The Finding Aid of the Lois Ann Kroll Papers 0068

Rob Strauss, Emily Chavarria, and Elainna-Marie Herrera
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
April 2018
3801 West Temple Avenue
Pomona, CA 91768
speccollections@cpp.edu
909-869-3775


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.

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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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.

Arrangement

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
Horse-shows
Arabian horse

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Series 1: Writings and Publications circa 1963-2009

Arrangement

The series is arranged alphabetically by folder title.

Scope and Contents

The series contains drafts, sketches, and photographs related to Lois Ann Kroll's book: Arabian Costumes. There are materials related to both the original publication of the book in 1963 and the revision published in 1999. There are also clippings from Arabian Horse World and a story Lois Ann Kroll wrote about one of her Arabian horses titled The Miracle of Silver Sahara.
The materials in the " Arabian Costumes - Revision, Draft" folder were initially in a binder. The file contains a draft of the revised Arabian Costumes book and bills and invoices relating to the publication of the book. The file also contains two pages of unrelated notes that were in the binder.
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Arabian Costumes - Agreement 1999

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Arabian Costumes - Correspondence 1998 December

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Arabian Costumes - Draft circa 1963

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Arabian Costumes - Draft with Notes and Corrections before 2000

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Arabian Costumes - Large Sketches and Original Plates 1960s

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Arabian Costumes - Original Book Page Copies before 2000

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Arabian Costumes - Original Photographs and Sketches circa 1999

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Arabian Costumes - Other Photographs circa 1963

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Arabian Costumes - Paintings before 2009

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Arabian Costumes - Page Drafts and Illustrations circa 1963-2006

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Arabian Costumes - Rejected Photographs before 2000

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Arabian Costumes - Revision, Draft circa 1999

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Arabian Costumes - Revision, Final Proof circa 1999

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Arabian Costumes - Revision Pages circa 1999

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Arabian Costumes - Sketches before 2000

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Arabian Horse Breeder Advertisements circa 1974

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Brochure - International Arabian Horse Association - Consignment Sale 1977

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Clipping - Arabian Horse World 1979 March

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Story - The Miracle of Silver Sahara 1975

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Series 2: Photographs circa 1955-2006

Scope and Contents

The series includes photographs of Lois Ann Kroll and various Arabian horses; photographs of horses and their riders in costume; and photographs of horses owned by Kroll and Silver Shadow Arabians that were originally in a photo album. The horses in the photographs include Abugar, Lassie, Talassi, Susie, Silverette, Rebecca, and The Silver Shadow.

Arrangement

The series is arranged alphabetically by folder title in the finding aid but does not reflect physical arrangement.
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Photograph Album - Unidentified Arabian Horses before 2006

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Photograph - Arabian Horse - Flying Tessie before 2006

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Photographs - Arabian Horse Costumes circa 1963-1975

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Photograph - Desert before 2006

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Photograph and Program - Lois Ann Kroll Memorial Service 2006

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Photographs - Arabian Costumes Class circa 1963-1980

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Photographs - Arabian Horse - Pepples before 2006

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Photographs - Arabian Horse - Tarrah 1993

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Photographs - Arabian Horse - Tisheeba 1993

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Photographs on CD circa 2000-2007

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Photographs - Large - Unidentified Arabian Horses

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Photographs - Lois Ann Kroll before 2006

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Photographs - Lois Ann Kroll on Horse before 2006

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Photographs - Lois Ann Kroll in Rose Parade circa 1971

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Photographs - Royal Shadow in Poodle Costume 1979-1982

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Photographs - Silver Shadow Arabians circa 1955-1983

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Photographs - Unidentified Arabian Horse in Blue Costume 1972

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Photographs - Unidentified Arabian Horses circa 1976-1977

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Series 3: Audiovisual Materials circa 1967-2006

Scope and Contents

The series contains 132 Super 8 and seven 8mm (millimeter) films of horses, horse shows, and costumes.

Arrangement

The series is arranged alphabetically by title.
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Film - #1 Champ - G.E. before 2006

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Film - 1/2 One West & West before 2006

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Film - 1971 National before 2006

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Film - Abu, Johnnie - Newhall Parade before 2006

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Film - Abu 33 and Silver 2 1972

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Film - Abu 33 and Silver 2 1972

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Film - All Amateur Show - Calabasas - National Championship Stallion before 2006

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Film - Art and Neva before 2006

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Film - Art and Neva - Marineland before 2006

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Film - Badlands before 2006

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Film - Badlands - Sady and Baby before 2006

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Film - Barn and Cheryl before 2006

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Film - Brenda and Shadow West before 2006

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FIlm - Bridges Boat Trip - Empire State Building before 2006

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Film - Buffalo Badlands Birthplace before 2006

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Film - Cal Poly before 2006

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Film - Cal Poly before 2006

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Film - Cal Poly before 2006

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Film - Cal Poly before 2006

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Film - Cal Poly - Test of 16mm Lens 1979 February 2

