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Student Life in Color

Shields Library (Lobby - Archives and Special Collections)

Permanent Exhibit

History is not black-and-white. Student life at UC Davis is vibrant and multifaceted; rooted in tradition, yet full of renewal. The images in this exhibit, drawn from the University Archives, capture UC Davis student traditions, activities and academics during a period spanning the late 20th century to the present era. From Picnic Day to athletic events; from hands-on learning to cultural performances, the students in these color photographs demonstrate the diversity of the Aggie experience and the persistence of the “Aggie Spirit.”

This exhibit, installed on the first floor of Shields Library along the courtyard, features images from archival collections stewarded and preserved by the UC Davis Library’s Archives and Special Collections department, including: Strategic Communications Records (AR-031), Neil Michel Axiom Photograph Collection (AR-195), California Aggie Photographs (AR-200), and Cross Cultural Center Records (AR-229).

Traditions and Events

Student Life and Activities

Academic Life