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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: 8
Physical collections: 51
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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...

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...

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...

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.

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 (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) Convention held...

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 ,...

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...