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Our newly digitized recordings from the California Audiovisual Preservation Project

February 15th, 2017 by Sara Gunasekara

We are excited to announce that our fifth and sixth groups of audiovisual materials digitized through our participation in the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) are now online at the Internet Archive. The moving image recordings include footage of: several McClellan Air Force Base events which were related to the community lobbying effort to keep the base in Sacramento off the federal base closure list in 1993; Greenville (Plumas County, Calif) High School activities in 1936; and a sugar beet harvester.

 

Here is the list of items with links to the digitized versions:

 

Eastman’s Originals Collection

[Autumn Scenes in Shasta County, Calif.]

[Greenville, Calif. High School Activities]

 

Vic Fazio Papers

President Bill Clinton Visit to McClellan Air Force Base 

Save McClellan Air Force Base Celebration

Vic Fazio and Bill Clinton at Armed Forces Day at McClellan Air Force Base, Sacramento, California

Sacramento Veterans Day Parade with Vic Fazio as Grand Marshall 

 

UC Davis Oral History Office Records

Helen Harbison Power Oral History interview

 

Blackwelder Manufacturing Company Records

Marbeet Harvester 

 

Dan Crawford Papers

Boating Scenes

 

50 Features of Special Collections: Henry Dart Greene Papers

October 13th, 2016 by Sara Gunasekara
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15/50

This week we are highlighting the Henry Dart Greene Papers as part of our 50 Features of Special Collections series.  Henry Dart Greene (1900-1978) was the son of noted architect Henry Mather Greene and his wife Emeline Dart Greene. His professional life spanned several careers: he served as the Executive Manager of the Feather River Project Association; conducted public relations campaigns for the American Fruit and Produce Auction Association; and ran his own film production company.

The Henry Dart Greene Papers contains photographs, motion picture films and a small amount of personal and business papers. The photographs date from 1914 to the late 1960s, and are a mix of personal and professional subjects. Images from Greene’s years at UC Berkeley and of his wife Ruth Haight Greene’s childhood in Sacramento are the earliest ones in the collection. The collection includes photographs from Argentina, where Greene worked with the Argentine Fruit Distributors from 1928 to 1931 and from his public relations work with the American Fruit and Produce Auction Association (AFPAA) from 1933 to 1941.

The collection also contains films made by Greene between 1933 and 1970. The films include footage of Eastern fruit auctions, including New York City and Chicago during the 1930’s; the California State Fair; and films made for the Feather River Project Association. As part of the California Audiovisual Preservation Project, we digitized five of Greene’s films. The films, listed below, can be viewed on the Internet Archive.

 

California Scenes and Other Sites, circa 1933-1934.

Packing fruit in California and Other Scenes, circa 1934-1935.

Sacramento River Association and Nevada County, Calif., 1936.

California Waterama: The Story of the Feather River Project, 1957.

Oroville Dam Site, 1961.

 

You can find out more information about Henry Dart Greene and the collection via the finding aid here.

 Henry D. Greene outside California State Capitol, circa 1925-1928.

Henry D. Greene outside California State Capitol, circa 1925-1928.

Fourth group of materials digitized by CAVPP now online

November 12th, 2015 by Sara Gunasekara

We are excited to announce that the next group of audiovisual materials digitized through our participation in the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) are now online at the Internet Archive. The recordings contain footage from several 1970s Whole Earth Festivals which include speeches by Buckminster Fuller and Russell Schweickart, various agricultural technology equipment in action, as well as the narration of a slide show about UC Davis campus development.

Here is the list of items with links to the digitized versions:

 

Blackwelder Manufacturing Company Records, D-326

Blackwelder’s Tow Type Tomato Harvester, Hastings Island (Rio Vista), California

Case Model G

Electronic sorting and fresh market harvester

Experimental two row harvester

Ford Loader at Brentwood, California

Ford Loader, bucket loading

Ford Loader in citrus

Ford Loader in Hollister, California

Green Tom pick and pack

Green Tomato harvest

Harvesting prunes

Harvesting single row

Original thinner, Ryer Island

Original weeder, Ryer Island

Pickle harvest, exp. ideas

Prunings sweeper

Sugar Beet Harvester, Imperial Valley

Sugar beet harvesting

Thinner (beets)

Tomato Harvester with Auto Header Height Control near Winters, California

Truck loading

UC Blackwelder tomato harvester

UC First Machine, BMC #1, Field Day and close-ups

 

Whole Earth Festival Records, AR-118

Buckminster Fuller Speech at the Whole Earth Festival, UC Davis

Future Fair, Whole Earth Festival, UC Davis

Ram Dass at the Whole Earth Festival, UC Davis

Russell Schweickart and Buckminster Fuller at the Whole Earth Festival, UC Davis

Scenes of the UC Davis campus and Whole Earth Festival

Whole Earth Festival, UC Davis

 

Paul Stumpf Slides of UC Davis and the City of Davis, MC107

UC Davis Campus Development

 

Third group of materials digitized by CAVPP now online

October 8th, 2015 by Sara Gunasekara

We are excited to announce that the next group of audiovisual materials digitized through our participation in the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) are now online at the Internet Archive. The recordings include a panoramic view of the UC Davis campus from nearly sixty years ago, early footage of the UC Blackwelder tomato harvester, and audio recordings from a number of the UC Davis oral history interviews that were conducted with faculty and community members in the 1970s.

Here is the list of items with links to the digitized versions:

 

Audiovisual Collection

Panoramic View of the UC Davis Campus

 

Roy Bainer Papers

Windrow Loader at George Wilson’s Place, Clarksburg, Calif.

