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California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, Special Collections and Archives

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, Special Collections and Archives collect, organize, preserve, and make available Cal Poly Pomona's rare books and archival collections. The collections center around themes relevant to the mission of the university and are available for use by all interested users including students, faculty, staff, and the general research community. Special Collections and University Archives actively acquires new materials on a regular basis in our subject strengths. We house the University Archives, the Wine and Wine Industry Collection, the First Edition Collection, the John Gill Modern Poetry Collection, and other library collections and rare materials needing specialized care.

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California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, Special Collections and Archives
3801 W. Temple Ave., Pomona, CA 91768
Telephone: 909-869-3775
email: speccollections@cpp.edu

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Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Call Number : WKKAHLFilm_021 Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its reproduction may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. This work is accessible for purposes of education and research. Transmission or reproduction of works protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use...
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Note : Compilation video of different Cal Poly Pomona floats from 1949-1997, varying quality of previously transferred film and video clips. Description : The Tournament of Roses Parade began in 1890 and has been an ongoing tradition in the city of Pasadena with millions of television viewers and attendees on New Year's Day. The parade has many participants from colleges, universities and community organizations, including the Cal Poly Universities (a team effort between Cal Poly Pomona and Cal...
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Note : High background noise. Static, clicks, pops, and various distortion on tape.  Description : This recording documents the presentation ceremony of W.K. Kellogg (cereal magnate, entrepreneur, and owner of Arabian Horses) giving his Pomona ranch to the State of California. Nearly 22,000 people attended the special event that included Will Rogers as Master of Ceremonies, W.K. Carrie Kellogg, California governor James Rolph, John G. Mott, Henry O'Melveny, Harry Chandler, S.H. Woodruff, and...
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Note : Fluctuating levels and microphone noise throughout recordings. Part 5 is recorded at especially low level. Description : Alma McPhee was the wife of Cal Poly President Julian McPhee (1896-1967), who presided over both the San Luis Obispo and Pomona campuses from 1933 to 1966. The Cal Poly campuses were all-male until 1961. Alma was known as her husband’s “right hand” and played an influential role campuses’ transitions to co-ed institutions. Call Number : CPP 1972-11RM Rights :...
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Source: 7 Tapes of 7: 1/4 inch audio tape
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Note : Robert Kennedy interview at beginning of tape. Mary Kennedy interview begins 00:45:42. Harold Wilson interview begins 00:50:01. Description : Robert E. Kennedy (1915-2010) was the former President of California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo (1967-1978). In this interview, he discusses the Rose Float collaboration with California State Polytechnic University, Pomona that dates back to 1949. Source : 1 Tape of 1: VHS Call Number : SC1997RK Rights : Copyright status unknown....
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Note : Program recorded at very low level, high amount of hiss on tape. Dymally speech begins 00:10:31. Description : Lecture by Mervyn "Merv" Dymally, who served in the California State Assembly from 1963 to 1966 and the California State Senate from 1967 to 1975. Includes political science professor Shah Wali Khan as moderator. Call Number : TA021 Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its reproduction...
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Note : Content ends abruptly. Description : Ray Aguilera recounts what it was like to work at the Guasti Winery as a Mexican-American. He describes the conditions of working as a grape picker in Guasti, California. Call Number : CPP2012 Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by Cal Poly Pomona. Copyright Holder has given Institution permission to provide access to the digitized work online. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires...
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Note : Program recorded at low level. Content ends abruptly. Description : Virginia Hamilton Adair (1913-2004) was an American poet who became famous later in life with her 1996 publication "Ants on the Melon." She taught at Cal Poly Pomona from 1957 to 1980.  Call Number : CPP2001VHA Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by Cal Poly Pomona. Copyright Holder has given Institution permission to provide access to the digitized work online. Transmission or reproduction of materials...
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Description : This recording documents the creation of a Rose Float by the Cal Poly Pomona and Cal Poly San Luis Obispo campuses. Source : 1 Reel of 1: Film: 16mm Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its reproduction may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. This work is accessible for purposes of education and...
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Description: Oliver A. (Jolly) Batcheller was the first instructor hired after the school reopened following WWII. He was also the founder of Cal Poly's horticultural program. Additional Description : Notes on original container: Notes and comments by O.A. Jolly Batcheller 1951-1957. Digitized by the  California Audiovisual Preservation Project .
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Description : Edmund Accomazzo (1916-2005) served as a lieutenant in the Third Armored Division of the First Army from 1940 to 1945 and was in charge of an ambulance unit whose job was to move wounded soldiers from the front lines to field hospitals. He landed with his unit in Normandy about 10 days after D-Day and fought through France, Belgium, and Germany. He was in Belgium during the Battle of the Bulge, when Hitler's army mounted a last offensive to try to win the war. When returning to...
