Out Loud  / Special Collections & Archives

Written by Laura Sorvetti six months ago

From Farmers’ Picnic to Open House – A look back at a Cal Poly tradition

Billboard on Monterey Street welcomes campus visitors to Poly Royal, 1963 (University Archives Photograph Collection, University Archives)

The history of Open House, one of Cal Poly’s largest annual events, spans as far back as 1904. We’ve digitally gathered some of the records that tell its history from University Archives to share with you.

Written by Derrick Usher six months ago

Discoveries in the Jack Family Papers: Some things change and some things don’t

A telegram from R.E. Jack, Jr. to his mother Nellie Jack, 1899 (Jack Family Papers, Special Collections, California Polytechnic State University, 014_spc_000026)

Derrick Usher is a communication studies major (Fall ’14) completing an internship in Special Collections and Archives. He is working on a project to organize the papers of the Jack Family of San Luis Obispo. This is the third in

Written by Soquel Filice seven months ago

“Coeds” on Campus: The Power of Language, Discrimination, and Integration

This post is written by Soquel Filice (HIST ’15), a Student Assistant in Special Collections and Archives. This is the third and final post in a series she wrote about the history of women at Cal Poly for Women’s History

Written by Alex Thomas seven months ago

Mustang Basketball – A History of Excellence

This post is written by Alex Thomas (HIST ’16), a Student Assistant in Special Collections and Archives (you can see more of Alex’s work here and here). Alex writes today about the Cal Poly Men’s Basketball Team’s past history and

Written by Soquel Filice seven months ago

Waiting in the wings: Women and their supporting roles at Cal Poly, 1930-1956

This post is written by Soquel Filice (HIST ’15), a Student Assistant in Special Collections and Archives. This is the second in a series of stories she is writing about the history of women at Cal Poly for Women’s History

Written by Tyler Deitz seven months ago

Understanding Underground Comix: An introduction to the Moore Collection

Written by Karen Lauritsen seven months ago

Jessica Holada named Director of Special Collections and Archives

Photo of Jessica Holada

This post is written by University Librarian Anna Gold. Jessica Holada joined Cal Poly on March 3, as Kennedy Library’s new Director for Special Collections and Archives.

Written by Soquel Filice seven months ago

HERstory: Women at Cal Poly, 1903-1930

Cal Poly students in Cooking Laboratory, circa 1907 (Aston Postcard Collection, University Archives, UA-PC-Aston-135)

Soquel Filice (HIST ’15) is a Student Assistant in Special Collections and Archives. This is the first in a series of stories she is writing about the history of women at Cal Poly for Women’s History Month. Read her second

Written by Laura Sorvetti eight months ago

Kennedy Library wishes you good luck registering for Spring Quarter!

 

Written by Laura Sorvetti eight months ago

Jack of all trades: Revealing history in Special Collections and Archives

Derrick Usher is a communication studies major (Fall ’14) completing an internship in Special Collections and Archives. He is working on a project to organize the papers of the Jack Family of San Luis Obispo. This is the second in

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