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Written by Kaylee Scoggins Herring two months ago

Mr. Hearst and Miss Morgan

Intern Kaylee is digitizing correspondence in the Julia Morgan Papers

Kaylee Scoggins Herring is a recent college graduate and an intern in Special Collections and Archives. This summer she is working on a project to digitize and make accessible online the correspondence between architect Julia Morgan and newspaper publisher William Randolph

Written by Soquel Filice five months ago

Reflections on Cal Poly’s Home Economics Department: Part I


This post is written by Soquel Filice (HIST ’15), a Student Assistant in Special Collections and Archives who is investigating the experiences of women at Cal Poly through the decades. Want to know more about the history of women at Cal

Written by Soquel Filice five months ago

When Poly Was Royal: Queens on Campus


This post is written by Soquel Filice (HIST ’15), a Student Assistant in Special Collections and Archives. Soquel curated When Poly Was Royal, an exhibit on the history of Open House at Cal Poly. In the process, she was inspired to write

Written by Rachel Scott seven months ago

More about our Pitch Perfect Round 1 winners

Winners of Pitch Perfect Competition

The first round of the Pitch Perfect Competition has wrapped up. The judges selected the winning videos, Dean Scott Dawson from Orfalea College of Business handed out giant checks, and real awards checks were processed for students. To wrap this round

Written by Katie Sheetz seven months ago

Sister’s Inn: Re-discovering a San Luis Obispo business


In the fall of 2014, Special Collections and Archives acquired a box full of photos, newspaper clippings, and magazines. As a Special Collections Student Assistant, it is my job to reach back through the years and find the story that

Written by Laura Sorvetti eight months 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 nine months ago

Mustang Daily Digitization Project


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 nine months 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 eleven 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 eleven months ago

Saying yes to community with Jessica Holada


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