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Film - Central Park - Lincoln Center before 2006

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Film - Charlie One Day - Windy One Month 1970

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Film - Charlie and Windy before 2006

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Film - Charlie and Windy before 2006

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Film - Cheryl and Dandy - Shadow - Charlie before 2006

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Film - Christmas - Prince at Whittier 1972 December

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Film - Claire Wedding, Susie and Windy before 2006

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Film - Coe's Oregon - Neymeyn - Ferneyn - Lois Ann 1967 February 3

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Film - Colte and Not Colte before 2006

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Film - Cost to Drive before 2006

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Film - Costume - Pomona - Second Half 1977 March

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Film - Dog Show - Diamond - Robert Bruce before 2006

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Film - Dria Eng Please before 2008

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Film - Ember and Corgie - Colts and Frisbees at Traffic Cone - Christmas 1972 December

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Film - Ember as Puppy - Colts - Windy 1972 December

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Film - Eng - Please before 2006

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Film - Eng - Versa Titles before 2006

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Film - Fina and Brio in Las Vegas and Orange, Texas - Costume 1976

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Film - Foals 1972

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Film - Gene and Max - Windy One Year before 2006

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Film - Gene and Maxine - Jaki before 2006

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Film - Grand and Costume Entry before 2006

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Film - Gwyn - El Kana before 2006

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Film - Halli - Sandy before 2006

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Film - Halli and Windy - Krenosette and Susie - Khenoselle before 2006

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Film - Jaki and Raffy Silver before 2006

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Film - Jeanne Lillebrugh - Cal Poly before 2006

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Film - Khemoshai Kel and Jill - Shad and Brew before 2006

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Film - Kid and Rial before 2006

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Film - Lady and Foal before 2006

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Film - Lassie Foaling Harold before 2006

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Film - M and D Vacation 1973

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Film - Maggie and Chris Anniversary - Kay and Pauline before 2006

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Film - Mount Rushmore before 2006

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Film - North Dakota Trip - Rapid City before 2006

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Film - National Stallion Row - Oklahoma City 1969

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Film - Native Costume - Pomona - Windy, Shadow and Bogey - First Half of Class 1977 March

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Film - New York - Empire State - Ducks before 2006

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Film - Nickols - Mares and Foals before 2006

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Film - Pappy Tracy - Snow 1970

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Film - Park S.B. before 2006

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Film - Park Scott before 2006

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Film - Park Scott before 2006

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Film - Park and West before 2006

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Film - Pastor Riding Valdez and Hizo - Mo at Pomona before 2006

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Film - Patti before 2006

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Film - Patti One Dog and Windy before 2006

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Film - Patti Windy Charlie Sleep Babies before 2006

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Film - Peace Garden before 2006

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Film - Poelle - Snow 1973

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Film - Pregnant Susie before 2006

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Film - Puma and Mimi Babies - Wheeler Costumes before 2006

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Film - Queen Contest - Shad and Heidi before 2006

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Film - Randy - Jaki - Choqie before 2006

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Film - Randy Fills, Boulder Dam, Las Vegas before 2006

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Film - Randy Retire before 2006

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Film - Regie, Jack, Sadie, and Baby Rocky before 2006

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Film - Robert Bruce before 2006

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Film - Rocky and Baby, Robert Bruce 1973

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Film - Rose P and Selle before 2006

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Film - Royal Shadow - Costume before 2006

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Film - Sadie before 2006

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Film - Sadie Costume (6 Months) - Patti and Windy - Shadow Ridge Riders before 2006

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Film - Santa Barbara? before 2006

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Film - Santa Barbara before 2006

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Film - SB Randy before 2006

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Film - Scottsdale before 2006

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Film - Scottsdale 1980

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Film - Scottsdale - Champion Halter before 2006

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Film - Scottsdale - Stall Class before 2006

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Film - Seattle Shower before 2006

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Film - Sette and Show before 2006

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Film - Shadow - SB - Poodle - Snow 1973

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Film - Shadow - Windy One Day Old - Randy at Liberty 1968

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Film - Shadow Ridge - Riden - Cheryl before 2006

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Film - Simi Valley Horse Show - Windy and Shadow 1977 May

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Film - Slipped House before 2006

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Film - Snow 1970

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Film - Snow 1970

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Film - Star-Spangled Drill - Sierra Empire Arabian Horse Association - Pomona 1977 March

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Film - Stuart 8mm - Arabians - Susie - Shadow - Baby - Yearling before 2006

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Film - Sue and Debby before 2006

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Film - Sue at Santa Maria before 2006

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Film - Susie and National Silver 1978

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Film - Susie Las Vegas before 2006

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Film - Tour Ellis Island before 2006

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Film - Untitled #1 before 2006

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Film - Untitled #2 before 2006

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Film - Untitled #3 before 2006

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Film - Untitled #4 before 2006

