Out Loud

Written by Karen Lauritsen a few days ago

GIS on campus: Faculty and student examples

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Today, as part of Geography Awareness Week and GIS Day, the Data Studio presented its first of three events taking place this week. Dr. Billy Riggs (pictured) from City and Regional Planning, works with lots of transportation variables and opened

Written by Rachel Scott a few days ago

Elevated Foundation: An exhibit to imagine Cal Poly’s academic commons

Student designers with Professor Omar Faruque at the Elevated Foundations exhibit.

Over the summer, Cal Poly Landscape Architecture students were given a huge task in their LA 402 and LA 436 classes: imagine and design the future of an academic commons at Cal Poly (to be located in the area right outside

Written by Karen Lauritsen a few days ago

Saying yes to community with Jessica Holada

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Jessica Holada (pictured*, at right) joined Special Collections and Archives as director in March, 2014. We first got to know her in a welcome post on this blog. More recently, I asked her a few questions over email about her

Written by Karen Lauritsen about a week ago

Moving into a new phase of the master planning process

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Yesterday the Kennedy Library’s Building Program Committee* met for the last time, a concluding meeting that marked the end of one process and the beginning of another. It was an opportunity to review where we’ve been, what we’ve accomplished with

Written by Alex Thomas and Laura Sorvetti a few weeks ago

9 Halloween costume ideas from University Archives

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We had fun going through the University Archives collections to find photos to inspire your last-minute Halloween costumes (or to look at just because they are AWESOME). And there’s more where these came from.

Written by Michele Wyngard a few weeks ago

Archiving Gems

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October is California Archives Month! Celebrate with the students and staff of Robert E. Kennedy’s Special Collections and Archives as we share some of our favorite discoveries in the archives… Archives hold the promise of discovery. Not just discovery of

Written by Laura Sorvetti a few weeks ago

Cal Poly’s Geodesic Dome: Then and Now

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This post was written by Amy Strickland (ME ’15), a student assistant in Special Collections and Archives. This summer I worked on several projects in Special Collections and Archives, including scanning all the aerial photographs of campus in the University Archives Photograph

Written by Alex Thomas a few weeks ago

The Sound of Yesterday

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“… President Carter has asked Congress for standby power to ration gasoline…” “Hello! You’re on 91 Talkback.” “Hi, I’d like to talk about the draft…” “…law enforcement officials had predicted that UFW leader Cesar Chavez would lead thousands of striking

Written by Derrick Usher a few weeks ago

Appreciating Special Collections and Archives

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October is American Archives Month and California Archives Month, a time for us to focus on the importance of record keeping and to enhance public recognition for the people and programs that are responsible for maintaining the vital historical records

Written by Jan Kline a few weeks ago

Two books, two marriages, two psychopaths: You Should Have Known, and Gone Girl

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These two books could put you off marriage altogether. Every married person has the occasional “who ARE you??” moment with their spouse, but both of these books take it to extremes. Maybe it’s because I do a lot of my

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