Written by Laura Sorvetti eight months ago

Meet Madison and Shayna, Archives Interns!

Shayna and Madison are interns in Special Collections and Archives for Fall 2021. This is the first of a series of posts where they share some of their experiences in the internship and the stories they uncover.  Hi everyone, my

Written by Laura Sorvetti two years ago

Recently digitized Louis family scrapbooks now online

Scrapbook page from Howard Louis' Scrapbook, showing several different prints of city views testing out different exposure settings.

This post was written by Special Collections and Archives Student Assistant Isabel Brady (Econ ’20) when she digitized materials from the Ah Louis Family Papers. Special Collections and Archives recently digitized two scrapbooks from the Louis Family Papers collection documenting

Written by Keegan Koberl two years ago

Cataloging Change: How Kennedy Library and the CSU are Working Towards a More Inclusive Academic Environment

This winter quarter, Cal Poly’s Kennedy Library will host a screening of the documentary “Change the Subject,” followed by a panel discussion with the Dartmouth College student activists and librarian who are featured in the film. Panelists will include Óscar

Written by Keegan Koberl three years ago

Paradise Found: Bringing “Re-envisioning Paradise” to the Digital Commons

Header image that shows map of Paradise

Earlier this year, students in Kent Macdonald’s and Stacey White’s third-year architectural design studios began working on a project to reconceive the town of Paradise, California. The town had been devasted two months prior by the Camp Fire, the deadliest

Written by Laura Sorvetti three years ago

Need a little dorm room inspo? Check the University Archives!

This article was written by Isabel Brady (ECON, ’20), Student Assistant in Special Collections and Archives. Learn more about the history of on campus housing here. As a new class of freshman move into the dorms this week, we thought

Written by Courtney Thompson three years ago

Week of Welcome: A look back at a Cal Poly tradition

Class of 2023, welcome to the 62nd annual Week of Welcome! In Special Collections and Archives, located in Kennedy Library, there are many items documenting WOWs of the past. Maybe one day you will also be recorded in the archives?!

Written by Laura Sorvetti three years ago

Records of the Cal Poly Pride Center: New collection available for research

Special Collections and Archives recently received organizational records of the Cal Poly Pride Center and the collection is available for research!  The Records of the Cal Poly Pride Center (UA0081) includes six boxes of records dating from the 1970s –

Written by Ella Worley three years ago

A Window into Julia Morgan’s Early Childhood

Ella Worley was a student assistant in Special Collections and Archives before she graduated in Spring 2019! Here is her last post documenting her work in the archives, where she digitized hundreds of pages of correspondence in the Julia Morgan

Written by Laura Sorvetti three years ago

A Look Back at Commencement: Fascinating Facts from the University Archives

It is the end of Spring Quarter which means that it is time to celebrate our graduates at Commencement! The Special Collections students assistants team has helped us gather a variety of interesting commencement facts and stories they discovered in

Written by Courtney Thompson three years ago

How to be Proper: A Turn-of-the-Century Etiquette Book

Expectations of social and societal behavior are forever in flux. While I feel so distanced from the gendered expectations that characterized the Victorian era, there are sentiments of proper etiquette that persisted through to the 20th century, and still, at