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Inventory of the William Vere Cruess Papers
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Description
William Vere Cruess, a pioneer in food science and technology, spent his entire career as a University of California, Berkeley faculty member. His research was instrumental in the development of many practices in the field of food science including: mechanical fruit dehydration, the use of fruits in the production of fruit juices and fruit beverages, and the use of freezing storage for preservation of fruits and fruit products. Cruess also conducted important research on the principles of wine making and olive processing. The William Vere Cruess Papers, which span the years 1915-1965, contain writings, correspondence, memorabilia, and photographic materials related to his research in the areas of food processing, food preservation, and wine making.
Background
William Vere Cruess was born on August 9, 1886 in San Miguel, California to William V. and Lucy M. Withrow Cruess. He graduated with a B.S. degree in Chemistry from the University of California in 1911. In 1931 he received a Ph.D. degree in Chemistry from Stanford University.
Extent
13.4 linear feet
Restrictions
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.
Availability
Collection is open for research.