Oral Histories

Interview of John Eliot Coit

University of California, Berkeley professor of citriculture and superintendent of the Citrus Experiment Station. Founder of Coit Agricultural Service.
Subtitle:
Some Recollections on California Agriculture
Topic:
Urban Planning and Land Use
UCLA and University of California History
UCLA Faculty
Science, Medicine, and Technology
Agriculture
Interviewer:
Nunis, Doyce B. Jr and Cunningham, Craig
Interviewee:
Coit, John Eliot
Supporting Documents:
Records relating to the interview are located in the office of the UCLA Library's Center for Oral History Research.
Language:
English
Copyright:
Regents of the University of California, UCLA Library.
Abstract:
Professor of horticulture, University of Arizona; horticulturist, University of California Pathological Laboratory, Whittier, 1911; Ralph E. Smith; interview with Luther Burbank at Santa Rosa; research and teaching activities for University of California, 1911-19; role in development of Citrus Experiment Station, University of California, Riverside; Thomas F. Hunt and Charles Shaw; state participation in promotion of citrus industry; influence of California Fruit Growers Exchange; move to University of California, Berkeley, 1912; conducting summer course throughout state; work with farm bureaus during World War I; farm adviser in wartime Los Angeles County; postwar inflation and influenza; Berkeley student Robert W. Hodgson, later dean, College of Agriculture, UCLA; Coit Agricultural Service; work with private industry; efforts in development of California's avocado industry; organization of California Avocado Association, 1915; Avocado Historical Library established at Citrus Experiment Station at Riverside.