News: Special collections

Special Collections houses the Library’s rare books and pamphlets, manuscript collections, photographs, the University Archives, and the Map Collection.
In honor of Women’s Equality Day we’d like to ask, do you recognize these women?  What we know is that this undated photograph is from the School of Veterinary Medicine.  The school of VetMed began teaching courses in 1948 to a then all male student body, today almost 80 percent ...
August 26, 2011 • Jenny Hodge
Starting today we are launching a series of posts on UC Davis traditions. Be sure to visit our blog often to learn about the many campus traditions, some of which continue to this day. Here is the first installment. Labor Day In 1915, University Farm students initiated an annual ...
August 25, 2011 • Sara Gunasekara
Do you recognize these people?  The only information we have about this undated photo is that it is from a homecoming event.  Who were these former Aggie athletes?  When did they play football?  Was there a reason they were in attendance for this particular homecoming event?  We had great success ...
August 19, 2011 • Jenny Hodge
The San Francisco Mime Troupe will perform, “2012 — The Musical!,” in Davis on Saturday, September 10 and in Sacramento on Sunday, September 11. Details about the local performances are below. More information about the Mime Troupe and this year’s performance can be found on their website. Special Collections ...
August 16, 2011 • Sara Gunasekara
Do you recognize these people?  This lab? The equipment? What experiment could these gentlemen be conducting or rather what scientific discovery was made which warranted a posed photograph? Once again we have loosely identified (engineering) the photograph and we are looking to you to fill in the details.  Please comment on ...
August 12, 2011 • Jenny Hodge
Do you recognize this location? Does the background provide any clues? It was obviously an entrance to the campus at some point but when? What is currently at this location if not these gates? These are just a few questions to ask yourself when trying to uncover the story behind ...
July 29, 2011 • Jenny Hodge