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UNIV 330: Cal Poly Lands

Finding Secondary Sources on Cal Poly History

A  timeline of Cal Poly's history:

Digitized secondary sources written by Cal Poly students:

Selected Bibliography of Books about Cal Poly History

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

Selected Bibliography

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

Print copies: LD729.6.S5 C344 2001

Angel, Myron. History of the California Polytechnic School at San Luis Obispo, California. San Luis Obispo: Tribune Print, 1907.

Print copy: LD729.C99 A5 1908

Internet access: 

​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:

Marx, Steven. Cal Poly Land: A Field Guide. San Luis Obispo: Cal Poly Foundation, 2002.

Print copy in library: LD729.6.S5 C3543 2002  

Internet access full text download:

Smith, Morris Eugene. A History of California State Polytechnic College: The First Fifty Years, 1901-1951. Dissertation. 1958.

Print copy: LD729.C99 S6 1958 

Stechman, John. An Illustrated History of Land Acquisition and Development for Agricultural Education: California Polytechnic State University. San Luis Obispo: Cal Poly Foundation, 1985.

Print copy in library: LD729.6.S5 S7 1985