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: National Wildlife Refuges August 28th-September 1st, 2017 Wildlife Refuges: Conserving, managing, and restoring habitats. A protected home for species. Come on over to Shields Library to view these amazing maps and more! The Map Collection room is located on the lower level of ...
August 25, 2017 • Patricia Wyley
Theme for the week: Bicycles September 18-22, 2017 Bicycles: The healthiest way to get around. Ride over to Shields Library to view these amazing maps and more! The Map Collection room is located on the lower level of the library. This week’s theme for Map of the Day is ...
August 15, 2017 • Patricia Wyley
Did you know that this week is full of palindromes? A palindrome is a word, phrase, or sequence that read the same backwards and forward, e.g. Hannah or Madam I’m Adam. Every day this week dates written in a 5 digit format are palindromes. From 7-10-17 to 7-19-17 you will ...
July 11, 2017 • Jenny Hodge
50/50 It is with great enthusiasm that UC Davis Special Collections celebrates its 50th Anniversary in 2016/2017. The Department was established in 1966 to house the library’s rare and unique collections. Holdings consist of over 183,000 rare books and pamphlets, 17,200 linear feet of manuscript collections and University ...
June 28, 2017 • Daryl Morrison
49/50 One of the more heavily used manuscript subject areas in Special Collections is Agriculture Technology. Any research or interest in Agriculture, Plant Science, California History and Food Production involves Agriculture Technology. In 1959, F. Hal Higgins, news editor for Caterpillar Tractor Company and a free-lance journalist, sold ...
June 27, 2017 • Jenny Hodge