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Exhibits by Archives and Special Collections

Current Exhibits

Celebrating 30 Years of Eggheads
Shields Library (Lobby – Left Side of Main Staircase)
April 2, 2024 – November 22, 2024
Aggie Gold: Celebrating Babe Slater at the 2024 Olympics
Shields Library (Lobby – Left Side of Main Staircase)
May 15, 2024 – August 16, 2024
Confronting Violence: Improving Women’s Lives
Blaisdell Medical Library
May 6, 2024 – August 10, 2024
Worlds Encompassed: Premodern Making and Mingling
Shields Library (Lobby – Archives and Special Collections)
May 2, 2024 – September 30, 2024

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.