UCSC Library Map Collections 2523 UCSC Library Regional Oral History Collection 1482 UCSC Campus History - Photographs and Maps 1088 Branson DeCou Digital Archive 1073 Lick Observatory Digital Archive 980 Organic Farming-Sustainable Agriculture Oral Histories 764 Dibblee Digital Geologic Map Collection 674 UCSC Library Aerial Photographs 658 Hihn-Younger Archive 653 UCSC Campus History - Publications 561 Harry Mayo Surfing Photography Collection 395 Santa Cruz County History Digital Collections 328 Ansel Adams Photographs 146 Performing Arts Collections 122
In the Map Collections, the most popular item by far (viewed 142 times!) was the 1906 map of Santa Cruz County, drawn by the Punnett Brothers firm of San Francisco. The map shows not only roads and railways, but also land ownership with acreages, townships, school and supervisors districts, and the old Spanish and Mexican ranchos.
In the Regional Oral History Collection, visitors looked most at the oral history transcripts of Professor Priscilla "Tilly" Shaw (literature faculty from 1966 to 1993), Karen Sinsheimer (wife of former chancellor Robert Sinsheimer) -- both of whom recently passed away--, and the early histories of Oakes College and the Farm and Garden Project.
In the Branson DeCou collection, the most popular item was a scenic view of a desert landscape: Colorado Desert, California: landscape with sand verbena (Abronia villosa) and other shrubs. Perhaps visitors are looking for drought-resistant landscaping ideas!
University of California, Santa Cruz. McHenry Library, Special Collections, DC1.815.0038L