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You may have noticed some new activity in the Special Collections Reading Room at UC Davis. Brighter lights may be seen as patrons use digital cameras to take photographs. Special Collections has a pilot project to allow still cameras in the Reading Room. Camera use reduces the need to handle materials ...
January 25, 2013 • Jenny Hodge
Digital cameras are now allowed in the Special Collections reading room! For a daily fee researchers can take photographs of manuscript collections. photograph taken with patron’s permission Our first patron to use a camera was Dr. Jacqueline Bolton who was working with our theater collections. ...
January 25, 2013 • Jenny Hodge
Dennis Dingemans, Professor of Geography at UC Davis and Ann Foley Scheuring, author of Abundant Harvest: The History of the University of California, Davis, recently published a new book titled, University of California, Davis. The publication is part of the Campus History Series by Arcadia Publishing. Most of the ...
January 15, 2013 • Sara Gunasekara
Special Collections is working on a project to add links to our manuscript collections in Wikipedia. As we’ve learned through our surveys, our students begin with Google searches and Wikipedia searches. External links were added to pages for individuals whose manuscript collections we hold. Visit the Peter Camejo page ...
January 15, 2013 • Sara Gunasekara
Below is an aerial view of Sacramento taken sixty years ago in 1953. The image is from our Eastman’s Originals Collection. Jervie Eastman (1880-1969) owned a commercial photography studio in Susanville, California and shot photographs across Northern California, primarily in the area north of I-80 and east of I-5. ...
January 14, 2013 • Sara Gunasekara
We compile a list of works by researchers who have used Special Collections resources and have cited our collections in their publications. The list is available on our website. Works published during 2012 include: Jarnot, Lisa. Robert Duncan, the Ambassador from Venus: A Biography. Berkeley: University of California Press, ...
January 14, 2013 • Sara Gunasekara