The Colby E. “Babe” Slater Collection features the sports career of an alumnus of UC Davis and member of the U.S. Rugby Olympic team of 1920 and team captain of 1924. The collection contains correspondence, diaries, publications, ephemera, photographic material, and realia. Most of the collection pertains to Slater and the United States Olympic Rugby Team winning gold medals at the Olympic Games in Antwerp, Belgium (1920) and Paris (1924). The collection also includes material related to the history of the University of California, Davis; the First World War; agriculture; and the history of Yolo County, California.

Entrance to Picnic Day festivities, circa 1924

Entrance to Picnic Day festivities, circa 1924

A complete description of the collection is available via the Special Collections website. It includes a biography, timeline, and box list of the collection.

Triangular pennant with 5 Olympic Rings

Olympic Pennant

This unique collection is held by the Department of Special Collections at the University of California, Davis Library. For further information about the collection or to schedule a research visit you may contact us at speccoll@ucdavis.edu.

For further information see the UC Davis Library Department of Special Collections website or contact Daryl Morrison, Head, Special Collections, phone: (530) 752-2112, dmorrison@ucdavis.edu.