC087:45

Gordon True and Elizabeth Stubbs True leaving Honolulu on the S.S. Matsonia 1926 October 6

Box MC087:46

Series 4. Scrapbook 1895-1928

Physical Description: 1 scrapbook

Scope and Content Note

Scrapbook compiled by Elizabeth Stubbs True containing clippings and ephemera about the career of her husband.