Kennedy Library’s traveling exhibits have been developed to help share the unique cultural images and resources, found in the library’s Special Collections and University Archives, with broader communities. Traveling exhibits are available on topics that include regional history of San Luis Obispo, Cal Poly history, architecture and the built environment, and ethnic and national communities in California.
Browse the list below to learn more about the content our traveling exhibits. For more information or to discuss borrowing one of our traveling exhibits, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 805-756-2305.
Traveling Exhibits Available from Kennedy Library
This exhibit draws on Julia Morgan's architectural plans, sketchbooks, photographs, correspondence, and other personal papers in the Kennedy Library's Special Collections.
» Find out more about Atelier Morgan
Where We Stand draws from Mustang Daily articles, student club documents, and oral accounts to construct a brief history of African American advocacy on the Cal Poly campus from the Civil Rights Movement to the present day.
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Kennedy Library presents an exhibition highlighting Cal Poly Japanese American students who were unable to complete their education due to their forced relocation and internment during World War II.
» Find out more about Nisei Diploma Project
The exhibit features reproductions of black and white photographs taken by an unknown photographer – most likely a delegate – to the 40th annual National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Convention held in Los Angeles, California, from July 12-17, 1949.
» Get more information about Snapshots of Equality
Strive and Struggle explores campus reactions, struggles and triumphs during the Civil Rights years, and the efforts to establish ethnic studies courses.
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A traveling exhibition composed of a collection of documentary photographs taken by Oceano resident Manuel Echavarria, San Luis Obispo County’s first photographic history of Latino farm workers documented by a farm worker and farm labor organizer. The prints commemorate the struggles and triumphs of the mostly Latino laborers as they fought for better pay and working conditions in the farms and fields of Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties.
» Find out more about ¡Viva la Causa!
A youth led traveling photo documentary exhibit about the indigenous community of San Juan Nuevo Parangaricutiro, Michoacan residing in Paso Robles, California. The project gives the entire community a better insight about P’urepecha youth, a way to see youth from their own perspective and insight.
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