News: University archives

The University Archives documents the history of the University of California, Davis and its faculty.
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
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 opening of North Hall, the first dormitory. The event drew an estimated 3,000 people by train, horse and wagon, or ...
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 University President Daniel C. Gilman declared a University holiday, From 1874 to 1891, the celebration of Charter Day was sponsored ...
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 a record of UC Davis publications. The University Archives attempts to collect two copies of each publication, one for permanent ...
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, campus organizations, and student groups. Our website provides guidelines that are intended to assist in identifying files that are ...
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. The image, from the University Archives Photographs, was taken in 1973. The January 1973 edition of the UC Davis ...
February 25, 2011 • Sara Gunasekara