News: Special collections

Special Collections houses the Library’s rare books and pamphlets, manuscript collections, photographs, the University Archives, and the Map Collection.
Do you recognize this location? Who are these people and what are they doing? Does the clothing style  or background suggest a possible date range? These are just a few questions to ask yourself when trying to uncover the story behind the photograph. Please comment on this photograph from the ...
July 22, 2011 • Jenny Hodge
Hal Halberstadt was a famous photographer who taught with Ansel Adams. He was very good at catching the light in clouds as you can see in these two photographs. ...
July 21, 2011 • libadmin
In 1984, President Ronald Reagan designated July as National Ice Cream Month. In celebration of it, here is an image from the University Archives Photographs of students in the ice cream short course on campus. Ice cream short course students, College of Agriculture, circa 1925 ...
July 18, 2011 • Sara Gunasekara
There are many unidentified and undated images in the University Archives including some of Shields Library, and who better to help identify and date those images than the very people who work and study in the library. So today marks the beginning of a campaign to collect campus history from ...
July 15, 2011 • Jenny Hodge
In honor of the Fourth of July, here is an image of July 4, 1912 in Alturas, California from our Eastman’s Originals Collection. Alturas-On-The-Fourth, 1912 ...
June 30, 2011 • Sara Gunasekara
From the July 8, 1966 issue of the Library newsletter titled, CUD: “On July 1, 1966 the Department of Special Collections opened its door for service to the public at 201 Library. As announced in the January 21 issue of CUD, Donald Kunitz has been appointed Head of the ...
June 29, 2011 • Sara Gunasekara