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University Archives Photographs
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  • Brief University History
  • Scope and Content
  • Arrangement of the Collection
  • Access
  • Preferred Citation
  • Publication Rights

  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: University of California, Davis Library, University Archives
    Title: University Archives Photographs
    Creator: University of California, Davis
    Identifier/Call Number: AR-013
    Physical Description: 16.8 linear feet
    Physical Description: 3374 digital images
    Date (inclusive): 1907-1987
    Abstract: The University Archives Photographs offer a visual record of the history of the University of California, Davis. The collection contains photographic prints and negatives, and depicts buildings and grounds, faculty and staff, annual events such as Picnic Day, campus events, classes and classrooms, student clubs and activities, departments, and sporting events.
    Physical Location: Researchers should contact Archives and Special Collections to request collections, as many are stored offsite.
    Language of Material: Collection materials in English.

    Brief University History

    The University of California, Davis campus, originally known as the University Farm, was established by an act of the State Legislature in 1905.
    A committee appointed by the Regents purchased land near Davisville in 1906. The Regents officially took control of the property in September 1906 and constructed four buildings in 1907. By 1930, the campus had grown to 1,000 acres and by 1951, it had become 3,000 acres. In 2007, the campus has expanded to 5,300 acres, making it the largest UC campus in acreage.
    Short courses were first offered in 1908 and a three year non-degree program set up in 1909. In 1911, the first class graduated from the University Farm. The three year non-degree program continued until 1923. At that time, a two year non-degree program began and continued until 1958. In 1922, a four year undergraduate program began with the first class graduating in 1926.
    In 1959, the Regents declared that Davis was to be a general campus of the University and in 1962, the College of Engineering was established. Davis' own Graduate Division was established in 1961. The School of Veterinary Medicine was established in 1946 and received its first students in 1948. The Law School opened for classes in Fall 1966 and the School of Medicine began instruction in Fall 1968.
    For further information, see the history of the University as described in Abundant Harvest: The History of the University of California, Davis,by Ann Scheuring. Davis: The Regents of the University of California, 2001 and The Centennial Record of the University of California,by Verne A. Stadtman. Berkeley: UC Printing Department, 1967.

    Scope and Content

    The University Archives Photographs offer a visual record of the history of the University of California, Davis. The collection contains photographic prints and negatives, and depicts buildings and grounds, faculty and staff, annual events such as Picnic Day, campus events, classes and classrooms, student clubs and activities, departments, and sporting events.

    Arrangement of the Collection

    The images in the University Archives Photographs Collection are arranged in 11 series: 1. Buildings and Grounds, 2. Administrators, Faculty and Staff, 3. Annual Events, 4. Picnic Day, 5. Campus Events, 6. Classrooms, Lecture Halls, and Classes, 7. Miscellaneous, 8. Student Clubs and Activities, 9. Departments, 10. Sports, and 11. University Farm.

    Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], University Archives Photographs, AR-013, Archives and 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

    University of California, Davis -- Archives
    University of California, Davis -- History
    University of California, Davis -- Pictorial works
    University of California, Davis -- Faculty