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box 1-4, 39

Series 1: Correspondence circa 1933-2011

Scope and Contents

The series contains correspondence to and from Robert Balzer from various people and organizations and on various topics. The series includes letters from President Ronald Reagan, President George H.W. Bush, former United States Senator Henry Hollis, and R. Michael Mondavi. There is also a copy of a letter that Robert Balzer wrote to President George W. Bush following the 2001 terrorist attacks. Additionally, there is a letter from Beatrice Wood, an artist whose biography helped inspire the character of Rose in the 1997 film Titanic.
The Cambodia correspondence includes letters from Norodom Sihanouk, former King of Cambodia, and Carl Strom, United States Ambassador to Cambodia.

Arrangement

The series is arranged alphabetically by folder title.
box 1

Abel, Emily (Photocopies) 1944 October

box 1

Allen, Jack before 2011

box 1

American Express Company 1990

box 1

Balzer Tribute 1982

box 1

Bell and Stanton Public Relations 1971-1972

box 1

Beyond Conflict 1963-1964

box 1

Birthday Celebration 2002

box 1

The Boston Globe 1971

box 1

Bran, Mary 1960

box 1

Brando, Marlon (Partial Letter) before 2005

box 1

British Museum 1962

box 1

Bush, George H. W. 1992 June 23

box 1

Bush, George W. 2001 October 9

box 1

Cambodia 1957-1997

box 1

Champagne News and Information Bureau - Correspondence and Pamphlets 1975

box 1

The Connoisseur's Gala Guidebook 1972

box 1

Dieterle, Bill and Charlotte 1959

box 1

Distinguished Restaurants of North America (D.R.N.A.) Hall of Fame 2002

box 1

Donna Magazine 1995-1996

box 1

Envelope Addressed to Robert Lawrence Balzer 1947 August 27

box 1

Envelope with Robert Lawrence Balzer's Address Label before 2012

box 1

Family Correspondence 1936-1951

box 2

Field, Michael (Royal Hotel, Phnom Penh) 1960

box 2

Flights of Fancy circa 1951

box 2

Friends and Personal Correspondence 1951-2011

box 2

Harry N. Abrams, Inc. 2008 October-November

box 2

Hearst Magazines 1986

box 2

"Highlights" - Balzer's Bulletin circa 1944

box 2

Holiday Magazine 1974

box 2

Hollis, Henry 1939-1940

box 2

House Beautiful 1971-1972

box 2

King Features 1959

box 2

Long Beach Grand Cru Wine Competition 2003-2004

box 2

Los Angeles Times and Times Mirror Company 1990-1998

box 2

Military Correspondence 1933-1944

box 2

Mondavi, R. Michael 1994-2003

box 2

National Orange Show 1990-1991

box 2

Nutrition Today 1981

box 2

Officers' Wives Club - March Air Force Base 1964 December 10

box 2

Olafson, Stanley 1955 October 15

box 2

Olenick, Julian 1964 February 3

box 2

Penton, Hugh V 1992-2001

box 2

Playboy Enterprises 1996

box 2

Reagan, Ronald 1982 August 2

box 2

Sasaki, Ruth F. 1958-1963

box 2

Stanford University 1954, 1982-1991

box 2

Stolkin, Ralph 1964-1965

box 2

Stories - Assignments 1956-1957

box 2

Sunset - "Chefs of the West" 1944-1948

box 3

Sunset - "Chefs of the West" - Book 1946-1947

box 3

Talbot-Martin, Elizabeth 1953 December 19

box 3

"A Taste of America" Presidential Inauguration Event 1984-1985

box 3

Tchelistcheff, Dorothy 1994 April

box 3

The Tirol Restaurant circa 1963-1966

box 3

Town and Country Wine Trip 1949

box 3

Travel Holiday 1989-1990

box 3

Travel-Related Correspondence 1988-2002

box 3

Tremaine, Virginia 1957

box 3

Twentieth-Century Fox 1944

box 39

United Press International (U.P.I.) 1957-1963

box 3

Wedding of Gricel Sanabria and Roger Stern - Correspondence and Speech 1995

box 3

Whalen, Thomas M. 1993

box 3

Willett, James A. 1970-1990

box 3

Wine and Asbestos Filters - Correspondence and Notes 1977

box 3

Wine Enthusiast 1993

box 3

Wine Museum of San Francisco circa 1974

box 3

The Wine Spectator 2002

box 3

Wine and Wine Events 1947-2002

box 3

Wineries 1978-2001

box 3

Wood, Beatrice - Correspondence and Obituary 1998

box 4

World Tour 1961

box 4-17, 41-47, Oversize Flat File 4: drawer 6

Series 2: Photographs circa 1916-2011

Scope and Contents

The series contains photographic prints and negatives of Robert Lawrence Balzer and his family; Balzer's travels to other countries; and Balzer's friends and dignitaries, including Dwight Eisenhower, Ronald Reagan, and former King of Cambodia Norodom Sihanouk. There are also photographic slides of wineries and wine regions in the United States and other countries. Some of the photographs in the series are photocopies.

