Out Loud  / Special Collections & Archives

Written by Laura Sorvetti two months ago

More from the Sinsheimer Family letters: from civil war to earthquake

The Shinsheimer Bros. storefront on Monterey Street in downtown San Luis Obispo, c. 1925 (Sinsheimer Family Correspondence, Special Collections and Archives, California Polytechnic State University, 036-8-e-123-05-02)

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

Written by Laura Sorvetti three months ago

The hidden history within letters: the Sinsheimer Family Correspondence

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 a historic family of San Luis Obispo. This is the first in

Written by Karen Lauritsen four months ago

Kennedy Library collaborating with Graphic Communication on new Wadewitz Collection

The June 1902 cover for The Inland Printer, an important industry trade journal published for over six decades.

Kennedy Library has been working with the Graphic Communication department in the College of Liberal Arts on a recent gift to Cal Poly, the E.H. Wadewitz Collection, donated by the Printing Industries of America.

Written by Alex Thomas five months ago

A Controversial Commencement: Cal Poly and Ronald Reagan, 1974

This post is written by Alex Thomas (HIST ’16), Student Assistant in Special Collections and Archives. Alex reflects on another Cal Poly commencement, back in 1974. And it turns out some of the topics from forty years ago still ring

Written by Derrick Usher six months ago

Jack Growing Into the 20th Century

Receipt for Jack's Cadillac Touring Car, 1909 (Jack Family Papers, Special Collections, California Polytechnic State University, 014_spc_000033)

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 Alex Thomas six months ago

A spectacular view of the past: San Luis Obispo in 1907

The pieces of the puzzle after alignment. (San Luis Obispo County Regional Photo Collection, Special Collections, California Polytechnic State University, 168-1-B-01-35 [detail])

This post is written by Alex Thomas (HIST ’16), Student Assistant in Special Collections and Archives. The other day I got to time travel. Refrigerator cars lined up on the tracks. A restaurant advertised to passengers: ALL TRAINS STOP 10

Written by Laura Sorvetti seven 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 seven 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 eight 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 eight 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

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