We have a new page on our website that lists some of our frequently asked questions. Have you ever wondered “What is the oldest item in Special Collections?” Check out…

April 4, 2011 • Sara Gunasekara

In the spirit of this year’s Picnic Day theme, we’ll “rewind” to the first Picnic Day. The first “Dedication Basket Picnic” was held May 22, 1909 to honor the…

March 30, 2011 • Sara Gunasekara

Charter Day, officially March 23, the day on which in 1868 Governor Henry H. Haight signed the legislative act creating the University of California, was first celebrated in 1874 when…

March 28, 2011 • Sara Gunasekara

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…

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,…

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:”…

March 14, 2011 • Sara Gunasekara