Manuscript Collections
Slater, Colby E. "Babe" Collection

Photograph

Collection Number: D-394

Extent
5.3 linear feet
Biography
1917 graduate of the University Farm School (now the University of California, Davis) who served with the United States Army Medical Corps in France during the First World War. An outstanding athlete, Slater won Olympic gold medals for rugby in 1920 and 1924. Around 1927, he bought land in Clarksburg, California where he farmed for many years.
Description
Correspondence, diaries, publications, ephemera, photographic material, and realia. Most of the collection pertains to Slater and the United States Olympic Rugby Team winning gold medals at the Olympic Games in Antwerp, Belgium (1920) and Paris (1924). The collection also includes material related to the history of the University of California, Davis; the First World War; agriculture; and the history of Yolo County, California
Inclusive Dates
1906-2001, (bulk 1917-1957)
Subject
California History
Finding Aid on the Online Archive of California (http://findaid.oac.cdlib.org/findaid/ark:/13030/kt5p3020w9)
Access
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