News: Special collections

Special Collections houses the Library’s rare books and pamphlets, manuscript collections, photographs, the University Archives, and the Map Collection.
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 • Kevin Miller
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
We are pleased to present our latest exhibit, Striking Gold: Scholarship Based on Research in Special Collections. The exhibit, which can be viewed in the Special Collections display cases in the Shields Library lobby, will run through the Summer Quarter. Special Collections is visited daily by undergraduate and graduate ...
June 26, 2017 • Sara Gunasekara
47/50 Many of the Native American archival history collections found in Special Collections are closely tied to the Department of Native American Studies (NAS). As such, we seek to supplement and provide additional support for research and education.  Showcased here are three popular collections: Native American History and ...
June 16, 2017 • Kristoffer Landes