Out Loud  / Special Collections & Archives

Written by Soquel Filice a few weeks ago

When Poly Was Royal: Queens on Campus

ua-pho_00001991-header

This post is written by Soquel Filice (HIST ’15), a Student Assistant in Special Collections and Archives. Soquel curated When Poly Was Royal, an exhibit on the history of Open House at Cal Poly. In the process, she was inspired to write

Written by Katie Sheetz two months ago

Sister’s Inn: Re-discovering a San Luis Obispo business

189_spc_000002_008-featured

In the fall of 2014, Special Collections and Archives acquired a box full of photos, newspaper clippings, and magazines. As a Special Collections Student Assistant, it is my job to reach back through the years and find the story that

Written by Laura Sorvetti three months ago

It’s Book Fair Season in California

A view from the CODEX book fair (photo by Jessica Holada).

This post is written by Jessica Holada, Director of Special Collections and Archives. “Book artists invent the library by adding to it. They are inventors of new libraries and new readers.” -Peter Rutledge Koch, opening remarks at CODEX V It’s

Written by Karen Lauritsen three months ago

Broadside: Letter Composed During a Lull in the Fighting by Kevin Powers

Kevin Powers Poem by Ninja Press

Cuesta College’s 2015 Book of the Year is The Yellow Birds by Kevin Powers. In partnership with the San Luis Obispo County Library and San Luis Obispo Reads Program, the author will visit for a conversation and book signing on

Written by Derrick Usher four months ago

Mustang Daily Digitization Project

ua-nws_00001011_md-1962-25-010-cropped

Special Collections and Archives is digitizing Cal Poly’s student newspaper collection. The collection includes of all of Cal Poly’s student newspapers, beginning with the first weekly student publication, The Polygram, in 1916. We’ve named the endeavor “The Mustang Daily Digitization Project,” in recognition of the

Written by Karen Lauritsen six months ago

Saying yes to community with Jessica Holada

SCA_JH

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 Alex Thomas seven months ago

9 Halloween costume ideas from University Archives

ua-pho_00000699-A

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 seven months ago

Archiving Gems

2014-archives-month-poster-WEB

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 Amy Strickland seven months ago

Cal Poly’s Geodesic Dome: Then and Now

ua-pho_00001528-M

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 seven months ago

The Sound of Yesterday

ua-sel_00000246-a

“… 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

top