News: University archives

The University Archives documents the history of the University of California, Davis and its faculty.
Today’s post in the On This Day series features the October 24, 1922 dedication of the Dairy Industry and Horticulture Buildings. Both buildings were designed by architect William C. Hays and financed through state appropriations. The Horticulture Building, located near the present day site of Wellman Hall, housed the ...
October 24, 2014 • Sara Gunasekara
Today’s feature in our On This Day series takes us back fifty-five years to October 23, 1959 and the inauguration of Emil Mrak as the second Chancellor of UC Davis. Mrak’s appointment as Chancellor began on July 1, 1959 following the retirement of Chancellor Stanley Freeborn and the official ...
October 23, 2014 • Sara Gunasekara
The latest installment of On This Day features the groundbreaking ceremony for the Medical Sciences Unit I which took place on September 11, 1974. According to the program for the event: “The first permanent building for the School of Medicine, Medical Sciences Unit 1, is being built in two ...
September 11, 2014 • Sara Gunasekara
We’re frequently asked, “Where do I find historical information about UC Davis campus buildings?” To help answer that question, we’ve created a new website that contains such information. The page has entries for many, but not all, campus buildings. The entry for each building includes the following: date completed, building materials, ...
July 9, 2014 • Sara Gunasekara
Today, we’re launching a new series on our blog, On This Day. The series will highlight campus events that happened “on this day” in history. Our inaugural post features the Transfer Ceremony for the Sacramento Medical Center of the University of California, Davis on July 2, 1973. The Sacramento Medical ...
July 2, 2014 • Sara Gunasekara
Our latest installment in the Then & Now series brings us back to Shields Library, specifically to the Circulation Desk. The “then” photo was taken in 1979 when the Loan Desk (as it was then known) and the main entrance were located in the East Wing of the ...
June 26, 2014 • Sara Gunasekara