This collection consists of catalogs from nurseries and seed companies
outside the United States.
The International Nursery and Seed Catalog Collection began when the library was established on the University Farm at
Davis in 1908. The catalogs originally served as a current reference resource and many were lost to heavy use. When the
Library and Administration building opened in 1940, the nursery catalogs were maintained in the library's reference
department as an in-house pamphlet collection.
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.
Collection is open for research.