News: Special collections

Special Collections houses the Library’s rare books and pamphlets, manuscript collections, photographs, the University Archives, and the Map Collection.
As the exhibit celebrating the centennial of the City of Davis enters its final weeks on display, we were inspired to add one more piece to it with the following “Then & Now” images of Davis.  The historic images below are from Special Collections and the present day photographs ...
May 17, 2017 • Sara Gunasekara
42/50 Charles Schneeman (1912-1972) was a science fiction illustrator for stories and covers of such works as Astounding Stories and Astounding Science Fiction from 1935 to 1952. The collection contains the artwork and correspondence of illustrator Charles E. Schneeman, Jr. The bulk of the collection is comprised of ...
May 9, 2017 • Daryl Morrison
40/50 Henry Miller and Charles Lux created the Miller and Lux Corporation which was headquartered in Los Banos, California.  Individually, and together as a corporation, they were instrumental in developing much of the cattle and farming businesses in much of the San Joaquin Valley in the late 1800s ...
April 28, 2017 • Kristoffer Landes
39/50 In 1971 a group of students and Housing Office staff met to begin discussions on a project planning guide for innovative housing. The end result was the Baggins End Innovative Housing also know as “The Domes”.  The idea was to create a “low cost” housing project that ...
April 22, 2017 • Jenny Hodge
38/50 With Easter coming up tomorrow, what better way to celebrate than by shining a spotlight on chocolate? Our 39th feature is Madrid physician Antonio Colmenero de Ledesma’s treatise on chocolate, Chocolata inda: opusculum de qualitate & naturâ chocolatae. It was first published in Madrid in ...
April 15, 2017 • Christine Cheng