News: Special collections

Special Collections houses the Library’s rare books and pamphlets, manuscript collections, photographs, the University Archives, and the Map Collection.
Theme for the week: Autonomous Areas and Disputed Territories of China September 10-28, 2018   China is the third largest country in the world at almost 9.6 million square kilometers (over 3.7 million square miles). To govern such a large landmass, it has been divided into smaller administrative ...
September 10, 2018
A new exhibit titled “A Salute to All Our Veterans” opens Thursday, September 6th at UC Davis’ Walter A. Buehler Alumni Center, timed to honor and celebrate the centenary of the end of World War I on Nov. 11, 1918. The exhibit is one of two opening consecutively at the center, ...
September 6, 2018 • Kevin Miller
Theme for the week: National Forests in California Date: Aug 20-Sept 7, 2018 The U.S. Forest Service started in 1876 when the Congress created an office within the Department of Agriculture to be in charge of the forests in the United States.  It wasn’t until 1901 that this ...
August 20, 2018 • Louis Cashatt
A new exhibit of dog-themed art is now on display on the lower level of Shields Library, part of a remarkable collection recently donated to the UC Davis Library by the Sheila Grant Fleetfield Dog Museum and Library. Sheila Grant (right) and her Afghan hounds are awarded Best ...
July 31, 2018
Theme for the week: Archipelago July 9-27, 2018 Ever want to get away from all the stress of city life?  We’ve gone through our map collection and listed some of the best island chains to escape to.  We’ve got you covered if you want to relax on the beach ...
July 9, 2018 • Louis Cashatt
Theme for the week: Mappae Mundi and Map Design June 18 – July 6, 2018 What makes a good map? If we consider road maps, we would answer with geographic accuracy. Since the purpose of a road map is to be used for navigation, we want it to ...
June 18, 2018 • Jeanelle Wan