Oral History Center - UC Berkeley Library

Hans Jenny: Soil Scientist, Teacher, and Scholar

Jenny, Hans
Maher, Douglas
Stuart, Kevin
Hans Jenny: Soil Scientist, Teacher, and Scholar
Boyhood and early education in Basel, Switzerland; graduate study in colloidal chemistry, Institute of Technology, Zurich, 1919-1925; lab and field work, New Jersey College of Agriculture, 1926-1927; teaching and research, University of Missouri, 1927-1936, and UC Berkeley, 1936-1967; influences of Georg Wiegner, Albert Einstein, Robert Bradfield, S. A. Waksman, and Eugene Hilgard; Soil Conservation Service and leaders in soil science: C. E. Marshall, Curtis F. Marbut, Emil Truog, Charles E. Kellogg, Guy Smith; pioneering use of ultramicroscope, atomic and molecular research; aesthetics of soil; preservation of natural soils; pygmy forest research; writing Factors of Soil Formation; biography of Eugene Hilgard.
Subject area(s):
Education, University of California
Science, Technology, and Health
Interview date(s):
1979 1980 1983
Education and University of California - Individual Interviews
Oskicat record:
Jenny, Hans. "Hans Jenny: Soil Scientist, Teacher, and Scholar." Interview by Douglas Maher and Kevin Stuart in 1979, 1980 and 1983. Oral History Center, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, 1989.