The Claude B. Hutchison Papers contains both personal papers and materials related to his work with the International Education
Board, University of California, as Mayor of Berkeley, and other academic institutions. The collection also contains material
from a 1946 Agricultural Mission to China and his work with The China Foundation for the Promotion of Education and Culture.
The collection materials date from 1905 to 1975. Claude B. Hutchison was the Dean of Agriculture at the University of California
from 1930 to 1952 and was Vice-President of the University from 1945 to 1952. In 1955, Hutchison became Mayor of Berkeley,
an office he held until 1963. The collection contains speeches and correspondence from throughout his career. He maintained
his association with the University of California and the City of Berkeley until his death in 1980.
Claude B. Hutchison (1885-1980) was the Dean of Agriculture and Vice President of the University of California. He was active
throughout his career as a Professor of Agronomy and Plant Breeding and also as Director of the International Education Board
in Europe. Born in Livingston County near Chillicothe, Missouri, Hutchison attended college at the University of Missouri
in 1904, graduating in 1908 with a Bachelors of Science in Agriculture. As a student at University of Missouri Hutchison became
one of the founding members of the FarmHouse organization in 1905. Originally formed as a club by students who studied agriculture
and wished to live and work together, FarmHouse later developed into a national association. After graduating Hutchison continued
at Missouri, initially as an Instructor and Assistant Professor of Agronomy from 1908 to 1913, and then as Professor of Farm
Crops from 1913 to 1916. Hutchison took a position in 1916 as Professor of Plant Breeding at Cornell University where he taught
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