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Written by Laura Sorvetti eleven months ago

October is California Archives Month!

Every October we celebrate California Archives Month, part of the national American Archives Month, a collaborative effort by archivists and repositories across the nation to highlight the importance of archival records. Learn more about California Archives Month here. Special Collections and Archives

Written by Ella Worley one year 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 Kaylee Scoggins Herring four years ago

Mr. Hearst and Miss Morgan

Intern Kaylee is digitizing correspondence in the Julia Morgan Papers

Kaylee Scoggins Herring is a recent college graduate and an intern in Special Collections and Archives. This summer she is working on a project to digitize and make accessible online the correspondence between architect Julia Morgan and newspaper publisher William Randolph

Written by Victoria Billings six years ago

Journey into library land: Blogging bonanza

A photo of a giant microbe plush of an E. coli cell, sitting on top of a shelf of books.

Victoria Billings is the communications and public programs intern at Kennedy Library. ‘Journey into library land’ is a series about what she’s learned creating media for Cal Poly’s university library. It’s been a busy two weeks! And not just because

Written by Victoria Billings six years ago

Julia Morgan’s legacy lives on in Cal Poly architecture students

A cardboard model of a visitor's center with glass doors that swing upward to open.

A tiny city sprung up almost overnight this January in Kennedy Library’s 1st Floor Gallery, thanks to the work of 2nd year architecture students. The city, or rather, models of buildings all inspired by architect Julia Morgan, was the result

Written by Karen Lauritsen seven years ago

100 years is a long time

Photo of BCC Centennial in Julia Morgan Ballroom

Last week, on December 12, 2012, Laura Sorvetti and I went to San Francisco to join the Book Club of California in celebrating 100 years. Since its founding in 1912 the Book Club of California (BCC) has printed fine editions

Written by Victoria Billings seven years ago

Architecture time machine!

Photo of Cal Poly architecure students review Julia Morgan papers

Second year architecture students are stepping into the past with the help of Kennedy Library’s Special Collections. The upcoming exhibit, Atelier Morgan, features an inspiring collection of Julia Morgan’s sketches and drawings. As part of the exhibit, every second year

Written by Collin Fredrick seven years ago

Atelier Morgan The Personal Archives of Architect Julia Morgan

Julia Morgan’s personal archives belie one of the most persistent myths about her: that she destroyed the records of her nearly fifty-year practice when she retired in 1951. In fact, Morgan carefully preserved thousands of architectural plans, drawings, sketchbooks, photographs,