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“Hi Aggie” Spirit

December 30th, 2014 by Sara Gunasekara

You may have seen that UC Davis was recently named among the top twenty schools on a new list of colleges with the friendliest students. Friendliness has long been a tradition on the Davis campus and it is noted as far back as 1930. According to that year’s California Aggie Freshman Handbook: “The friendly attitude that you first noticed on campus is genuine. We mean it when we say “Hello.” Get the habit early. We are all Aggies and we all know each other; the sooner you fall in with this spirit, the more California Aggies will mean to you.”

The 1956-1957 Welcome Aggies publication defined the “Hello Spirit” as “the basis for our reputation as the friendly Davis campus. It begins your first days on campus. Each time you pass someone, whether you know him or not, say ‘Hello.’ This ‘Hello Spirit’ is evident in faculty-student relations and in town-campus relations as well.” By 1961 the tradition was known as “Hi Aggie” Spirit.

Do you remember the “Hi Aggie” spirit? If so, please share your memories in the comments.

Travel Tuesday: Los Molinos

December 30th, 2014 by Sara Gunasekara

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

Oak Grove Motel, Los Molinos, Calif., 1950.

Oak Grove Motel, Los Molinos, Calif., 1950.

The Inn, Los Molinos, Calif., 1948.

The Inn, Los Molinos, Calif., 1948.

Travel Tuesday: Lewiston

December 23rd, 2014 by Sara Gunasekara

This week’s feature in our Travel Tuesday series takes us to Lewiston, California. The image below, from our Eastman Originals Collection, was taken in 1961.

The Lewiston Hotel, Lewiston, Calif., 1961

The Lewiston Hotel, Lewiston, Calif., 1961

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!