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Preserving Cal Poly’s history for faculty and future

Special Collections and Archives houses interesting things from one-of-a-kind artist’s books to original, historical documents, films and audio recordings.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 world. With this in mind, it’s good news that 37 recordings from Cal Poly will be soon be digitized and viewable on the Internet Archive. Read more

Connecting students to their shared past at Cal Poly

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 a collaborative partnership between Kennedy Library and the Cal Poly Corporation. Read more

Sullenberger Rose Parade Exhibit now at Cal Poly

We’re excited to share Captain “Sully” and Lorri Sullenberger’s personal memorabilia from when they served as Grand Marshals for the 2010 Tournament of Roses Parade, now on display in Special Collections. It includes photographs, newspaper articles and signed football helmets from Ohio State and the University of Oregon, as well as Special Collections’ own Rose Float records, historic photographs and float concept renderings.

The Sullenbergers approached Cal Poly to share the items, knowing Cal Poly’s annual involvement in the Rose Parade, said curator Catherine Trujillo. “They really treasure these things and so they want to share the experience with as many people as they can,” Trujillo said.

Captain Sully Sullenberger successfully landed US Airways Flight 1549 in the Hudson River on January 15, 2009. All 155 passengers and crew survived. Since 2009 Sullenberger has authored two best-selling books, “Highest Duty: My Search for What Really Matters” (2009), and “Making a Difference: Stories of Vision and Courage from America’s Leaders” (2012).

Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, and Cal Poly, Pomona, have collaborated annually since 1949 to build a float for the parade.

The exhibit is open to the public 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday in Special Collections (Room 409), through October 19, 2012.

"Perks of Being a Hero" exhibit

Discover more about Special Collections at Kennedy Library.
Learn more about the Tournament of Roses.
Read Sully Sullenberger’s website for more about him.

- Victoria Billings / KL
Updated 9/13/12