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Register of the Woodruff (Ennis C.) Papers, 1912-1968
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Access Points
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Woodruff (Ennis C.) Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1912-1968
    Collection number: Mss155
    Creator: Jeanne Woodruff Mullins
    Extent: 3.5 linear ft.
    Repository: University of the Pacific. Library. Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections
    Stockton, CA 95211
    Shelf location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the library's online catalog.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Woodruff (Ennis C.) Papers, Mss155, Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections, University of the Pacific Library

    Access Points

    personal name

    Woodruff, Ennis Casselberry (1894-1977)
    Woodruff, Gracella S.

    corporate name

    Pacific Gas & Electric
    University of the Pacific (Stockton, Calif.)
    University of California, Berkeley. School of Aviation
    United States. Army Air Forces -Aviation Ground School (Ft. Lewis, Wash.)
    Stockton Unified School District (Calif.)
    United States Plywood Corp. (Anderson, Calif.)
    Georgia Pacific Company
    Winton Lumber Company (Martell, Calif.)
    Humboldt Plywood Company (Arcat, Calif.)
    Boy Scouts of America -California -Stockton

    subject

    Engineers -Correspondence
    Engineering design -California -Sources
    Air pilots, Military -Instruction and study -California
    Electric engineering -California -San Joaquin County
    Industrial safety -California

    Biography

    Electrical engineer, Ennis Casselberry Woodruff (1894-1977), graduated from the University of California (1916), taught aviation at the same institution during World War I, and was then employed by Pacific Gas and Electric in the San Joaquin County region for nearly forty years (1920-1959). He also taught a safety course at the University during World War II (1943). While employed by PG & E, and, especially after his retirement, Woodruff served as an electrical consultant to: the College of the Pacific (1947-62); the Stockton Unified School District (1932-1957); various commercial enterprises in Stockton---most notably the Lincoln Village Shoping Center (1961-67); and, some lumber companies in the Eureka area (1950s). Woodruff was also involved in Stockton community affairs, notably with the Boy Scouts, for whom he established the first local Explorer Troop. His hobby was flower gardening, work which he approached (and documented) with the same meticulous thoroughness he applied to engineering activities.

    Scope and Content

    The Woodruff Papers contain: correspondence; datebooks (1916-1958); professional notes, drawings and plans pertaining to Woodruff's lengthy career as an electrical engineer in San Joaquin County (1920-1968). They also contain: Mr. and Mrs. Woodruff's school notes; early financial records (1912-17); gardening records (1950s); and, miscellaneous biographical materials.