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University Archives, California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo
Special Collections and Archives
Robert E. Kennedy Library, Rm 409
San Luis Obispo, California 93407
Phone: (805) 756-2305
Email: archives@calpoly.edu
Collections with online items: 16
Physical collections: 18
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Associated Students, Inc. (ASI), Records of

Records created by Cal Poly's student government and clubs and organizations recognized by ASI. Records include meeting agendas and minutes and club reports on annual activities.

Athletics Department, Records of

Records related to the activities and outcomes of sports and games under the administration of Cal Poly Athletics. Includes physical education and sports related records, as well as records related to Title IX. Collection is unprocessed and requires advance notice...

College of Engineering

Photographs and documents related to the development, programs, and curriculum of the College of Engineering.

Fraternity and Sorority Life (Greek Life)

Documents related to the activities, operations, and events of fraternities, sororities, and the office of Fraternity & Sorority Life.

International Center Records

Records related to the development and administration of the International Center at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo including the records of inaugural director Jon M. Ericson, and the Peace Corps Program records containing the letters and reports of Robert E....

Journalism Department

Documents, photographs, newspapers, and exhibit content related to the Journalism Department.

LGBTQIA Oral History Project

Digitally recorded oral histories of LGBTQIA and PRIDE Cal Poly campus students and staff focusing in the LGBTQIA experience in San Luis Obispo.

Lumley (Walter J.) Papers

Papers of 1926 alum and football player Walter J. Lumley; contains information about his installation of the Block P on Bishop Peak.

MultiCultural Center

Photographs, primarily 4x6 color and black and white snapshots, related to Martin Luther King Jr. Day events and Black student activities on campus 1984 – 1996, Includes images of African American Student Union and Society of Black Business Students and...

Music Department

Records related to the Cal Poly Music Department activities, events, and students including choirs, PolyPhonics, University Singers, Symphony, Glee Club, band and Student Opera Theater circa 1950s through early 2010s.

Office of the President, Warren J. Baker

Records created by the Office of the President during the 30-year term of President Dr. Warren J. Baker relating to university operations, administration, promotion, international relations, and development, including campus life and commencement. Records include correspondence, meeting minutes, photographs, speeches,...

Orfalea College of Business

Documents, administrative records, and photographs of the Orfalea College of Business, formerly the Department of Business Administration within the College of Social Science.

Pride Center, Records of the

Documents related to the development and activities of the Pride Center and the former Gay Student Union.

Pride Faculty Staff Association, Records of the

Documents related to the development and activities of the Pride Faculty Staff Association. Includes bylaws, minutes, surveys, event announcements, and correspondence.

Student Newspapers and Periodicals

Digital and physical copies of student and student-press produced newspapers, journals, magazines, and newsletters. Includes The Polygram, The Polytechnic Californian, El Mustang, Mustang Daily, and Mustang News, Polytechnic Journals, Mustang Roundup, and The Alternative.

Subject and Vertical Files

Vertical and subject files created and compiled by archives staff. Organized alphabetically, in two series by subject and by individual (biographies). The bulk of the collection is related to Cal Poly people and subjects, with additional vertical files on archival...

University Archives Photograph Collection

Photographs, negatives, and photographic slides created and collected by campus staff, faculty, and students between 1900-2017. Images include campus buildings and landscape, student activities, special events, classrooms and coursework, faculty and staff events, and aerial views of campus and the...

Yearbooks and Annuals

Yearbooks, annuals, class directories, and annual journals published by Cal Poly student body annually between 1906-1990. No annuals were published between 1943-1945.