News: Special collections

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

One hundred fifty years ago today, on April 12, 1861, the United States Civil War began at Fort Sumter. Two of our manuscript collections contain correspondence from the Civil…

April 12, 2011 • Sara Gunasekara

Our new exhibit, More Than Just A Picture: A Garden of Graphics in Special Collections, is now up.  In order to be aware of new plant breeds, scientists and…

April 4, 2011 • Sara Gunasekara

We have a new page on our website that lists some of our frequently asked questions. Have you ever wondered “What is the oldest item in Special Collections?” Check out…

April 4, 2011 • Sara Gunasekara

In the spirit of this year’s Picnic Day theme, we’ll “rewind” to the first Picnic Day. The first “Dedication Basket Picnic” was held May 22, 1909 to honor the…

March 30, 2011 • Sara Gunasekara

Charter Day, officially March 23, the day on which in 1868 Governor Henry H. Haight signed the legislative act creating the University of California, was first celebrated in 1874 when…

March 28, 2011 • Sara Gunasekara