Martin and Eleanor Ray Papers

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UC Davis. Special Collections
University of California, Davis, Department of Special Collections, General Library
100 NW Quad
Davis, California 95616-5292
(530) 752-1621
speccoll@lib.ucdavis.edu
http://www.lib.ucdavis.edu/specol/
2014


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.