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Los Angeles County Fair Wines of the Americas Collection
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  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Conditions Governing Use
  • Preferred Citation
  • Immediate Source of Acquisition
  • Biographical / Historical
  • Scope and Contents
  • Arrangement
  • Processing Information

  • Title: Los Angeles County Fair Wines of the Americas Collection
    Creator: Los Angeles County Fair Association
    Identifier/Call Number: 0032
    Contributing Institution: California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. Special Collections and Archives
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 2.5 Linear Feet(4 boxes)
    Date (inclusive): 1949-2011
    Abstract: The collection contains materials relating to the Los Angeles County Fair wine judging competition, including informational packets, books that list the award-winning wines, a bottle of award-winning wine, wine glasses, and prize ribbons.

    Conditions Governing Access

    Advance notice required for access.

    Conditions Governing Use

    Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder.

    Preferred Citation

    [Box/folder# or item name], Los Angeles County Fair Wines of the Americas Collection, Collection no. 0032, Southern California Wine and Wine Industry Collection, Special Collections and Archives, University Library, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Materials in the collection were donated to California State Polytechnic University, Pomona by the Pomona Fairplex in 2001 and gathered from Special Collections' Southern California Wine and Wine Industry Collection files.

    Biographical / Historical

    The Los Angeles County Fair wine judging competition is the nation's oldest county fair event of its kind. The competition was first held in 1935 but it went on hiatus during World War II. It has now taken place every year since 1948. The event is currently named the Los Angeles International Wine Competition. It has previously been called the Wines of the Americas competition and the Wines of the World competition.

    Scope and Contents

    The collection contains materials relating to the Los Angeles County Fair wine judging competition. Materials include informational packets about the competition, books that list the award-winning wines, clippings about the event, a bottle of award-winning wine, wine glasses, and prize ribbons. Most of the materials are from when the competition was called Wines of the Americas.

    Arrangement

    The collection is arranged alphabetically by folder title.

    Processing Information

    The collection was processed by Rob Strauss in August 2018.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Los Angeles County Fair (Los Angeles County, Calif.)
    Wine tasting
    Wine