News: Special collections

Special Collections houses the Library’s rare books and pamphlets, manuscript collections, photographs, the University Archives, and the Map Collection.
This Halloween we found some animals in the archives! We invite you to come and explore Special Collections to see what treats you find. Thomas, H., & Kresa, H. (1950). Tippie’s Hallowe’en serenade. from the Christopher A. Reynolds Collection of Women’s Song ...
October 31, 2018 • Jenny Hodge
Theme for the week: Spanish Missions in California Oct 22-Nov 9, 2018 On September 9, 1850, California became the 31st state to be admitted into the United States. Prior to statehood, the area was known as Alta California, under Spanish and then Mexican rule. During the Spanish colonial period, ...
October 22, 2018 • Jeanelle Wan
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 • Jeanelle Wan
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