News: University archives

The University Archives documents the history of the University of California, Davis and its faculty.

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

As we mentioned in our last post, Special Collections is the repository for the University Archives. It is our role to preserve the University of California, Davis’ history by maintaining…

March 23, 2011 • Sara Gunasekara

Special Collections is the repository for the University Archives and collects the non-current records of historical value for the University. We welcome historical archives and records from the administrative offices,…

March 14, 2011 • Sara Gunasekara

After hearing about the possibility of snow flurries in the local area during the weekend, I decided to post this photograph of a bicyclist during a previous snowfall on campus.

February 25, 2011 • Sara Gunasekara