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Written by Laura Sorvetti two 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 Alex Thomas four 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 four 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 Rachel Scott four 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 four 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

Written by Rachel Scott five months ago

Objects of Affection: Looking at the Diverse History of the Central Coast

Grace Yeh

Through stories, pictures, songs, performances, love letters and a rich family history, Objects of Affection shows us what life was like for diverse families on the Central Coast. The “Objects of Affection” exhibit draws upon the personal papers of families

Written by Derrick Usher five 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 Karen Lauritsen five months ago

Natalie Rich, library student assistant, presents at the Independent Book Publishers Association Conference

Natalie Rich_IBPA_thumbnail

This post is written by Natalie Rich, Kennedy Library’s digital communication & publishing student assistant for Digital Scholarship Services. She is helping shape the Earn by Doing, donor-funded position in its inaugural year. Her role is to coordinate interdisciplinary projects

Written by Ali Albiani five months ago

Open Science Cafe: “How to use data and design to tell stories” with Steve Duenes, graphics director at The New York Times

Steve Duenes

“When something is new to us, we treat it as an experience. We feel that our senses are awake and clear. We are alive.” —Jasper Johns This quote reflects the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity I had leading Open Science Café on Friday,

Written by Karen Lauritsen five months ago

Thank you from Anna Gold, university librarian

Anna congratulates graduating students

This post is written by University Librarian Anna Gold. On April 30 and May 1 and 2, we had a truly memorable celebration of the Kennedy Library’s ACRL award for excellence in university libraries.

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