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Researching San Luis Obispo History

Resources for researching San Luis Obispo County

Welcome

Special Collections and Archives Updates during COVID-19

While the Special Collections and Archives reading room is currently closed to the public, Special Collections and Archives staff continue to offer remote reference support and you can access our digitized archives online. If you have questions, please contact us via email: archives@calpoly.edu. 

You can reach us via email (archives@calpoly.edu) and you can schedule an online appointment to meet with staff on Zoom to get help with your research.

Archives Instruction Sessions: Special Collections and Archives offers remote synchronous and asynchronous instruction for Fall 2020. Contact Laura Sorvetti at lsorvett@calpoly.edu.

Campus and Library updates: The library has put together an informational page on accessing library resources and services from remote locations. For more university-wide information, check out Cal Poly's COVID-19 webpage.

Intro to the archives

In July 2020, Special Collections and Archives co-presented with the San Luis Obispo History Center an introduction to doing research online. 

Presentation Slides:

Video recording: