Out Loud  / Special Collections & Archives

Written by Karen Lauritsen a few weeks 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 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 Laura Sorvetti two months ago

A Jewish family in San Luis Obispo

The Sinsheimer Family, circa 1893 (Sinsheimer Collection, Special Collections and Archives, California Polytechnic State University, 036-8-05-122-05-01)

Wendy Myren is a history graduate student (Spring ‘15) completing an internship in Special Collections and Archives. She is working on a project to organize the correspondence of the Sinsheimer family of San Luis Obispo. This is the final post

Written by Laura Sorvetti two months ago

Railroad Corporations and World War– Sinsheimer meets with Roosevelt

Wendy looking through a folder of correspondence in the Sinsheimer Family Correspondence

Wendy Myren is a history graduate student (Spring ‘15) completing an internship in Special Collections and Archives. She is working on a project to organize the correspondence of the Sinsheimer family of San Luis Obispo. This is the fourth in

Written by Laura Sorvetti two months ago

Welcome Class of 2018 (and welcome back everyone else)!

Special Collections and Archives student assistants Amy and Alex created these GIFs using historic images of Cal Poly. Want to see more? Check out these images, videos, and audio from University Archives!

Written by Laura Sorvetti two months ago

Nettie Sinsheimer – Quite a Woman!

Wendy Myren is a history graduate student (Spring ‘15) completing an internship in Special Collections and Archives. She is working on a project to organize the correspondence of the Sinsheimer family of San Luis Obispo. This is the second in

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