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California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, Special Collections and Archives
Oct 27, 2020 Gloria Ricci Lothrop
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Click here for audio recording. Gloria Ricci Lothrop was a professor of history at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. This narrative recounts the roles of women in Los Angeles history from the founding of the Pueblo de Los Angeles in 1781 century through the 20th century.
Topics: Los Angeles (Calif.) – History, Women – California
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, Special Collections and Archives
Oct 19, 2020 California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, Special Collections and Archives
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Click here for audio recording. Robert C. Kramer served as president of Cal Poly Pomona from 1967 to 1977. Kramer first came to Cal Poly as campus vice president in 1965 and prior to that was an administrator at Michigan State University for 18 years. He was also a nationally known agricultural economist. During his presidential tenure, the university formally separated from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and changed its name from Cal Poly Kellogg-Voorhis to Cal Poly Pomona. The campus had been known...
Topics: California State Polytechnic University Pomona, W.K. Kellogg Arabian Horse Center
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, Special Collections and Archives
Oct 15, 2020 California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, Special Collections and Archives
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Click here for audio recording. In 1938, Howard and Dorothea Hawkins moved to the newly opened Cal Poly Voorhis campus in San Dimas, California. Howard had been a faculty member in the Agriculture department at the main Cal Poly campus in San Luis Obispo and was transferred to Voorhis. The Voorhis campus was the former site of the Voorhis School for Boys and had been donated to the state by its founder Charles Voorhis. The California Polytechnic College, more commonly known as “Cal Poly,”...
Topics: California State Polytechnic University Pomona, Citrus fruit industry, Fruit--Grading
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, Special Collections and Archives
Oct 14, 2020 California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, Special Collections and Archives
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Click here for audio recording. James Griffin enrolled at the Cal Poly Voorhis unit in 1945 to study Ornamental Horticulture and went on to join the faculty as an instructor. The Voorhis unit was the southern satellite campus of Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and was located at the site of the former Voorhis School for Boys in San Dimas, California. The campus and buildings were donated to the state by its founder Charles Voorhis in 1938. The Voorhis unit would eventually move operations to nearby...
Topic: California State Polytechnic University Pomona
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, Special Collections and Archives
Oct 13, 2020 California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, Special Collections and Archives
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Click here for audio recording. In this 1958 promotional recording, an unidentified narrator describes the Cal Poly Kellogg-Voorhis campus and the Cal Poly San Luis Obispo campus. At the time that the recording was produced, the Kellogg-Voorhis campus was the southern satellite of the main Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo. Cal Poly had acquired the Voorhis campus in San Dimas in 1938 and the Kellogg campus in nearby Pomona in 1951. The two physical sites operated jointly as the “Kellogg-Voorhis...
Topics: California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo, California State Polytechnic University...
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, Special Collections and Archives
Oct 6, 2020 California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, Special Collections and Archives
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Click here for audio recording. Jerry Voorhis (Horace Jeremiah Voorhis, 1901-1984) was the headmaster of the Voorhis School for Boys, founded by his father, Nash Motor Company executive Charles Voorhis, in 1928. The Voorhis School was located in San Dimas, California and provided an education and room and board to underprivileged boys. The younger Voorhis had developed an interest in education while a student at Yale University and later went on to earn a master’s degree in education from the...
Topics: California State Polytechnic University Pomona, Voorhis Jerry 1901-1984, Voorhis School for Boys
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, Special Collections and Archives
Oct 2, 2020 California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, Special Collections and Archives
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Click here for audio recording. The Cal Poly Pomona campus is on the site of cereal mogul W.K. Kellogg’s Arabian horse ranch. Kellogg donated the land and horses to the state of California in 1932 with the stipulation that the horse breeding program and Sunday horse shows continue. The horses were kept in the original stables in the center of the campus until 1974, when they were moved to the newly constructed W.K. Kellogg Arabian Horse Center just east of campus. Speakers at the dedication...
Topics: Arabian horse, California State Polytechnic University Pomona, W.K. Kellogg Arabian Horse Center
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, Special Collections and Archives
Sep 30, 2020 California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, Special Collections and Archives
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Click here for audio recording. Lavina Penley (1882-1981) served as the first librarian at the Cal Poly Voorhis campus in San Dimas. She recalls visiting the campus prior to 1938 when it was Voorhis School for Boys, her work at Emerson Junior High School, and how she was hired at Cal Poly. Penley discusses her experiences of the Voorhis campus and impressions of the students and staff.
