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Martin and Eleanor Ray Papers
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Biography/Administrative History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Martin and Eleanor Ray Papers
    Dates: 1902-1993
    Collection Number: D-335
    Creator/Collector: Ray, Martin, 1904-1976. Ray, Eleanor, 1904-2000.
    Extent: 19.4 linear feet
    Repository: UC Davis. Special Collections
    Davis, California 95616-5292
    Abstract: Correspondence, manuscripts, business files, clippings, public relations files, subject files relating to Quality Control, grape varieties and vintages, and legal files (including litigation documents).
    Language of Material: English

    Access

    Collection is open for research.

    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.

    Preferred Citation

    Martin and Eleanor Ray Papers. UC Davis. Special Collections

    Biography/Administrative History

    Martin Ray was a California winemaker noted for his 100% varietal wines and his efforts to establish a quality control standard for California wines. He purchased the Paul Masson Winery and produced wine there from 1936 to 1942. In 1943 he established his own vineyard on nearby Mt. Eden and produced wines there until 1972. Eleanor Ray was instrumental in marketing the wines, handling public relations, and maintaining the correspondence for the business.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Correspondence, manuscripts, business files, clippings, public relations files, subject files relating to Quality Control, grape varieties and vintages, and legal files (including litigation documents).

    Indexing Terms

    Wine and winemaking.