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Inventory of the Henry M. Schacht Papers
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  • Creator: Schacht, Henry
    Title: Henry M. Schacht Papers
    Date (inclusive): 1941-1994
    Extent: 3.2 linear feet
    Abstract: Henry M. Schacht (1916- ) 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). 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.
    Repository: University of California, Davis. General Library. Dept. of Special Collections.
    Davis, California 95616-5292
    Collection number: D-157
    Language of Material: Collection materials in English.

    Biography

    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 until 1942.
    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.

    Related Material

    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.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Schacht, Henry--Archives
    California Canners and Growers
    Agriculture--California
    Communication in agriculture--California
    Food industry and trade--California

    Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Acquisition Information

    Donated by Henry M. Schacht in 1985.

    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], Henry M. Schacht Papers, D-157, 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.