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From the Mariposa County, UC Cooperative Extension Collection: The 1988 Beef Checkoff
Author: Rebecca Gourevitch


March 2, 2022


The California Agricultural Resources Archive (CARA) team digitized and placed online over one hundred items from the Mariposa County, UC Cooperative Extension collection including materials related to the 1988 Beef Checkoff referendum.

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From the Archives: 4-H Youth Development
Author: Emily S. Lin


February 28, 2022


As farm advisors fanned out across California in the 1910s and 1920s and developed programs of work with local farm bureaus, one of their key endeavors was enrolling boys and girls in local agricultural clubs. Early agricultural clubs, including calf, pig, poultry, vegetable growing, and home economics clubs, were formed to provide youth with hands-on learning experiences and demonstrate better agricultural and home practices. Merced County agent J.F. Grass attested in his 1920 report that these clubs successfully “aroused the interest of parents” and “stimulated farm bureau work in those communities.” Competitions were established to increase attention to purebred stock, better feed, and other farm improvement objectives.

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Faculty Author Series Donald Barclay
Faculty Author Series: Donald Barclay


February 2, 2022


Join us for a Faculty Author Series Talk with our very own Deputy University Librarian, Donald Barclay on April 5, 2022.

Faculty Author Series: Dr. Muey Saeteurn


January 31, 2022


Join us for a Faculty Author Series talk with Associate Professor of History, Dr. Muey Saeteurn on March 17, 2022.

Faculty Author Series: Dr. Carolyn Dicey Jennings


January 31, 2022


Join us for a Faculty Author Talk with Associate Professor of Philosophy and Cognitive Sciences, Dr. Carolyn Dicey Jennings on March 9, 2022.

UC Love Data Week


January 27, 2022


Register for presentations and workshops on all things data during this week-long event, February 14th - February 18th. All UC community members welcome to attend.

Spring 2022 Library Workshops
Spring 2022 Library Workshops


January 18, 2022


Join us for our Spring 2022 Library Workshops!

Spring 2022 Library Hours
Spring 2022 Library Hours


January 14, 2022


The UC Merced Library will resume regular hours for the Spring 2022 semester. Read more for hours and holidays.

Processing of Modoc County’s UC Cooperative Extension archival collection underway
Author: Rebecca Gourevitch


January 12, 2022


The California Agricultural Resources Archive (CARA) team is processing archival documents from the Modoc County, UC Cooperative Extension collection. Materials reflect the prominent livestock management operations in California's most northeastern county, as well as watershed restoration projects and the various activities performed by farm advisors and topic specialists.

Access Alert - ProQuest


January 7, 2022


Beginning Saturday, January 15th at 7pm Pacific Time through Sunday, January 16th at 3am Pacific Time, ProQuest platforms will be undergoing scheduled maintenance. ProQuest content and platforms such as Ebook Central may be unavailable during this time. We apologize for any inconvenience and hope this interruption will create minimal disruption to our users’ research.

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