News: Special collections

Special Collections houses the Library’s rare books and pamphlets, manuscript collections, photographs, the University Archives, and the Map Collection.
Map Theme for the week:  Amgen Tour of California 2019 and Bicycles Featured in the Map Collection room May 10-31, 2019 The Amgen Tour of California starts in Sacramento on May 12. (Mens races:  May 12-18 ; Womens races May 16-18) Stage 1 of the men’s race is a ...
May 10, 2019 • Ben Andrews
Theme for the week: Land Use Maps of California Date: April 22-May 10, 2019 California is the third largest state in the union with more than half of its land dedicated to public use. Within California one can travel through a plethora of biomes; from the hot barren Mojave ...
April 22, 2019 • Ben Andrews
Special Collections is pleased to present a new exhibit, All Aboard: Celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the Transcontinental Railroad. Learn how the railroad influenced the selection of Davis as the home of the University Farm (now UC Davis), the growth of California agriculture, and the promotion of the ...
April 11, 2019 • Sara Gunasekara
Theme for the week: Natural Hazards April 4-19, 2019 Here in California, we’re no strangers to natural hazards. In 2018, we experienced earthquakes, wildfires, mudslides, flooding, and heavy storms. As a coastal state, California is also at risk of tsunamis, though the last major one was caused by ...
April 4, 2019 • Jeanelle Wan
April 4, 2019 marks what would have been Peter J. Shields 157th birthday. Shields, considered one of the founding fathers of the University Farm (now UC Davis), helped to write the legislation for the creation of the Davis campus. In 1972, the campus honored Peter J. Shields by naming ...
April 2, 2019 • Sara Gunasekara
Theme for the week: West Coast, Best Coast Date March 6-22, 2019 Spring break is just around the corner, and many UC Davis students will be sticking to the Pacific Coast states this vacation. To help plan your next trip, the Map Collection is showcasing recreational maps of California, Washington, ...
March 6, 2019 • Jeanelle Wan