UC Davis records of historical importance
Archives and Special Collections at the UC Davis Library is the repository for the University Archives and collects the non-current records of historical value for the university. The University Archives preserves and makes these documents available for research and instruction. Archives and Special Collections provides reference assistance and an environmentally sound storage location for archival materials. It is our role to preserve the history of the university’s activities and accomplishments.
University Archives Materials:
University records from UC Davis administration, departments, student and community organizations, and events dating as far back as 1907.
Dissertations and Theses
Information about accessing UC Davis theses and dissertations available in a variety of formats — electronic, microfiche and paper copies.
A visual record of the history of the University of California, Davis, available digitally via Calisphere.
UC Davis Web Archives
Records of UC Davis’ web presence, captured by the Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine.
History of UC Davis
Read a brief history of the university, explore various UC Davis timelines and access historical information about various UC Davis campus buildings
Preservation of the University Archives
In 1963 UC President Clark Kerr established a systemwide UC records management program to manage the increasing volume of university records and to ensure the preservation of records of historical importance. UC archives are intended to support UC’s commitment to instruction, research, and public service as stated in the Master Plan (1960) and in A Review of the University of California, a multi-campus System in the 1980’s.
For more information on the roles and activities of the University Archives visit the Archives and Institutional Assets Program.