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November 5, 2019


State Archives Speaker Series: The History of Wine and Winemaking in California

SACRAMENTO, CA – The California State Archives Speaker Series is featuring a discussion on the history of wine and winemaking California on Thursday, November 7, 2019. UC Davis Shields Library’s Axel Borg and Julliane Ballou will be the featured speakers at this special presentation hosted in the California Museum lobby. The Cal Aggie Alumni Association has partnered with the Friends of the California Archives to provide FREE pours of their Alumni Wine Collection during the presentation.

About the Speakers
Axel Borg, a subject specialist librarian in the Research Support Services department at UC-Davis's Shields Library, has served as the Library's Post Harvest Subject Bibliographer for nearly three decades; he has also worked as a librarian at UC-Berkeley and UC-Santa Cruz. Along with Post Harvest Agriculture, his other subject specialties include viticulture and enology; food science and nutrition; general agriculture; microbiology; and plant sciences, plant biology, and plant pathology. He has curated research guides and written blog posts on these and related topics, and is the recipient of the UC Davis Academic Federation James H. Meyer Distinguished Achievement Award and the UC Davis faculty Charles P. Nash Prize.

Jullianne Ballou is the Warren Winiarski Wine Writer Collection Fellow at UC-Davis Shields Library's Special Collections department, providing access to the university's wine writer collections for research, teaching, and general exploration. She also supports the collection’s growth and reach through acquisitions, events, exhibitions, and digital collections. Prior to joining the library, she was a Project Librarian at the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin, where she worked with documents ranging from 16th-century maps to original drafts of Gabriel García Márquez’s novel One Hundred Years of Solitude.

*Media interested in attending must RSVP to


California State Archives Speaker Series


Axel Borg and Jullianne Ballou


Thursday, November 7, 2019
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Link to RSVP


California State Archives
1020 O Street
Sacramento, CA 95814


Tamara Martin - State Archives, (916) 653-7715
Sam Mahood - Secretary of State, (916) 653-6575


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