Documents, photographs, sound records, and video that document the history of California Polytechnic State University
Items reproduced from the monographs and serials held by the Robert E. Kennedy Library's Special Collections and Archives department. Most items are catalogued in the library's catalog.
Papers of San Luis Obispo civic leader Grace E. Barneberg, comprised of correspondence, organizational records, legal documents, newspaper clippings, photographs, and ephemera. The collection documents her official activities as president of the Monday Club and activities in regional and statewide women's and service organizations, including the California State Hospital Libraries, San Luis Obispo Free Public Library, Board of Women's Prisons, San Luis Obispo Dental Clinic, San Luis Obispo Mitchell Park, County Health Center, and the Red Cross. Also included are Barneberg family records. Finding aid available at https://oac.cdlib.org/findaid/ark:/13030/c8tq632m
Contains records related to the life and career of California landscape architect Arthur G. Barton, FASLA (1907-1980). Barton designed landscapes for many structures and sites such as Camp Pendleton, Dodger Stadium, and the San Gabriel River Wildlife Sanctuary. The records consist of job files documenting client projects with correspondence, change orders, requests for payment, shop drawings, sketches, and other documents. Finding aid available at https://oac.cdlib.org/findaid/ark:/13030/c8348s5m
The papers of California architect William Francis Cody, Fellow, American Institute of Architects, contain student work, architectural drawings and plans, office records, marketing and public relations materials for his practice, presentation drawings, photographs, correspondence, and project files from the architect's estate. Architectural plans and drawings, which date primarily from 1946 when Cody began working in Palm Springs to the mid-1970s, are predominant in the collection. A related collection, donated to Cal Poly after this one, can be accessed at: https://digital.lib.calpoly.edu/rekl-cody2-ms163.
The California Fairs Collection contains archival and printed material created in three separate offices: Western Fairs Association, a non-profit trade association; Division of Fairs and Expositions, an agency of the California Department of Food and Agriculture; and the Joint Committee on Fairs Allocations and Classification, a legislative group comprised of seven senators and seven assembly members. In addition, material collected through the years by Louis S. Merrill, director of Western Fairs Association from 1945-1972, has been added to the collection. Finding aid to the collection: https://oac.cdlib.org/findaid/ark:/13030/kt800033t2/
Papers, 1835-1958 (bulk 1896-1945), contain architectural drawings and plans, office records, photographs, correspondence, project files, student work, family correspondence, and personal papers from the estate of California architect Julia Morgan, who practiced in San Francisco during the first half of the twentieth century. Includes architectural documents regarding William Randolph Hearst and the world-renowned Hearst Castle. More information available at: https://oac.cdlib.org/findaid/ark:/13030/kt9s2030pj
Special Collections and Archives houses several collections that relate to architect Julia Morgan. Items digitized from these collections can be found through this page.
The Jack Family Papers (circa 1860-1969 with bulk dates of 1860-1915) contain correspondence, business records, and photographs relating to the Jack Family of San Luis Obispo, California. Collection is unarranged. More information available at: https://oac.cdlib.org/findaid/ark:/13030/c8rn36k4
Local history, photographs, promotional and travel ephemera,arranged by town in San Luis Obispo County.