California Polytechnic State University Special Collections and Archives, San Luis Obispo
The Special Collections and Archives department of the Robert E. Kennedy Library, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo was established in 1969 to build primary source research collections that reflect and support the polytechnic curriculum of the university.
Major subject areas in the collections include architects, architecture and the built environment of California; book arts; environmental history; ethnic studies; fine printing; graphic arts; Julia Morgan; landscape architecture in California; San Luis Obispo regional history; social history; and William Randolph Hearst and San Simeon.
The California Polytechnic State University Special Collections and Archives’ digital collection at California Revealed consists of moving images and audio recordings from the 1930s to the 1970s. These recordings document the Cal Poly campus, agricultural programs, regular campus activities like football games and the Poly Royal events, and prominent visitors to campus such as Ronald Reagan and Bobby Seale.