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Special Collections, UC Davis
University of California, Davis, Special Collections, UC Davis Library
100 NW Quad
Davis, California 95616-5292
Phone: (530) 752-1621
Fax: (530) 754-5758
Email: speccoll@ucdavis.edu
Collections with online items: 43
Physical collections: 950
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Agricultural Technology Manuals Collection

Manuals created by manufacturers to assist in the operation, maintenance, repair, or restoration of agricultural machinery.

Amerine (Maynard A.) Papers

Maynard A. Amerine (1911-1998) was Professor of Viticulture and Enology at the University of California, Davis. He was an author, lecturer, bibliographer, and consultant on wine matters. The collection includes correspondence, teaching files, research, and writing on grape growing, wine...

Angel Island Oral History Collection

The Pacific Regional Humanities Center at the University of California, Davis collected oral histories of immigrants who passed through the Angel Island Immigrant Station. This collection contains transcriptions of the fourteen oral histories as well as the original recordings.

Audiovisual Collection

The Audiovisual Collection, assembled by Archives and Special Collections, contains audiocassettes, reel to reel tapes, videocassettes, films, and dvds on various topics, including some related to campus history. This list does not contain media related to specific collections. Many of...

Bradbury Family Papers

The Bradbury Family Papers collection contains the personal and legal materials of the Bradbury family as well as business documents and records pertaining to the family's estate and subsidiary companies in both California and in Mexico. Also found in the...

California Agricultural Teaching Aid Photograph Collection

The collection contains mounted photographs used presumably by the Alameda County Schools Curriculum Materials Center and later by the Hayward Unified School District as a teaching tool. The photographs are related to three subjects: dairy farming, the Delta Mendota Canal...

California Historical Quarterly Printing Blocks Collection

Printing blocks used in the production of issues of California Historical Quarterly.

Campbell (Robert N.) Slides

Robert N. Campbell served as Professor of Plant Pathology at the University of California, Davis from 1959-1993. This collection contains ninety-three 35mm slides, most of which were taken by Campbell, during his academic career. Subjects include: campus scenes, people, agricultural...

Coyote (Peter) Papers

Correspondence to and from agents, lawyers, directors, actors, friends, and family members relating to Coyote's professional work, political activities, and personal life.

Davis Boy Scout Troop No. 1 Photograph Album

The Photograph album is a collection of 79 Gelatin DOP black and white photographs of the members of Davis Boy Scout Troop No. 1 and its activities from 1922 to 1927. Photographs show the activities of the Boy Scout troop...

Davis Downtown COVID-19 Community Art Project

In April of 2020, the Davis Downtown Business Association (DDBA) formed an art subcommittee to launch and facilitate a communal art project that would focus on how individuals and families were coping with the COVID-19 pandemic and shelter-in-place mandate. The...

Eastman's Originals Collection

Collection includes photographs, negatives, and postcards for a wide variety of northern California locations and events, including dam construction, logging, mining, food processing, and community buildings and activities.

Fazio, Victor Herbert Jr. Papers

Office files, correspondence, photographs, awards, and memorabilia relating to U.S. Representative Victor H. (Vic) Fazio's more than 20 years in public life. Files on Auburn Dam and closure of McClellan Air Force Base, briefing books on policy decisions, proposals for...

Fowler (Herbert) Papers

The Herbert Fowler Papers contain twenty-one letters written in 1898 during the time of the Spanish American War. Herbert Fowler wrote fifteen of the letters, the majority of them are to his mother, Francis Carr Fowler. Written from April 30,...

Gleason (Lydia Vineyard) Papers

The collection contains thirty-one letters written between 1899-1917. The majority of the letters are to Lydia Vineyard Gleason (1877-1966) from her husband Elmer Percy Gleason (1875-1935). The letters discuss their courtship, family news, as well as life in Northern California...

Goldstein (Joyce) Papers on California Cuisine

Interviews conducted by chef and author Joyce Goldstein including work related to ; columns from the , , and ; and draft chapters of .

Greene (Henry Dart) Papers

The Henry Dart Greene Papers contains photographs, motion picture films and a limited amount of personal and business papers. The photographs date from 1914 to the late 1960s, and are a mix of personal and professional subjects. Greene's years at...

Halberstadt (Milton) Papers and Photographs.

Photographs, proofs, transparencies, and negatives of Milton "Hal" Halberstadt commericial and artistic photography. Personal and business correspondence relating to his life as a photographer. Papers include business ledgers and records, teaching slides and notes. Correspondence and memorabilia from 1936-2000.

Hazen (Harry) Papers on the University Farm

The Harry Hazen Papers on the University Farm document student life during the earliest years of the Davis campus. The collection includes a scrapbook of photos and memorabilia from 1916-1918, the booklet "Harry and I on the University Farm", a...

Henchey (Paul L.) Photographs

Paul L. Henchey worked for the Southern Pacific Company. He enjoyed taking photographs of old mills, mines and buildings in rural areas in Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico and Utah. The collection consists of 1350 negatives.

Higgins (Floyd Halleck) Collection

News editor for Caterpillar Tractor Company (1927-1933); freelance agricultural journalist (1933-1971). Brochures, correspondence, manuscripts, clippings, serials, photographs, and posters relating to the development of agricultural machinery in the United States, Canada, and Europe, particularly the history of tractors and combines.