Topics: California State Polytechnic University Pomona, Librarians, Veterans
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, Special Collections and Archives
Sep 29, 2020 California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, Special Collections and Archives
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Click here for audio recording. Bruce Purvine and Doris Purvine Christensen discuss their father, Glen Purvine, and his connection to the W.K. Kellogg Arabian Horse Center in the 1940s. They also discuss their family’s Arabian horses; connections to other people involved with Arabians in Southern California, including Cecil and Gladys Brown Edwards and Frank and Helen McCoy; the Tournament of Roses Parade; and their father’s early days in Long Beach, California.
Topics: California State Polytechnic University Pomona, Tournament of Roses, W.K. Kellogg Arabian Horse...
Click here for audio recording. California State Senator Mervyn Dymally delivered an address at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona as part of the University Interdisciplinary Forum sponsored by the Urban Affairs Center, the Interdisciplinary Forum, and Associated Students, Inc. Senator Dymally spoke about current political issues at the state and federal levels and the concept of what he calls “Selective Democracy.” The talk was moderated by political science professor Shah...
Topics: Fiscal Policy - United States, Housing Policy - United States, Indians of North America -...
Click here for audio recording. An unidentified speaker discusses the experience of Black students at Cal Poly Pomona and Gow-Dow, a concept of Black pride and unity originated by Cal Poly Professor of Black Studies Dr. James Benson.
Topics: Black Studies, California State Polytechnic University Pomona, College Students Black
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, Special Collections and Archives
Sep 25, 2020 California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, Special Collections and Archives
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Click here for audio recording. Vito DeVito Francesco was born in 1940 to an Italian immigrant family in Ontario, California. His father came from Italy to the United States and owned vineyards in the Rancho Cucamonga area. Francesco describes the beginnings of the family business and his own involvement assisting with paperwork and managing fieldworkers. He also discusses different varieties of wine grapes, other growers and vintners in the area, and the origins of the California Association...
Topics: California Association of Wine Grape Growers, Convict labor, Foreign workers Mexican--United...
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, Special Collections and Archives
Sep 23, 2020 California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, Special Collections and Archives
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Click here for audio recording. Harry Wineroth was an Agricultural Inspection major who studied at the Voorhis campus in San Dimas during the Winter and Spring 1940 quarters. Like all Voorhis students at the time, he began his studies at the Cal Poly San Luis Obispo campus. Wineroth was elected student body president at San Luis Obispo for the 1938-1939 school year and was a member of the campus football team. During the summers, Wineroth worked as an agricultural inspector at the California...
Topic: California State Polytechnic University Pomona
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, Special Collections and Archives
Sep 22, 2020 California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, Special Collections and Archives
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Click here for audio recording. Harold Wilson was the Administrative Vice President of California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo. He graduated from University of California, Davis in 1932 and taught agriculture at Excelsior High School in Norwalk, California until he was hired to teach Animal Husbandry at Cal Poly in 1936. He was involved in the acquisition of the Voorhis Campus in San Dimas, California, which began as the southern satellite of Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and eventually...
Topics: California State Polytechnic University Pomona, Veterans
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, Special Collections and Archives
Sep 22, 2020 California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, Special Collections and Archives
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Click here for audio recording. Charles Voorhis (1870-1961) was an executive at the Nash Motor Company and founder of the Voorhis School for Boys in San Dimas, California. The school, founded in 1928, provided an education and room and board for boys from troubled or poor households. Voorhis’ son, Jerry Voorhis (1901-1984), served as headmaster of the school until 1936, when he was elected to the United State House of Representatives. Two years later, the elder Voorhis decided to close the...
Topic: California State Polytechnic University Pomona
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, Special Collections and Archives
Sep 17, 2020 California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, Special Collections and Archives
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Click here for audio recording. Pat McIntosh was born in Missouri and moved with her family to California when she was 13 years old. She attended Puente High School and University of California, Berkeley. She left college after three years to marry William “Bill” McIntosh and they would go on to have five children. The McIntosh family moved to San Luis Obispo in 1951 when Bill was hired to teach at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. After a few years, Bill was transferred to Cal Poly’s southern...
Topics: California State Polytechnic University Pomona, Women in higher education
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, Special Collections and Archives
Sep 15, 2020 California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, Special Collections and Archives
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Click here for audio recording. Kenneth Hobbs was a Professor of Plant and Soil Science in Cal Poly Pomona’s School of Agriculture (later known as the Don B. Huntley School of Agriculture). He recounts his career, the expansion of the agriculture program, and his involvement with the Faculty Senate (later known as the Academic Senate). Hobbs was also an alumnus of the Voorhis School for Boys and he describes his school experience and memories of the school’s founder and headmaster H. Jerry...