 

Blackwelder Manufacturing Company Records

Almond Harvest

Fordson Cultivator

Harvesting Operation with the University of California; Johnson, Hume, FMC

UC Blackwelder Tomato Harvester

 

UC Davis Oral History Office Records

The College Cowboy–Reuben Albaugh: Interviews

The Engineering of Abundance: An Oral History Memoir of Roy Bainer

Adventurer in Animal Science–Harold H. Cole: Interviews

Earl Coke Oral History: Reminiscences on people and change in California Agriculture

Chemical Weed Control Researcher, Alden S. Crafts

James P. Fairbank: Engineer on the Land

An Old Professor Ruminates: Interviews With Max Kleiber

William J. “Bill” Kuhrt, Dean of California Marketing Programs

Ben A. Madson, Pioneer in Agricultural Education

John O. Rowe:  Johnnie Shorthorn: Interviews

The World is My Campus: Interviews with Knowles A. Ryerson

Henry Schacht and the Art of Agricultural Communication: Interviews

Bernie Sisk in the House: An Oral History

An Heir To a Land Grant: Julius Trescony

C. John Tupper

Henry A. Weinland:  Recollections of Forty Years Work with California Farmers as County Farm Advisor

 

From Interviews With Persons Involved in the Development of the Mechanical Tomato Harvester:

Gordie C. Hanna

Coby Lorenzen

Eugene Winters

Mel Zoble

From Selected Recollections of the Founding & Early Years of the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine:

Ronald Bolstad

Donald R. Cordy

Donald E. Jasper

Logan M. Julian

Stewart H. Madin

Margaret Meyer & Paul D. DeLay

Second group of audiovisual materials digitized by the CAVPP

March 4th, 2015 by Sara Gunasekara

We’re excited to announce that the second group of audiovisual materials that were digitized through our participation in the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) are now available online.

Fourteen titles were digitized from the following collections: Audiovisual CollectionEastman’s Originals Collection, Henry Dart Greene Papers, Max Kleiber Papers, and T. Elliot Weier Papers. The digitized items feature campus activities, including two dedications (the 1973 dedication of the Library to Peter J. Shields and the 1972 dedication of the Jerome C. Davis homestead plaque), as well as clips from the 1965 Wild West Days event. Scenes of two 1941 UC Davis football games are included in a film by T. Elliot Weier. Other titles feature Northern California locations including Shasta, Lassen, and Tehama Counties. Early fruit packing activities can be viewed in a film by Henry Dart Greene. Several speeches by Professor Max Kleiber were also digitized.

We’ve listed the fourteen digitized items below. You can view all of our items that have been digitized through the CAVPP on the Internet Archive here.

In September we nominated items for a third round of digitization. We’ll make another announcement when those items are available online.

 

Remarks at Dedication of Jerome C. Davis Homestead Plaque, University of California, Davis. (Audiovisual Collection)

Shields Library Dedication, UC Davis (Audiovisual Collection)

Wild West Days at UC Davis (Audiovisual Collection)

Lassen and Modoc Counties, Calif.  (Eastman’s Original Collection)

Shasta County, Calif. and Lake County, Oregon (Eastman’s Originals Collection)

Tehama County, Calif. Scenes (Eastman’s Originals Collection)

Packing fruit in California and Other Scenes (Henry Dart Greene Papers)

Last Lecture: What You Should Take With You From Your University (Max Kleiber Papers)

Food and Population, speech at Farm and Home Conference, UC Davis (Max Kleiber Papers)

Agnews Meadow (T. Elliot Weier Papers)

Lassen Volcanic National Park, Calif. (T. Elliot Weier Papers)

Sonora Pass, Calif. and Other California Scenes (T. Elliot Weier Papers)

Spring collecting trip east of the Sierras (T. Elliot Weier Papers)

T. Elliot Weier and Family Activities (T. Elliot Weier Papers)

Still frame from Tehama County, Calif. Scenes film.

Still frame from Tehama County, Calif. Scenes film.

View newly digitized films

July 16th, 2014 by Sara Gunasekara

We’re excited to announce that the first group of films that were digitized through our participation in the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) are now online.

The fifteen digitized films, which range in date from circa 1933-1958, are comprised of: eight from the Eastman Originals Collection, four from the Henry Dart Greene Papers, one from the Saratoga Horticultural Foundation Collection, and two of UC Davis campus activities.

The Eastman Originals Collection films are of scenes from the following Northern California counties: Lassen, Modoc, Shasta, Tehama, and Trinity. Two of the films from the Henry Dart Greene Papers focus on water issues (the Oroville Dam site and the Feather River Project) while the other two contain footage of the Sacramento River Association and Nevada County, as well as the California State Fair. The film, Native Trees and Shrubs for California Gardens, was produced as a public information service by the Saratoga Horticultural Research Foundation.

The two films related to UC Davis provide glimpses of historic campus activities including on-field performances by the Cal Aggie Marching Band for three football games in 1939 and Military Day exercises circa 1941-1942.

Each film will have a catalog record in the Harvest catalog. The digitized films are hosted on the Internet Archive as part of the California Light and Sound Collection. You can view a list of the films here.

In March we nominated additional audiovisual materials for digitization as part of the CAVPP. We’ll make another announcement when those items are available online.

Cal Aggie Marching Band film

Historic films to be digitized

February 10th, 2014 by Sara Gunasekara

Special Collections is excited to participate in the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP), a grant funded project that is administered by the California Preservation Program.

We nominated sixteen films from our collection to be digitized as part of the project. The films, which focus on California history, feature Northern California locations and UC Davis campus activities as well as topics such as water issues and native plants. The digitized films, which will be hosted on the Internet Archive as part of the California Light and Sound Collection, should be available during Summer 2014. Please stay tuned until then when we’ll unveil these newly digitized films.

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