News: Special collections

Special Collections houses the Library’s rare books and pamphlets, manuscript collections, photographs, the University Archives, and the Map Collection.
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 idea was brought to the Davis campus during the Christmas vacation break of 1969. A member of the ASUCD Experimental ...
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 and work to make accessible to students and researchers like you.  Next time you are in the area stop by! ...
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, trade publications and directories, racing programs, rule books, posters, comics and other materials relating to bicycling. The Matthew Sarna-Wojcicki ...
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 cultural heritage organizations to launch Preservation Week – a national campaign to help raise awareness about collecting and preservation, to ...
April 26, 2011 • Sara Gunasekara
In anticipation of National Arbor Day which is celebrated on the last Friday of April, here is a photograph from Arbor Day ceremonies on campus in 1960. Arbor Day Ceremonies, Dedication of Freeborn Ash Tree, Robbins Hall, Emil Mrak, Stanley B. Freeborn, and unidentified man, 1960 March ...
April 21, 2011 • Sara Gunasekara
Special Collections will be participating in Picnic Day as part of the Shields Library Open House. Shields Library and Special Collections will be open from 11-1 on Saturday, April 16. We will be displaying historic Picnic Day photographs and memorabilia as well as several folio books from our collection. You ...
April 12, 2011 • Sara Gunasekara