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California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo
California Polytechnic State University
Robert E. Kennedy Library, Rm 409
San Luis Obispo, California 93407
Phone: 805-756-2305
Email: archives@calpoly.edu
Collections with online items: 32
Physical collections: 51
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Barneberg (Grace E.) Papers, 1912-1953

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...

 
Bongio (Enrico) Papers, 1952-1993(bulk 1983)

This collection contains papers and photographs relating to the environmental activism of San Luis Obispo resident Enrico Bongio. The collection contains correspondence with state and federal agencies, and local environmentalists, minutes and agendas of local non-profit environmental groups; articles and...

Boutelle (Sara Holmes) Papers, 1972-1999 (bulk 1983-1995)

This collection contains the papers of architectural historian Sara Holmes Boutelle, including extensive correspondence, research notes, photographs, interview notes, book drafts, articles, book reviews, presentation notes, and newspaper clippings, primarily relating to California architect Julia Morgan, women in American architecture,...

Butner (Charles E.) Papers, 1911-1957 (bulk 1917-1957)

The Charles Edgar Butner Papers contain sketches and drawings from the architect's travels in California and Europe, newspaper clippings, photographs, ephemera, and a scrapbook on his service as an aviator in World War I and limited information on Butner's commissions...

 
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California Fairs Collection, 1856-1997 (1945-1982 bulk)

The Western Fairs Association, the California Joint Committee on Fairs Allocation and Classification, and Louis S. Merrill, former director of the Western Fairs Association gave the California Fairs Collection, one of the major archival collections on fairs and fairs management...

Central Coast Farm Labor Organizing Collection, circa 1960-2003

The Central Coast Farm Labor Organizing Collection contains materials relating to migrant farm workers on the Central Coast of California, including oral histories, reports, correspondence, strike ephemera, and secondary sources. Photographs taken by Manuel Echavarria documenting the United Farm Worker...

Clyde (Norman) and Robert C. Pavlik Collection, 1906-2009

The Norman Clyde-Robert C. Pavlik Collection contains the research notes, correspondence, interview notes, vital records, background materials, and secondary sources compiled and created by Pavlik in the course of writing his 2008 biography, . Also included are original Norman Clyde...

Cody (William F.) Papers

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....

Cody (William F.) Papers 2

The William F. Cody Papers 2 (MS 163) contains personal papers, student work, awards, architectural drawings and plans, office records, marketing and public relations materials, presentation drawings, photographs, correspondence, and project files from the architect's estate, acquired through purchase from...

 
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Goddard Jones (Kathleen) Correspondence, 1918-2002 (bulk 1926-1932)

Papers of environmental activist Kathleen Goddard Jones, including correspondence, photographs, a manuscript, and newspaper clippings, primarily relating to her years as a student and in her first marriage.

 
Goddard Jones (Kathleen) Papers, 1933-2001 (bulk 1964-1994)

Papers of environmental activist Kathleen Goddard Jones, including correspondence, clippings, research files, organization records, and 35mm slides, primarily relating to her efforts to protect the Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes on the central coast of California, her participation in regional and national Sierra...

 
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Hearst Ranch and Cayucos Photograph Collection, c.1890 - c.1930 (bulk 1920s)

The Hearst Ranch and Cayucos Photograph Collection contains nine vintage snapshots and 1 mounted print believed to have been taken by longtime Central Coast resident Clayton Leonard Morss (1891-1967). Includes black-and-white snapshots of construction of the Hearst Ranch in San...

 
Hearst (William Randolph) and Reilly (Emmett) Correspondence

Correspondence from William Randolph Hearst and Millicent Hearst to San Simeon chef Emmett Reilly.

 
Hearst (William Randolph) Caricatures Collection

Published caricatures and illustrations of William Randolph Hearst, an American newspaper publisher. Sources include illustrations published in Puck, Harper’s Weekly, and Judge.

 
Hearst-Grand Canyon Collection

Photographs, photocopies, and microfiche of federal records relating to property on the south rim of the Grand Canyon once owned by William Randolph Hearst.

Horner Architectural Photography Collection, circa 1920s

The Horner Architectural Photography Collection contains 307 vintage, black and white mounted photographs taken by Benjamin Bean Horner (1893-1971), an architect who practiced in Southern California, primarily Los Angeles and Santa Barbara. The photographs are from the 1920s; the majority...

 
Huber (Walter Leroy ) Consulting Papers for Miller (James Rupert) and Pflueger (Timothy L. )

Walter L. Huber’s files for his consulting engineering work for the San Francisco-based architectural firm, James Rupert Miller and Timothy L. Pflueger

 
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Jack Family Papers

Correspondence, business records, and photographs relating to the Jack Family and San Luis Obispo, California.