Arrangement

The series includes the following subseries: Subseries 2.1: Photograph Albums; Subseries 2.2: Photographic Slides; Subseries 2.3: Prints and Negatives; and Subseries 2.4: Photocopies.
box 4-9, 41-43

Subseries 2.1: Photograph Albums circa 1983-2011

Arrangement

The subseries is arranged alphabetically by folder title but does not reflect physical arrangement.

Scope and Contents

The subseries contains photographs from 12 albums. The photographs are from trips that Robert Lawrence Balzer took to various locations, including France, Cambodia, China, and Hawaii. One album contains photographs of the 1956 coronation of the King of Cambodia, Norodom Suramarit.
Some of the photographs have been rehoused into folders. The photographs from Balzer's 1983 trip to China were initially in two separate albums. Some of the photographs from China were with pictures from a trip to France that was likely taken around the same time.
box 41

Asia 1984

box 4

Cambodia 1999

box 41

Cambodia and Birthday Photographs 1999

box 42

Cambodia - Coronation 1956

box 4, box 5

China 1983

box 43

Detroit 1989 June

box 5, box 6, box 7, box 8, box 9

France circa 1983-2001

box 9

Hawaii before 2011

box 9

Italy 1997 September

box 9

Japan before 2011

box 9-12

Subseries 2.2: Photographic Slides circa 1973-2011

Scope and Contents

The subseries contains photographic slides of various wineries in California and wine regions in France, Germany, and Portugal. There are also photographic slides related to Robert Lawrence Balzer's 1992 audiobook Wines of the World. Correspondence filed with the slides indicates that Balzer intended to use the photographs as potential illustrations for a print version of the book. It does not appear that book was ever published.

Arrangement

The subseries is arranged alphabetically by folder title.
box 9

Adler Fels Winery 1989

box 9

Alexander Valley Vineyards circa 1982-1989

box 9

S. Anderson Vineyard 1993

box 9

Arciero Winery 1986-1991

box 9

Arrowood Winery circa 1988-1997

box 9

Atlas Peak Winery before 2011

box 10

Au Bon Climat Winery 1993

box 10

Australia before 2011

box 10

Babcock Winery 1989

box 10

Beaulieu Vineyard 1976-1989

box 10

Belvedere Winery 1993

box 10

Benziger Winery 1987-1997

box 10

Beringer Vineyards 1975-1991

box 10

Boeger Winery 1991

box 10

Bonny Doon Vineyard 1987

box 10

Bouchaine Vineyard 1979-1990

box 10

Brander Vineyard 1986-1994

box 10

Buehler Vineyards 1984

box 10

Buena Vista Winery 1979-1988

box 10

Byington Vineyard 1991

box 10

Byron Winery 1986-1999

box 10

Cain Cellars 1987-1989

box 10

Cakebread Cellars 1981-1986

box 10

California circa 1973-1982

box 10

Callaway Winery 1978-1986

box 10

Cambria Winery 1993-1999

box 10

Carmody-McKnight Winery before 2011

box 10

Carneros Creek - Belvedere Winery 1986-1989

box 10

Caymus Vineyards 1989

box 11

Chalk Hill Winery 1993

box 11

Chappellet Winery 1982-1990

box 11

Chateau de Baun 1990

box 11

Chateau Montelena Winery 1976-1989

box 11

Chateau Potelle Winery 1990-1995

box 11

Chateau Souverain 1976-1990

box 11

Chateau Woltner 1993

box 11

Chimney Rock Winery 1987-1993

box 11

Chamisal - Claiborne and Churchill 1991

box 11

Christian Brothers Winery 1977-1988

box 11

Claiborne and Churchill 1991-1999

box 11

Clos Pegase Winery 1987-1994

box 11

Clos Du Val Winery 1999

box 11

Codorniu Winery 1993

box 11

Concannon Vineyard 1985

box 11

Conn Creek Winery 1981-1990

box 11

Creston Winery 1975-1991

box 11

Culbertson Winery 1985-1989

box 11

Cuvaison Winery 1986-1988

box 11

Davis Bynum Winery 1989-1993

box 11

France - Alsace before 2011

box 11

France - Bordeaux 1973-1991

box 12

France - Burgundy circa 1973-1991

box 12

France - Champagne 1976-1991

box 12

France - Loire 1983-1988

box 12

Germany 1976-1985

box 12

Introduction 1975-1986

box 12

Portugal - Madeira 1977

box 12

Spain circa 1973-1980

box 12

Washington 1982-1985

box 12

Wines of the World 1992 February 7

box 13-17, 44-47, Oversize Flat File 4: drawer 6-8

Subseries 2.3: Prints and Negatives 1916, circa 1930-2011

Scope and Contents

The subseries contains photographic prints of Robert Lawrence Balzer, including portraits; photographs from Cambodia and other trips; photographs of Balzer's friends, including Olivia DeHavilland and Edith Head; and autographed photographs of Ronald Reagan, Dwight Eisenhower, and former King of Cambodia, Norodom Sihanouk. There is also a photograph of Balzer taken by Ansel Adams.

