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CARA highlights agricultural history from across California

Wed, May 26, 2021 5:25 PM

Our digitized UC Cooperative Extension archival collections continue to grow and are accessible through our online repository, Calisphere. Recently, 500 images were added to the Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo Counties, UC Cooperative Extension Records. Spanning the 1920s through the 2010s, the total number of digitized items from those two counties is now 1,672. In May of this year, UC Merced Library staff met with farm advisors and staff members from the Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo UCCE offices to review the Library's work on this collection and to show them how to access the material online. We provided tips on conducting searches, in order to locate items based on key terms, and highlighted themes present in the material. It was exciting to show Cooperative Extension staff material created by their predecessors and to provide them with historical documents related to their important work around the state. Check out the collection on Calisphere:

[Farm equipment truck with Farm Bureau logo], undated