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Travel Tuesday: Alturas

May 27th, 2014 by Sara Gunasekara

Welcome to the latest series on our blog: Travel Tuesday. Each Tuesday we’ll post images featuring Northern California hotels, motels, inns, and lodges from our Eastman Originals Collection. Today’s post highlights hotels in Alturas, California.

"Big Tree Hotel" Alturas, Calif., 1945.

“Big Tree Hotel” Alturas, Calif., 1945.

Niles Hotel – Alturas, undated.

Niles Hotel – Alturas, undated.

Hotel Modoc, Alturas, Calif., 1936.

Hotel Modoc, Alturas, Calif., 1936.

Theater Thursday: Yuba City

May 22nd, 2014 by Sara Gunasekara

This week’s feature in our Theater Thursday series takes us to Yuba City, California. The image below, from our Eastman Originals Collection, was taken in 1957.  Did you ever attend a movie at the Sutter Theater? If so, please share your memories with us.

Today’s post marks the end of our Theater Thursday series. We hope that you’ve enjoyed seeing a number of the theaters in Northern California. Stay tuned as we launch a new series next week.

At Yuba City, Calif., 1957.

At Yuba City, Calif., 1957.

 

Theater Thursday: Westwood

May 15th, 2014 by Sara Gunasekara

This week’s feature in our Theater Thursday series takes us to Westwood, California. The image below, from our Eastman Originals Collection, was taken in 1945. Did you ever attend a movie at this theater ? If so, please share your memories with us.

Theater at Westwood, California, 1945.

Theater at Westwood, California, 1945.

National Train Day

May 9th, 2014 by Sara Gunasekara

In celebration of National Train Day which is tomorrow, May 10, here is an image from our Eastman Originals Collection.

Western Pacific "Snow Special" Unloading Early In Morning at Lake Norvell, Calif., 1941.

Western Pacific “Snow Special” Unloading Early In Morning at Lake Norvell, Calif., 1941.

Happy 100th Birthday, Cooperative Extension!

May 8th, 2014 by Sara Gunasekara

May 8, 2014 marks the 100th anniversary of the Smith-Lever Act, the legislation that formally established the Cooperative Extension Service as the outreach arm  of land-grant universities. Visit the University of California Cooperative Extension website for more information about their history.

Below is an image from our University Archives Photograph Collection.

Agricultural Extension Service truck used to convey tools and equipment from one tractor, farm, or water supply school to another, undated.

Agricultural Extension Service truck used to convey tools and equipment from one tractor, farm, or water supply school to another, undated.

Theater Thursday: Ukiah

May 8th, 2014 by Sara Gunasekara

This week’s feature in our Theater Thursday series takes us to Ukiah, California. The image below, from our Eastman Originals Collection, was taken in 1949. Did you ever attend a movie at the Ukiah Theatre? If so, please share your memories with us.

Ukiah Theatre, 1949.

Ukiah Theatre, 1949.

May is Bike Month

May 2nd, 2014 by Sara Gunasekara

In celebration of May is Bike Month, here is an image from the University Archives Photograph Collection.
Here is a recap of previous posts that we have done on some of our collections that focus on bicycles and bicycling.

The William Clauson Cycling Collection contains bicycling books, journals, trade publications and directories, racing programs, rule books, posters, comics and other materials relating to bicycling.

The Matthew Sarna-Wojcicki Collection contains periodicals that focus on bicycles and cycling. Titles include: Velo-News, Winning, Berkeley Bike Club Newsletter/Pneusletter, Cycle, Cycling USA, NCNCA (Northern California/Nevada Cycling Association) Newsletter, and NORBA News: official publication of the National Off-Road Bicycle Association.

Dale Lott (1933-2004), Professor of Psychology and Wildlife and Fisheries Biology, worked on the design of bicycle paths in Davis. His Papers contain some materials related to the usage, design, and evaluation of bicycle lanes, as well as 35mm slides of bicycle lanes.

Our University Archives Photographs contain images of bicycles and bicyclists on campus.

Women riding bicycles on campus, circa 1967

Women riding bicycles on campus, circa 1967

Theater Thursday: Susanville

May 1st, 2014 by Sara Gunasekara

This week’s feature in our Theater Thursday series takes us to Susanville, California. The image below, from our Eastman Originals Collection, was taken in 1946. Did you ever attend a movie at the Sierra Theatre? If so, please share your memories with us.

Sierra Theatre, Susanville, 1946.

Sierra Theatre, Susanville, 1946.