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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: Land Use Maps of California Date: April 22-May 10, 2019 California is the third largest state in the union with more than half of its land dedicated to public use. Within California one can travel through a plethora of biomes; from the hot barren Mojave ...
April 22, 2019 • Ben Andrews
Special Collections is pleased to present a new exhibit, All Aboard: Celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the Transcontinental Railroad. Learn how the railroad influenced the selection of Davis as the home of the University Farm (now UC Davis), the growth of California agriculture, and the promotion of the ...
April 11, 2019 • Sara Gunasekara
Theme for the week: Natural Hazards April 4-19, 2019 Here in California, we’re no strangers to natural hazards. In 2018, we experienced earthquakes, wildfires, mudslides, flooding, and heavy storms. As a coastal state, California is also at risk of tsunamis, though the last major one was caused by ...
April 4, 2019 • Jeanelle Wan
April 4, 2019 marks what would have been Peter J. Shields 157th birthday. Shields, considered one of the founding fathers of the University Farm (now UC Davis), helped to write the legislation for the creation of the Davis campus. In 1972, the campus honored Peter J. Shields by naming ...
April 2, 2019 • Sara Gunasekara
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