Arrangement

The subseries is arranged in alphabetical order by folder title but does not reflect physical arrangement.
Oversize Flat File 4, drawer 6

Abel, Emily before 1950

box 44

Artifacts circa 1945-1960

box 13, box 45, box 46

Balzer, Robert Lawrence circa 1950-2011

box 13

Balzer, Robert Lawrence (Photograph by Ansel Adams) 1959

box 13

Balzer, Robert Lawrence (Signed "To Marjo From Bob") circa 1930-1950

box 13

Balzer, Robert Lawrence - 80th Birthday Celebration 1992

box 46

Balzer, Robert Lawrence - Albert Balzer 1942

box 13

Balzer, Robert Lawrence - Ann Stone (Sterling Vineyards) before 2011

box 13

Balzer, Robert Lawrence - Aviation Uniform circa 1942-1944

box 13

Balzer, Robert Lawrence - Buddhist Monk circa 1956

box 13

Balzer, Robert Lawrence - Cavalcade of Books Television Show 1964 November 8

box 13

Balzer, Robert Lawrence - Dick Maher (Napa Valley Vineyards) before 2011

Oversize Flat File 4, drawer 8

Balzer, Robert Lawrence - "Doing the Paronetto" Wine Exercise before 2011

box 13

Balzer, Robert Lawrence - Donald Sutherland - The Day of the Locust 1974

box 44

Balzer, Robert Lawrence - Dwight Eisenhower (Signed Photograph) circa 1963-1966

box 47

Balzer, Robert Lawrence - Framed Photograph (Signed with Birthday Messages) 2007

box 13

Balzer Robert Lawrence - Holiday Magazine in San Antonio circa 1972-1977

box 13

Balzer, Robert Lawrence - Home Magazine circa 1964-1985

box 13

Balzer, Robert Lawrence - Judging with Mike Roy, Paul Schwagler, and Walter Pidgeon circa 1950-1970

box 13

Balzer, Robert Lawrence - L' Ordre des Coteaux des Champagne 1976

Oversize Flat File 4, drawer 8

Balzer, Robert Lawrence - Mickey and Minnie Mouse before 2011

box 47

Balzer, Robert Lawrence - Norodom Sihanouk 1999

box 45

Balzer, Robert Lawrence - Olympiad of Beer 1984

Oversize Flat File 4, drawer 8

Balzer, Robert Lawrence - Riding on Ostrich circa 1916

box 13, box 46

Balzer, Robert Lawrence - Portraits circa 1999

box 13

Balzer, Robert Lawrence - Receiving Commandeur d'Honneur Title 1976

box 13

Balzer, Robert Lawrence - Roddy MacDowell before 1998

box 13

Balzer, Robert Lawrence - Stacked Wine Bottles (Large Photographic Negatives) before 2011

box 45

Balzer, Robert Lawrence - The Tirol 1963 April

box 46

Balzer, Robert Lawrence - Travel Holiday circa 1988

box 14, box 45

Balzer, Robert Lawrence - Unidentified Individuals before 2011

box 47

Balzer, Robert Lawrence and Friends - Photograph Montage and Menu 1986 October 31

box 14

Balzer, Robert Lawrence, James Willett and Unidentified Individuals before 1990

box 14

Balzer, Robert Lawrence, Olivia DeHavilland and Raul Rodriguez (Rose Float Designer) before 2011

box 14

Balzer, Robert Lawrence, Ona Munson and George Fisher at A Star is Born Premiere 1954

box 46

Balzer, Robert Lawrence and Ronald Reagan at the Tirol circa 1963-1966

box 14

Balzer, Robert Lawrence and Unidentified Individuals at Ma Maisson Restaurant before 1986

