The Nursery and Seed Catalog Collection began when the library was established on the University Farm at Davis in 1908. The
catalogs originally served as a current reference resource and many were lost to heavy use. When the Library and Administration
building opened in 1940, the nursery catalogs were maintained in the library’s reference department as an in-house pamphlet
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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, University of
California, Library, 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.