Out Loud  / Special Collections & Archives

Written by Laura Sorvetti eight months ago

A century’s-worth of family history

DerricksFirstBlogPost

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 first in

Written by Laura Sorvetti eight months ago

Find LOVE in Special Collections and Archives

In honor of this day of love, we’ve searched Special Collections and Archives for love and related topics. Here’s what we found:

Written by Tyler Deitz eight months ago

Filed Again: Concluding findings in the McPhee Collection

Ben Simon is a student assistant in Special Collections & University Archives. He is working on a project to organize the papers of Cal Poly President Julian McPhee (1933-1966). This is the third in a series of posts in which

Written by Tyler Deitz nine months ago

Preserving Cal Poly’s history for faculty and future

Audio Visuals recordings from Special Collections and Archives

Special Collections and Archives houses interesting things from one-of-a-kind artist’s books to original, historical documents, films and audio recordings. Yet many of these films and audio recordings are on mediums that rarely can be viewed or listened to in today’s

Written by Karen Lauritsen eleven months ago

Mary Kennedy, former First Lady of Cal Poly

Photo of Mary Kennedy laughing

Mary Kennedy, a beloved presence on the Cal Poly campus for nearly four decades, passed away at the age of 97 on October 3, 2013. She played a significant role at Cal Poly; as President Emeritus Robert E. Kennedy liked

Written by Tyler Deitz one year ago

Connecting students to their shared past at Cal Poly

Photo of Special Collections images of Cal Poly at University Store

Ever notice those huge, life-size photos posted on the windows of the University Store showing student life at Cal Poly in the olden days?  The 100″ by 100″ photos are definitely hard to miss. The unique, blown-up images are part of

Written by Tyler Deitz one year ago

Past, present and future of Banned Books Week

Detail of Banned Books Week button design

The Past: Step into the way-back machine, all the way to the year 2010. It was my first year at Cal Poly and the first time Kennedy Library celebrated Banned Books Week. Because our celebration was new, when someone had

Written by Tyler Deitz one year ago

The coeducation file: More surprises in the McPhee Collection

Black and white photo of McPhee family in the Carrizo Plains

Ben Simon is a student assistant in Special Collections & Archives. This summer he is working on a project to organize the papers of Cal Poly President Julian McPhee (1933-1966). This is the third in a series of posts in

Written by Karen Lauritsen one year ago

Kennedy Library’s vine series features artists’ books from special collections

Photo of artist book called Pyramids by Herodotus and Susan Allix

We’ve got artists’ books! They’re cared for with love in Special Collections, where they get the white glove treatment. Lately, they’ve also been getting their time in the limelight, as the stars of a summer series on Vine.

Written by Karen Lauritsen one year ago

Zach Vowell named digital archivist at Kennedy Library

Photo of Zach in the atrium

Zach Vowell joined Kennedy Library in July, 2013, as a Digital Archivist. This position is new for Kennedy Library.

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