Poly Vue was an annual open house event held at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona from 1939 to 1993. Events
included exhibits and displays from various academic departments and clubs, as well as a Poly Vue Queen contest. Materials
in the collection include administrative papers that document the planning and operation of the event, photographs of Poly
Vue activities and exhibits, audiovisual materials, and realia.
In 1938, Cal Poly Pomona, then known as California Polytechnic School, Voorhis Unit, was established in San Dimas, California
as a satellite campus for Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. The first Poly Vue occurred in April of 1939 with the objective of introducing
the public and families of students to the new campus. The event was modeled after the Poly Royal event at the San Luis Obispo
campus, which in turn had grown out of livestock exhibitions. Administrative responsibility for the event varied over the
years. The Poly Vue was often organized by a student committee, but some years it was administered by university faculty and
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