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Inventory of the Robert Mower Hagan Papers
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  • Creator: Hagan, Robert Mower, 1916-
    Title: Robert Mower Hagan Papers
    Date (inclusive): 1901-1993
    Extent: 33.2 linear feet
    Abstract: Robert Mower Hagan (1916-2002) served as Professor of Water Science at the University of California, Davis from 1948-1987. The Hagan Papers contain writings, teaching files including class lecture notes and background materials, as well as subject files which contain materials on topics such as the peripheral canal and Delta water management. The collection provides documentation of the politics of California's water in the late twentieth century.
    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: D-348
    Language of Material: Collection materials in English.

    Biography

    Robert Mower Hagan was born in Oakland on December 6, 1916 to Hugh Lawrence Hagan and Geneva Mower Hagan. He received his B.S. in Chemistry (1937) and an M.S. in Soil Physics (1941) from the University of California, Berkeley and his Ph.D. in Soil Science and Plant Physiology (1948) from the University of California, Davis.
    During the Second World War, Hagan served as a commissioned officer for six years and taught military science to ROTC students at UC Berkeley.
    Hagan served as Professor of Water Science at the University of California, Davis from 1948-1987.
    He passed away on July 3, 2002.
    Source:
    "Robert Hagan Obituary" in the Davis Enterprise, July 17, 2002.

    Scope and Content

    The Hagan Papers contain writings, teaching files including class lecture notes and background materials, as well as subject files which contain materials on topics such as the peripheral canal and Delta water management. The collection provides documentation of the politics of California's water in the late twentieth century.

    Arrangement of the Collection

    The collection is arranged in eight series: 1. Biographical Materials, 2. Works by Hagan, 3. Speeches and Talks, 4. Teaching Files, 5. Subject Files, 6. Audiovisual Materials, 7. Maps and posters, and 8. Ephemera.

    Related Materials

    Special Collections also holds an oral history interview of Hagan conducted in 2001 by the UC Davis Emeriti Association, AR-074: 145.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Hagan, Robert Mower, 1916---Archives
    University of California, Davis--Faculty--Archives
    Water-supply, Agricultural--California
    Water in agriculture--California
    Water conservation--California
    Delta Region (Calif.)
    Water resources development
    Uncovering California's Environmental Collections Project

    Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Processing Information

    Processing of the Robert Mower Hagan Papers was generously funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and administered by the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR). UC Davis Special Collections was awarded a Cataloging Hidden Special Collections and Archives grant from 2010-2012, "Uncovering California's Environmental Collections," in collaboration with eight additional special collections and archival repositories throughout the state and the California Digital Library (CDL). Grant objectives included processing hidden collections related to the state's environment and environmental history. The collections document an array of important sub-topics such as irrigation, mining, forestry, agriculture, industry, land use, activism, and research. Together they form a multifaceted picture of the natural world and the way it was probed, altered, exploited and protected in California over the twentieth century. Finding aids are made available through the Online Archive of California (OAC).
    Sara Gunasekara processed this collection and created and encoded this finding aid with assistance from student employee Michelle Xie.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Robert M. Hagan in 2000.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Robert Mower Hagan Papers, D-348, 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.