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Inventory of the Edwin C. Voorhies Papers
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  • Creator: Voorhies, Edwin C. (Edwin Coblentz), 1891-1967
    Title: Edwin C. Voorhies Papers
    Date (inclusive): 1925-1966
    Extent: 5.2 linear feet
    Abstract: Edwin C. Voorhies (1891-1967) served as Professor of Agricultural Economics, University of California (1925-1958) and Dean of Students and Vice-Chair of the Statewide Department of Agricultural Economics (1952-1957). His papers contain correspondence, lecture notes, scrapbooks, photographs, and materials relating to the history and planning of the University of California, Davis.
    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-089
    Language of Material: Collection materials in English.

    Biography

    Edwin Coblentz Voorhies (1891-1967) began his fifty four year career with the University of California in 1913, immediately after graduation from the University's Berkeley campus. He served on the Davis campus from 1913 to 1925 in the Department of Animal Husbandry, except for a period of service in the Army during World War I. In 1925 when the Department of Agricultural Economics was organized at Berkeley, Professor Voorhies became one of its founding members. In addition to his professorial duties on the Berkeley campus, he also served the University as Dean of Students. He served at Davis as Vice-Chairman of the Statewide Department of Agricultural Economics from 1952 to 1957, when he resumed full-time professorial duties. He retired in 1958.
    In 1962, Voorhies received an honorary LL.D at the 1962 Charter Day ceremonies. Voorhies Hall on the University of California, Davis campus was named in his honor in 1965.
    Source:
    Carter, H.O., Hedges, T.R., and Snyder, J. Herbert. "Edwin C. Voorhies." In Memoriam. [Berkeley, Calif. : Academic Senate], 1968.

    Scope and Content

    The Edwin C. Voorhies Papers which span the years 1925-1966 contain correspondence, lecture notes, scrapbooks, photographs, and materials relating to the history and planning of the University of California, Davis.

    Arrangement of the Collection

    The papers are arranged in seven series: 1. Writings, 2. Correspondence, 3. Lecture Notes, 4. Translations, 5. University of California Planning Materials, 6. Scrapbooks and Ephemera, 7. Photographs.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Voorhies, Edwin C. (Edwin Coblentz), 1891-1967--Archives
    University of California, Davis--Faculty--Archives
    University of California, Davis--History
    University of California, Davis. Dept. of Agricultural Economics--History
    Hunt, Thomas Forsyth, 1862-1927

    Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Processing Information

    Sara Gunasekara processed this collection and created and encoded this finding aid. Student employee Linda Trach assisted with data entry work.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Edwin C. Voorhies Papers, D-089, 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.