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The University Archives documents the history of the University of California, Davis and its faculty.
Labor Day. Frosh Dinks. Tank Rush. Frosh-Soph Brawl. Wild West Days. What do all of these things have in common? They are UC Davis traditions! Our latest exhibit contains selections from the University Archives Photographs Collection which feature campus traditions, some of which continue to this day. The University Archives ...
June 21, 2012 • Sara Gunasekara
Special Collections has been pleased to work on a project that makes the historic Viticulture and Enology lectures of Professor Maynard Amerine from his course, VEN 125 Wine Types and Sensory Evaluation, available for viewing. Building on the sensory work of Rose Marie Pangborn and his collaboration with Edward B. ...
May 30, 2012 • Sara Gunasekara
In celebration of commencement season, here is an image from the University Archives Photographs of Commencement from sixty years ago. Here are some facts and figures about campus in 1952: – 1,068 undergraduates – 323 graduate students – Stanley Freeborn was named Provost of the Davis campus. – University ...
May 30, 2012 • Sara Gunasekara
In celebration of May is National Bike Month, here is an image from the University Archives Photographs of bicycles on campus. Our post from last year, mentions some of our bicycle and bicycling collections. Two women riding bicycles, five pedestrians, on wet concrete outside of ...
May 1, 2012 • Sara Gunasekara
The 98th annual Picnic Day will take place this Saturday, April 21, 2012. In the spirit of this year’s theme, here’s our take on Then, Now, Always. Then Did you know that Picnic Day festivities used to include an Aquacade? The Aquacade featured synchronized swimming, live music, and ...
April 18, 2012 • Sara Gunasekara
This year the College of Letters and Sciences is celebrating its 60th anniversary. Here’s an excerpt about the beginnings of the College from Abundant Harvest: the History of the University of California, Davis: “In May 1951, the new college was formally organized. More than 50 faculty members were drawn from ...
March 14, 2012 • Sara Gunasekara