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New exhibit: Happy 150th Birthday, Peter J. Shields

April 4, 2012 marks what would have been Peter J. Shields 150th birthday. Have you ever wondered about the namesake of Shields Library? Peter J. Shields (1862-1962) was a Superior Court Judge in Sacramento, California. Shields, often referred to as one of the founding fathers of the University Farm, (now the University of California, Davis), helped to write the legislation for the creation of the Davis campus.

Special Collections has created a small exhibit to celebrate Shields and his 150th birthday. The exhibit, which is located in the case to the right of the main stairway in Shields Library, will be on display until April 6, 2012.


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