Out Loud  / special collections and archives

Written by Laura Sorvetti two months ago

Preserving and Sharing President Warren J. Baker’s Legacy

Special Collections and Archives recently completed preparing several University Archives collections that are now available for research. Notably, the Office of the President, Warren J. Baker Collection, which includes approximately 32 linear feet of records and is one of the first

Written by Laura Sorvetti six months ago

From Farmers’ Picnic to Open House – A look back at a Cal Poly tradition

University Archives is hosting a hands-on pop-up exhibit of vintage Cal Poly yearbooks from the University Archives. Drop by the library’s main entrance on Saturday, April 8, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and step into history. The story below was

Written by Jessica Holada one year ago

Cody Architecture Collection Featured in New Exhibit at A+D Museum in L.A.

Special Collections and Archives is delighted to announce the opening of the exhibition Fast Forward: The Architecture of William F. Cody, on display at the A+D Architecture and Design Museum in Downtown Los Angeles. This celebration of Cody’s legacy is long overdue, and

Written by Alex Thomas one year ago

A Map to Other Days

Alex Thomas is a graduate (Congrats Class of 2016!) of the History Department. Over the past 3 years Alex worked as a Student Assistant in Special Collections and Archives. For his final project, we asked him to recap his senior

Written by Jessica Holada one year ago

‘Learn By Doing’ Goes Digital

Kennedy, pictured second from right, with the El Mustang staff, 1941.   LESSON ONE Creating a learning-by-doing polytechnic school like many a worthy project, may depend originally upon imagination and vision, but making it survive and prosper takes persuasion, persistence, and

Written by Amy Strickland one year ago

Women in Cal Poly Engineering: 50 Years Ago and Now

Amy Strickland is a Mechanical Engineering graduate (Congrats, Class of Winter 2016!) who worked as a student assistant in Special Collections and Archives. In this article she sifts through records in the University Archives to uncover historical research on the College of Engineering. 

Written by Jenny Freilach one year ago

Out of the Box: Undergraduate Research in the University Archives

Special Collections and Archives’ current exhibit, Out of the Box: Undergraduate Research in the University Archives, features research by students enrolled in History 100: An Introduction to the Study of History. Students majoring in history are required to take this course early in their degree

Written by Conny Liegl one year ago

Out of the Box: Undergraduate Research in the University Archives

History students are the stars of a current exhibit in Special Collections and Archives focused on the delights and challenges of conducting primary source research, and the process of finding “hidden” stories in the University Archives. In fall and winter

Written by Conny Liegl two years ago

Islandora Marks A New Era for Cal Poly’s Archives

This summer the library’s Special Collections and Archives adopted Islandora, a robust, flexible, and dynamic digital asset management system and online discovery platform to improve the user experience. Since 2008, Kennedy Library has made special collections and archives available online

Written by Conny Liegl two years ago

Next Stop – San Luis Obispo: The Arrival of the Southern Pacific Railroad 

In early October, Special Collections and Archives participated in the 2015 Central Coast Railroad Festival, connecting with local train buffs and the general public alike. Two interactive web maps were unveiled, which compliment a student-curated exhibit. The narrow-gauge Pacific Coast Railway carried people