box 14

Balzers Signs before 2011

box 14, box 15

Balzer's Store before 1959

box 15

Balzer's Store - 35th Anniversary circa 1958

box 15

Borman, Frank and Concorde before 2004

box 15

Cambodia - Angkor 1999

box 15

Cambodia - Demonstration at Royal Palace in Phnom Penh circa 1950-1959

box 15, box 45

Cambodia - General 1999 May

box 15

Cambodia - Signed Photograph from an Unidentified Individual circa 1950-1959

box 15

Cambodia and Japan 1999

box 15

DeHavilland, Olivia circa 1945-2012

box 46

Devi, Buppha 1956 March

box 15

Dharmawara, Vira before 1999

box 47

Dharmawara, Vira (Signed Photograph) 1951

box 15

Dogs before 2011

box 15

Ernie's Restaurant before 2011

box 15

France - Wine Tour before 2011

box 15

Hawaii before 2011

box 15

Head, Edith before 1981

Oversize Flat File 4, drawer 6

Kaiser Cookout - Framed Photograph and Check 1960 October 8

box 15

Lake and Mountains (With Envelope Labeled "Eucalyptus") before 2011

box 15

Le Marquis de Lur-salcues before 2011

box 15

Maldonado, Larry circa 1945-1960

box 15

Mask of Robert Lawrence Balzer by Frances Rich before 2007

box 16

Napa Valley and Burgess Cellars 2000

box 16

Observation Car in Vancouver, B.C. - Photograph and Itinerary 1930 July 20

box 16

Ocean and Coast before 2011

Oversize Flat File 4, drawer 7

Photograph Panels for World of Wines Lifetime Achievement Award circa 1935-1991

box 16

Princess Cruises before 2011

box 16

Rodriguez, Raul (Rose Float Designer) before 2011

box 16, box 44

Sihanouk, Norodom circa 1955-1970

box 44

Sihanouk, Norodom (Signed Photographs) circa 1958

box 16

Stone Figure before 2011

box 16

Talbot-Martin, Elizabeth circa 1930-1950

box 16

Tang Dynasty Horse (Replica) before 2011

box 16

Tchelistcheff, Andre before 1994

box 16

The Tirol circa 1963-1966

box 16

Travel Holiday Magazine - New Orleans Reunion 1989

box 16

Unidentified Building before 2011

box 16

Unidentified Houses before 1980

box 16

Unidentified Individuals before 2011

box 16

Unidentified Individuals at Lomas Del Rio Ranch in Apple Valley, California after 1945

box 16

Willett, James circa 1930

box 16

Wine - Barnwood, Bilo Zarif, Claiborne and Churchill 1999 April

box 16, box 17

Wine - Firestone and Sanford Wineries 1999

box 17

Wine Glasses before 2011

box 17

Wine Museum before 2011

box 17

Wine and Wine Events before 2011

box 17

Yurka, Blanche before 1974

box 17

Subseries 2.4: Photocopies circa 1916-2011

Scope and Contents

The subseries contains photocopies of photographic prints, including photographs of Robert Lawrence Balzer with friends and various people in the wine industry, photographs of actresses Gloria Swanson and Olivia De Havilland, and of winemakers Ernest Gallo, Robert Mondavi, and Baron Philippe de Rothschild.

Arrangement

The subseries is arranged alphabetically by folder title.
box 17

Balzer, Albert circa 1941

box 17

Balzer, Robert Lawrence circa 1916

box 17

Balzer, Robert Lawrence with Andre Tchelistcheff before 1994

box 17

Balzer, Robert Lawrence with Ben Lane before 2011

box 17

Balzer, Robert Lawrence with Bernard and Hubert Trimbachat before 2011

box 17

Balzer, Robert Lawrence with Claude Taittinger and Wine Class before 2011

box 17

Balzer, Robert Lawrence with Christianne Latour and Guests at a Gala at Romanoff's circa 1955

box 17

Balzer, Robert Lawrence and Emily Abel before 1947

box 17

Balzer, Robert Lawrence with Etienne Hagel before 2011

box 17

Balzer, Robert Lawrence with Fred Brander 1971

box 17

Balzer, Robert Lawrence with Jeanne Cagney at the Masque Ball on the S.S. Virginia 1935

box 17

Balzer, Robert Lawrence and Lamberto Paronetto before 2011

box 17

Balzer, Robert Lawrence with Norodom Sihanouk and Norodom Monineath Sihanouk 1961

box 17

Balzer, Robert Lawrence with Olivia DeHavilland before 2011

box 17

Balzer, Robert Lawrence at Rancho Lomas Del Rio circa 1945-1951

box 17

Balzer, Robert Lawrence with Unidentified Individuals before 2011

box 17

Balzer's Store before 1959

box 17

Brynner, Yul 1956

box 17

Cambodia - General circa 1956-1970

box 17

Chappellet, Donn and Molly before 2011

box 17

DeHavilland, Olivia circa 1935-1945

box 17

Duke, Doris before 1993

box 17

Gallo, Ernest before 2007

box 17

Lungarotti, Giorgio before 1999

box 17

Manning, Irene 1942

box 17

Mondavi, Robert and Baron Philippe de Rothschild before 1988

box 17

Photograph Montages of Robert Lawrence Balzer, Friends, and Wine Events before 2011

box 17

Stevens, Dennis F. circa 1977

box 17

Strong, Rod before 2006

box 17

Swanson, Gloria before 1983

box 17

Unidentified Individuals before 2011

box 17

Yurka, Blanche 1941

box 18-19, 39, 48

Series 3: Writings and Publications circa 1940-2011

Scope and Contents

The series includes Robert Lawrence Balzer's articles and drafts of articles and notes and notebooks for various publications including the Los Angeles Times, Holiday Magazine, Wine Enthusiast, Wine Spectator, and a publication titled PSA Flighttime for the former airline Pacific Southwest Airlines. There are also materials related to Balzer's 1961 book Beyond Conflict, a draft copy of Balzer's 1964 book The Pleasures of Wine, and an excerpted story from his autobiography.

