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Special Collections, UC Davis
University of California, Davis, Department of Special Collections, General Library
100 NW Quad
Davis, California 95616-5292
Phone: (530) 752-1621
Fax: (530) 754-5758
Email: speccoll@ucdavis.edu
Collections with online items: 16
Physical collections: 667
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Agricultural appropriations collection, 1910.

Correspondence of J.L. Gillis to and from other universities regarding agricultural education appropriations.

Agricultural technology collection: 1850-

Promotional and descriptive materials relating to agricultural technology.

Alfred F. Smith papers, 1964-2007.

Materials related to Smith's Stonegate development in Davis, California.

Alfred Neumann collection, 1898-1912.

Published and unpublished materials relating to arguments for and against the prohibition of alcohol, including the responses of individual states and organizations.

Allred, B. W. (Berten Wendell) Papers 1967-1971.

Paper written by Allred entitled George Morgan, Pioneer Importer and Breeder of American Herefords (1967), detailing Morgan's family history and the development of his business.

An-Ski, S. Collection, 19--.

Typescript of Ansky's The Devil's sabbath.

Askine, Sibyl E. Collection 1837-1857.

Seven bills of sale and transfer of African slaves in New England.

Ballantine, Edward J. Collection 1911-1951.

Clippings, playbills, programs, and photographs relating Ballantine's involvement with the Provincetown Players and other instances of his acting and directing career.

Belasco, David Collection 1902.

Thirty-three photographs depicting Belasco's production of The Darling of the Gods, which opened December 3, 1902, at the Belasco Theatre in New York City.

Belmore, George Collection 1854-1907.

Correspondence, ephemera, photographs, playbills, programs, realia, and scripts. The bulk of this collection pertains to Henry Irving and his Lyceum Theatre company and includes original scripts and lighting plots used at the Lyceum Theatre.

Benson, Mary Foley. Papers 197-

Ten botanical lithographs. For examples of Benson's entomological illustrations, see the McKenzie papers.

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms wine label applications, 1920-1947.

Wine labels and label permit applications submitted by domestic dealers, wineries, or importers to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms for approval. Information required on the label includes winery or distillery name, location, type of beverage, content, name of...

Charles P. Cotton Bicycling collection, 1978-1984.

Materials related to the Cycling Road Race at the 1984 Olympics including notes, correspondence, and course maps.

C.M. Titus papers, 1900-1925.

Collection contains an account of a Titus Club hike to Mt. Whitney (1925), a photograph, and an Agricola yearbook (1916) dedicated to Titus.

Dan Chumley papers, 1969-2005.

Material from his involvement with the San Francisco Mime Troupe and files relating to his theater projects in Asia.

Henry Putnam Pohler collection, 1988-2008.

Pohler collected documents related to the historical perspectives of California State Hospitals and Developmental Centers.

Jeffrey Lindeman collection, 1968-1992.

Berkeley-area counterculture newspapers, playbills, some correspondence related to San Francisco Mime Troupe.

John M. Tucker papers, 1934-2008.

Correspondence, research materials, syllabi, and reprints relating to Tucker's career as Professor of Botany.

Lawrence J. Andrews papers, 1941-1964.

Reprints of articles on organic chemistry.

Loomis, Edmond C. Papers, 1981-1988.

Extension leaflets written by Loomis pertaining to parasites in horses and turkeys; Cooperative Extension newsletter: Entomology and parasite notes.

Manny Reaper collection, 1852-1859.

Court records and correspondence concerning the patent dispute between John Manny and Cyrus McCormick over a reaper invention.

Marsh, George L. (George Long) Papers, 1939-1962.

Affidavits, correspondence, research notes and reports regarding enology methods.

McClure poetry 1982.

Two cassette tapes of Joanna and Michael McClure reading their poetry at the University of California, Davis.

Mielziner, Jo Collection, 1967.

Set designs: eight 4" x 3" original sketches executed on drafting paper in watercolor, gouache, and pencil depicting stage sets for the musical Mata Hari, which opened at the National Theatre, Washington, D.C., on 18 November 1967.

Mike Harrison library cards and microfilm, 1981-1997.

Updates to Harrison Western Research Center library card catalog, master microfilm of catalog records.

Moffat, Margaret. Papers, 192-.

Program, newspaper clipping, and script with scene plot, and production photographs, all relating to the play Just like a woman.

Morris, Jane Papers, 189-.

Letters written by Morris to associate Mr. Watts, regarding travel accommodations.

Moscow Art Theatre collection, 1898-1938.

Sixty-two reproductions from photographs of early Moscow Art Theatre productions.

