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Special Collections was featured in the recent California Aggie article, “The Hidden Treasures of the UC Davis Library.” You can read the article here.
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 email@example.com) no later than 4PM on Friday, December 12 to ensure that they will be available onsite in our Reading Room.
December 22-23, 2014
December 24-26, 2014
December 29-30, 2014
Open by appointment only. Appointments must be scheduled no later than 4PM on Friday, December 12 by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org
December 31, 2014-January 1, 2015
January 2, 2015
Regular hours resume on Monday, January 5, 2015.
Happy Holidays from Special Collections!
Today’s feature in our On This Day series takes us to the November 25, 1975 dedication of Kerr Hall. Kerr Hall, completed in 1969, was originally known as Academic Office Building (AOB) #3. The building was designed by Frederick L.R. Confer & Associates of Concord.
The dedication program included remarks by Chancellor Meyer and Chancellor Mrak, Jerome Rosen, Chairman of the Davis Academic Senate, and Mrs. Edward Heller, Chairman of the Regents of the University of California. Clark Kerr’s address was titled, “Higher Education: The Year 2000.”
Clark Kerr (1911-2003) served as Professor of Industrial Relations (1945-1952) and Chancellor (1952-1958) at the University of California, Berkeley. In 1958, he was appointed President of the University of California, a position he held until 1967.
At the time of the building’s dedication in 1975, it contained offices for the following departments and units: Economics, Education, Geography, Mathematics, Black Studies, UCD Spectator, Teaching Resources Center and the Water Resources Center. In subsequent years, it was also home to Afro-American Studies, the Division of Statistics, the Davis Honors Program, the Education Abroad Program, and the John Muir Institute of the Environment. As of 2014, Kerr Hall houses the following departments: Communication, Linguistics, and Political Science.
Today is #AskAnArchivist Day on Twitter. Have you ever wanted to ask an archivist about their profession and or about the collections located in archives? Today archivists around the country are on Twitter to respond to questions tweeted with the hashtag #AskAnArchivist. Don’t have a question right away? Search Twitter for #AskAnArchivist and follow along as questions and answers are shared!
Although we won’t be participating in the Twitter event, you are always welcome to stop by Special Collections or e-mail us at email@example.com with questions.