As we mentioned in our last post, Special Collections is the repository for the University Archives. It is our role to preserve the University of California, Davis’ history by maintaining a record of UC Davis publications. The University Archives attempts to collect two copies of each publication, one for permanent ...
March 23, 2011 • Sara Gunasekara
Special Collections is the repository for the University Archives and collects the non-current records of historical value for the University. We welcome historical archives and records from the administrative offices, campus organizations, and student groups. Our website provides guidelines that are intended to assist in identifying files that are ...
March 14, 2011 • Sara Gunasekara
This winter marks 40 years since the founding of the Bike Barn. Below is an excerpt from the February 1971 UCD Spectator article titled: “Bike Repair Shop Earns Approval:” “An ASUCD bicycle repair shop providing students with a facility in which to repair their own bikes has been approved ...
March 14, 2011 • Sara Gunasekara
The following is an excerpt from an article titled, “Student Installs Wireless on Farm” in the March 1, 1916 Weekly Agricola: “Loyal D. Mealer ’17 who has been quietly installing a wireless telegraphy outfit on the tank house at the Farm, now states that his work has been ...
March 7, 2011 • Sara Gunasekara
March 1 marks the 50th anniversary of President Kennedy signing Executive Order 10924, establishing the Peace Corps on a temporary pilot basis. Did you know that training sessions for some of the first Peace Corps volunteers were conducted on the UC Davis campus? According to the Centennial Record of ...
March 1, 2011 • Sara Gunasekara
After hearing about the possibility of snow flurries in the local area during the weekend, I decided to post this photograph of a bicyclist during a previous snowfall on campus. The image, from the University Archives Photographs, was taken in 1973. The January 1973 edition of the UC Davis ...
February 25, 2011 • Sara Gunasekara