UC Davis Library Timeline

1908
1913
1915
1916
1922
1924
1925
  • Formal arrangement for the ordering of books on approval was established.
  • Periodicals room was opened.
  • Reserve book system was set up.
1926
1932
  • Art reproductions lent by the California State Library to decorate the Library walls.
1938
1940
1943
1948
1950
1951
1955
  • New stack addition built.
1956
  • Veterinary Medicine Library was established in room next to the Dean's office in Haring Hall.
1957
  • Library course in bibliographic research offered.
  • Food Technology holdings were transferred from UC Berkeley to Davis.
1958
1959
1961
1964
1965
  • Rare books were transferred from Loan Desk to Reference Department.
  • Library Associates formed.
1966
1967
1968
1969
  • Library became a member of the Association of Research Libraries.
1970
1971
1972
  • Remote Searching of Medline database was operational in Health Sciences Library.
1973
1974
1975
  • Library held 1.2 million volumes.
1976
1977
1978
  • Library held 1.5 million volumes.
1979
  • Biological/Agricultural Sciences Reference Department was established.
  • Acquisition of Gary Snyder's papers began.
1980
  • UC Davis became a member of the Research Libraries Group.
1981
  • Michael and Margaret B. Harrison Western Research Center became part of the University Library.
  • Conservation and Preservation Department created.
1982
  • Library received Higher Education Act (Title II-C) grant to catalog the F. Hal Higgins Collection (http://findaid.oac.cdlib.org/findaid/ark:/13030/kt8t1nd615)
1983
1984
1985
1986
1987
1988
  • Ground-breaking ceremonies are held for west wing of Peter J. Shields Library.
  • Automated acquisitions system (Innopac) was installed.
1989
1990
1991
  • Automated public catalog system (DRA) was installed.
  • "American Farm" exhibit was acquired. The photographic panels that decorate the walls of Shields Library were an exhibit originally mounted by the California Historical Society.
  • Chinese Cookbooks collection was acquired.
1994
1996
1998
  • The British Women Romantic Poets Project (http://digital.lib.ucdavis.edu/projects/bwrp/) began to identify and make accessible on the Internet the works of women poets. The Kohler Collection served as the main source for texts by women poets writing between 1789 and 1832.
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2005
2006
2007
2008

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