Out Loud  / special collections

Written by Michele Wyngard four months ago

Archiving Gems

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October is California Archives Month! Celebrate with the students and staff of Robert E. Kennedy’s Special Collections and Archives as we share some of our favorite discoveries in the archives… Archives hold the promise of discovery. Not just discovery of

Written by Laura Sorvetti four months ago

Cal Poly’s Geodesic Dome: Then and Now

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This post was written by Amy Strickland (ME ’15), a student assistant in Special Collections and Archives. This summer I worked on several projects in Special Collections and Archives, including scanning all the aerial photographs of campus in the University Archives Photograph

Written by Alex Thomas four months ago

The Sound of Yesterday

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“… President Carter has asked Congress for standby power to ration gasoline…” “Hello! You’re on 91 Talkback.” “Hi, I’d like to talk about the draft…” “…law enforcement officials had predicted that UFW leader Cesar Chavez would lead thousands of striking

Written by Derrick Usher four months ago

Appreciating Special Collections and Archives

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October is American Archives Month and California Archives Month, a time for us to focus on the importance of record keeping and to enhance public recognition for the people and programs that are responsible for maintaining the vital historical records

Written by Laura Sorvetti five months 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 year ago

A century’s-worth of family history

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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 first in

Written by Rachel Scott two years ago

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Kennedy Library

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So we all know that Kennedy Library is an awesome place to study, hang out between classes, get coffee and more. But did you know that your library has so much more to offer? Our library is such an amazing

Written by Karen Lauritsen two years ago

Zach Vowell named digital archivist at Kennedy Library

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Zach Vowell joined Kennedy Library in July, 2013, as a Digital Archivist. This position is new for Kennedy Library.

Written by Tyler Deitz two years ago

Adventures in the Archives: My first week

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Ben Simon is a student assistant in Special Collections & Archives. This summer he is working on a project to organize the papers of Cal Poly President Julian McPhee (1933-1966). This is the first in a series of posts in

Written by Karen Lauritsen two years ago

Using Vine to share the library’s artists’ books

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Artists’ books! There are so many reasons to love them. One, because they are hand-made. Two, because they are hand-made in very limited quantities. Three, because there is no one way to read them.

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