Topics: California State Polytechnic University Pomona, Voorhis School for Boys
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, Special Collections and Archives
Sep 14, 2020 California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, Special Collections and Archives
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Click here for audio recording. Actor Raymond Burr narrates this recording about, an annual tradition at the Cal Poly Pomona and Cal Poly San Luis Obispo campuses since 1949. Rose Floats are featured in the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade, which dates back to 1893 and is today televised all over the world. In addition to his contributions to the parade, Mr. Burr is noted for his donation of an orchid collection and three greenhouses to Cal Poly Pomona.
Topics: California State Polytechnic University Pomona, Tournament of Roses
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, Special Collections and Archives
Sep 14, 2020 California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, Special Collections and Archives
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Click here for audio recording. Cal Poly Views was a weekly interview series broadcast on radio station KWOW-AM. Episodes were 15 minutes long and were hosted by Cal Poly Pomona Director of News and Publications Ed Pierce in conversation with Cal Poly Pomona faculty or administrators on general interest topics. Dr. Reza Hoshmand was a professor of Agriculture Business Management at Cal Poly Pomona throughout the 1980’s and 1990’s. Hoshmand also served as the acting Associate Dean of the...
Topics: Agriculture--California, Agriculture--Economic aspects
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, Special Collections and Archives
Sep 14, 2020 California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, Special Collections and Archives
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Click here for audio recording. Howard O. Boltz was a pioneer in landscape architecture education and was the founder of Cal Poly Pomona’s Department of Landscape Architecture in 1957. Boltz also served on the California State Board of Landscape Architecture during the early years of professional registration. Boltz was a Cal Poly Pomona educator since its humble beginnings in the 1940s on the Voorhis Campus teaching in the ornamental horticulture department. It took him approximately ten...
Topics: California State Polytechnic University Pomona, Landscape architecture, Women in higher education
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, Special Collections and Archives
Sep 14, 2020 California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, Special Collections and Archives
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Click here for audio recording. Dr. Albert Aschenbrenner was born in 1913 and died in 2002 . H e served during World War II in the U.S. Army in Europe and was Captain. He had earned two bronze starts, and later joined Cal Poly’s faculty as an English professor in 1947. He was in various posts such as Dean of Arts and Sciences at Cal Poly Pomona and the first chairman of the F aculty C ouncil. In this interview he discusses topics regarding President Julian A. McPhee, President Robert C....
Topics: California State Polytechnic University Pomona, Veterans, Women in higher education
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, Special Collections and Archives
Sep 11, 2020 California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, Special Collections and Archives
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Click here for audio recording. Dr. Albert Aschenbrenner was born in 1913 and died in 2002, he had served during World War II in the U.S. Army in Europe and was Captain. He had earned two bronze starts, and later joined Cal Poly’s faculty as an English professor in 1947. He was in various posts such as Dean of Arts and Sciences at Cal Poly Pomona and the first chairman of the faculty council. In this interview Dr. Aschenbrenner, he answers questions from Kenneth Kitch while walking around...
Topic: California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Click here for audio recording. Virginia Hamilton Adair (1913-2004) was a noted poet who taught English at Cal Poly Pomona from 1957-1979. Adair was one of the first female faculty members at Pomona and she recounts her early days at the campus, including the introduction of women students in 1961 and the launch of the student literary publication Tuesday at 11:00. She also describes how the campus horse show ring would be repurposed as an auditorium with the addition of a horse-drawn platform...
Topics: California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, Women in higher education
Click here for audio recording. Hugh O. La Bounty served as president of California State Polytechnic University, Pomona from 1978 to 1991. He first joined the school in 1953 as an instructor in English and Speech. At that time, the school that would become Cal Poly Pomona operated as a satellite campus of California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo and was located at the Voorhis Campus in San Dimas. In 1949, the state of California had acquired the site of the W.K. Kellogg Arabian...
Topic: oral history
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, Special Collections and Archives
May 11, 2020 California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, Special Collections and Archives
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Click here for transcript. Hugh O. La Bounty served as president of California State Polytechnic University, Pomona from 1978 to 1991. He first joined the school in 1953 as an instructor in English and Speech. At that time, the school that would become Cal Poly Pomona operated as a satellite campus of California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo and was located at the Voorhis Campus in San Dimas. In 1949, the state of California had acquired the site of the W.K. Kellogg Arabian...
