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Special Collections and Archives, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
3801 West Temple Ave.
Pomona, California 91768
Phone: (909) 869-3775
Email: speccollections@cpp.edu
Physical collections: 39
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Adair (Douglass) United Farm Workers Collection

Douglass Adair joined the United Farm Workers union in 1965 at the age of 22. He helped organize the nationwide grape boycott and served as editor then publisher of the union's newspaper from 1965 to 1970. Through the 1970s and...

Adair (Virginia Hamilton) Collection

Virginia Hamilton Adair (1913-2004) was a poet and an educator. Her collection contains poems, book manuscripts, subject files, correspondence, personal papers, original drawings /illustrations, autobiographical accounts, notes, poem lists, and printed matter pertaining to her poetry and her life.

Arabian Horse Association of Southern California Records

The collection contains financial records, correspondence, book contracts, by-laws, policies, and other administrative records related to the Arabian Horse Association of Southern California. There is also material about the group's annual Fall Arabian Horse Show.

Cal Poly (California State Polytechnic University, Pomona) Rose Float (Tournament of Roses, Pasadena, Calif.) Collection

Since 1948, the Cal Poly Universities (Pomona and San Luis Obispo) have produced a float in the famed Tournament of Roses Parade held each year in Pasadena, California. This Collection contains files, photographs, negatives, and memorabilia (including posters, pins, buttons,...

Cal Poly Pomona Fiftieth (50th) Anniversary Records

Cal Poly Pomona celebrated its 50th anniversary in 1988. The records document commemorative events and programming held during the 1988-1989 academic year and include administrative papers, correspondence, financial records, photographs, memorabilia, and materials for an unrealized time capsule.

Cal Poly Pomona Telephone Directories

The collection consists of telephone directories for the Cal Poly Pomona Campus from 1959 to 2013. The phone directories include lists of faculty along with their school and personal contact information; college departments; and maps of the campus and surrounding...

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona Athletic Department Records

Cal Poly Pomona's athletics program began 1939 when the school formed a baseball team. In the following decades, a number of sports have been introduced for both men and women including basketball, track, cross country, volleyball, and tennis. The collection...

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona Office of Student Life and Cultural Center Records

The Office of Student Life and Cultural Centers (OSLCC) is a department of the Cal Poly Pomona Division of Student Affairs. The collection includes the records of over 150 clubs, councils, associations, teams, societies, sororities, and fraternities of Cal Poly...

Carlson (Avon) Papers

Avon Carlson was the first student body president of the Cal Poly Voorhis campus, which opened in 1938. The collection includes correspondence, photographs, and clippings documenting Carlson's time as a student at the Voorhis campus.

Del Clements (Marcyn) Collection on Virginia Hamilton Adair

The collection contains materials collected by Virginia Hamilton Adair's friend Marcyn Del Clements, including poetry written by Virginia Hamilton Adair, drafts of Adair's first two books, magazines with articles about Adair, and videocassettes related to Adair.

Edwards (A.J.) Papers

A.J. Edwards was an agent of the American Remount Association in Oregon during the 1940s. This collection includes stud books and receipts of mares bred to Edwards' stud horses, correspondence, photographs, and a stamp.

Edwards (Cecil and Gladys Brown) Papers

Gladys Brown Edwards was a noted equine artist and authority on the Arabian horse. She worked at the Kellogg Ranch for over a decade and was active in the Arabian horse community. Her husband, Cecil L. Edwards, was a respected...

Fisher (Suzanne) Collection

Collection of items donated by Suzanne Fisher from her time at Cal Poly Pomona, including a copy of her senior thesis.

Hawkins (Adelia) Papers

Adelia Hawkins was secretary to Los Angeles attorney and civic leader Henry O’Melveny (1859-1941). The collection includes newspaper clippings, photographs, and printed materials related to O’Melveny and his experience in Southern California collected by Hawkins.

Kaplan, Abraham Collection

Abraham Kaplan (1918-1993) was a philosopher, an author and an educator. His collection contains correspondence, articles, lectures, speeches, book manuscripts, subject files, notes, and printed matter pertaining to his writings and academic career.

Khemosabi Collection

Memorabilia of Khemosabi, Champion Arabian horse, collected and donated by B. Paul Husband.

Kroll (Lois A.) Papers

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 ; photographs of Kroll's Arabian horses; and various costumes,...

League of Women Voters of East San Gabriel Valley Records

The collection chronicles the activities of the League of Women Voters of East San Gabriel Valley and its state and national counterparts over the course of several decades. The collection includes studies and reports on issues, correspondence with lawmakers, information...

Los Robles Horticulture Club Records

The Los Robles Horticulture Club is one of the oldest clubs at Cal Poly Pomona founded in 1940 for students who have a common interest in the art of gardening. The collection includes charters, correspondence, meeting minutes, publications, photographs and...