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Film - Untitled #5 before 2006

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Film - Untitled #6 before 2006

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Film - Untitled #7 before 2006

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Film - Untitled #8 before 2006

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Film - Untitled #9 before 2006

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Film - Untitled #10 before 2006

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Film - Untitled #11 before 2006

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Film - Untitled #12 before 2006

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Film - Untitled #13 before 2006

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Film - Untitled #14 before 2006

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Film - Untitled #15 before 2006

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Film - Untitled #16 before 2006

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Film - Untitled #17 before 2006

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Film - Untitled #18 before 2006

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Film - Untitled #19 before 2006

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Film - Untitled #20 before 2006

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Film - Untitled #21 before 2006

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Film - Untitled #22 before 2006

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Film - Untitled #23 before 2006

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Film - Untitled #24 before 2006

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Film - Untitled #25 circa 1970

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Film - Vaca 1973

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Film - Vaca 1973

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Film - Versatile Arabian Drill - Santa Barbara 1977 May

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Film - Wash before 2006

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Film - Weaver before 2006

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Film - Weaver before 2006

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Film - Windy and Halli - Shadow and Sandy before 2006

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Film - Yankee Stadium - Halter of Pomona before 2006

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Series 4: Art and Realia circa 1963-2006

Scope and Contents

The series includes rider costumes and matching horse tack, including a black, gold, and red costume known as the Phoenix costume with black and gold versions of garments for the rider, a "native" or Middle-Eastern style costume in purple referred to as the Purple Costume, and a green, nautical-themed costume referred to as the Sea Creature costume; a blue dress probably worn by Kroll in the Tournament of Roses parade; and ribbons from the Sierra Empire Arabian Horse Show and the Los Angeles County Fair.
The series also contains several paintings, including an oil painting of Lois Ann Kroll. The Assorted Prints and Posters folder includes prints of "Pharaoh's Horses" by John Frederick Herring, "The Arab Tent" by Edwin Landseer, and "Stampede of the Waves" by Ila McAfee.

Arrangement

The series is arranged alphabetically by folder title in the finding aid but does not reflect physical arrangement.
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Art - Horse Head on Suede 1981 December

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Black Rider Cape with Gold Trim 1960s-1970s

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Blanket - Champion Stallion Escalon Charity Show Covina, California 1963

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Blanket - Green Velvet 1960s-1970s

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Blue Lace Dress 1960s

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Business Card - Lois Ann Kroll before 2006

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Canteen 1960s-1970s

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Decorative Rope 1960s-1970s

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Felt Name Tags 1960s-1970s

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Novelty Sea Creature Costume - Fins 1960s-1970s

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Novelty Sea Creature Costume - Headpiece 1960s-1970s

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Novelty Sea Creature Costume - Horse Costume 1960s-1970s

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Novelty Sea Creature Costume - Top 1960s-1970s

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Painting of Chair before 2006

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Painting of Kroll before 2006

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Phoenix Costume - Black Version - Abaya 1960s-1970s

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Phoenix Costume - Black Version - Top and Pants 1960s-1970s

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Phoenix Costume - Black Version - Headpiece and Shoes 1960s-1970s

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Phoenix Costume - Gold Version - Cape 1960s-1970s

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Phoenix Costume - Gold Version - Headband 1960s-1970s

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Phoenix Costume - Tack - Black Velvet Saddle Pad with Tassels 1960s-1970s

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Phoenix Costume - Tack - Breast Collar 1960s-1970s

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Phoenix Costume - Tack - Bridle 1960s-1970s

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Phoenix Costume - Tack - Cinch 1960s-1970s

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Phoenix Costume - Tack - Crupper 1960s-1970s

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Phoenix Costume - Tack - Reins 1960s-1970s

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Phoenix Costume - Tack - Saddle 1960s-1970s

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Plaque - Arabian Horse Association of San Fernando Valley - Jerry Abdin Challenge Trophy circa 1968

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Prints and Posters circa 1967-2006

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Purple Costume - Cape 1960s-1970s

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Purple Costume - Headdress with Tiara 1960s-1970s

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Purple Costume - Jacket 1960s-1970s

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Purple Costume - Pants 1960s-1970s

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Purple Costume - Tack - Breast Collar 1960s-1970s

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Purple Costume - Tack - Bridle 1960s-1970s

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Purple Costume - Tack - Crupper 1960s-1970s

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Purple Costume - Tack - Reins 1960s-1970s

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Purple Costume - Tack - Saddle 1960s-1970s

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Purple Costume - Tack - Saddle Blanket 1960s-1970s

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Ribbons circa 1983-1986

 

Trophy - Arabian Horse Association of San Fernando Valley - Amar Dharan Challenge Trophy circa 1972

Scope and Contents

This item is on display in the W.K. Kellogg Arabian Horse Library, on the first floor of the University Library at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.
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Trophy - Arabian Horse Association of Southern California - Costume Class 1971 September