Arrangement

The series is arranged alphabetically by folder title but does not reflect physical arrangement.
box 18

Assorted Publications - Articles and Drafts circa 1939-1995

box 18

Beyond Conflict - Clipping and Mailing List 1963

box 18

Dedication to Andre Tchelistcheff circa 1994

box 18

Draft Sections of Robert Lawrence Balzer's Autobiography before 2012

box 18

A Flip-Up Guide to Discovering the Pleasures of Wine and Best Buys - Draft circa 2000

box 18

Holiday - Drafts of Articles 1977

box 18

Holiday - Notebook 1973

box 18

Los Angeles Times - Drafts of Columns circa 1979-1995

box 18

Los Angeles Times Home - Advertising Pamphlet for Wine Issue 1972

box 18

Los Angeles Times Home - Notebook circa 1960-1969

box 39

Los Angeles Times Wine Columns and Articles circa 1978-1994

box 18

Notes for Writings and Publications before 2011

box 18

Outlook - Articles 1996

box 48

The Pleasures of Wine - Working Copy 1963 September

box 19

PSA Flighttime - Draft Articles 1967-1969

box 19

Robert Lawrence Balzer's Book of Wines and Spirits - Copy of Excerpt 1973

box 19

Sunset - Chefs of the West - The Art of Cooking...By Men...For Men - Draft circa 1951

box 19

United Press - Drafts circa 1957

box 19

Wine Enthusiast - Drafts of Articles circa 1995-1997

box 19

Wines of the World Audio Program - Press Release 1992

box 19

Writing Notebook with Story Ideas 1972

box 19

Wine Spectator - Chardonnay Story - Correspondence, Computer Disc and Photographs 1995 September 18

box 19-26, 39, 49-51

Series 4: Professional Activities circa 1940-2008

Scope and Contents

The series contains materials documenting the professional activities of Robert Lawrence Balzer. The materials include records, newsletters, and menus from his restaurant ventures, the Tirol in Idyllwild, California and Villa Fontana in Orange, California; a badge, program, and other materials from the "A Taste of America" Presidential Inauguration events; scripts and promotional materials from his radio shows, his Screen Actors Guild contract, course plans for his wine classes; itineraries and notes from his wine tours in France and Italy, and the "Highlights" columns that Balzer wrote in the advertising mailers for his family's grocery store. The advertising mailer was later called "Balzer's Bulletin."

Arrangement

The series is arranged alphabetically by folder title in the finding aid but does not reflect physical arrangement.
box 19

Balzer's Store - 35th Anniversary Program (Photocopy) 1958 November 17

box 19, box 20

Balzer's Store - Advertising Mailer and "Highlights" Column 1940-1945

box 49, box 50, box 51

Balzer's Store - "Balzer's Bulletin" and "Highlights" Column 1951-1958

box 20

Balzer's Store - Christmas Catalogs 1953-1958

box 20

Balzer's Store - Clippings 1947-1951

box 20

Food and Beverage Connoisseur's VIP Odyssey Through the People's Republic of China 1983

box 20

Food and Civilization Conference - Program and Clippings 1967

box 20

Holiday Magazine Awards - Hawaii 1972-1973

box 20

Holiday Magazine Award Winners Reunion in Mexico 1974

box 20

KCET Auction 1975-1976

box 20

Notes - Day of the Locust Role circa 1975

box 20

Photograph Captions - Cambodian Coronation Ceremonies 1956

box 21

Radio - KMPC - "What Shall I Have for Dinner" - Informational Folder circa 1940

box 21

Radio - "What's Cookin' on Wine" Scripts and Notes 2005-2007

box 21

Radio - "What's Cookin' on Wine" - Partial Scripts and Notes 2005-2007

box 21

Radio - "The Word on Wine" Recipes 1994-1998

box 22

Radio - "The Word on Wine" Scripts circa 2003-2004

box 22

Robert Lawrence Balzer Restaurant Awards circa 1993

box 22

Screen Actors Guild Television Agency Contract 1960

box 22

"A Taste of America" Presidential Inauguration Events 1981-1985

box 39

The Tirol Restaurant - Menus and Clippings 1961-1965

box 39

The Tirol Restaurant - Financial Statements and Company Records 1964-1965

box 22

Travel-Holiday Fine Dining Awards 1989

box 22

Travel-Holiday Magazine 1988-1989

box 39

Villa Fontana Restaurant - Newsletters, Clippings, and Menu 1966

box 22

Wine Classes and Seminars 1977-2008

box 22

Wine and Culinary Cruises - California Wine Appreciation Cruise 1995

box 22

Wine and Culinary Cruises - "Call of the Vintage" Cruise 1978

box 22

Wine and Culinary Cruises - Other 1973-1991

box 39

Wine and Culinary Cruises - S.S. Mardi Gras 1978

box 22

The Wine Press Ltd. - Financial Statements 1973-1974

box 22, box 23, box 24

Wine Tour - France 1973-2001

box 25

Wine Tour of Germany and France - Notes 1985

box 25, box 26

Wine Tour - Italy 1972-1997

box 39

Zenzan-Ji Meditation Center 1960

box 26-28, 39, 52, Oversize Flat File 4: drawer 6

Series 5: Wine Materials circa 1940-2011

Scope and Contents

The series contains materials about wineries and wine, including pamphlets, newsletters, wine labels, news clippings, and other informational materials. There are also folders containing materials from wine tastings and wine competitions in which Robert Lawrence Balzer served as a judge.

