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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

 

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

More historic campus images now online

November 9th, 2012 by Sara Gunasekara

Special Collections is excited to announce that more of our University Archives Photographs are now available online. These images offer a visual record of the history of the University of California, Davis. The collection contains photographic prints and negatives, and depicts buildings and grounds, faculty and staff, annual events such as Picnic Day, campus events, classes and classrooms, student clubs and activities, departments, and sporting events.

The images that are now available online are from the following series: Series 3. Annual Events, Series 5. Campus Events, Series 8. Student Clubs and Activities, Series 9. Departments, and Series 10. Sports. Images from Series 2. Administrators, Faculty, and Staff were the first group that went online last year.

You can view these images on the Online Archive of California (OAC) by clicking here and we’ve posted one image from the group below.

We are working on providing online images for the other series in the collection and will post announcements on the blog as those online images become available.

Bicyclist traveling north on California Avenue during snowfall, 1973 January 8

V&E lectures from 1973 now available online

May 30th, 2012 by Sara Gunasekara

Special Collections has been pleased to work on a project that makes the historic Viticulture and Enology lectures of Professor Maynard Amerine from his course, VEN 125 Wine Types and Sensory Evaluation, available for viewing. Acting University Librarian Randolph Siverson was instrumental in recognizing the significance of the lectures and made it a priority to have the old format films transferred to digital files.

Daryl Morrison, Head of Special Collections, oversaw the project and Collections Manager Sara Gunasekara tracked the safe movement of the original tapes and digital files, gave direction to the conversion lab, and provided support throughout the project activities.

This collaborative project included staff from other library departments. Wine and Food Librarian Axel Borg initially received the videotapes from the Viticulture and Enology Department, promoted the project, and viewed the lectures and created the website text. Systems Department Head Dale Snapp and his staff including Hector Villicana, Sean Robbins, and Luis Canales provided technical assistance, web programming and video encoding support. Michael Colby, Head of Original Monograph Cataloging, created a MARC catalog record.

The lectures, which were originally filmed in Winter Quarter 1973, were reformatted from original 1/2″ open reels to digital files by the Bay Area Video Coalition (BAVC) in 2012 for Special Collections.

The fifteen class lectures can be viewed on the Special Collections website.

First group of University Archives Photographs can now be viewed online

June 7th, 2011 by Sara Gunasekara

Special Collections is excited to announce that the first group of our University Archives Photographs can now be viewed online. The University Archives Photographs offer a visual record of the history of the University of California, Davis. The collection contains photographic prints and negatives, and depicts buildings and grounds, faculty and staff, annual events such as Picnic Day, campus events, classes and classrooms, student clubs and activities, departments, and sporting events.

The first images to become accessible online are found in Series 2. This series contains prints and negatives of administrators, faculty and staff from 1915 to 1980. You can view these images on the Online Archive of California (OAC) by clicking here and we’ve posted one image from the group below.

We are working on providing online images for the other series in the collection and will post announcements on the blog as those online images become available.

Abbott, Ursula K., undated