News: Special collections

Special Collections houses the Library’s rare books and pamphlets, manuscript collections, photographs, the University Archives, and the Map Collection.
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
Ice cream on a hot day tastes so good. This photograph taken by Hal Halberstadt makes the ice cream look good enough to eat. Halberstadt was acclaimed as a genius for photographing ice and ice cream. A Jack Keeler cartoon in the collection implies that the photograph was taken in ...
June 15, 2011
June 9 is Ask Archivists Day on Twitter. Have you ever wanted to ask an archivist about their profession and or about the collections located in archives? Then ask away on #AskArchivists Day! A list of participating archives is available here. Although we won’t be participating in the ...
June 8, 2011 • Sara Gunasekara