Each year at the beginning of March, UC San Diego celebrates the life and works of campus luminary, Theodor Seuss Geisel — better known to his reading audience as Dr. Seuss — with a campuswide birthday party which also coincides with National Read Across America Day.
In addition to the birthday festivities, a small exhibit of materials from the book Happy Birthday to You! will be on view through Sunday, March 24 on the main floor of Geisel Library. The classic children’s book is celebrating the 60th anniversary of its publication this year.
In 1991, the UC San Diego Library’s Special Collections & Archives became the official repository for the original works of Dr. Seuss. The collection now holds more than 20,000 items, including original drawings, sketches, manuscript drafts, books, notebooks, photographs and memorabilia, documenting the full range of Geisel’s creative achievements.
Photo Credit: Image from “Happy Birthday to You!” TM & © Dr. Seuss Enterprises, L.P. 1959, All rights reserved.