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  • Biographical / Historical
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  • Title: Lois Ann Kroll Papers
    Creator: Kroll, Lois Ann
    Identifier/Call Number: 0068
    Contributing Institution: California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. Special Collections and Archives
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 56.38 Linear Feet(31 boxes, 2 saddles on stands, 1 framed item, and 1 trophy)
    Date (inclusive): circa 1955-2009
    Abstract: Lois Ann Kroll was an Arabian horse trainer, author, and designer of show costumes for both horse and rider. The collection contains drafts, illustrations, and other materials related to her book Arabian Costumes; photographs of Kroll's Arabian horses; and various costumes, saddles, and other realia.


    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.

    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    Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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], Lois Ann Kroll Papers, Collection no. 0068, W.K. Kellogg Arabian Horse Library, Special Collections and Archives, University Library, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    The collection was donated by the estate of Lois Ann Kroll to California State Polytechnic University, Pomona in 2007.

    Biographical / Historical

    Lois Ann Kroll was an Arabian horse trainer and owner. She also was the author of a book on show costumes for Arabian horses and riders. Kroll was born on December 1, 1932 in North Dakota. In 1963, Kroll wrote a book called Arabian Costumes , which taught readers how to design costumes for Arabian horses and their riders. She revised the book in 1999. In addition to designing costumes, Kroll also trained and owned Arabian horses and rode horses in various shows and events, including the Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, California. She was owner of Silver Shadows Arabians in the community of Canyon Country in California. Kroll died of pancreatic cancer on August 8, 2006. She was 73 years old.

    Scope and Contents

    The collection includes drafts, notes, and correspondence related to her books; photographs; film reels; and horse show costumes and decorated tack.


    The collection is organized into the following series: Series 1. Writings and Publications; Series 2. Photographs; Series 3. Audiovisual Materials; Series 4. Art and Realia.

    Processing Information

    The collection was processed by Rob Strauss, Emily Chavarria, and Elainna-Marie Herrera in June 2018.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Horsemen and horsewomen
    Arabian horse