Inventory of the George John Harrison Papers

Sara Gunasekara
Department of Special Collections
General Library
University of California, Davis
Davis, CA 95616-5292
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Creator: Harrison, George John
Title: George John Harrison Papers
Date (inclusive): 1949-1979
Extent: 0.2 linear feet
Abstract: George J. Harrison served as Senior Agronomist and Superintendent of the U.S. Cotton Field Station in Shafter, California from 1934-1952. His Papers contain serials, trade publications, clippings, photographs, and speeches relating to cotton breeding, with an emphasis on the development of the Acala variety.
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: MC130
Language of Material: Collection materials in English.

Biography

George John Harrison was born in Texas on August 19, 1894. He served as Senior Agronomist and Superintendent of the U.S. Cotton Field Station in Shafter, California from 1934-1952 and developed Acala 4-42 cotton for California.
Harrison passed away on November 30, 1981.

Scope and Content

The Papers contain serials, trade publications, clippings, photographs, and speeches relating to cotton breeding, with an emphasis on the development of the Acala variety.

Arrangement of the Collection

The collection is arranged in six series: Biographical Information, Writings, Incoming Correspondence, Printed Materials, Ephemera, Photographs.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Harrison, George John--Archives
Cotton--Research
Shafter (Calif.)

Access

Collection is open for research.

Processing Information

Sara Gunasekara processed this collection and created and encoded this finding aid.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], George John Harrison Papers, MC130, 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.

Collection Contents

 

Series 1. Biographical Information 1949-1979

Scope and Content Note

Contains articles, clippings, and a plaque that feature Harrison.
 

Series 2. Writings 1949-1959

Scope and Content Note

Contains three works by Harrison.
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How Cotton is Winning the West, published in The Cotton Gin and Oil Mill Press 1959 May 16

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Improving and Maintaining Quality in Growing, Harvesting, and Ginning, published in The Cotton Digest 1959 January 3

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Recent Advances & Future Trends in Cotton Improvement, published in The Cotton Trade Journal 1948-1949

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Talk before Los Angeles Rotary Club 1949 September 30

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Phonograph Recording of talk before Los Angeles Rotary Club 1949 September 30

 

Series 3. Incoming Correspondence 1949-1955

Physical Description: 5 letters and 2 photographs
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Brannan, Charles 1952 November 6

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California Farm Bureau Federation 1955 October 25

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Leizear, E.M. 1951 May 30

Scope and Content Note

Contains two photographs.
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Los Angeles Rotary Club 1949 October 3

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Warren, Earl 1951 October 26

 

Series 4. Printed Materials 1949-1952

Scope and Content Note

Contains several publications on cotton including: California's Cotton Research Center: U.S. Cotton Field Station, Shafter, California and Agronomy Field Day, Davis, California (May 16, 1952).
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Series 5. Ephemera 1952-1955

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California Farm Bureau Federation, 37th Annual Meeting 1955 November 9

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Cosmos Club Bulletin 1952 July

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In Recognition of Faithful Service 1955 November 9

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Traitors Three undated

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Series 6. Photographs undated

Physical Description: 29 photographs

Scope and Content Note

Contains twenty-nine black and white photographs of Harrison including some in a cotton field.