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W.K. Kellogg Arabian Horse Library Postcard and Notecard Collection
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  • Conditions Governing Access
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  • Biographical / Historical
  • Scope and Contents
  • Arrangement
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  • Title: W.K. Kellogg Arabian Horse Library Postcard and Notecard Collection
    Collector: W.K. Kellogg Arabian Horse Library
    Identifier/Call Number: 0015
    Contributing Institution: California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. Special Collections and Archives
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 1.25 Linear Feet (126 postcards and 2 notecards)
    Date (inclusive): 1920-1970
    Abstract: The collection contains both postcards and notecards related to the W.K. Kellogg Ranch. Included in the collection are cards depicting the horses of the W.K. Kellogg Ranch, the Kellogg House, the Kellogg Company, and the W.K. Kellogg Ranch.

    Conditions Governing Access

    Advanced notice required for access.

    Conditions Governing Use

    Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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

    Preferred Citation

    [Box/folder# or item name], W.K. Kellogg Arabian Horse Library Postcard and Notecard Collection, Collection no. 0015, W.K. Kellogg Arabian Horse Libary, Special Collections and Archives, University Libary, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    The W.K. Kellogg Arabian Horse Library actively collects postcards and notecards related to the W.K. Kellogg Ranch, Manor House, and the Kellogg Company. Materials in the collection have been both purchased by and donated to the Library.

    Biographical / Historical

    In 1925, cereal magnate W.K. Kellogg established an Arabian horse breeding program at his winter ranch home in Pomona, California. The Kellogg Ranch became a popular destination for 1920s Hollywood stars and the horses were showcased for the public at Sunday shows.
    W.K. Kellogg donated the ranch to the state of California in 1932 with the stipulation that the Arabian breeding program and Sunday shows continue. During World War II, the ranch was used by the U.S. Army as a remount depot to breed horses for the cavalry.
    After the war, the ranch was briefly administered by the Department of Agriculture before being turned over to California State Polytechnic College San Luis Obispo for use as their southern branch in 1949. The campus grew rapidly in the post-war period and Cal Poly Pomona was established as a separate school in 1966. Cal Poly has maintained the Arabian horse breeding program and Sunday shows to the present day according to W.K. Kellogg’s wishes.

    Scope and Contents

    The majority of the collection contains postcards depicting the horses of the W.K. Kellogg Ranch, which are organized alphabetically. The other three series in the collection include postcards depicting the Kellogg Company, the Kellogg House, and the W.K. Kellogg Ranch, which are also organized alphabetically.

    Arrangement

    The collection is organized into the following series: 1. Horses; 2. Kellogg Company; 3. Kellogg House; 4. Kellogg Ranch.

    Processing Information

    The collection was arranged and described by Kara Catano in January 2017.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    W.K. Kellogg Arabian Horse Ranch
    W.K. Kellogg Arabian Horse Center
    Kellogg House Pomona (Pomona, Calif.)
    Arabian horse
    Postcards