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Exhibits by Archives and Special Collections

Current Exhibits

Manetti-Shrem Book Connection
Shields Library (Lobby – Left Side of Main Staircase)
November 1, 2022 – May 8, 2023
Asian American Activism: From the 1960s to the Present
Shields Library (Lobby – Left Side of Main Staircase)
May 1, 2022 – December 23, 2022
Democracy by Participation: The Life and Legacy of Cruz Reynoso
Shields Library (Lobby – Archives and Special Collections)
May 20, 2022 – December 23, 2022

Permanent Exhibits

Student Life in Color

Curated by Archives and Special Collections

Online Exhibits

Attic to Archives

Journey through the process of how a group of old papers becomes a research collection.

Colby E. “Babe” Slater Collection

This U.S. Olympic Rugby player was the first University of California, Davis alumnus to win an Olympic gold medal.

Fleetfield Gallery Dog Art Display

A selection of dog-themed art donated to the UC Davis Library by the Sheila Grant Fleetfield Dog Museum and Library.

McKinnon and Ruble Families Papers

The life of Aloysius John McKinnon, M.D., a physician and rancher in the California Delta region during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Picnic Day: By the Decade

Photographs highlighting over a hundred years of the University’s annual event, Picnic Day.

Robert G. Mondavi: Celebrating the Good Life

Mondavi’s personal papers illustrate how the influential winemaker rose to prominence and how he saw his role in promoting wine, fine food, and the arts.

Saratoga Horticultural Research Foundation

Showcases the Saratoga Horticultural Research Foundation Collection and chronicles the Foundation’s role in creating ornamental landscapes perfectly suited to California’s challenging climates.

Student Life in Color

UC Davis student traditions, activities and academics during a period spanning the late 20th century to the present era.

UC Davis Library Centennial (1908-2008)

Over the course of a century the library has grown from a ready reference collection for farmers and scientists to a world-class research library covering

UC Davis Traditions: Past and Present

Selections from the University Archives Photographs Collection featuring campus traditions, some of which continue to this day.
Past Exhibits

Records of library exhibits from the past.