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.
Some Recollections on California Agriculture
Urban Planning and Land Use
UCLA and University of California History
UCLA Faculty
Science, Medicine, and Technology
Nunis, Doyce B. Jr and Cunningham, Craig
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.
Regents of the University of California, UCLA Library.
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.