Higgins (Floyd Halleck) Photographs of Mexican Sugar Beet Workers

Floyd Halleck Higgins was born on May 15, 1886, in Keokuk, Iowa. After graduating from Iowa State College in Ames, he moved to Chicago and western Canada to work in a variety of public relations positions including Director of Public...

Hunt (Thomas Forsyth) Papers

Thomas Forsyth Hunt (1862-1927) served as Professor of Agriculture at the University of California, Berkeley and Dean of the College of Agriculture (now the University of California, Davis). His Papers contain a comparative study of the agriculture of Caribbean countries...

Lee (K.W.) Papers

Correspondence, court records, clippings and other background materials relating to the Chol Soo Lee case (1973). Also contains office files, artwork, and photographs relating to the publication of (1980-1983) and a bound volume of the paper (1979-1981).

Lewis Family Papers

The Lewis Family Papers contain materials relating primarily to Reed Lewis (1787-1836), his son John Bacon Lewis (1825-1909), and John's wife, Elizabeth (1826-1866). John Bacon Lewis was a California pioneer who operated a draying business in San Francisco from 1849-1856....

Lug and Can Label Collection

The Lug and Can Label collection consists of more than 4,000 lithographed labels created primarily for containers of oranges, lemons, and apples. The majority of the labels are from growers and distributors from California's Central Valley. The collection spans the...

Medieval Manuscripts Collection

Examples of writing from the late 1st to the late 13th, including two leaves from a Spanish gradual.

Mudd and Mapes Families Papers

George Mudd (1845-1898) was an early farmer in the Germantown, California (now Artois, California) area. This small collection contains correspondence by George and James Mudd, notes and clippings on the history of the Mudd and Mapes families, and family photographs...

Palmer Family Papers

The collection contains correspondence and memorabilia of the Palmer Family. The correspondence, written during the mid to late nineteenth century, discusses the Civil War and family matters in Ohio and South Carolina. Transcriptions of most of the letters are also...

Panama Pacific International Exposition Collection

The Photographs of the Panama-Pacific International Exposition collection contains photographic glass negatives of the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition taken by the Cardinell-Vincent Company, the official photographers of the Exposition.

Pierce Family Papers

The Pierce Family Papers (1841-1940) were created or collected by this prominent, pioneering Davisville, California (Davis) family. The collection is divided into 8 series: George W. Pierce, Sr.; Eunice Pierce; George W. Pierce, Jr.; Susan Gilmore Pierce; George Gardner Pierce;...

Pioneering Punjabis Digital Archive

The Pioneering Punjabi Digital Archive is the most extensive collection of archival material documenting the first significant South Asian community in the United States. The collection includes over 1,300 photographs, rare archival films, letters, newspaper articles, songs, and audio interviews...

Sanfield (Steve) Papers

Personal journals, manuscripts, correspondence, publications, audio tapes, and collected ephemera relating to Sanfield's life and career.

Saratoga Horticultural Research Foundation Collection

The Saratoga Horticultural Research Foundation Collection is the organizational and research records of an association of California horticulturalists active from 1952 to 2006. The Foundation's goal was to improve and enrich western ornamental horticulture through the promotion of shade trees,...

Save the Redwoods League Archives

Typecript of memo about the League's land acquisition and money sources.

Schutt (Ellen I.) Pomological Watercolors

Ellen Isham Schutt (1873-1955) was an illustrator with the United States Department of Agriculture who was active from 1904-1914. This collection contains 286 original watercolors of fruits, mostly apples, rendered by Schutt for the University of California.

Sherry-Lehmann Wine and Spirits Company Records

Wine and spirits sales catalogs produced by New York City-based retailer Sherry-Lehmann Wine & Spirits, Inc.

Slater (Colby E. "Babe") Collection

Colby E. "Babe" Slater (1896-1965) graduated from the University Farm School (now the University of California, Davis) in 1917. He served with the United States Army Medical Corps in France during the First World War. An outstanding athlete, Slater won...

Stumpf (Paul K.) Slides of the University of California, Davis and Davis, California

Paul K. Stumpf (1919-2007) served as Professor of Biochemistry at the University of California, Davis from 1959-1984. While serving as a member of the Campus Building Committee during the 1960s, he photographed construction of various buildings on campus. These slides...

Sutter Buttes Oral History Collection

The Pacific Regional Humanities Center at the University of California, Davis, in collaboration with the Middle Mountain Foundation, collected oral histories of landowners in the area of the Sutter Buttes. The Sutter Buttes are a small mountain range located in...

Trafton-Crane Family Photographs

This collection of photographs documents the early California life of members of the the Trafton and Crane families. The collection includes one letter from Alice E. Crane to her sister Emma Crane Trafton of Davisville, California as well as photographs...

Veterans History Project Collection

As a regional partner of the Veterans History Project sponsored by the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress, the Pacific Regional Humanities Center at the University of California, Davis collected thirty one oral histories of veterans in World...

Weier (Thomas E.) Papers

Photo albums, diaries, research notes and lab notebooks corresponding to Weier's frequent and extensive collecting trips, including field trips with his botany classes.