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  • Arrangement of the Collection
  • Access
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  • Preferred Citation
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  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: University of California, Davis Library, University Archives
    Title: Library Annual Reports
    Creator: University of California, Davis. Library
    Identifier/Call Number: AR-203
    Physical Description: 5.8 linear feet
    Date (inclusive): 1946-2011
    Abstract: This collection contains annual reports for the University Library as well as annual reports for Library departments. Library statistics are included in these reports.
    Physical Location: Researchers should contact Special Collections to request collections, as many are stored offsite.

    Administrative History

    In 1908, the library of the Davis campus began as a single room monitored by the stenographer/bookkeeper of the University Farm Creamery. It housed bulletins and textbooks, and the books sent from the main library at Berkeley. In the years before World War I, the librarian also served as registrar for the Farm and occasionally taught English. In 1924, the Library occupied two rooms on the first floor, west end of the Classroom Building and housed 1,840 titles, mostly bulletins, circulars and reports from the U.S.D.A.
    In 2013, the University Library of the Davis campus occupies four buildings — Shields Library, Physical Science and Engineering Library, Carlson Health Sciences Library, and Blaisdell Medical Library — and holds more than 3 million titles.

    Scope and Content

    This collection contains annual reports for Library departments as well as the entire Library for 1946-2011.

    Arrangement of the Collection

    The collection is arranged in four series: 1. Department Annual Reports, 2. Library Annual Reports, 3. Carlson Health Sciences Library Annual Reports and Statistics, and 4. Blaisdell Medical Library Annual Reports.


    Collection is open for research.

    Processing Information

    Sara Gunasekara processed this collection with assistance from student employee Carena Leung. Additions to the collection were made by student employee Kelsey Haydon.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], AR-203, Library Annual Reports, Special Collections, UC Davis 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

    Library resources -- California -- Davis
    Academic libraries -- Collection development -- California -- Davis
    University of California, Davis. Library -- Archives