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Happy Holidays!

December 16th, 2014 by Sara Gunasekara

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Travel Tuesday: Lakehead

December 16th, 2014 by Sara Gunasekara

This week’s feature in our Travel Tuesday series takes us to Lakehead, California. The images below are from our Eastman Originals Collection.

Wintoon Motor Lodge, Lakehead, Calif., 1959

Wintoon Motor Lodge, Lakehead, Calif., 1959

The Bambi Motel, Lakehead, Calif., 1953.

The Bambi Motel, Lakehead, Calif., 1953.

Special Collections featured in California Aggie article

December 12th, 2014 by Sara Gunasekara

Special Collections was featured in the recent California Aggie article, “The Hidden Treasures of the UC Davis Library.” You can read the article here.

 

Special Collections in the Classroom

December 12th, 2014 by Jenny Hodge

Music Class

Invited by Professor Berger, Daryl Morrison presents a facsimile of the Squarcialupi codex to Music 124A. Not only was the class able to view this codex they were also able to create and listen to the music inside.

The Squarcialupi Codex is an illuminated manuscript compiled in Florence, Italy in the early 15th century. It is the single largest primary source of music of the 14th-century Italian Trecento (also known as the “Italian ars nova”). [1]

Travel Tuesday: Keddie

December 2nd, 2014 by Sara Gunasekara

This week’s feature in our Travel Tuesday series takes us to Keddie, California. The images below are from our Eastman Originals Collection.

Paxton Lodge, Keddie, Calif., 1958.

Paxton Lodge, Keddie, Calif., 1958.

Riverside Cabins, Keddie, Calif., 1945.

Riverside Cabins, Keddie, Calif., 1945.

Keddie Inn, Keddie, Calif., 1936.

Keddie Inn, Keddie, Calif., 1936.

Winter holiday hours

December 1st, 2014 by Sara Gunasekara

Please note our hours for the winter holiday weeks which are listed below.  Also, researchers are advised that our offsite storage facility will be closed during the intersession weeks. Patrons who want to use collections during that time must request boxes (e-mail speccoll@ucdavis.edu) no later than 4PM on Friday, December 12 to ensure that they will be available onsite in our Reading Room.

December 22-23, 2014

10am-4pm

December 24-26, 2014

Closed

December 29-30, 2014

Open by appointment only. Appointments must be scheduled no later than 4PM on Friday, December 12 by e-mailing speccoll@ucdavis.edu

December 31, 2014-January 1, 2015

Closed

January 2, 2015

10am-4pm

Regular hours resume on Monday, January 5, 2015.

Happy Holidays from Special Collections!

Travel Tuesday: Johnsville

November 25th, 2014 by Sara Gunasekara

This week’s feature in our Travel Tuesday series takes us to Johnsville, California. The image below, from our Eastman Originals Collection, was taken in 1947.

At Canyon Inn, Johnsville, Calif., 1947.

At Canyon Inn, Johnsville, Calif., 1947.

On This Day: November 25, 1975

November 25th, 2014 by Sara Gunasekara

Today’s feature in our On This Day series takes us to the November 25, 1975 dedication of Kerr Hall. Kerr Hall, completed in 1969, was originally known as Academic Office Building (AOB) #3. The building was designed by Frederick L.R. Confer & Associates of Concord.

The dedication program included remarks by Chancellor Meyer and Chancellor Mrak, Jerome Rosen, Chairman of the Davis Academic Senate, and Mrs. Edward Heller, Chairman of the Regents of the University of California. Clark Kerr’s address was titled, “Higher Education: The Year 2000.”

Clark Kerr (1911-2003) served as Professor of Industrial Relations (1945-1952) and Chancellor (1952-1958) at the University of California, Berkeley. In 1958, he was appointed President of the University of California, a position he held until 1967.

At the time of the building’s dedication in 1975, it contained offices for the following departments and units: Economics, Education, Geography, Mathematics, Black Studies, UCD Spectator, Teaching Resources Center and the Water Resources Center. In subsequent years, it was also home to Afro-American Studies, the Division of Statistics, the Davis Honors Program, the Education Abroad Program, and the John Muir Institute of the Environment. As of 2014, Kerr Hall houses the following departments: Communication, Linguistics, and Political Science.

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Travel Tuesday: Hazel Creek

November 18th, 2014 by Sara Gunasekara

This week’s feature in our Travel Tuesday series takes us to Hazel Creek, California. The images below are from our Eastman Originals Collection.

Herron's Canyon Campfire, Hazel Creek, Calif., 1948.

Herron’s Canyon Campfire, Hazel Creek, Calif., 1948.

Hazel Creek Lodge, Hazel Creek, Calif., 1949.

Hazel Creek Lodge, Hazel Creek, Calif., 1949.

Best in the West Motel, Hazel Creek, Calif.

Best in the West Motel, Hazel Creek, Calif., 1949.

Travel Tuesday: Greenville

November 4th, 2014 by Sara Gunasekara

This week’s feature in our Travel Tuesday series takes us to Greenville, California. The images below are from our Eastman Originals Collection.

Greenville Inn, Greenville, Calif., 1952.

Greenville Inn, Greenville, Calif., 1952.

Hideaway Motel, Greenville, Calif., 1951.

Hideaway Motel, Greenville, Calif., 1951.