The Henry Dart Greene Papers contains photographs, motion picture films and a limited
amount of personal and business papers. The photographs date from 1914 to the late 1960s, and are a mix of
personal and professional subjects. Greene's years at the University of California, Berkeley and photographs of
his wife Ruth Haight Greene's childhood in Sacramento are the earliest photographs in the collection. The
collection includes photographs from Argentina, where Greene worked with the Argentine Fruit Distributors from
1928 to 1931 and from his public relations work with the American Fruit and Produce Auction Association (AFPAA)
from 1933 to 1941. Photographs from Greene's other professional careers are also included. The collection
contains fifty-two 16 mm films dating from the 1930s to the 1960s which include two films made for the Feather River
Project Association. While Greene's personal and business papers are not a significant portion of the collection
there is a substantive collection of personal letters from Greene and his wife to their family members between
1928 and 1935. Henry Dart Greene passed away in 1978.
Henry Dart Greene (1900-1978) was born on September 20, 1900 in Pasadena, California. He was the son of noted
Architect Henry Mather Greene. Henry Dart Greene's professional life spanned several careers: he was the
Executive Manager of the Feather River Project Association; conducted public relations campaigns for the
American Fruit and Produce Auction Association; ran his own film production company; and tried his hand at
ranching. After initial studies in architecture at Throop College (later California Institute of Technology),
Greene enrolled in the University of California, Berkeley in 1919 and graduated in 1923 with a degree in
Agriculture. After graduation, Greene worked for the Federal-State Shipping Point Inspection Service, part of
the California State and US Department of Agriculture. Greene was stationed in both Northern and Southern
California between 1923 and 1928. In 1924, while in the Sacramento region, Greene met Ruth Haight (1907-?); they
were married on June 29th, 1926.
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for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections, University of California, Library,
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.
Collection is open for research.