Special Collections Publications
Authors: Nancy Loe, Dan Howard-Greene and others
A century of achievement is chronicled in this illustrated history of Cal Poly, which draws upon vintage materials from the University Archives collection. It is an excellent reference book as well as an enjoyable read with an abundance of photographs, broadsides, posters and images of assorted memorabilia illustrating the text.
Authors: Josephine Clifford and De Guy Cooper
The rural character of San Luis Obispo County in the 1870s is captured in this facsimile edition. Included are reprints of Josephine Clifford's descriptive article, "Tropical California" and of De Guy Cooper's promotional monograph, History of San Luis Obispo County. Vintage sketches and period advertisements add visual appeal to this unique paperback volume.
Edited By: Nancy Loe; Introduction by: Jeff Fairbanks; Foreword by: Loren Nicholson
The San Luis Obispo Tribune Souvenir Railroad Edition was originally published by the local newspaper in celebration of the coming of the railroad to what was then a very remote area. Produced for the centennial of that event, this facsimile edition provides us with a snapshot of life in San Luis Obispo in 1894. Not available for purchase.
Edited By: Nancy Loe
This illustrated limited edition features a sampling of the correspondence between architect Julia Morgan and her client, wealthy publisher William Randolph Hearst in 1919, as they embark upon the early building stages of his fabled San Simeon estate. Architect and client would continue work on this project until 1945.