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Inventory of the James Blair Kendrick Correspondence
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  • Creator: Kendrick, James B. (James Blair), 1893-1962
    Title: James Blair Kendrick Correspondence
    Date (inclusive): 1924-1932
    Extent: 0.2 linear feet
    Abstract: James Blair Kendrick (1893-1962) served as Plant Pathologist and Professor of Plant Pathology at the Berkeley and Davis campuses of the University of California from 1927-1960. The collection contains fifty-six letters, the majority of which are written from Kendrick to Max Gardner (1890-1979). The letters discuss the early years of the Plant Pathology Department at the University of California, Davis, among other topics.
    Physical location: Researchers should contact Special Collections to request collections, as many are stored offsite.
    Repository: University of California, Davis. Library. Dept. of Special Collections.
    Davis, California 95616-5292
    Collection number: MC246
    Language of Material: Collection materials in English.

    Biography

    James Blair Kendrick, Sr. was born in Clover, South Carolina on August 13, 1893. He earned a B.S. from Clemson College in 1916, and an M.S. in 1919 from Iowa State University. From 1919-1924, he served as Assistant Botanist in the Agricultural Experiment Station at Purdue University. In 1924 he returned to Iowa State University and received his Ph.D. in 1925. He then resumed his career at Purdue where he remained until July 1, 1927, when he became Associate Plant Pathologist in the Agricultural Experiment Station of the University of California.
    Professor Kendrick was the pioneer plant pathologist of the Davis campus. He was the first of his profession to be permanently located at Davis, and he established the first laboratory and greenhouse facilities there devoted exclusively to the study of plant diseases.
    Kendrick was named Assistant Professor of Plant Pathology in 1936, Associate Professor in 1938, and Professor in 1943. In 1954 he became Chairman of the Department at Berkeley and Davis and held that position until he retired in 1960.
    Kendrick passed away on May 30, 1962.
    Source:
    Leach, L.D., Davis, L.D., Houston, B.R., and Wilson, E.E. "James Blair Kendrick." In Memoriam. [Berkeley, Calif. : Academic Senate], 1963.

    Scope and Content

    The collection contains fifty-six letters, the majority of which are written from James Blair Kendrick to Max Gardner (1890-1979). Gardner served as Professor of Plant Pathology at the Berkeley and Davis campuses of the University of California from 1932-1957. The letters by Kendrick were written from 1924-1932 while Kendrick was at Iowa State University and the University of California and Gardner was at Purdue University. The letters discuss the early years of the Plant Pathology Department at the University of California, Davis, among other topics.

    Arrangement of the Collection

    The collection is arranged in three series: 1. Outgoing, 2. Incoming, and 3. Third Party.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Kendrick, James B. (James Blair), 1893-1962--Correspondence
    Gardner, Max William, 1890-1979
    University of California, Davis--Faculty--Archives
    University of California, Davis. Dept of Plant Pathology
    Plant diseases--Research--California--Davis

    Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Processing Information

    Sara Gunasekara processed this collection and created and encoded this finding aid with assistance from student employee Michelle Xie.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Edgar L. Kendrick in 2012.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], James Blair Kendrick Correspondence, MC246, 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.