News: Special collections

Special Collections houses the Library’s rare books and pamphlets, manuscript collections, photographs, the University Archives, and the Map Collection.
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
Special Collections is excited to announce that the first group of our University Archives Photographs can now be viewed online. The University Archives Photographs offer a visual record of the history of the University of California, Davis. The collection contains photographic prints and negatives, and depicts buildings and grounds, ...
June 7, 2011 • Sara Gunasekara
Since commencement season is upon us, we decided to travel back in time to the first commencement held on the Davis campus. Prior to 1948, students completing the requirements for the certificate of graduation in the two-year curricula or the Bachelor of Science in Agriculture from the College of Agriculture, ...
May 24, 2011 • Sara Gunasekara
In celebration of National Train Day on May 7, here is an image from our Eastman’s Originals Collection. S.P. Trestle at Redding, California, 1945. ...
May 5, 2011 • Sara Gunasekara
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