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Guide to the William Zev Hassid Papers, 1915-1974
BANC MSS 79/32 c  
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Description
Letters written to Hassid and copies of letters by him; manuscripts of speeches and papers; and reprints of articles documenting his career as a professor in the College of Agriculture and the Department of Biochemistry at the University of California, Berkeley and his research on carbohydrate chemistry.
Background
William Zev Hassid was born on October 1, 1897 in Jaffa, Palestine to Mordecai and Esperanza (Hassid) Hassid. He attended secondary school in Palestine and during World War 1 was part of the First Judeans regiment of the British army. In 1920 he came to the United States, and attended the University of California, Berkeley receiving his A. B. in 1925, his M.S. in 1930 and his Ph.D. in 1934. He joined the staff of the University in 1927 serving successively as assistant in the Plant Nutrition Division, junior chemist and assistant at the Agricultural Experiment Station, until 1947 when he was appointed professor of plant nutrition and chemist and, in 1950, professor of biochemistry and biochemist. From 1965 until just before his death in 1974 he was professor emeritus and biochemist at the Agricultural Experiment Station.
Extent
Number of containers: 5 boxes and 2 oversize folders Linear feet: 2.25
Restrictions
Copyright has not been assigned to The Bancroft Library. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services. Permission for publication is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library 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 reader.
Availability
Collection is open for research.