Derrick Usher is a communication studies major (Fall ’14) completing an internship in Special Collections and Archives. He is working on a project to organize the papers of the Jack Family of San Luis Obispo.
This is the first in a series of blog posts in which he shares his experiences processing the Jack Family Papers and some of the stories that he uncovers. Read more
Ben Simon is a student assistant in Special Collections & University Archives. He is working on a project to organize the papers of Cal Poly President Julian McPhee (1933-1966). This is the third in a series of posts in which he shares his experiences processing McPhee’s papers and learning more about the university’s history.
A typescript copy of entertainer Ed Sullivan’s letter to Bob Neal of Cal Poly’s Alumni Association, offering support of a fundraiser to support the survivors of the plane crash, November 14, 1960.
To this day, the 1960 Cal Poly football team plane crash remains one of the most tragic events in Cal Poly history, and the scope of its impact extended far beyond San Luis Obispo.
Ali Albiani describes herself as a left-handed graphic designer and adventurer who lives life to the fullest. She’s a senior studying Art+Design with a concentration in graphic design. Her passions include “incorporating design in combination with technology, science, startups, fine art and Spanish.” She’s also the leader of our first Open Science Cafe!
Kennedy Library is the 2014 winner of the Association of College and Research Libraries’ (ACRL) Excellence in Academic Libraries Award. Are we excited? We certainly are.
For those who may not know, ACRL grants this award to libraries that strive towards the university’s mission as a team. Kennedy Library’s application showcased the many players involved in the “open, inclusive, and connected” dynamic between staff, faculty, and students.
Kennedy Library’s Data Studio welcomed Ann Kelly Knowles on Monday, January 13, when she spoke about the connections historical GIS can reveal in terms of unknown patterns and relationships between different historical events. Examples explored included the American Industrial Revolution, the Battle of Gettysburg and the Holocaust.
We’re excited and honored that the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) named Cal Poly’s Robert E. Kennedy Library as a recipient of the 2014 Excellence in Academic Libraries Award! We are the first university library in California to receive the honor since it was first given in 2000.
To celebrate Geography Awareness Week and GIS Day, Kennedy Library hosted a reception in the Community Gallery on Thursday, November 21 that featured maps created by students and faculty. Geography Awareness Week and the series of events we hosted for the week, are designed to show how maps are used in all kinds of different fields.