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UCD Library Timeline: Collections
- Library holds 1,840 volumes.
- Nelle U. Branch became Librarian.
- Library cataloging changed from Dewey to Library of Congress call numbers.
- Veterinary holdings transferred from UC Berkeley to Davis.
- Aerial view of the Library ca 1950
- Library held 72,105 volumes in June 1951 according to the 1950-1951 Annual Report.
- Veterinary Medicine Library was made a branch of the library system.
- Food Technology holdings are transferred from UC Berkeley to Davis.
- Government Documents Department is established.
- Rare books are transferred from Loan Desk to Reference Department.
- Library Associates formed.
- 400,000th book — Principia Philosophiae by Descartes — is acquired.
- University Archives is established.
- Veterinary Medicine Library became Health Sciences Library with founding of School of Medicine.
- Special Collections Department (rare books, archives, and the Higgins collection) is created.
- Collection Development Department is established.
- Construction of the library's south wing ca 1966
- 750,000th book — Compendius Dictionary of the English Language by Noah Webster — was acquired.
- Medical Center Library was established at UC Davis Medical Center.
- Library holds 1.2 million volumes.
- Library holds 1.4 million volumes.
- Library holds 1.5 million volumes.
- Biological/Agricultural Sciences Reference Department was established.
- Acquisition of Gary Snyder's papers begins.
- UC Davis became a member of the Research Libraries Group.
- Michael and Margaret B. Harrison Western Research Center became part of the University Library.
- Conservation and Preservation Department created.
- 2,000,000th book — L'agriculture et maison rustique by Charles Estienne — was acquired.
Nikolai P. Prokopovich Collection acquired.
Geologist for the US Bureau of Reclamation. Reports, memoranda, photographs and books relating to the California Central Canal, subsidence, and hydrocompaction. First major California water collection.
- Endowment created the Margaret B. Harrison Preservation Department.
Kenneth Kew Collection acquired.
Wine merchant for Draper Esquine in San Francisco. Kew had been a student at UCD. The papers followed his career from his student days until his retirement.
- Kenneth Kew Collection acquired.
J. G. P. (Jacques Gohorry, Parisien). Devis
sur la vigne. 1576
First French vernacular book relating to wine.
- J. G. P. (Jacques Gohorry, Parisien). Devis sur la vigne. 1576
Paul H. DeBach Papers acquired.
DeBach's pioneering work in the field of integrated pest management and in the biological control of insect pests and weeds supports our collecting in entomology and organic farming. This was an instance of cooperation with UC Riverside (custodian of the collection) and the Entomological Society of America, Pacific Branch (scholarly group) in moving the collection to UC Davis where it could be more readily used.
King, F. H.
Observations on crop and soil management methods and practices in China, Manchuria, Korea and Japan. Typed notes and original photographs taken in the field for the author's book, Farmers of forty centuries.
- Paul H. DeBach Papers acquired.
"American Farm" exhibit acquired.
The photographic panels that decorate the walls of Shields Library were an exhibit originally mounted by the California Historical Society.
Chinese Cookbooks collection acquired.
Gardner Pond and Peter Hertzman donated their collections of Chinese cookbooks in English. This became the first collection searchable by provenance on MELVYL.
- "American Farm" exhibit acquired.
Eastman's Originals Collection acquired.
First image database created by the Library.
Japanese American Citizens League-Florin oral histories acquired.
Cooperated with CSU Sacramento to provide MARC cataloging.
- Eastman's Originals Collection acquired.
A.W. Noling Hurty-Peck Library of Beverage Literature acquired.
Expanded our already strong beverage holdings.
K.W. Lee Papers acquired.
First collection submitted to the California Digital Library's California Cultures site.
- A.W. Noling Hurty-Peck Library of Beverage Literature acquired.
Sacramento Union Archives acquired.
A substantial collection of late 20th century local history images.
- Sacramento Union Archives acquired.
Colby E. "Babe" Slater Collection acquired.
First collection to come with funding to support cataloging and archival supplies.
- Library holds 3 million volumes.
- Colby E. "Babe" Slater Collection acquired.
Michael and Margaret B. Harrison Western History Center added.
An internationally known Western Americana library.
- Michael and Margaret B. Harrison Western History Center added.
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