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: Winter Recreation December 11-15, 2017 Start this winter break with an open mind sprinkled with some fun! Don’t let the cold deter you from enjoying the wonders of the outdoors. Come on over to the Shields Library Map Collection room and check out the ...
December 11, 2017 • Dawn Collings
Theme for the week: National Parks Worldwide December 6-8, 2017 National Parks provide protection for both land and ingenious animals, in hopes to preserve its natural habitat, as well as creating a space for people to explore, learn, and admire the allure that National Parks have to offer. Come ...
December 6, 2017 • Dawn Collings
On December 6, 2017, Special Collections will implement a new online request system, Aeon. This software system is used by most of our fellow UC Special Collections departments as well as many academic research libraries across the country. It will replace the paper registration and request forms in our Reading ...
November 28, 2017 • Sara Gunasekara
Theme for the week: Animal Migration November 27- December 1, 2017 Get out of the cold, wet, and dark weather by taking some advice from our animal friends. Maybe you might decide to join the Peregrine Falcons on their 8,000 mile trip to Argentina, where they enjoy the ...
November 26, 2017 • Dawn Collings
I am on a mission to give sweet potatoes the recognition they deserve. This may seem like an odd quest, so let me explain. My sweet potato campaign began ten years ago, when I discovered my beloved candied yams, garnet yams and jewel yams are NOT yams. ...
November 20, 2017 • Jennifer Harbster
Theme for the week: Dinosaurs and Fossils November 13-22, 2017 Maps for the paleontologist in you.  Whether you travel locally, travel America, or travel to Mongolia, maps show where you can find dinosaurs, fossils, and other sites of prehistoric interest. We are so excited by this topic, that ...
November 9, 2017 • Dawn Collings