Guide to the UC Davis Yearbooks Collection AR-096

Liz Phillips
University of California, Davis General Library, University Archives
1st Floor, Shields Library, University of California
100 North West Quad
Davis, CA

Language of Material: English
Contributing Institution: University of California, Davis General Library, University Archives
Title: UC Davis Yearbooks
creator: University of California, Davis. Library. Dept. of Special Collections
Identifier/Call Number: AR-096
Physical Description: 25 linear feet
Date (inclusive): 1911-2006
Abstract: 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.
Physical Location: Researchers should contact Special Collections to request collections, as many are stored offsite.


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.
Some of UC Davis's graduate and professional schools have also published yearbooks:
School of Medicine: Anomalies and Curiosities
School of Law: Law School Yearbook
School of Veterinary Medicine: Centaur.

Content Description

Preservation copies of UC Davis yearbooks including Agricola, Farm Rodeo, The Rodeo, El Rodeo, Yearbox, Haystack, Aggie Life, and Centaur. A few copies of the Freshman Student Record are also included.


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:

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], UC Davis Yearbooks, AR-096, Department of Special Collections, University Library, University of California, Davis.

Publication Rights

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.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

University of California, Davis -- History
University of California, Davis. Associated Students -- Periodicals
University of California, Davis. School of Veterinary Medicine -- Periodicals