In celebration of World Smile Day, here is an image from our Eastman’s Originals Collection. Happy World Smile Day! Unidentified portrait of a young child, undated. ...
October 7, 2011 • Sara Gunasekara
Archives Month is a collaborative effort by archivists around the nation to highlight the importance of historical records. Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. has issued a proclamation making October 2011 “Archives Month” in California. For more information about events in California, visit the California Archives Month website. Special Collections staff (pictured below) ...
October 4, 2011 • Sara Gunasekara
Each fall during the 1950s and 1960s, the University of California President would visit Davis to welcome new students to the University and those returning to the campus. The 1956 El Rodeo Yearbook described the event which was sponsored by the Cal Club as “one of the first and biggest ...
October 3, 2011 • Sara Gunasekara
Below is a photograph from the Frosh-Soph Brawl of 1954, the event tug of war.  A previous blog post explained what the stakes were but we would love to know some of the people involved in this classic campus tradition.  Who were these students?  Were all freshmen and sophomores involved ...
September 30, 2011 • Jenny Hodge
Next up in the UC Davis Traditions series: the Tank Rush and the Frosh-Soph Brawl. Class rivalry dates back to at least 1913 when a class “fight” took place at the swimming tank on October 3. In subsequent years, a tank rush was formalized and the freshmen and upperclassmen battled ...
September 27, 2011 • Sara Gunasekara
How was your first week at UCD?  If you’re like this new freshman you are probably being introduced to many new and fun Aggie traditions (see earlier post on freshman dinks).  What we know about this photograph from the University Archives is that it was taken during orientation week in ...
September 23, 2011 • Jenny Hodge