Lyle (John T.) Papers

John T. Lyle (1934-1998) taught Landscape Architecture at Cal Poly Pomona from 1968 to 1998. He was also founding project director of the Center for Regenerative Studies at Cal Poly Pomona, which is now called the John T. Lyle Center...

Matthews (Chris) Collection on the Arabian Horse

The collection contains photographs, articles, newsletters, catalogs, DVDs, videocassettes, and other material related to the Arabian horse collected by horse breeder Chris Matthews.

McKinstry Arabians Records

The collection includes photographic prints, photographic slides, pedigree charts, and other information about horses that were bred by Neal and Marjorie McKinstry of McKinstry Arabians in Colorado.

Mead, Jerry D., New World International Wine Competition Collection

The Jerry D. Mead’s NWIWC allows wines to compete against one another by wine price class. This collection includes wine awards booklets, yearly entry rule forms, programs, medals and aprons from the competitions. (1993 – 2010, and on going)

Meadows (Deborah) Collection

Deborah Meadows, Professor Emerita at Cal Poly Pomona, is an accomplished poet, playwright, and essayist. The collection contains journals and magazines in which Meadows' poetry has been published and other materials related to her writing.

Meyers (Joseph S. "Jay") Collection

This collection contains various items of Arabian horse breeder and enthusiast, Joseph S. “Jay” Meyers. This collection includes, but is not limited to, pedigrees of horses, programs from various horse shows, directories, newspaper clippings, photographs and correspondences to and from...

Moore (John Allphin) Collection on the Douglass Adair Symposia

The collection contains correspondence, news clippings, photographs, flyers, and other material related to the Douglass Adair Symposia, a series of conferences and academic meetings that began in the 1980s and ran until at least 2008 at Cal Poly Pomona. The...

National Model United Nations Collection

The National Model United Nations Collection was donated by John Allphin Moore, Jr., former Professor of History at Cal Poly Pomona and National Model United Nation’s (NMUN) advisor. The collection consists of items collected by Professor Moore from his years...

Pflueger (Donald H.) Cal Poly Pomona History Papers

Donald H. Pflueger was a history professor at Cal Poly Pomona for nearly forty years and wrote several books on the Pomona Valley. The collection includes manuscripts, drafts, and research materials for his book .

Pinney (Thomas) Papers

Thomas Pinney is the author of several books on wine history including a two-volume set on the history of wine in the United States. The collection includes research materials for Pinney's books, wine subject files, information on wineries, publications and...

Pomona, California, Fox Theater Reopening Collection

The Pomona Fox Theater first opened its doors in 1931. After 70 years of theater-going, It was shut down in 2001. Finally, after a 10 million dollar renovation, it proudly re-opened its doors on April 18, 2009. This collection contains...

Solis (Hilda) Papers

Hilda Solis was a United States Congresswoman representing the 31st and 32nd districts in California between 2001 and 2009. The collection includes correspondence, news clippings, voting information, awards, photographs, and other materials related to Solis' tenure in Congress. There are...

Straight, W. D. (Willard Dickerman), 1880-1918

The papers consist of personal and official correspondence, reports, diaries, writings, memoranda, and family papers of Willard D. Straight, American diplomat and financier, relating chiefly to his activities in the Far East and to his service during World War I....

Tau Alpha Chi Fraternity

The Tau Alpha Chi chapter at Cal Poly Pomona was established in 1994 and dissolved in 2004. Originally founded in 1983 at Georgia State University, the membership of the Fraternity is open to undergraduate, graduate, and law students with the...

United Farm Workers Flyers Collection

Contains an assortment of farm worker related leaflets, flyers, forms and other ephemera, some from the United Farm Workers union.

United Farm Workers News Clippings Collection

The United Farm Workers (UFW) is a labor union for farmworkers in the United States headquartered in Keene, California. The news clippings collection was created by UFW staff member Dolores Velasco as a way to disseminate information to union field...

Voorhis Viking Collection (O'Brien, Edmond)

Most of the materials pertain to O’Brien’s adolescence and young adult life. The collection contains year books and graduation diplomas and a picture of O’Brien in his army uniform. Also the collection contains materials relating to the Voorhis Vikings....

Voorhis Vikings Alumni Collection

This collection contains files from the Voorhis Viking Alumni, this include meeting minutes, correspondence, newspaper clippings of Jerry Voorhis and the Voorhis campus, materials written by Jerry Voorhis and stories written about him. Also years of the Voorhis Vikings newsletter,...

W.K. Kellogg Arabian Horse Library Postcard and Notecard Collection

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.

World Menu Collection

This collection of menus comes from around the world and a wide variety of restaurants, from three star restaurants in Paris, France to more humble corner restaurants in the United States. The menus were collected during the world travels of...