Scope and Content
Title: Henry M. Schacht Papers
Date (inclusive): 1941-1994
3.2 linear feet
Abstract: Henry M. Schacht (1916- ) served as the Farm Reporter columnist for the
(1959-1993) and Vice President and Corporate Secretary of California Canners and
Growers (1965-1981). His papers contain correspondence, manuscripts, serials, clippings, and promotional
materials relating Schacht's work as a columnist for the
San Francisco Chronicle as well as his
public relations activities for the California Canners and Growers organization.
Physical location: Researchers should contact Special Collections to request collections, as many
are stored offsite.
University of California, Davis. General Library. Dept. of Special
Davis, California 95616-5292
Collection number: D-157
Language of Material: Collection materials in English.
Henry M. Schacht was born on February 28, 1916 in Pasadena, California. After graduating from the University of
California, Berkeley in 1936, he joined the University's News Service as a radio writer. In 1939, he was
appointed director of Press and Radio for the University of California, College of Agriculture, a post he held
From 1942-1961, he was Director of Agriculture for KNBC and later KGO, San Francisco where his morning
broadcast was sponsored by Standard Oil Company of California. He served as Director of Information, Division of
Agricultural Sciences, University of California from 1961-1965.
Schacht served as the Farm Reporter columnist for the
San Francisco Chronicle (1959-1993) and
Vice President and Corporate Secretary of California Canners and Growers (1965-1981).
Scope and Content
The Henry M. Schacht Papers contain correspondence, manuscripts, serials, clippings, and promotional materials
relating Schacht's work as a farm reporter with the
San Francisco Chronicle as well as his public
relations activities for the California Canners and Growers organization.
Arrangement of the Collection
The papers are arranged in four series: 1. Writings by Schacht, 2. Correspondence, 3. California Canners and
Growers Materials, 4. Printed Materials.
Special Collections also holds an oral history of Henry Schacht,
Henry Schacht and the Art of
Agricultural Communication: Interviews
. Conducted by Marvin Brienes; preface by Hamilton L. Hintz.
Davis: Shields Library, University of California, Davis, The Oral History Center, c1977.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public
California Canners and Growers
Communication in agriculture--California
Food industry and trade--California
Collection is open for research.
Donated by Henry M. Schacht in 1985.
Sara Gunasekara processed this collection and created and encoded this finding aid. Student employee Linda
Trach assisted with data entry work.
[Identification of item], Henry M. Schacht Papers, D-157, Department of Special Collections, General Library,
University of California, Davis.
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