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: 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
UC Davis Library now subscribes to two new print magazines related to wine and food: Pipette and Noble Rot. Noble Rot is an alternative magazine predominantly about wine, with a smattering of articles and reviews on wine and food. The quarterly, which is based in London, was founded by Mark ...
February 19, 2019 • Jullianne Ballou
Theme for the week: World War II February 11 – March 1, 2019 World War II is the deadliest conflict in human history, with tens of millions of deaths, most of whom were civilians in the Soviet Union and China. Besides these fatalities and casualties, the war destroyed ...
February 11, 2019 • Jeanelle Wan
Theme for the week: Geological maps:  from agriculture to watersheds Date: January 28-February 8, 2019   Geologic survey maps show the spread of soil types in a region and can be some of the most detailed maps in our collection. They show the overabundance of variability that can occur ...
January 25, 2019 • Ben Andrews
When Hugh Johnson, author of the ground-breaking World Atlas of Wine, decided to donate his archive of nearly 60 years of wine-book writing to the UC Davis Library in 2016, he explained that he had chosen UC Davis because, “It’s simply the greatest wine library in the world.” Today, that wine library had ...
January 7, 2019 • Jessica Nusbaum
If you watched the Golden Globes last night, you saw that the movie Green Book won for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy. Interested in seeing an actual Green Book, which is the namesake of the movie? Then visit Special Collections to see our issue from 1953. The ...
January 7, 2019 • Sara Gunasekara