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SEKI archive evacuation
October 22, 2020

UC Merced's Newsroom reports on UC Merced Library's role in bringing the archives of Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks (SEKI) to campus due to fire risk. This piece speaks to the rescue effort, potential for on-going collaboration, and the rich resources located in the archive.

November 9, 2020

The UC Merced Library is happy to announce the public launch of the Ernest Lowe Photography Collection. This collection of photographs, which was acquired by the Library with support from the UC Merced Office of the Chancellor, showcases the work done by photographer Ernest Lowe to document the lives and struggles of the farmworking communities in California's Central Valley. 

Map of farm centers in the county, from the 1920 annual report of the county agricultural agent.
November 20, 2020

“Merced County was what might be termed virgin territory for rural organization work before the farm bureau came into this county,” wrote County Agent J.F.