 
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Laumann Yosemite Collection, circa 1908, 1923 (bulk circa 1908)

The Laumann Yosemite Collection consists of photographic prints and glass plate negatives of two of the Laumann family's visits to Yosemite National Park and the Sierra, the first in circa 1908 and the second in 1923. Photographs taken by Frank...

Louis Family Papers

The Louis Family Papers contains nineteenth- and early twentieth-century business records and personal papers of the Louis family, a prominent and pioneering mercantile family in San Luis Obispo, California. Born in China, Wong On (Ah Louis) migrated to the United...

 
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Manzanar Collection, 1942-1994 (bulk 1942-1946)

Materials relating to the forced relocation to Manzanar, California, of Miriko Nagahama and Honey Mitsuye Toda, including correspondence, photographs, and newspapers, donated in 1981 and 1995.

Martin (Alice) Papers, 1937-2004 (bulk 1943-1993)

The personal papers of Alice Martin, a civic-minded African-American woman known for her charitable nature and community service, consists primarily of correspondence, employment and war records, photographs, and realia. Donated by the estate of Alice Martin in 2004. Martin...

 
McMillan (Ian) Papers, 1925-1990 (bulk 1960-1990)

Papers of naturalist and environmental activist Ian McMillan, including personal and professional papers, correspondence, government documents, field notes, manuscripts, galleys, publications, and maps. Materials on his environmental advocacy efforts, affiliations with a number of wildlife and environmental organizations, and McMillan's...

 
McMillan-Wreden California Condor Collection, 1953 (bulk 1953)

Contains correspondence between naturalist and environmental activist Ian McMillan and rare book dealer and rancher William P. Wreden and other conservationists and government officials on the conservation of the California condor. Wreden owned the Pinole Land and Cattle Company near...

Messinger Pacific Theater World War II Collection, August-October, 1945

The Messinger Collection contains 100 black-and-white photographs that record one soldier's views of Japan in the closing days of World War II, including 14 aerial photographs of Nagasaki after the atomic bombing on August 9, 1945.

Mills (Mark) Papers

The papers of Architect Mark Mills are comprised of correspondence, legal documents, photographs, architectural drawings and plans, marketing and public relations materials for his practice, and presentation drawings. Architectural plans and drawings for single-family residences, ranging from 1950-1995 make up...

 
Miossi (Harold) Papers, 1942-1990 (bulk 1975-1990)

Papers of California native and environmental activist Harold Miossi, containing extensive correspondence with other environmentalists, government employees, elected officials, and leaders of non–profit environmental groups, legal proceedings, government documents, photographic prints, maps, and text and notes for many of Miossi's...

 
Moore Collection of Underground Comix

Comic book publisher and collector Michael Moore donated this collection of underground comix in 1993. The collection contains comics from 1907 to 1993, with the bulk of issues representing underground comix in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Topics include...

Morgan (Julia) and Sara Holmes Boutelle Collection, 1877-1958 (bulk 1901-1940)

Julia Morgan practiced architecture in California during the first half of the twentieth century. The architectural drawings and plans, office records, photographs, correspondence, project files, student work, and personal papers created by or belonging to Julia Morgan in this collection...

Morgan (Julia) and Walter T. Steilberg Collection, 1908-1974 (bulk 1918-1935)

Collection of architect and engineer Walter T. Steilberg, who worked for Julia Morgan in the 1920s and 1930s, including vintage photographic prints of Morgan projects and Steilberg's published and unpublished recollections of Morgan and her practice.

Morgan (Julia) Papers, 1835-1958 (bulk 1896-1945)

This collection contains 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...

 
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NAACP Convention Collection, July 1949

This collection contains black and white photographs taken by an unknown photographer – most likely a delegate – to the 40th annual National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Convention held in Los Angeles, California, from July 12-17,...

 
Neutra Notebook Collection, c. 1950 (bulk circa 1950)

Collection contains a bound volume with holographic notes, probably in the hand of noted architect Richard Neutra's son, Dion, relating to the proposed relocation of the family's architectural practice to Glendale, California, circa 1950. Neutra is referred to in the...

 
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Painted Rock Pictograph Collection

This collection contains four India ink drawings from tracings made of the original pictographs found on the formation known as the Painted Rock (La Piedra Pintada; also called the Carisa Rock), located on the Carrizo Plain in eastern San Luis...

