The California Aggie: A Century of Headlines
Picnic Day goes on despite World War I. The campus becomes an army training facility during World War II. Memorial Union opens in 1955. The California Aggie, founded as The Weekly Agricola in 1915 when UC Davis was still the University Farm, has captured each chapter in the university’s history through the eyes of student reporters. Two cases in the Shields Library lobby showcase examples of Aggie front page news across nine decades.
The UC Davis Library, home of the University Archives, has launched an effort to digitize the complete archive of the Aggie from its first issue through today and create a searchable online database. The web interface will allow readers to flip through issues online or search the full text by keyword. Users will also be able to print and download individual articles or entire issues.
To view historic front pages and learn how you can support the project, visit library.ucdavis.edu/aggie.