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University Archives, 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: 7
Physical collections: 135
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Academic Technology Services Photographs and Video Recordings

Academic Technology Services (ATS) is a unit of Information and Educational Technology. The collection includes negatives, contact sheets, color slides, and prints created in the course of UC Davis activities by Illustration Services, which is now incorporated into Academic Technology...

Accounting and Financial Services Office Records

Income ledgers (1910-1912); general ledgers (1914-1940); contingent fund and revolving fund ledgers (1911-1922); and financial reports (1938-1957). The early historical account ledgers provide many clues to the activities of the campus from its earliest establishment as the University Farm. Several...

Agricultural Education Wives Records

The Agricultural Education Wives organization of the University of California, Davis was formed to to: "intelligently prepare for their future as wives of vocational agricultural teachers and to better understand the professional problems of their husbands." This small collection contains...

Alumni Reminiscences Collection

The collection includes narrative memoirs of UC Davis alumni and a small amount of UC Davis ephemera.

Antique Mechanics Club Records

The Antique Mechanics Club, a student group established in 1971, collects, restores, and displays vintage agricultural equipment, focusing mostly on tractors. The collection contains correspondence, newspaper clippings, and files relating to the history of the Antique Mechanics organization on the...

Associated Students, University of California, Davis (ASUCD) Records

The Associated Students, University of Calfornia, Davis (ASUCD) is the official student government of UC Davis. The collection contains legislation, election information, meeting minutes, financial materials, clippings of Aggie articles about ASUCD, and a scrapbook. Also included are links to...

Block CA Society Records

The Block CA Society, an athletics honor society formed in 1922, organized social events and issued awards. This small collection contains the club's meeting minutes and treasurer's account books from 1928-1970.

Blue and Gold Dairy Club Records

The Blue and Gold Dairy Club, organized in 1920 at the Davis campus, brought together students who were interested in the dairy industry. This small collection contains the club's correspondence, meeting minutes, and several photographs

Boxing Team Reports

UC Davis fielded a boxing team from 1920-1956. This small collection, which spans the years 1929-1956, contains match reports and student manager's reports.

Cal Aggie Alumni Association Collection

The collection includes minutes, reports, correspondence, publications, membership lists, clipping files, and photographs related to the operation and activities of the Cal Aggie Alumni Association.

Cal Aggie Marching Band Collection

Includes correspondence, office files, video cassettes, photographs, realia, and survey worksheets.

California Aggie Web Archives

The California Aggie, an entirely student-run publication, is a unit of the Associated Students of UC Davis and is overseen by the Campus Media Board. UC Davis Special Collections began capturing the California Aggie website in October 2010. These historic...

California Club of the University of California; Davis Chapter Records

The California Club, an honorary service club founded in 1934, brought student leaders of all University of California campuses together. This small collection contains materials from the Davis chapter of the club including the club's constitution, correspondence, conference materials, and...

Campus Buildings Collection

This collection, assembled by Special Collections, contains selected information on a number of UC Davis campus buildings. The collection contains programs for some building dedications, drafts of the campus Historic Resources Inventory that was conducted in 1986, as well as...

Campus Planning and Environmental Stewardship Records

The collection includes glass plate and print aerial photographs of campus and Yolo County as well as large format aerial and blueprint documents.

Campus Sign Program Slides

Contains 95 35mm slides of various campus wayfaring signs including those for buildings, streets, maps, and parking.

Campus Songs and Song Books Collection

This small collection contains sheet music and song books for Davis campus songs and University of California songs including: Aggie Fight Song, Big C, California Aggies Hail, Hail to California, and Sons of California.

Center for Health and Technology Records

The Center for Health and Technology is a research and education program of UC Davis Health. Records of the Center include vendor proposals and contract files related to the California Telehealth Network and building and financial records for the Center...

Center for Laboratory Animal Science Records

Architectural plans for Haring Hall Quadrangle, Beach Lab, Haring Hall Kennels, California Animal Health and Food Safety Lab, and Medical Science 1.

Century Experiment/LTRAS Project Records

The Century Experiement, a project of the UC Davis Agricultural Sustainability Institute, is a 100-year study measuring long-term impacts of crop rotation, farming systems, and inputs of water and nutrients on agricultural sustainability. The experiment is based at the Russell...

Chancellor (Office of the) Records

Office files relating to the physical planning and administration of the University of California, Davis.

College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Records

The College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Records include engineering drawings of several campus buildings and a group of photographs and videos related to presentations and celebratory events.

Committee for Arts and Lectures Records

The Committee for Arts and Lectures (CAL) was responsible for organizing arts events and lectures on the University of California, Davis campus. In 2002, the Mondavi Center for Performing Arts opened and the function of this group was transferred to...

Conferences on the UC Davis Campus Collection

This collection contains programs, flyers, and posters for a number of conferences that were held on the UC Davis campus from 1909-2016.

