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 temporarily located in Building 26, Room 110F during the library renovation.

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 Ave.
San Luis Obispo, CA 93407


Jessica Holada (she/her/hers)
Director of Special Collections & Archives
805-756-5771 | E-mail | Office: 35-115-210B

Maryam Momeni (she/her/hers)
Public Services and Collections Maintenance Specialist
805-756-2315 | E-mail | Office: 35-26-110F

Laura Sorvetti (she/her/hers)
805-756-2391 | E-mail | Office: 35-26-110F

Zach Vowell
Digital Strategies Coordinator
805-756-5710 | E-mail | Office: 35-Chase Hall 115-209