Murray, Robert (Robert Bruce) Collection, 1970.

Three versions of Donner, a taped interview with Murray, and technical and production notes of the play's performance at Davis in 1970. Inclusive dates: 1970.

Music ephemera collection, 1800-[ongoing].

Clippings, lithographs, posters, programs, promotional materials, and serials. Extensive and diverse holdings containing, for example, a program for the Japanese Rock Musical '80 Hamlet along with a 19th century lithograph depicting Madame Fanny T. Persian. The bulk of the collection...

Neubauer, L. W. (Loren Wenzel) Papers, 1950-1960.

Notebooks, farm structures reports, and agricultural conferences materials.

New California Jockey Club. Collection, 1903-1919.

Official programs of the thoroughbred horse-racing club based in Oakland, California in the early 20th century.

Newton, Gordon & Johnson, Merchants. Collection, 1763-1799.

Letters to Madeira merchants regarding wine shipments in the late 18th century.

Norman Allderdice collection, 1902-1977.

Collection of serial publications in the fields of conservative political and economic philosophy, communism, socialism, Russian history, anti-communism, and Soviet-American relations.

O'Higgins, Ambrosio Papers, 1760-1799.

Correspondence with church and governmental figures regarding missions, road repair, land allocation, military strength, and provisions for the poor.

Our Lady of Vladimir Convent (San Francisco, Calif.) Collection, 195-.

Photo album depicting life in a Russian Orthodox convent, located in San Francisco.

Peter Marler correspondence, 1960-2008.

Correspondence relating to Marler's research on animal communication and his involvement with professional organizations.

Piepgrass, Niels C. Papers, 1960-1976.

Correspondence and reports relating to cotton farming.

Placide, Henry. Collection, 1810-1834.

Seventeen signed working scripts once the property of Henry Placide.

Political button and flyer collection, 1850-1970.

Bumper stickers, buttons, flyers, ballot tickets, about half late 19th century, half mid-20th century. Local, state, and national levels of government represented.

Raynesford, Howard C. Papers, 19--.

Early manuscript draft of a book Raynesford co-authored with Wayne C. Lee, Trails of the Smokey Hill: from Coronado to the cowtowns (1980).

Religion and agriculture collection, 1938-1966.

Finding aid in the Special Collections Department.

Richard Elmer Rominger papers, 1977-2000.

Correspondence, clippings, budget papers, agendas, and meeting notes relating to Rominger's work with the Department of Food and Agriculture; files on pesticides, water appropriation, soil erosion, farm labor, and natural resources.

Rudolph L. Bialuski papers, circa 1941-2006.

Collection contain correspondence, daybooks and journals, photographs, materials concerning Bialuski's scholastic work in Canada and his involvement with the United Nations Relief and Welfare Agency.

Sidelle Scott artists' books, 1978-2008.

Artists' books create by Scott throughout her lifetime.

Sutter Basin Company records, 1912-1960.

Letters and telegrams from Chicago to Sacramento on all facets of the financing of the company, land sales data, crop data, test gardens, artifacts, maps, blueprints, and ledgers.

Theatre ephemera collection, 1800-1999.

Books, catalogs, and pamphlets for theatrical equipment; clippings, correspondence, financial papers, legal documents, promotional materials, realia.

Theatre programs collection: international, 1800-1995.

Mostly 19th and early 20th century British programs, including a sizable group from Dublin's Abbey Theatre.

Theatre programs collection: United States, 1800-2005.

Mostly 19th and early 20th century programs, including a large group of souvenir programs.

Theatre scrapbooks collection, 1800-1999.

Programs, program clippings, pictorial clippings, newspaper clippings, promotional materials, and ticket stubs are included in many of the scrapbooks; others contain only pictorial clippings which depict costumed actors and actresses. Most items relate to early 20th century American theatre, but...

Thomas Mayer papers, 1995-1996.

Transcripts and tapes of interviews for Mayer's book, "Monetary Policy and the Great Inflation in the United States: the Federal Reserve and the Failure of Macroeconomic Policy, 1965-1979."

Thornton W. Craig diaries, 1877-1922.

The diaries detail Craig's medical visits, prescriptions, and accounts.

United States. Office of Scientific Research and Development. National Defense Research Committee. Collection, 194-.

Manuscript of a paper written under the auspices of the National Defense Research Committee for the Office of Scientific Research and Development, entitled A Survey of rationing and subsistence in the United States Army 1775 to 1940, the final report...

Viticulture and Enology Collection: Wine labels, 1975-

Wine labels, primarily from California.