Davis Campus History Collection

The collection includes a wide variety of publications, ephemera, photographs, reports, ledgers, and timebooks that reflect the history of the Davis campus from its days as the University Farm School to the present.

Department of Animal Science Records

The mission of the Department of Animal Science is to create and disseminate knowledge about animals for the betterment of animals, society, and the environment. The records include correspondence, minutes, reports, subject files, course lists, scrapbooks, and reel-to-reel tapes documenting...

Department of Art and Art History Collection

The University of California, Davis Department of Art and Art History Colletion dates from 1943 to 2017. The collection consists of promotional materials for department events, correspondence and reports related to the history of the department, and three films.

Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering Records

The Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering Records contain subject files, correspondence, files related to the American Society of Agricultural Engineers, and farm building plans. The collection also contains an index of images and associated negatives that were photographed by...

Department of Irrigation Photographs

The UC Davis Department of Irrigation Photographs contain images taken by the department from 1895-1959. Subjects include many topics related to California irrigation including dams, canals, reservoirs, pumps, wells, preparing land for irrigation, and field and laboratory experiments. Most of...

Department of Medical Pathology Oral History Recordings

The collection contains audio recordings of interviews conducted by Joann Leach Larkey for the Chairmen of the Department of Medical Pathology, University of California, Davis Oral History Project. The interviews were conducted to mark the 25th Anniversary of the founding...

Department of Viticulture and Enology Records

On April 15, 1880, the California Legislature enacted Assembly Bill 374 providing for the special instruction "pertaining to Viticulture and the theory and practice of fermentation, distillation and rectification, and the management of cellars" in the University of California, Berkeley...

Department of Viticulture and Enology Wine Label Collection

This collection, assembled by the UC Davis Viticulture and Enology Department from the 1970s to the early 1990s, contains wine labels from United States wineries from circa 1947-1990. Wine labels from other countries such as Australia, France, Germany, and South...

Fire Department (University of California, Davis) Records

The UC Davis Fire Department provides fire protection and emergency medical services to the UC Davis campus. It was established as a volunteer fire brigade in 1917 and formalized in the 1950s with the hire of career staff and a...

Fraternities, Sororities, and Honor Societies Records

The collection includes correspondence, financial records, chapter records, office files, meeting minutes, photos, bylaws, membership records and rosters, constitutions, publications, and realia created by fraternities, sororities, and honor societies at UC Davis.

Golden Hoof Club Records

The Golden Hoof Club was organized in April 1920 by students who were interested in livestock industries. This small collection contains the club's by-laws, correspondence, transcripts of two speeches, and newspaper clippings.

Graduate School of Management Records

The UC Davis Graduate School of Management (GSM) was founded in 1981 as the Graduate School of Administration. The GSM offers master's degree programs in Business Administration, Professional Accountancy, and Business Analytics. The collection includes correspondence, minutes, operational records, course...

Grounds and Landscape Services Records

Gounds and Landscape Services designs, plants, builds, and maintains landscapes and landscape structures throughout the UC Davis campus. The collection includes promotional materials and awards related to the UC Davis Olive Oil Program.

Institute of Governmental Affairs Collection

The Institute of Governmental Affairs (IGA), founded in 1962, supports social science research, graduate student training, public affairs programming, and outreach activities at UC Davis. The majority of the collection is a clipping file maintained by IGA from 1971-1987 on...

LGBTQIA Resource Center Records

Records related to the activities and programs of the UC Davis LGBTQIA Resource Center.

Library Administration Records

The collection includes reports, correspondence, meeting minutes/agendas, statistics, proposals, plans, and manuals.

Library Annual Reports

This collection contains annual reports for the University Library as well as annual reports for Library departments. Library statistics are included in these reports.

Library Photographs and Ephemera Collection

Historical photographs and ephemera from various branches and departments of the University Library.

Medical Illustration (Department of) Photographs

The collection includes Department of Medical Illustration slides, negatives, prints, and contact sheets for and of various UC Davis departments, especially the UC Davis Health facilities, programs, and events.

Memorial Union Art Gallery Records

The Memorial Union Art Gallery began as "The Painting of the Month" in the 1950s featuring the work of the Art Department faculty and students. An enclosed gallery was established on the fourth floor of the expanded Memorial Union Tower...

Memorial Union Services Collection

Material related to the fundraising campaign of the UC Davis Student Memorial Union project. Also included is a logbook from West Hall which contains the minutes and records of student meetings held between 1921-1930.

Michel (Neil) Axiom Photograph Collection

Neil Michel, co-owner of Axiom, was the principal freelance photographer for UC Davis from 1991-2008, covering campus events and promotional photography needs. The collection includes photographs taken for the , , and , as well as photography for alumni events,...

Office of Ceremonies and Special Events Collection

The Office of Ceremonies and Special Events collection contains materials related to UC Davis campus ceremonies, dedications, lectures, programs, and receptions. Also included are meeting minutes for the Committee on Public Ceremonies (1947-1973).

