University Archives

Collections in the University Archives are arranged by record groups, which are based on the office of origin or creating body. The University Archives has over 150 collections. Below are descriptions of select collections. Descriptions for additional collections are forthcoming.

Holdings can only reflect what is submitted to the University Archives. We welcome historical archives and records from the administrative offices, campus organizations, and student groups. Please contact us to discuss the records that you wish to transfer to the University Archives at

The papers of University of California, Davis faculty are administered as manuscript collections within Special Collections. See our manuscript guide for a list of manuscript collections.

Researchers should confirm collections are available, before visiting, as many collections are stored offsite.