Perfect for History Buffs: The University Archives

From Kennedy Library's 2008 Annual Publication (23MB PDF).

Are you interested in seeing the beanies worn by Cal Poly freshmen in the 1930s? What about reading President Warren J. Baker's latest speech? If you need to research Cal Poly's history or just enjoy looking into the past, then visit the University Archives. You'll find original and digital collections documenting the history, growth, and development of Cal Poly. Established in 1978, University Archives is housed on the fourth floor of the Kennedy Library.

The University Archives provides information on campus life, organizations, and activities; the physical campus, its facilities, and the built environment. You can also learn about campus lore and traditions.

University Archives' major holdings include 20,000 historical photographs, yearbooks, presidential speeches, and books written by Cal Poly faculty members. During the coming year, the University Archives staff will be working to digitize and make available photographs from every decade in the University's history.

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