The Finding Aid of the Los Angeles County Fair Wines of the Americas Collection 0032

Rob Strauss
The processing of this collection and the creation of this finding aid was funded by the generous support of the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. Special Collections and Archives
August 2018
3801 West Temple Avenue
Pomona, CA 91768
speccollections@cpp.edu
909-869-3775


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.

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Conditions Governing Use

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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

box 1

Booklets - Wine Awards 1949-1953, 1987-2008

box 1

Booklets - Wine Awards (Photocopies) 1972-1981

box 1

Clippings - Los Angeles County Fair International Wine and Spirits Marketplace 2005

box 1

Clippings - Los Angeles County Fair Vineyard Marketplace 2005

box 1

Clippings - Los Angeles International Wine and Spirits Competition 2008-2011

box 1

Clippings - Wines of the Americas Competition 1950-2011

box 1

Clippings - Wines of the World Competition 2002-2007

box 1, box 2

Informational Packets - Wines of the Americas Competition 1997-2001

box 2

Informational Packets - Wines of the World Competition 2003

box 2

List of Gold Medal Wines 2001-2009

box 2

List of Judges - Wines of the Americas Competition circa 1997

box 2

Medals Awarded to Thornton Winery - Los Angeles County Fair 1987

box 3

Medals - Los Angeles International Wine and Spirits Competition 2009-2010

box 3

Photographs - Wine of the Americas Competition circa 1950-1997

box 3

Printout of Web Page - Wines of the Americas Competition 2000 May 12

box 3

Ribbon - Gold Medal Award 1998

box 3

Ribbon - Gold Medal Award - Olive Oil Competition 2001

box 3

Ribbon - Gold Medal Award - Wine Competition 2001

box 3

Videocassette - Los Angeles County Fair Wine Stomp and Wine Competition 1998

Physical Description: (1 Videocassette)
box 4

Wine Bottle - 1998 Sequoia Grove Cabernet Sauvignon Rutherford Napa Valley - Best of Class 1998

box 3

Wine Education Schedule 2001-2002

box 4

Wine Glass - Los Angeles County Fair "The Vineyard" 2001

box 4

Wine Glass - Wines of the Americas 2000

box 4

Wine Glasses - Los Angeles County Fair 75th Anniversary 1997