Special Collections, established July 1966, houses the Library’s rare books and pamphlets, manuscript collections, photographs, the University Archives, and the Map Collection. The Department’s major purposes are to acquire these materials, make them available for use, and preserve their integrity for future generations of students and scholars.

Traveling researchers should connect with us in advance in case there are changes to the schedule.

Special Collections Hours

This Week
Monday - Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Next Week
Monday - Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Special Collections and Maps will be closed on Dec. 4-5, 2017 for training.

Map Collection Hours

This Week
Monday - Friday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Next Week
Monday - Friday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

It’s Palindrome Week

Did you know that this week is full of palindromes? A palindrome is a word, phrase, or sequence that read the same backwards and forward, e.g. Hannah or Madam I’m…

July 11, 2017

50 Features of Special Collections: Final Feature

50/50 It is with great enthusiasm that UC Davis Special Collections celebrates its 50th Anniversary in 2016/2017. The Department was established in 1966 to house the library‚Äôs rare and unique…

June 28, 2017

50 Features of Special Collections: Agriculture Technology

49/50 One of the more heavily used manuscript subject areas in Special Collections is Agriculture Technology. Any research or interest in Agriculture, Plant Science, California History and Food Production involves…

June 27, 2017
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