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Yearbooks (UC Davis)
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The collection includes preservation copies of UC Davis undergraduate yearbooks and the School of Veterinary Medicine Centaur. Patrons should consult the use copies listed in the library catalog.
Agricola, issued in 1911, was the first UC yearbook specific to the Davis campus. The yearbook changed title to Farm Rodeo in 1917 and then to The Rodeo in 1927, continuing with that title until the early 1970s. Publication of an undergraduate yearbook was suspended during the 1970s, with the noteable exception of the 1971 Yearbox, a portfolio containing a variety of items including a 45 RPM record. In 1979, the yearbook re-emerged under the title El Rodeo, which it retained for most of the following years. The 1980s saw a few short-lived title changes (Haystack in 1983 and Aggie Life from 1985-1986) and a hiatus in publication from 1988-1993. From 1994 to its final edition in 2006, the yearbook remained titled El Rodeo.
25 linear feet
All applicable copyrights for the collection are protected under chapter 17 of the U.S. Copyright Code. 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 Regents of the University of California as the owner of the physical items. It is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.
Copies of undergraduate yearbooks and the School of Veterinary Medicine Centaur are available for researcher use in the Special Collections Reading Room and elsewhere in the UC Davis Library.