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Written by Laura Sorvetti a few days 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 last in

Written by Tyler Deitz a few days ago

Railroad Corporations and World War– Sinshiemer 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 Michele Wyngard about a week ago

Holy Banned Books, Batman!

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From examinations of the fallibility of our heroes to subversive social commentaries to moving memoirs and coming-of-age stories, the comic book genre has long surpassed it’s humble good versus evil origins. Maybe that’s what makes comic books so much more

Written by Laura Sorvetti a few weeks 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

Written by Laura Sorvetti a few weeks 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 one month 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 Alex Thomas three 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 Karen Lauritsen three months ago

The New Atascadero Library: Turning vision into reality

Atascadero Library

This post is written by Katherine O’Clair, Agriculture and Environmental Sciences Librarian. On Saturday, June 7, I had the joy and privilege to attend the grand opening of the new Atascadero (Public) Library. The large crowd anxiously awaiting the ribbon-cutting

Written by Tyler Deitz three months ago

Student Assistants of the Library: Roxanne Hoffman

Packing, scanning, and checking-in texts and media might sound a little boring, but without it, we wouldn’t have access to a lot of valuable stuff. And for student assistant Roxanne Hoffman, this is all in a day’s work with Interlibrary

Written by Karen Lauritsen three months ago

Open Science Cafe: First year launch

Open Science Cafe

I’ve been reflecting on the inaugural Open Science Cafe. In case you missed it, Ali Albiani, a soon-to-be-graduate in art and design, developed an interactive event that featured Steve Duenes, graphics director at The New York Times: “How to use

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