Inventory of the California State Polytechnic University, Pomona Records

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Inventory of the California State Polytechnic University, Pomona Records

Collection number: R213

California State Archives

Office of the Secretary of State

Sacramento, California
Processed by:
Chris Deutsch
Date Completed:
December 2008
Encoded by:
Jessica Knox
© 2008 California Secretary of State. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: California State Polytechnic University, Pomona Records
Dates: 1968-1983
Collection number: R213
Creator: California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Collection Size: 2 cubic feet of textual records
Repository: California State Archives
Sacramento, California
Abstract: Founded in 1938, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (Cal Poly Pomona) was once the southern, agrarian campus of the California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo (Cal Poly San Luis Obispo). The record group consists of 2 cubic feet of textual records from the California State Polytechnic College, Kellogg-Voorhis and California State Polytechnic University, Pomona covering the years 1968 to 1983.
Physical location: California State Archives
Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English

Administrative Information

Access

While the majority of the records are open for research, any access restrictions are noted in the record series descriptions.

Publication Rights

For permission to reproduce or publish, please contact the California State Archives. Permission for reproduction or publication is given on behalf of the California State Archives as the owner of the physical items. The researcher assumes all responsibility for possible infringement which may arise from reproduction or publication of materials from the California State Archives collections.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], California State Polytechnic University, Pomona Records, R213.[Series Number], [box and folder number], California State Archives, Office of the Secretary of State, Sacramento, California.

Acquisition and Custodial History

The California State Archives acquired the California State Polytechnic University, Pomona Records according to state law.

Administrative History

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (Cal Poly Pomona) was once the southern, agrarian campus of the California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo (Cal Poly San Luis Obispo). Founded in 1938, the campus was originally located in San Dimas at the former Voorhis School for Boys. In 1949, ACR 100 (Resolution Chapter 190, Statutes of 1949) turned the Kellogg family ranch at Pomona over to Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. In 1956, the agrarian campus moved from San Dimas to Pomona and the name changed to the California State Polytechnic College, Kellogg-Voorhis. Ten years later, the college became independent of Cal Poly San Luis Obispo by becoming the sixteenth California State College campus. The college transitioned into a full university in 1972. The two presidents during this period were Dr. Robert C. Kramer (1966-1977) and Dr. Hugh O. La Bounty (1977-1991).

Scope and Content

The record group consists of 2 cubic feet of textual records from the California State Polytechnic College, Kellogg-Voorhis and California State Polytechnic University, Pomona covering the years 1968 to 1983. This collection is organized into one series, Subject Files. The collection largely consists of memorandums, correspondence, and reports reflecting the university's need to accommodate the expanding student population while establishing the campus as a nationally recognized institution. The majority of the records where produced between 1977 to 1981.
The collection will interest researchers concerned with Cal Poly Pomona's growth after becoming an independent campus. Most of the collection was from bureaucracies within the campus and focus on technical issues ranging from enrollment and class offerings to maintaining high standards during budget downfalls and increasing instructional funding. Much of the collection concerns communication between the campus President and the State University Chancellor's Office regarding financial and academic issues such as new degree programs, the campus budget, and aligning Cal Poly Pomona with the rest of the State University campuses. Additional communication involved the campus President's discussions with various campus bureaucracies over the university's evolving mission and the idiosyncratic student body. Academic offerings grew concurrently with the campus while expanding beyond trade and agricultural subjects. The records of the California State Polytechnic University, Pomona offers researchers an example of California's higher education expansion including insight into how administrators, faculty, and students responded to a dynamic environment found in such a tra nsitory period.

Accruals

Further accruals are expected.

Related Collections at the California State Archives

Education- State Colleges- California State Polytechnic College- Kellogg-Voorhis Campus Records (LP16:100-102)
California State University Records
Assembly Education Committee Records
Assembly Higher Education Committee Records
Senate Education Committee Records
California State Board of Education Records

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
California State Polytechnic College, Kellogg-Voorhis
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Education


Series Descriptions

ID R213.001, Box 1-2, Folders 1-36

Series 1 Subject Files 1968-1983

Physical Description: 58 file folders

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by subject heading.

Scope and Content Note

Subject files created by the California State Polytechnic University, Pomona contain correspondence, press releases, meeting agendas, budgets, press clippings, and reports that relate to the operations of the campus. Subject headings include: Academic Master Plans, Accredit Reports, Budgets, Program Review Committee, Educational Literature, Energy Studies, Graduate Writing Requirement ad hoc Committee, Layoffs, Teaching Loads, and Summer Quarter.