Pan-American Exposition Photograph Collection, 1901

Contains 36 photographs of the Pan-American Exposition, including candid snapshots of the Midway and various concessionaires, street views of the Exposition, and prominent buildings, including the Electric Tower. The photographer is unknown. Also included are two souvenir books: and ,...

 
Perkins (Hayes) San Simeon Diaries

Five volumes of typescript diary entitled Here and There: The Diary of Hayes Perkins. Perkins worked for publisher William Randolph Hearst at both his San Simeon and Wyntoon estates; biographical ephemera and correspondence on Perkins.

 
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Rible (Ulysses) Architectural Collection

Student work of California architect Ulysses Floyd Rible.

 
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San Luis Obispo Building Permits Collection

Select building permits for the City of San Luis Obispo, California for years 1906-1937 with yearly alphabetical indices for 1923 and 1928-1937. The permits are not a complete issue.

San Luis Obispo County Historic Lithographs Collection, 1883

This collection contains 48 sheets of hand-tinted lithographs, each approximately 11 ¾ x 8 ½ inches, depicting 61 different ranches, residences, hotels, commercial and civic buildings throughout San Luis Obispo County in 1883. These lithographs illustrated the produced in 1883...

San Luis Obispo County Regional Photograph Collection, 1850 - c.1980 (bulk 1890-1930)

The San Luis Obispo County Regional Photographs Collection contains photographs, artwork, and postcards of San Luis Obispo city and county. The collection, comprised of both amateur and professional work, captures daily life and popular scenes and locations in the county....

 
San Luis Obispo Regional Blueprints Collection

The San Luis Obispo Regional Blueprints Collection contains architectural drawings, blueprints and specifications, discovered during the remodel of an old warehouse once belonging to the Southern Pacific Milling Company in San Luis Obispo, California. The bulk of the collection is...

 
Saratoga Foothill Club Julia Morgan Blueprints

Blueprints and specifications of masonry, millwork, carpentry, plumbing, and electrical Work, for the "Saratoga Foothill Club House," July 1915. Designed by architect Julia Morgan

Sinsheimer Collection, 1868-1997 (bulk 1876-1959)

The Sinsheimer Collection contains nineteenth- and early twentieth-century business, personal, and political papers of the Sinsheimers, a prominent and pioneering mercantile family of San Luis Obispo, California. Of German-Jewish extraction, Sinsheimer brothers Bernhard and Henry and half-brother A. Z. migrated...

 
Slocombe (Reverend Samuel) Papers

Financial and personal papers of Reverend Samuel Slocombe, former pastor located in Cayucos, California.

Smith Family Papers on World War II, 1936-2005 (bulk 1942-1946)

Papers of two generations of the Smith family — Dr. Frank Herron Smith and his son Dr. Morris Eugene "Gene" Smith — including vintage broadsides and government reports on the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II and correspondence from...

Solon (Camille) Drawings Collection, 1900-1952

This collection contains approximately 225 landscape sketches by English muralist and ceramist Camille Solon. Items in the collection include re-worked pencil sketches of rural locations and landscapes in Britain and northern California, where he lived most of his adult years....

Stoller (Ezra) Collection, 1947, 1987 (bulk 1947)

Collection contains 9 mounted vintage images by famed architectural photographer Ezra Stoller of the Clark residence in Lake Placid, New York, taken in 1947.

 
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Trinkkeller (Edward G.) Papers, 1896-1999 (bulk 1905-1945)

Gustaf Edward Trinkkeller was born in Germany in 1872 and immigrated to the United States about 1890 where he began a successful career in Los Angeles as a craftsman in decorative wrought ironwork. This collection of family papers, office records,...

 
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Waller (Kenneth L.) Bataan Prisoner of War Collection, circa 1941-1980

Kenneth L. Waller Bataan Prisoner of War Collection contains materials recording Waller's years as a prisoner of war (POW) in the Pacific Theater, from September 1941 to August 1945. The materials include photographs, an excerpt from a book, an annotated...

Wilson (Lee) Papers, 1956-1989 (bulk 1961-1972)

Papers of San Luis Obispo environmental activist Lee Wilson, including correspondence, research notes and materials, and photographs, primarily relating to the founding and early years of Santa Lucia Chapter of the Sierra Club, the creation of the Santa Lucia Wilderness...

Winslow (Carleton, Sr.) Papers, 1910-1946

This collection contains the correspondence, photographs, project files, and drawings of architect Carleton Winslow, Sr., who is known for his work on the Panama-California Exposition of 1915 in San Diego, the Los Angeles Public Library headquarters building, as well as...