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Written by Laura Sorvetti about a week ago

It’s Book Fair Season in California

A view from the CODEX book fair (photo by Jessica Holada).

This post is written by Jessica Holada, Director of Special Collections and Archives. “Book artists invent the library by adding to it. They are inventors of new libraries and new readers.” -Peter Rutledge Koch, opening remarks at CODEX V It’s

Written by Derrick Usher a few weeks ago

Mustang Daily Digitization Project

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Special Collections and Archives is digitizing Cal Poly’s student newspaper collection. The collection includes of all of Cal Poly’s student newspapers, beginning with the first weekly student publication, The Polygram, in 1916. We’ve named the endeavor “The Mustang Daily Digitization Project,” in recognition of the

Written by Andrew Bui a few weeks ago

How to be a reluctant futurist

Bryan Alexander leading Cal Poly Science Cafe workshop on how to be a futurist

Do you remember when you were in high school, and seemingly every single adult figure in your life kept chiding you for not knowing what you want to do with your future?  I mean, realistically you had a solid four

Written by Rachel Scott four months ago

Coming soon! A new collaborative tool for Cal Poly: PolyProjects

Kathryn Cassidy won "Most Creative" in the Pitch Perfect Video Competition.

Do you have a great idea for a new app or software? A new, better way of doing things? A new invention? Yes! Do you also have all the skills that you need to bring your idea to life? Graphic communications

Written by Karen Lauritsen four months ago

Saying yes to community with Jessica Holada

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Jessica Holada (pictured*, at right) joined Special Collections and Archives as director in March, 2014. We first got to know her in a welcome post on this blog. More recently, I asked her a few questions over email about her

Written by Michele Wyngard five 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 five 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 five 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 five 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 Rachel Scott five months ago

Getting into the “school mindset” and starting your quarter off the right way

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Fall quarter can be a tough transition. Coming from a relaxed, summer state of mind into a hectic, busy, this-is-due-tomorrow mindset is a hard adjustment. However, this transition is something that has to be done sooner or later, and I

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