News: Special collections

Special Collections houses the Library’s rare books and pamphlets, manuscript collections, photographs, the University Archives, and the Map Collection.
The “Aggie Spirit” is a term that emerged in the early days of UC Davis, when it was still the University Farm, to describe the particular character of our school pride and identity. The Aggie Spirit comes to life through generations of photographs and materials featured in our new ...
April 6, 2018 • Kevin Miller
Today, March 28, 2018, marks the 310th birthday of Hannah Glasse. Today’s Google Doodle honors Glasse for being the author of the first popular cookbook. Called “the first domestic goddess” and “the queen of the dinner party,” she was not recognized in her lifetime. Her book, The Art ...
March 28, 2018 • Axel Borg
Theme for the week: Spring Break Destinations March 19-30, 2018 Last week, we posted a poll asking about your favorite Spring Break locations in the past, this year, and destinations you want to visit in the future.  We received over forty-five responses to that poll, and the results ...
March 16, 2018 • Dawn Collings
 Spring Break Poll What are your favorite spring break destinations? We asked the library staff and below are the results. The next map blog will be about spring break destinations, so vote for your favorite places to spend spring break and the results will not only be posted in ...
March 5, 2018 • Dawn Collings
Theme for the week: Plate Tectonics & Earthquakes March 1-16, 2018 The feeling of the ground shaking can be a scary experience. But have you ever wondered how or why earthquakes happen in the first place? According to National Geographic Society, earthquakes occur near tectonic plates boundaries, slabs of rocky crust ...
March 1, 2018 • Dawn Collings
Theme for the week: Winter Olympics of the Past February 8-23, 2018 Disappointed that you are not representing the United States in the Winter Olympics in South Korea? Show your passion for the Olympic Games instead by testing your knowledge of the past 34 years of Winter Olympics. ...
February 8, 2018 • Dawn Collings