The A. Dinsmoor Webb Papers document primarily the professional life and work of Webb, a professor in the Chemistry and Viticulture
and Enology Departments from 1948-1981. His research centered on the isolation and identification of trace aroma and pigment
materials in grapes and wines. The collection, which is two linear feet, spans the years 1929-2002. It contains correspondence,
manuscripts of talks, research notes, reprints of articles, and wine labels. There are also materials that relate to Webb's
work as a consultant to the wine industry.
A. Dinsmoor Webb (October 10, 1917 - August 8, 2003) received a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry from the University
of California, Berkeley in 1939. Upon graduation, he was employed at both E&J Gallo Winery and Petri Wine Company as a chemist,
and from 1941-1943 he served as a technician in enology at the University of California, Davis. His interest in winemaking
led him to enroll in the chemistry Ph.D. program at UC Berkeley. World War II intervened, however, and he postponed his studies
in 1943 to work for the US Army at the Oak Ridge, Tennessee, National Laboratory. He resumed his studies in 1945 at both UC
Berkeley and UC Davis, earning a PhD in Chemistry in 1949.
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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 is open for research.