This series serves as a gathering place for research on the history of California Polytechnic State University, from its origins as the "California Polytechnic School" in 1901 through the present.
Additional research on Cal Poly's history is accessible at Kennedy Library, including senior projects pre-2009. These materials can be searched at Kennedy Library's catalog..
Primary sources used in this research are found in University Archives, Special Collections and Archives, Kennedy Library, Cal Poly. Some materials from University Archives are digitized, including the student newspaper, the El Rodeo yearbooks, Cal Poly course catalogs, and photos and audiovisual materials.
Submissions from 2018
Understanding the Chaos: Poly Royal Riots in 1990, Coraal Dadon
Cal Poly’s Role in Globalization, Ava Fry
Cal Poly’s Vietnam Veterans: Neglected but not Voiceless, Faye Messner
Football and its Importance at Cal Poly, Kyle Stickler
Cal Poly’s Sexual Revolution, Jasmine Valsaint
Submissions from 2017
Cal Poly Activism: The Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant, Alex Butruce
WOW!: A Look at The First Two Years of a Program like No Other, Kristina Carroll
A President’s Influence on Student Activism, Katelyn Frum
Cal Poly Football: A Cornerstone of Student Achievement, Michael Langberg