This week’s photograph features The Putah Croakers! Based on this photograph they are some sort of troupe that put on stage plays, musical numbers and other sorts of vaudevillian performances.  We can gather they took their name from Putah Creek but that’s about all.  Who were these performers?  Were they ...
January 27, 2012 • Jenny Hodge
This weeks post highlights unknown people, in an unknown field of science performing an unknown experiment.  The two people in the photograph are staring intensely as they measure/ record/ perform (?) some sort of test or experiment.  So if you know who they are, or what they are doing please ...
January 20, 2012 • Jenny Hodge
Special Collections announces that the following collections have been processed during February 17, 2011-January 6, 2012 and now have finding aids on the Online Archive of California (OAC). To view any of these finding aids, click on the collection name which will automatically take you to finding aid ...
January 17, 2012 • Sara Gunasekara
In 2012, the College of Engineering celebrates its 50th Anniversary. Here’s an excerpt from Abundant Harvest about the early years of the College of Engineering: “In 1959-60, the Kerr Commission determined that California needed an additional engineering school and that Davis was the logical site. Authorized as a separate college ...
January 11, 2012 • Sara Gunasekara
This week’s photograph captures an uncommon moment in Davis’ weather history and for some may act as as a trigger for memories of snow days in Davis.  What we have is a photograph from the University Archives of a woman and young child admiring the ducks on a cold winter’s ...
December 23, 2011 • Jenny Hodge
In celebration of the first day of winter, here is an image from our Eastman’s Originals Collection. Up and Over, 1941 ...
December 21, 2011 • Sara Gunasekara