(she/her/hers) Reference and instruction specialist for Kennedy Library's Special Collections and Archives. Background in the study of history and K-12 teaching. CP Alum. Not-practicing letterpress printer. Passionate about increasing use and access to archives.
Special Collections and Archives
Kennedy Library, Cal Poly
Searching for primary sources in University Archives (not digitized)
The University Archives includes over 100 collections with over 500 boxes of materials, and millions documents and objects. Many of the collections in the University Archives do not have an online presence. You can only find them in the Special Collections and Archives department in the Library. The staff of Special Collections and Archives are available to help you identify materials that would be helpful for your research.
The University Archives Register is the first place to start searching the University Archives, it lists the majority of the collections in the University Archives: Link to University Archives Register
Collection-level finding aids
Some of the collections listed in the Register have their own inventories. These inventories describe what is in the collection, to a box or folder-level description.