News: Special collections

Special Collections houses the Library’s rare books and pamphlets, manuscript collections, photographs, the University Archives, and the Map Collection.
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
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