Daryl Morrison heads the Department of Special Collections. She has been the head of Special Collections at the University of California, Davis since 2002. Previous to that she was Head of the Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California (1985-2002) and prior to that the Western History Collections at the University of Oklahoma (1978-1985). She has a Masters of Library Science from the University of Illinois and a Masters in Anthropology from the University of Oklahoma. She writes on California history, women in the west and Native American history.