Photographs, negatives, and photographic slides created and collected by campus staff, faculty, and students between 1900-2010.
Images include campus buildings and landscape, student activities, special events, classrooms and coursework, faculty and
staff events, and aerial views of campus and the surrounding area.
The photographic images chronicle the growth and development of colleges and departments, campus events and student life including
Poly Royal, Homecoming, the annual Rose Float, and athletics. The collection also includes campus views and aerial photography,
buildings and grounds, students and faculty in classroom settings or involved in “learn-by-doing” field work. Portraits of
administrators, faculty, students, staff, athletes, and well-known alumni and visitors are also included.
The photographs were created and collected by the staff, faculty, students, and alumni of Cal Poly. Many were created by a
former centralized communications and technology department (ITS), by the former Public Affairs Department, the former Public
Affairs Office, and by the former Audiovisual Department. The collection also includes candid photographs captured by students
as part of student club events, campus activities, and formal campus events; created by campus faculty and staff during course-related
activities or campus events; as well as photographs taken by the student staff of the Mustang Daily newspaper.
Digital Copies are provided to researchers for the purpose of study, research, and personal use only, unless otherwise specified
in writing. Materials that are the property of Cal Poly Special Collections and Archives require written permission prior
to publication. No complete collection may be reproduced.
For print and online publication, please visit our Reproduction Services page online at http://lib.calpoly.edu/support/sca-policies/reproduction/.
Special Collections and Archives reserves the right to review all reproduction requests and to withhold permission if scanning
would endanger the material, would violate copyright law, or would violate institutional restrictions.
Collection is open to researchers by appointment only. For more information on visiting, access policies, and reproduction
requests, please visit our Reference Services page online at http://lib.calpoly.edu/search-and-find/collections-and-archives/reference-services/.