Topics: Cal Poly Pomona, Hugh O. La Bounty
John T. Lyle (1934-1998) was a professor of landscape architecture at Cal Poly Pomona and was founding project director of the Center for Regenerative Studies at Cal Poly Pomona, which is now called the John T. Lyle Center for Regenerative Studies. This presentation titled, "Urban Energy Pathways" took place at Humboldt State University.
Topics: Sustainable development, Landscape architecture, John T. Lyle
John T. Lyle (1934-1998) was a professor of landscape architecture at Cal Poly Pomona and was founding project director of the Center for Regenerative Studies at Cal Poly Pomona, which is now called the John T. Lyle Center for Regenerative Studies. In the video, Lyle is speaking to a group on Earth Day at the University of California, Irvine.
Topics: Sustainable development, Landscape Architecture, John T. Lyle
John T. Lyle (1934-1998) was a professor of landscape architecture at Cal Poly Pomona and was founding project director of the Center for Regenerative Studies at Cal Poly Pomona, which is now called the John T. Lyle Center for Regenerative Studies. In the video John T. Lyle discusses sustainable ecological design to the Manitoba Association of Architects.
Topics: Sustainable development, Landscape architects, John T. Lyle
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, Special Collections and Archives
Jun 13, 2019 John and Harriet Lyle
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Click here for transcript. John T. Lyle (1934-1998) was a professor of landscape architecture at Cal Poly Pomona and was founding project director of the Center for Regenerative Studies at Cal Poly Pomona, which is now called the John T. Lyle Center for Regenerative Studies. The film was created by John and Harriet Lyle during their trip to Japan to attend the World Peace Symposium held by Shinji Shumeikai (also known as Shumei). Shinji Shumeikai is a spiritual group that focuses on finding...
Topics: Landscape architects, Sustainable development
Click here for transcript. John T. Lyle (1934-1998) was a professor of landscape architecture at Cal Poly Pomona and was founding project director of the Center for Regenerative Studies at Cal Poly Pomona, which is now called the John T. Lyle Center for Regenerative Studies.
Topics: Landscape architects, Sustainable development, John T. Lyle, California State Polytechnic...
John T. Lyle (1934-1998) was a professor of landscape architecture at Cal Poly Pomona and was founding project director of the Center for Regenerative Studies at Cal Poly Pomona, which is now called the John T. Lyle Center for Regenerative Studies.
Topics: Sustainable development, Landscape architects
John T. Lyle (1934-1998) was a professor of landscape architecture at Cal Poly Pomona and was founding project director of the Center for Regenerative Studies at Cal Poly Pomona, which is now called the John T. Lyle Center for Regenerative Studies. The film is a summary of the World Peace Symposium event held by Shinji Shumeikai (also known as Shumei). Shinji Shumeikai is a spiritual group that focuses on finding beauty in nature and works of art. John T. Lyle was a speaker at this event.
Topics: Sustainable development, Landscape architects, John T. Lyle
Click here for transcript. John T. Lyle (1934-1998) was a professor of landscape architecture at Cal Poly Pomona and was founding project director of the Center for Regenerative Studies at Cal Poly Pomona, which is now called the John T. Lyle Center for Regenerative Studies. In the recording, John T. Lyle is giving the keynote address for the American Society of Landscape Architects in October of 1994.
Topics: Sustainable development, Landscape Architects, John T. Lyle
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, Special Collections and Archives
Jun 13, 2019
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John T. Lyle (1934-1998) was a professor of landscape architecture at Cal Poly Pomona and was founding project director of the Center for Regenerative Studies at Cal Poly Pomona, which is now called the John T. Lyle Center for Regenerative Studies. This interview was recorded in 1997.
Topics: Sustainable development, Landscape Architects, John T. Lyle, California State Polytechnic...
John T. Lyle (1934-1998) was a professor of landscape architecture at Cal Poly Pomona and was founding project director of the Center for Regenerative Studies at Cal Poly Pomona, which is now called the John T. Lyle Center for Regenerative Studies. The recording features John T. Lyle and Thayer and was recorded at the American Society of Landscape Architects.
Topic: Sustainable development
John T. Lyle (1934-1998) was a professor of landscape architecture at Cal Poly Pomona and was founding project director of the Center for Regenerative Studies at Cal Poly Pomona, which is now called the John T. Lyle Center for Regenerative Studies.
Topics: Lyle, John Tilman Lyle, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, Lyle Center for...