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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 a series of blog posts in which she shares some of her experiences in the internship and some of the stories she uncovers. Read Wendy’s first and second posts.

 

The Sinsheimer Family, circa 1893 (Sinsheimer Collection, Special Collections and Archives, California Polytechnic State University, 036-8-05-122-05-01)

The Sinsheimer Family, circa 1893 (Sinsheimer Collection, Special Collections and Archives, California Polytechnic State University, 036-8-05-122-05-01)

Jeanette “Nettie” Weil married Aron Sinsheimer at the young age of seventeen, and bore him ten children in eighteen years (One of the children, Fernanda, died at a young age from complications from polio).  I must admit that initially going into this project I assumed that Aron and Nettie had strict gender roles reflective of the late-19th and early-20th centuries.  How wrong was I!  Nettie is by far the most headstrong, proactive, and independent women I have had the pleasure of reading about.  According to the history of the family that I used as a reference (Sinton’s The Sinsheimer Brothers of San Luis Obispo and San Francisco), Nettie was a busy woman and frequently referred to as “the general” by her family. Read more

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

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 a series of blog posts in which she shares some of her experiences in the internship and some of the stories she uncovers. Read Wendy’s first post here.

A Civil War Veteran in San Luis Obispo

In 1862, when he was in early twenties, Aron Sinsheimer joined the 120th Ohio Volunteer Infantry (OVI), a regiment organized in Mansfield, Ohio. Read more

The hidden history within letters: 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 a series of blog posts in which she shares some of her experiences in the internship and some of the stories she uncovers.

 

My name is Wendy Myren and I am a history graduate student at Cal Poly.  This summer I am interning at Special Collections and Archives.  In this internship, my duties include: processing collections, preserving material, and enabling access of this material to other researchers.  Upon my arrival at Special Collections and Archives, I learned safe handling techniques and valuable tips on how to preserve these historical treasures.

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Kaila Bussert named new Foundational Experiences Librarian

Kaila Bussert joined Cal Poly on July 7 as the new Foundational Experiences Librarian.

Kaila will work across the campus to develop instructional and recreational programming to support the development of competencies and literacies that are the underpinning of a successful comprehensive polytechnic education.

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Thank you from Anna Gold, university librarian

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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Discoveries in the Jack Family Papers: Some things change and some things don’t

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 a series of blog posts in which he shares his experiences processing the Jack Family Papers and some of the stories that he uncovers (read the first two blog posts here and here).
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5 Tips for Beating Finals Stress and Acing School

The gigantic number of students in Kennedy Library can only mean one thing: it’s finals week! Every seat is full and the lines at Julian’s have never been longer.

With end-of-year finals here, that means Cal Poly students are currently facing their most stressful week ever (and just when you thought dead week was the worst).

But we’re here too help! Don’t let finals stress you out. I’ve compiled my top 5 tips for beating the stress and acing your exams.

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