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Written by Jarod Urrutia six months ago

Help decide how you want the Kennedy Library to look!

As the Kennedy Library’s renovation plans continue to move forward, we still need the feedback from the Cal Poly community. BNIM and brightspot strategy have laid out three main design concepts, each with a different vision for the layout of

Written by Ella Worley six months ago

Celebrating Women’s History Month with the Women’s Zine Collection

A shining portion of feminist (recent) history is kept where you’d least expect it — in the back corner of the fourth floor of Kennedy Library, under lock and key, and separated into well kept, archival folders. Special Collections and

Written by Jarod Urrutia six months ago

The Kennedy Library encourages all faculty to apply for the Learn by Doing Scholar Award!

The application period for the Kennedy Library’s Learn by Doing Scholar Award is almost over! Apply by March 5 at 5 p.m. on our website! The Learn by Doing Scholar Award is an annual award given to faculty members by

Written by Laura Sorvetti seven months ago

The streets of Cal Poly: Take a historical walk

Cali Vance (HIST ’19) is an intern in Special Collections and Archives. During Winter Quarter she is researching Cal Poly history for the upcoming exhibit Building the Cal Poly Campus. This is the second in a series of blog posts in which she shares

Written by Jarod Urrutia seven months ago

Thank you for your feedback on our renovation project!

The Kennedy Library would like to thank all students who are providing us with the necessary information to improve the library building and services in the future! The feedback the Kennedy Library receives from the Cal Poly community is the

Written by Laura Sorvetti seven months ago

The Bishop Peak P

Cali Vance (HIST ’19) is an intern in Special Collections and Archives. During Winter Quarter she is researching Cal Poly history for the upcoming exhibit Building the Cal Poly Campus. This is the first in a series of blog posts in which

Written by Jarod Urrutia seven months ago

Take5 at the Kennedy Library is Hosting Valentine’s Day Events!

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, and whether you’re into all the mushy stuff or refuse to buy into the commercials, love is on everyone’s mind, and the Take5, our stress-relieving outreach program here at the Kennedy Library has got you

Written by Jarod Urrutia eight months ago

Free Online Resources From the Graduate Resource Fair

As the 2018 Winter Quarter enters full swing at Cal Poly, the next set of graduate students enter the fray. With your lives as undergraduates behind, a new set of challenges awaits! For them, we organized the Graduate Student Resource Fair,

Written by Ella Worley eight months ago

Comeback Construction

As a student assistant in Special Collections and Archives, I spend many hours a week scanning correspondence between architect Julia Morgan and client William Randolph Hearst, who wrote approximately 3,700 letters, telegrams, and drawings to each other between 1919 and 1945.  I am

Written by Laura Sorvetti nine months ago

Picturing California: A Visual Tour Through the Golden State

Indigenous Californians were the state’s earliest image-makers. Their sacred, ancient rock art includes elaborate depictions of animals and human figures combined with symbols, patterns, and geometric shapes. These stunning markings in paint and chiseled rock are believed to be visual