University Archives Publications
On March 8, 2001, Cal Poly’s 100th birthday, the Kennedy Library released Cal Poly: The First Hundred Years. The rich holdings of the Kennedy Library’s University Archives have been captured in the first published history of the university, featuring more than 250 illustrations that include vintage black-and-white photos, aerials of the campus from May of 2000, and colorful ephemera such as yearbooks and sports programs.
The handsome volume chronicles the story of learn-by-doing at Cal Poly, from its beginnings as a co-educational vocational high school during the Progressive Era to its present-day standing as one of the country’s leading undergraduate polytechnic universities.
For the Centennial celebrations, the first book-length history of Cal Poly was created. Cal Poly: The First Hundred Years features 320 illustrations from all decades of campus life. It is available at El Corral Bookstore for $19.95.