Arrangement

The series is arranged alphabetically by folder title in the finding aid but does not reflect physical arrangement.
box 26

Balzer, Robert Wine Tour - Name Tags before 2011

box 26

The California Wine Perspective - Booklet 1986

box 26

Champagne Jacquart - Informational Materials circa 1985

box 26

The Champagne Road - Map and Guides before 2011

box 26

Charles Heidsieck Champagne - Informational Materials before 2011

box 26

Charles Krug Wines - Informational Materials circa 1965-1978

 

Chateau Mouton Rothschild - Imperial-size Wine Bottle 1975

Physical Description: This item is on display in Special Collections and Archives on the fourth floor of the University Library at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.
Oversize Flat File 4, drawer 6

Chateau Mouton Rothschild - Wine Labels on Foam Board 1945-1970

box 39

Dom Ruinart Champagne - Informational Materials 1975 September 4

box 26

G.H. Mumm - Informational Materials and Label circa 1966-1972

box 52

Kendall Jackson - Wine Bottle (Signed by Robert Lawrence Balzer) 1994

box 26

Korbell Champagne - Informational Materials and Label 1985, circa 2010

Physical Description: (Includes one compact disc)
box 27

Krug Champagne - Informational Materials and Label circa 1964-1971, 1985-1988

box 27

Labels - Schloss Vollrads and Bacardi Rum circa 1971-2011

box 27

Moet and Chandon - Informational Materials circa 1971-2011

box 27

News Releases and Clippings - Champagne 1981-1986

box 27

News Releases and Clippings - Wine and Food 1957, 1972-2008

box 27

Notes for Slideshow on Wine - Travel Holiday 1988 September 8

box 27

Notes on Wine circa 1970, 1980-1989

box 39

Opus One - Informational Materials and Wine Tasting Notes 1999

 

Opus One - Imperial-size Wine Bottle 1990

Physical Description: This item is on display in Special Collections and Archives on the fourth floor of the University Library at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.
box 27

Tribute Remarks for Andre Tchelistcheff 1991 December 7

box 27

Wine Box - Chinese White Wine before 2011

box 27

Wine and Culinary Events - Menus and Programs circa 1940-1994

box 28

The Wine Museum of San Francisco - Informational Materials 1974

box 28

Wine Newsletters and Catalogs circa 1976-2011

box 28

Wine Talk by Frank Prial - Promotional Card and Pocket-Sized Wine Guide circa 1978

box 28

Wine Tastings and Judging 1954, 1978-2005

box 28

Wines and Wineries - Pamphlets and Informational Materials before 2011

box 28

Women for Winesense - Los Angeles Chapter - Hall of Fame Awards - Informational Folder 1999

box 28-38, 43, 46-47, 53, Oversize Flat File 4, drawer 6-7

Series 6: Personal circa 1930-2011

Scope and Contents

The series contains Robert Lawrence Balzer's notes on various subjects, newspaper and magazine clippings, programs for various events, Robert Balzer's high school and college diplomas, scrapbooks with clippings and photographs related to Balzer and his activities, Balzer's military records, biographical information about Balzer, and other personal records and materials. Notable items in the series include a United States Senate Chamber Card from 1951 that is signed by then-United States Senator Richard Nixon.

Arrangement

The series is arranged alphabetically by folder title in the finding aid but does not reflect physical arrangement.
box 28

Authenticity Certificate for Papier-Mache Item - Sergio Bustamante 1979 July 13

Oversize Flat File 4, drawer 7

Award - Los Angeles County Fair Wines of the Americas Lifetime Achievement 2000

box 28

Award - Royal Order of Monisaraphorn 1999

box 28

Biographical Information circa 1999-2001

box 39

Booklet - Cambodia by Pictures circa 1956-1960

box 29

Bulletin - '76 Club 1953 October 15

box 29

Business Cards from Various People before 2001

box 29, box 30, box 31, box 32

Calendars and Planners 1957-2005

box 47

Certificate - Cordon Bleu 1939 May 17

box 47

Certificate - Holiday Magazine Honors The Tirol 1965

box 33

Certificate - Help Hospitalized Veterans Donor of the Year 2005

box 47

Certificate - Southern California Restaurant Hall of Fame before 2011

box 33

Certificates of Membership - Khemara Buddhikarama and The Khemara Buddhikaram 1981, 1992

