Scope and Content
University of California, Davis. Library.
Title: Library Annual Reports
Date (inclusive): 1946-2011
4.8 linear feet
Abstract: This collection contains annual reports for the University Library as well as annual reports for Library departments. Library
statistics are included in these reports.
Physical location: Researchers should contact Special Collections to request collections, as many are stored offsite.
University of California, Davis. Library. Department of Special Collections.
Davis, California 95616-5292
Collection number: AR-203
Language of Material: Collection materials in English.
In 1908, the library of the Davis campus began as a single room monitored by the stenographer/bookkeeper of the University
Farm Creamery. It housed bulletins and textbooks, and the books sent from the main library at Berkeley. In the years before
World War I, the librarian also served as registrar for the Farm and occasionally taught English. In 1924, the Library occupied
two rooms on the first floor, west end of the Classroom Building and housed 1,840 titles, mostly bulletins, circulars and
reports from the U.S.D.A.
In 2013, the University Library of the Davis campus occupies four buildings — Shields Library, Physical Science and Engineering
Library, Carlson Health Sciences Library, and Blaisdell Medical Library — and holds more than 3 million titles.
Scope and Content
This collection contains annual reports for Library departments as well as the entire Library for 1946-2011.
Arrangement of the Collection
The collection is arranged in three series: 1. Department Annual Reports, 2. Library Annual Reports, and 3. Carlson Health
Sciences Library Statistics.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
University of California, Davis. Library--Archives
Academic libraries--Collection development--California--Davis
Collection is open for research.
Sara Gunasekara processed this collection with assistance from student employee Carena Leung.
[Identification of item], AR-203, Library Annual Reports, Department of Special Collections, General Library, University of
Copyright is protected by the copyright law, chapter 17, of the U.S. Code. All requests for permission to publish or quote
from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf
of the Department of Special Collections, General Library, University of California, Davis as the owner of the physical items
and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.