Special Collections and Archives

Special Collections and Archives preserves, promotes, and provides access rare and unique materials that reflect the history and culture of our community. The department is also the official home of Cal Poly’s University Archives.


The Special Collections and Archives department is located on the 4th floor of Kennedy Library, in Room 409.

Open Hours

We are open to the public. See our current hours here. Contact us to schedule an appointment. Learn more about researching in the department here.

Need help? Schedule time to speak with a specialist here.

Contact information

Email: ude.yloplacnull@sevihcra

Phone: 805.756.2305

Mailing Address:
Special Collections & Archives
Robert E. Kennedy Library, California Polytechnic State University
1 Grand Avenue, Building 35, Room 409
San Luis Obispo, CA 93407


Jessica Holada (she/her/hers)
Director of Special Collections & Archives
805-756-5771 | E-mail | Office: 35-409

Laura Sorvetti (she/her/hers)
Reference and Instruction, Special Collections and Archives
805-756-2391 | E-mail | Office: 35-409

Zach Vowell
Digital Archivist
805-756-5710 | E-mail | Office: 35-409