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Clippings - Assorted Topics circa 1957-1966, 1999

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Clippings - Cambodia and Southeast Asia 1956-1965, 1990-2011

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Clippings - Robert Lawrence Balzer 1956-1999

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Clippings for Writings 1991-2003

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Clippings and Awards Ceremony Program - Dalai Lama 1991-2008

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Clippings and Informational Material - Buddhism circa 1957-1994

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Commission Naming Robert Lawrence Balzer as Kentucky Colonel 1981 October 28

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Diploma - Leland Stanford Junior University 1935

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Diploma - Los Angeles High School 1930 January 31

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Excerpts of William Shakespeare before 2011

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Family Genealogy - Robert Lawrence Balzer 1856, 1910-1956, 1981-2005

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Financial Materials circa 1998

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Guest Books - Birthday Guests 2000-2009

box 34

Informational Card - Decorator's Exchange before 1970

box 34

Informational Materials - Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles 2003

box 46

Invitation - "Merry Unbirthday Party for Robert Balzer" 1980

box 34

Invitation - Prince Norodom Sihanouk, Chief of State of Cambodia 1960 October

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Invitation - Robert Lawrence Balzer's 94th Birthday 2006

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Invitation and Notes - Los Angeles World Affairs Council Luncheon for Madame Ngo Dinh Nhu 1963

box 34

Invitation and Order Forms - Robert Lawrence Balzer 90th Birthday Celebration 2002 June

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Invitations circa 1953-1958

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Itinerary - Overseas Trip circa 1962

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Letterhead - Au Chic Magnifique before 2011

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Luggage Tag and Travel Holiday Business Card after 1977

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Magazine - Royal Air Cambodge 1997 October-November

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Menu - Birthday Dinner (Signed by Various People) 1985 June 25

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Menu - Campagnie Generale Transatlantique - French Line 1973 November 5

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Menu - "Le Dinner des Amis En L' Honneur de Robert Lawrence Balzer" before 2011

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Military Records 1942-1944

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News Release and Booklet - Cambodia Observes 2500th Anniversary of Buddha circa 1957

box 34

Notebooks - Asia Trip circa 1953

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Notebooks - Buddhist Monk Ordination Ceremony circa 1956-1999

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Notebooks - "California Wines" 1971

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Notebooks - Europe Trip 1951

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Notebooks - France and Germany Trip 1988

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Notebooks - France and Italy Trip 1973-1983

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Notebooks - Germany Trip 1984 May

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Notebooks - Italy Trip 1976

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Notebooks - Japan Trip 1959, 1986

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Notebooks - Poland and Spain Trip 1990

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Notebooks - Spain Trip 1971

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Notebooks - Switzerland Trip 1990 October

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Notebooks - "Wines of France" 1971-1973

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Notes for Autobiography before 2011

box 37

Notes on Events in Cambodia and Southeast Asia before 2011

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Notes on Communication, Knowledge, and Other Topics before 2011

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Notes for "Men and their Philosophies" - Beverly Hills University Club 1959 February 2

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Notes - Names and Phone Numbers before 2011

box 37

Notes on Religion before 2011

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Notes on Rudolph Valentino before 2011

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Notes for "World Philosophies Yesterday and Today" - Santa Monica Auxiliary of Children's Hospital 1959 March 5

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Official Notice of Theravada Buddhism Board 1956 March 12

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Pamphlet - Idyllwild Area Historical Society Museum before 2011

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Pamphlets - Robert Lawrence Balzer Speaking Events 1959-1964

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Pamphlet - Zuma Canyon Orchids before 2011

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Passes - United States Senate and House of Representatives (Senate Chamber Card Signed by Richard Nixon) 1951 January 16

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Program - Ambassador Hotel Event with King and Queen of the Hellenes 1953 November 14

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Program - Ambassador Hotel - Event with Crown Prince of Japan 1953 October 1

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Program - The Devil Mountain Hellraisers and Motorcycle Riding Club (Photocopy) before 2011

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Program - Virginia Follies of 1935 (Photocopy) 1935 August 29

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Program and Clipping - Lilian Fontaine Memorial Service 1975

