Previous Article Next Article


Portrait of Lily Aradanas

The first photograph that Pedro Aradanas saw of Angeles "Lily" Trinidad, which started "everything." Lily had sent this photograph to her cousin,…

Continue Reading

Interview with Arcadia Lapiz

Arcadia Lapiz is interviewed for the Re/Co project at the 2013 Loonanon Pioneers Annual Fiesta in Santa Maria, California. She describes how she…

Continue Reading

Filipino Love Stories

"Love" blossomed under unusual circumstances for the first wave of Filipinos to arrive to the United States in the 1920s and 1930s. This forthcoming…

Continue Reading

Cal Poly Students and Faculty at Re/Collecting Day

Cal Poly students and faculty working on the Re/Collecting Day project, May 19, 2012. Students interviewed members of the local Filipino community and…

Continue Reading

Featured Collection

More collections

More exhibits

Recent Items


The Re/Collecting Project is an “ethnic studies memory project of California's Central Coast.” Our aim is to digitally capture and make publicly accessible the rich history of the diverse—yet under-documented—communities of the region.

More about Re/Co


Objects of Affection poster thumbnail

The "Objects of Affection" exhibit at Cal Poly's Kennedy Library runs from May 12 to June 6, 2014, on the 2nd floor during the library's regular hours. Opening reception is May 23, from 3pm to 5pm. 

More news