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Inventory of the University Archives Photographs
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  • Brief University History
  • Scope and Content
  • Indexing Terms
  • Access
  • Preferred Citation
  • Publication Rights

  • Creator: University of California, Davis
    Title: University Archives Photographs
    Date (inclusive): 1907-1987
    Extent: 16 linear feet 3374 digital images
    Abstract: The University Archives Photographs offer a visual record of the history of the University of California, Davis. The collection contains photographic prints and negatives, and depicts buildings and grounds, faculty and staff, annual events such as Picnic Day, campus events, classes and classrooms, student clubs and activities, departments, and sporting events.
    Physical location: Researchers should contact Special Collections to request collections, as many are stored offsite.
    Repository: University of California, Davis. General Library. Dept. of Special Collections.
    Davis, California 95616-5292
    Collection number: AR-013
    Language of Material: Collection materials in English.

    Brief University History

    The University of California, Davis campus, originally known as the University Farm, was established by an act of the State Legislature in 1905.
    A committee appointed by the Regents purchased land near Davisville in 1906. The Regents officially took control of the property in September 1906 and constructed four buildings in 1907. By 1930, the campus had grown to 1,000 acres and by 1951, it had become 3,000 acres. In 2007, the campus has expanded to 5,300 acres, making it the largest UC campus in acreage.
    Short courses were first offered in 1908 and a three year non-degree program set up in 1909. In 1911, the first class graduated from the University Farm. The three year non-degree program continued until 1923. At that time, a two year non-degree program began and continued until 1958. In 1922, a four year undergraduate program began with the first class graduating in 1926.
    In 1959, the Regents declared that Davis was to be a general campus of the University and in 1962, the College of Engineering was established. Davis' own Graduate Division was established in 1961. The School of Veterinary Medicine was established in 1946 and received its first students in 1948. The Law School opened for classes in Fall 1966 and the School of Medicine began instruction in Fall 1968.
    For further information, see the history of the University as described in Abundant Harvest: The History of the University of California, Davis, by Ann Scheuring. Davis: The Regents of the University of California, 2001 and The Centennial Record of the University of California, by Verne A. Stadtman. Berkeley: UC Printing Department, 1967.

    Scope and Content

    The University Archives Photographs offer a visual record of the history of the University of California, Davis. The collection contains photographic prints and negatives, and depicts buildings and grounds, faculty and staff, annual events such as Picnic Day, campus events, classes and classrooms, student clubs and activities, departments, and sporting events.

    Arrangement of the Collection

    The images in the University Archives Photographs Collection are arranged in 11 series: 1. Buildings and Grounds, 2. Administrators, Faculty and Staff, 3. Annual Events, 4. Picnic Day, 5. Campus Events, 6. Classrooms, Lecture Halls, and Classes, 7. Miscellaneous, 8. Student Clubs and Activities, 9. Departments, 10. Sports, and 11. University Farm.

    Indexing Terms

    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--Archives
    University of California, Davis--History
    University of California, Davis--Pictorial works
    University of California, Davis--Faculty

    Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], University Archives Photographs, AR-013, Department of Special Collections, General Library, University of California, Davis.

    Publication Rights

    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.