This year the College of Letters and Sciences is celebrating its 60th anniversary. Here’s an excerpt about the beginnings of the College from Abundant Harvest: the History of the University of California, Davis: “In May 1951, the new college was formally organized. More than 50 faculty members were drawn from ...
March 14, 2012 • Sara Gunasekara
Here is a photograph from the University Archives (UAP 02952) featuring four young women in what appears to be a Home Ec classroom. Does anyone recognize these women, the date of this photograph or what course they may have been taking? Which buildings held these classrooms? What kind of courses ...
March 9, 2012 • Jenny Hodge
In celebration of Arbor Day, which occurs today, Wednesday, March 7, in California, here is an image from the University Archives Photographs of Arbor Day activities on campus in 1965. Arbor Day, Honoring Louis Proebsting, a flowering crab apple tree was planted in front of Wickson ...
March 7, 2012 • Sara Gunasekara
We just posted the following FAQ to our website. Please let us know if you have ideas for other FAQs that you’d like to see answered. I’ve never done research in Special Collections before. Can you tell me what to expect? The Special Collections staff will guide your through the ...
March 2, 2012 • Sara Gunasekara
Everyone likes to leave a reminder that they were “here” at one point or another. This photograph from the University Archives is a perfect example. Numerous names, dates and locations cover the walls of this dorm room? rec room? hallway? Some of the sections have been enlarged so you can ...
February 17, 2012 • Jenny Hodge
Special Collections holds the University Archives and it is our role to preserve the University of California, Davis’ history by maintaining a record of UC Davis publications. Traditionally this has meant print publications but the web has become the primary mode of communication and publication for campus events and issues. ...
February 13, 2012 • Sara Gunasekara