News: Special collections

Special Collections houses the Library’s rare books and pamphlets, manuscript collections, photographs, the University Archives, and the Map Collection.

Since commencement season is upon us, we decided to travel back in time to the first commencement held on the Davis campus. Prior to 1948, students completing the requirements for…

May 24, 2011 • Sara Gunasekara

In celebration of National Train Day on May 7, here is an image from our Eastman’s Originals Collection. S.P. Trestle at Redding, California, 1945.

May 5, 2011 • Sara Gunasekara

This weekend, May 6-8, 2011 marks the 42nd Whole Earth Festival on campus. According to an article titled “Whole Earth Festival” in the April 1972 UCD Spectator: “The…

May 4, 2011 • Sara Gunasekara

Ever wonder what exactly is stored in Special Collections?  Well the link below provides a visual overview of just a few examples of the kinds of materials we work with…

May 3, 2011 • Jenny Hodge

Since May is Bike Month, here is a sampling of some of our collections that focus on bicycles and bicycling. The William Clauson Cycling Collection contains bicycling books, journals,…

May 2, 2011 • Sara Gunasekara

The Society of American Archivists has partnered with the American Library Association, the Library of Congress, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and many other…

April 26, 2011 • Sara Gunasekara