Worth 10,000 WordsA new exhibit at Shields Library focuses on student photography from The California Aggie over the years.
Generations of student photographers at The California Aggie have captured campus life since UC Davis’ earliest days. Now part of the UC Davis Library’s University Archives, these images are back in the spotlight this winter as the focus of a new library exhibit, on display in the lobby of Shields Library through March 2022.
An extensive collection of photo negatives, prints and data disks from about 1980 to 2007 were salvaged from the Aggie’s “photo morgue” before the newspaper vacated its old editorial office in the basement of Freeborn Hall. They are now preserved by the library along with the full historical archive of The California Aggie, which was digitized in 2020 thanks to the generous support of Aggie alumni.