Find Materials in Archives and Special Collections
Search and Request
Use these tools to locate any item from Archives and Special Collections. We recommend visiting our Collections page as a starting point, but feel free to use whatever tool you find to be most intuitive and always make sure to request access to materials via Aeon before you visit us in person.
Our Collections Page
Our collections organized by type: books and pamphlets, manuscripts, maps, university archives and more.
UC Library Search
A catalog of all UC library materials. Select “UC Davis Libraries” and set location to “Special Collections” to limit your search to Archives and Special Collections items.
Online Archive of California
Search for Special Collections or University Archives by using keywords or browsing collections from A to Z.
View Digitized Items
These websites allow you browse and/or search for digitized and born-digital items from our collections that can be viewed directly in your internet browser.
UC Davis Digital Collections
Access thousands of digitized and born-digital items from the library’s distinctive collections on agriculture, food, wine, UC Davis and California history.
Calisphere aggregates digital collections from libraries, archives, museums, historical societies, and other cultural heritage organizations in California.
The Internet Archive, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, is building a digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form.
Digital Scriptorium (DS) is a growing consortium of American institutions with collections of medieval and Renaissance manuscripts.