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Finding Aid Friday: Women’s Athletic Association Records

December 27th, 2013 by Sara Gunasekara

This week’s feature in our Finding Aid Friday series is the collection of 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 collection, which spans the years 1948-1960, contains the Sports Manager’s record book and the Treasurer’s account book.

 

Main Street Monday: Truckee

December 23rd, 2013 by Sara Gunasekara

This week’s installment of Main Street Monday takes us to Truckee, California. The image below, from our Eastman Originals Collection, was taken in 1945.

We welcome comments about the image including observations on the changes to the Main Street from this image to the present.

Main Street, Truckee, Calif., 1945.

Main Street, Truckee, Calif., 1945.

Finding Aid Friday: Golden Hoof Records

December 13th, 2013 by Sara Gunasekara

This week’s feature in our Finding Aid Friday series is the collection of Golden Hoof Records. This small collection contains the club’s by-laws, correspondence, transcripts of two speeches, and newspaper clippings.

The Golden Hoof Club was organized in April 1920 by students who were interested in livestock industries. According to the 1921 El Rodeo Yearbook, the club’s purpose was to “awaken a more general interest among the students of livestock and stockmen for the promotion and development of the animal industries; to cooperate with all agencies that tend to encourage the raising of more and better livestock to do its best to elevate the standards of American agriculture through better farming, breeding, and livestock management; to help bring about a student’s annual livestock judging contest; the purpose of the contest being to encourage the students of the College of Agriculture and the University Farm to learn how to judge livestock, with a direct aim towards the formation of a judging team to meet other universities.”

Main Street Monday: Redding

December 9th, 2013 by Sara Gunasekara

This week’s installment of Main Street Monday takes us to Redding, California. The image below, from our Eastman Originals Collection, was taken in 1937.

We welcome comments about the image including observations on the changes to the Main Street from this image to the present.

Main Street, Redding, Calif., 1937.

Main Street, Redding, Calif., 1937.

 

Winter holiday hours and closure

December 9th, 2013 by Sara Gunasekara

During the Intersession weeks of December 16-20, 2013 and January 2-3, 2014 Special Collections is open 10-4 (Monday-Friday). We will be closed from December 24, 2013-January 1, 2014.

As always, researchers should contact Special Collections to request collections, as many are stored offsite.

Happy Holidays!

Finding Aid Friday: Quarter Century Club Minutes

December 6th, 2013 by Sara Gunasekara

This week’s installment in our Finding Aid Friday series is the collection of Quarter Century Club Minutes.  This small collection contains the club’s meeting minutes from 1939-1989 as well as several clippings that feature the club.

The Quarter Century Club, whose members had been affiliated with the Davis campus for twenty five years or more, was organized in 1939. According to the minutes of the club’s first meeting in September 1939, the idea for the group was formed at a reunion of men who had been affiliated with the University Farm (now UC Davis). The minutes state: “To commemorate the olden days and to stage a sort of old timer’s reunion, it was suggested that we call the “actives” together during the sheep show at the Golden Gate International Exposition on Treasure Island.” The Quarter Century Club, still in existence today, now includes all UC Davis employees who have dedicated twenty five years or more to the university.

Main Street Monday: Red Bluff

December 2nd, 2013 by Sara Gunasekara

This week’s installment of Main Street Monday takes us to Red Bluff, California. The image below, from our Eastman Originals Collection, was taken in 1944.

We welcome comments about the image including observations on the changes to the Main Street from this image to the present.

Main Street, Red Bluff, Calif., 1944.

Main Street, Red Bluff, Calif., 1944.