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|Named Person:||Robert Mondavi; Philippe Rothschild, baron de|
|Document Type:||Archival Material|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Robert Mondavi; University of California, Davis. Library. Department of Special Collections.; Online Archive of California.
|Description:||47.6 linear ft.|
The Robert G. Mondavi Papers consist of the personal papers of Robert Mondavi in his role as winery spokesman. Corporate papers remain with their respective businesses. The papers span the years from 1925-2008, with the bulk of the material falling between 1970 and 2008. The collection includes extensive correspondence from winemakers, family members, employees of the Robert Mondavi Winery, and contacts worldwide. Among the correspondence are letters from notable public figures such as Newt Gingrich; Presidents George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and George W. Bush; California governor Gray Davis; and chefs Alice Waters and Julia Child. The collection also includes clipping files; daily calendars and schedules; promotional materials; speeches; travel files; photographs; and media such as DVDs, CD-Rs, and a VHS tape. The photographs present in the collection are largely formal portraits and photographs from events, but some are images from visits to other wineries and photographs of visiting friends. Also present are copies of a few old family photographs. Robert Mondavi's influence in redefining the place of wine in American food culture and promoting California wines throughout the world is reflected well in the collection. There is a significant amount of material relating to the Mondavi and Rothschild Opus One joint venture, as well as extensive correspondence and subject-file material regarding the potential health benefits of wine. The Mission Program, which was an effort to place wine on an equal cultural footing with food, is also heavily documented. The Robert G. Mondavi Papers also include biographical material; extensive information on COPIA: The American Center for Wine, Food, and the Arts; speeches; and travel files.
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- Mondavi, Robert, -- 1913-2008 -- Archives.
- Rothschild, Philippe, -- baron de, -- 1902- -- Correspondence.
- Food habits -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
- University of California, Davis.
- Vintners -- California.
- Viticulture -- California.
- Wine and wine making -- California -- Napa County.