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History 326 - University Archives Research

Cal Poly History Timeline

This timeline of Cal Poly history created by the archives is helpful for general context of Cal Poly's history through the years.

Cal Poly Timeline

Secondary sources on Cal Poly's history

You can search across all Kennedy Library holdings (published books, articles, senior projects, and masters theses) at this link: 

NEW! Student research on Cal Poly History:

Selected Bibliography of historical research on Cal Poly

Cal Poly: The First Hundred Years. San Luis Obispo: Robert E. Kennedy Library, 2001.

Print copies: LD729.6.S5 C344 2001






Kennedy, Robert E. Learn by Doing: Memoirs of a University President: A Personal Journey with the Seventh President of California Polytechnic State University. San Luis Obispo: California Polytechnic State University, 2001.

Print Copy in library: LD729.6.S5 K42 2001

Internet access full text:

Kennedy, Robert E. The Most Useful and Popular University: A personal journey through the 100 year history of the California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. Unpublished manuscript, 1995.

Print Copy in library: LD729.6.S5 K44 1995