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Program and Directory - The Opera Guild of Southern California 1953-1954

box 38

Program and Schedule - Cambodia Prince Norodom Sihanouk Visit to Kent State University 1960 October

box 38

Portion of the Text of a Speech to the United Nations circa 1961

Oversize Flat File 4, drawer 6

Project Designs - Room Addition for Robert Lawrence Balzer Residence 1972 March 6

box 38

Recipe Booklet - Villa D' Este 1991 December

box 38

Recipes before 2011

box 46

Resolution Congratulating Robert Lawrence Balzer on 75th Birthday - Sonoma County Board of Supervisors 1987 June 30

box 53

Scrapbooks - News Clippings and Photographs of Robert Lawrence Balzer circa 1947-1958

box 43

Sign - "Balzer! Santa Ana...United States...Liechtenstein...and Next the World!" before 2011

box 46

State of California Resolution Honoring Robert Lawrence Balzer 1986 October 30

box 38

Transcript - Robert Lawrence Balzer Oral History 2002 March

box 46

Winning Recipe - Hawaiian Kaiser Fall Cookout 1960

box 38, 40, 44, 46-47, 54-73, Oversize Flat File 4

Series 7: Art and Realia circa 1900-2011

Scope and Contents

The series contains artifacts that Robert Lawrence Balzer purchased in other countries; plaques, medals, and medallions that were presented to Balzer; paintings by Balzer; and paintings and sketches of Balzer. The medals includes ones given to Balzer by the government of Cambodia.
The dates of many of the artifacts are unknown. The replica Tang Dynasty Horse sculpture was purchased by Robert Lawrence Balzer in Hong Kong through an antiquarian in 1953. Balzer purchased the Etruscan Chalice in Rome in 1951.

Arrangement

The series is arranged alphabetically by folder title.
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Artwork - Fantasia before 2011

box 54

Chinese Jue before 1900

box 38

Drawing - "Contraception" before 2011

box 47

Drawing of Crane before 2011

Oversize Flat File 4, drawer 6

Drawing of Emily Abel by Robert Lawrence Balzer 1937 October

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Drawing of Robert Lawrence Balzer in Aviator Uniform 2004 June

box 38, box 44

Drawing of Robert Lawrence Balzer - Pierre Faig 1978

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Drawing of Stanford Classmate by Robert Lawrence Balzer 1935

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Drawing of a Woman before 2011

box 38

Drawings of Homes and Church before 2011

box 55

Etruscan Chalice before 1951

box 56

Glass Case - Napa Valley Wine Symposium 1981

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Graphic Art - "Balzer Vineyards" before 2011

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Graphic Art - "Robert Lawrence Balzer - World Traveller" before 2011

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Illustration - Jars in a Basket before 2011

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License Plate - "50th American Presidential Inaugural" 1985

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Medal - Royal Order of Sahametrei 1957

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Medal - Royal Order of Sowathara 1961

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Medal - Special Achievement - Holiday in New Orleans before 1978

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Medal - USIFS 85 "Le Prix d'Honneur" 1985

box 58

Medal and Brooch in Case - Royal Order of Monisaraphorn 1999

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Medallion - Brotherhood of the Knights of the Vine 1998 October 24

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Medallion - Champagne Bollinger 1978

box 38

Medallion - Riunite Wine 1980

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Medallion - Sonoma County Harvest Festival Fair 1975

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Medallion - Travel Holiday Magazine Honors 1978

Oversize Flat File 4, drawer 6

Painting - Robert Lawrence Balzer at Ritz-Carlton 1991

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Painting of Robert Lawrence Balzer by Blanche Yurka before 1974

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Pin - Los Angeles County Fair Judge before 2011

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Plaque - City of Los Angeles 1971

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Plaque - City of Los Angeles in Recognition of Robert Lawrence Balzer's 70th Birthday 1982 August 10

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Plaque - Giovanni's on the Hill 1980 March 4

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Plaque - "Il Papa" Robert Lawrence Balzer 1972 December 7

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Plaque - Irvine Friends of the Library Annual Book and Author Award 1970

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Plaque - Les Amis du Vin Los Angeles Chapter 1972 September 21

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Plaque - Midwest International Wine Exposition 1992 October 17

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Plaque - Mutual Wholesale Company 1985 November 2

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Plaque - Robert Lawrence Balzer - "Opus 93" 2006 May

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Plaque - San Pedro Peninsula Hospital Friends of Hospice - Robert Lawrence Balzer Fine Wine Auction 1988

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Plaque - The Society of California Winegrape Growers - Certificate of Ownership 1982 July 1

box 65

Plaque - A Taste of America 1981

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Plaque - A Taste of America for the 50th America Presidential Inaugural 1985 January

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Plaque and Medal - A Taste of America 1981

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Plaque on Plate - Wine Literary Award 2004 April 30

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Plaque for Robert Lawrence Balzer and James Willett 1993 May 10

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Plate - Chateau Greysac 1983 June 11

box 38

Postcards before 2011

Oversize Flat File 4, drawer 6

Poster - The Napa Valley (Signed by Wineries) 1975

box 38

Print from Louvre - Mona Lisa 1989

box 67, box 68, box 69

Roman Glass before 1900

box 46

Sketch of Robert Lawrence Balzer 1958

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Sketch of Robert Lawrence Balzer for Birthday 2001

 

Tang Dynasty Horse Sculpture (Replica) before 1953

Physical Description: This item is on display in the Library Administration office on the fourth floor of the University Library at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.
box 70, box 71

Tastevins before 1900

box 72

Wine Barrel circa 1978-1981

box 73

Wine Bucket with Crest before 2011