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New FAQ posted: Using Special Collections

We just posted the following FAQ to our website. Please let us know if you have ideas for other FAQs that you’d like to see answered.

I’ve never done research in Special Collections before. Can you tell me what to expect?

The Special Collections staff will guide your through the steps needed to access the UC Davis manuscript and archives collections either on your first visit or via e-mail at

The Society of American Archivists has published a guide for the public to learn more about archives, Using Archives: A Guide to Effective Research by Laura Schmidt. This online publication outlines the functions and procedures of archives, and is designed both for first-time archives users and scholars who have already conducted research in archives.


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