News: Special collections

Special Collections houses the Library’s rare books and pamphlets, manuscript collections, photographs, the University Archives, and the Map Collection.
36/50 Special Collections has three books with fore-edge paintings. A fore-edge painting is a scene painted on the edges of the pages of a book usually in the opposite side to the spine. Fore-edge painting is an art form that dates as early as the 10th century in ...
March 29, 2017 • Daryl Morrison
Happy 100th birthday to the City of Davis which was incorporated exactly a century ago today on March 28, 1917! Prior to the city’s incorporation in 1917, the town’s citizens were subject to a county-administered form of government. The first effort to create a city government was defeated in December ...
March 28, 2017 • Sara Gunasekara
35/50 What comes to mind when you think of a book? What are the typical parts of a book? How about the purpose of a book? The parts that go into forming a book usually consist of the covers, pages, text, binding, and its spine. When you consider elements ...
March 17, 2017 • Christine Cheng
Special Collections is pleased to present this pop-up exhibit which can be viewed in our Reading Room during the hours of Monday-Friday from 10am-5pm.   Spring Blooms: Botanical Watercolors by Margaret Stones Special Collections Reading Room, Shields Library March 10 – June 16, 2017   Margaret Stones (1920- ), botanical ...
March 10, 2017 • Sara Gunasekara