Manuscript Collections

Subject areas represented within the collections correspond to the breadth, diversity, and focus of instruction offered at the University of California at Davis. Many of the collections in the general categories of Agriculture, Animal Science, and California History, for example, correspond to local history and the early years of the University Farm, when the Davis campus offered practical assistance to local farmers and ranchers. Collections in the categories of Viticulture and Enology correspond to the University of California at Davis's integral part in the growth and development of the California wine industry. Personal papers, collections, and archival materials gathered in the fields of Literature and the Performing Arts, as well as Political Science and Ethnic Studies, attest to the University's committment to the liberal arts and the humanities.

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University Archives

Special Collections is charged with collecting, preserving, administering, and providing access to the University Archives. Holdings include non-current University records of historic value and a variety of other materials, including photographs and publications. The University Archives are non-circulating and may be used by faculty, students, and the public under regular Reading Room rules.