Office of the Dean of Graduate Studies Records

UC Davis Graduate Studies encompasses the nearly 100 graduate and professional programs at UC Davis. The collection includes handbooks, newsletters, promotional materials, clippings, records of statistics and awards, and optical disks with images of commencement ceremonies and other events.

Pacific Regional Humanities Center Collection

The Pacific Regional Humanities Center (PRHC) was an initiative funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) in 2002 and overseen by the UC Davis Humanities Institute. The PRHC emphasized the study of "place." This small collection contains DVDs...

Personnel Manuals (UC Davis)

The collection includes non-current copies of the University of California, Davis Academic Personnel Manual and the University of California, Davis Policy and Procedure Manual.

Picnic Day Board of Directors Records

Since 1909, Picnic Day has provided the University of California, Davis with the means of showcasing the campus and the achievements of its students, staff, and faculty. Every year the event is organized by the Picnic Day Board of Directors,...

Picnic Day Collection

Picnic Day, the University of California, Davis annual Open House, has been a tradition on campus since 1909. Collection includes programs, newspaper clippings, and memorabilia from the University of California, Davis Picnic Day celebrations.

Public Service Research Program Records

The Public Service Research Program (PSRP) is a unit in the UC Davis John Muir Institute of the Environment that fosters science outreach and communication. The collection includes publications, newsletters, hosted conference proceedings, office files, and correspondence related to the...

Putah-Cache Bioregion Project Records

Collection contains correspondence, publications, minutes, and syllabi related to the Putah-Cache Bioregion Project.

Quarter Century Club Minutes

The Quarter Century Club, whose members have been affiliated with the Davis campus for twenty five years or more, was organized in 1939. This small collection contains the club's meeting minutes from 1939-1989 as well as several clippings that feature...

Robert Mondavi Institute of Wine and Food Science Records

The Robert Mondavi Institute is home to the Department of Viticulture and Enology, the Department of Food Science and Technology, the Olive Center, the Honey & Pollination Center, and the Center for Wine Economics. The collection includes clippings, brochures, promotional...

Strategic Communications Records

The Office of Strategic Communications works collaboratively to communicate the impact and value of UC Davis through innovative storytelling. Core service areas include crisis and issues management, digital communications, marketing, news and media relations, web and interactive communications, and visual...

Student Clubs and Organizations Collection

This small collection, assembled by Special Collections, contains flyers and ephemera related to a selection of student clubs and organizations on the University of California, Davis campus. Also included are links to website captures of several student clubs and organizations.

Student Development Office Records

The Student Development Office provided centralized coordination among related student service programs including the following units: Advising Services, Counseling Center, Housing Office, Learning Assistance Center, Student Special Services and Women's Resources and Research Center. The collection contains annual reports, meeting...

Student Health and Counseling Services Records

The collection includes press and publicity scrapbooks related to Student Health and Counseling Services outreach activities; group-created journals from student volunteers at The House, a student-run peer counseling service; and photographs and slides.

UC Davis Health Public Affairs and Marketing Videos

Video recordings of "Pulse" medical TV magazine recordings, plus other recordings related to the UC Davis Medical Center and UC Davis Health.

UC Davis Retirees' Association

The UC Davis Retirees' Association records include by-laws, minutes, budgets, reports, brochures, and newsletters.

UC Davis Web Archives

The UC Davis Web Archives, created using the California Digital Library's Web Archiving Service (WAS), preserves websites in the entire "ucdavis.edu" domain to document the history of the University's activities and accomplishments. Special Collections, as the repository for the University...

Unitrans Records

Annual reports, schedules, newspaper clippings, photographs, and memorabilia documenting the history of Unitrans, the University and City of Davis bus service.

University Archives Photographs

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,...

University Writing Program Records

The collection includes business operation records, budgets, student handouts, course materials, and general information concerning the teaching of writing courses at UC Davis. Also included are newspaper clippings and recordings of guest speakers and events.

Vice Chancellor and CFO - Finance, Operations, and Administration Records

The Office of the Vice Chancellor and CFO - Finance, Operations, and Administration oversees campus planning, facilities, and safety as well as campus finance and resource management. This office was formerly known as the Office of Resource Management and Planning...

Western Signal Corps School Collection

From 1943-1944, in the midst of World War II, the UC College of Agriculture at Davis (now the University of California, Davis) was closed and converted to a training facility for the Western Signal Corps School (WSCS). The collection contains...

Whole Earth Festival Collection

Posters, videos, films, sound recordings, and slides related to UC Davis's Whole Earth Festival.

Women's Athletic Association Records

The Women's Athletic Association, which sponsored intramural and extramural activities, served to "promote interest in athletics, to create a spirit of good sportsmanship and fellowship, and to cooperate in promoting and maintaining the highest standards of University life." This small...

Yearbooks (UC Davis)

The collection includes preservation copies of UC Davis undergraduate yearbooks and the School of Veterinary Medicine . Patrons should consult the use copies listed in the library catalog.