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Chronicles of Mr. Spud

October 31st, 2012 by Jenny Hodge

This Steamed Potato wants to wish you all a Happy Halloween and be sure to check out the Steampunk exhibit in the lobby of Shields Library!

Look Familiar???

October 19th, 2012 by Jenny Hodge

Today’s photograph from the University Archives features a…UFO? What exactly is this contraption? Who is that on the inside and what is he doing? Where and when was the photograph taken? What department worked on projects such as this? Please submit any information or commentary you may have about this photograph.

Recently Processed Collections

October 11th, 2012 by Sara Gunasekara

Special Collections announces that the following collections have been processed during January 9, 2012-October 11, 2012 and now have finding aids on the Online Archive of California (OAC). To view any of these finding aids, click on the collection name which will automatically take you to finding aid on the OAC site. To view the list of all UCD finding aids on OAC, click here.

Asmundson, Vigfus. Papers

Audiovisual Collection

Bay Area Playwrights Festival Collection

Beekeeping Supply Catalog Collection

Clemmer, Richard O. Papers

Committee for Arts and Lectures Records (University Archives)

College Park Association Collection

Davis Land Records

DePaoli, Geri. Papers

Fermentation Technology Collection

Harrison, George John. Papers

Kendrick, James B. Correspondence

Knox, Kenneth. Collection

McPherson, Sandra. Papers

Public Health History of California Collection

Torrence, Jackie. Collection

Raveling, Dennis G. Papers

Underground Comic Book Collection

Look Familiar???

October 5th, 2012 by Jenny Hodge

Tonight is the 100th Pajamarino and though it’s changed from a late night pajama clad greeting of alumni at the train station followed by a bonfire and rally, the Student Alumni Association keeps the spirit alive. The Student Alumni Association hosts an evening of free entertainment, games, face painting, food, prizes and of course a pajama contest for alumni, students and the community.

This photograph from the University Archives is of a group of students at the Homecoming/Pajamarino rally and is undated. Please comment if you can identify any of people in the photograph or any other information. Are they leaving the rally? Driving to it? Was the car part of the march to the train station? Where was the photograph taken and when? Any information or memories of past Pajamarinos are welcome.


October is American Archives Month

October 3rd, 2012 by Sara Gunasekara

Archives Month is a collaborative effort by archivists around the nation to highlight the importance of historical records. Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. has issued a proclamation making October 2012 “Archives Month” in California. More information about Archives Month events in California is available on the California Archives Month website.

Special Collections is celebrating Archives Month by participating in the second annual Sacramento Archives Crawl on Saturday, October 6. We’ll have a table at the California State Library. Stop by and say hello!

Here is a preview of one of the images that we will have on display at the Archives Crawl.

Start of the bicycle races at the State Fair Grounds, undated.