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Description : The Francesco family was in the grape growing business in the Ontario and Cucamonga area from Archibald, California (Ontario) to Sierra in Fontana (San Bernardino). In this recording, Vito discusses working in the fields harvesting grapes and the labor involved with wine production when it was a booming business in the Inland Empire. Call Number : CPP2007VF Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by Cal Poly Pomona. Copyright Holder has given Institution permission to provide...
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Description: The Arabian Horse Unit continues the legacy of the Kellogg Ranch and breeding program. Additional Description : Notes on original containers: Tape 1 - Band concert on patio; Tape 2 - Dedication. Digitized by the  California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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Note : Static on tape can be heard through out the recording. Speaker frequently pauses for dramatic effect. Description: Cal Poly Pomona and Cal Poly San Luis Obispo have continuously participated in the world famous Tournament of Roses Parade since 1949. Cal Poly floats have won numerous awards and the program is one of the longest consecutive running self-built entries in the parade, as well as the only self-built float designed and constructed entirely by students year-round on both...
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Note : In part 1 speaker's voice fades in and out between 15:00 and 16:00.  Description: Dr. Anooshian served in the Dept. of Kinesiology and Health Promotion for 28 years and helped establish the Motor Development Clinic for children with motor skills difficulties. The clinic helps students in the local community and trains Cal Poly students. Digitized by the  California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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Description: Ben and Earl were students at the Voorhis School for Boys. They share their recollections of the school's early years and student life.Ê Call Number: T-006; T-007
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Description : The Rizzo family purchased the Bernardo Winery 25 miles north of downtown San Diego in 1927 (during Prohibition). They first sold "grape juice" that was guaranteed to ferment (into wine) by the end of the road. Ross Rizzo (1939-2008) took over the family business in 1962. He discusses the history of the winery and its transformation from a historic ranch to a destination attraction that today houses 12 businesses and produces 160,000 gallons of wine per year. Call Number...
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Description: Paul Spencer contributed to Cal Poly's Voorhis Campus and helped acquire the Kellogg Horse Ranch in Pomona. Digitized by the  California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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Note : High amount of hum, some feedback, on tape. Description : California resident Kennard F. Bubier, served as the Aviation Mechanic and member of Admiral Richard E. Byrd's Antarctic Expedition to the South Pole from 1928 to 1930. Call Number : UA1974.Wood Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its reproduction may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity...
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Note : Background noise, fluctuating levels. Description : Charles B. Voorhis (1870-1961) was an executive at the Nash Motor Company who established the Voorhis School for Boys in San Dimas, California in 1928. He endowed the school and served as chairman of the board until 1938, when he donated the property to the State of California. The school then became the first site of the southern branch of Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. The campus would later move to the Kellogg Ranch in Pomona and...
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Description : Pete Prado (b. 1937) is the son of Mexican immigrant parents who came to the Cucamonga Valley as seasonal crop workers. He was born in Guasti, California. During these years he experienced first-hand many of the changes to the Guasti labor camp as well as the eventual closing of the Brookside Winery. He also discusses the United Farm Workers Union. Call Number : CPP2008 Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In...
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Note : Boltz interview ends at 00:20:53 on Part 1. Beckett interview begins 00:21:04 on Part 1 and ends at 00:06:18 on Part 2. Interview with Executive Dean, Planning and Development, begins at 00:06:20 on Part 2. Program level drops over the course of Part 2 until quite difficult to hear. Description : Howard Boltz was an instructor in Ornamental Horticulture and Helen Beckett was the department secretary at the Cal Poly San Dimas campus. Boltz and Beckett recount the addition of war-surplus...
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Description : Joe Cherpin was born in 1926 to a winemaking family and experienced first-hand the many changes that the Southern California wine industry underwent in his lifetime. In this interview, Joe and his wife Colleen discuss his family’s winery located in Fontana, the impact of Prohibition on vintners, and winemaking in the Cucamonga and Temecula regions. Call Number : SPCOLLWINE00205 Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by Cal Poly Pomona. Copyright Holder has given Institution...
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Description : Oliver A. Batcheller was the first instructor hired when Cal Poly reopened after WWII and founder of Cal Poly’s Horticulture program. Call Number : TA119 Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its reproduction may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. This work is accessible for purposes of education and...
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Description: John H. Poole (2/2/1917-12/25/2003) was the founder of Mount Palomar Winery in Temecula, CA. He founded radio stations, television channels, and then the winery after his service as a Merchant Marine during WWII. Poole founded Mount Palomar Winery in 1975. In the recording William Heintz is interviewing Poole. Richard McMillan was also present during the interview. Call Number: T-011
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Description : Leon Santoro (died 2009) began his career in the Napa Valley in the late 1970s, first at the Louis M. Martini and then Stag's Leap Wine Cellars before joining Quail Ridge as co-owner and winemaker in 1981. In 1991, Santoro relocated to San Diego County to become winemaker at what was then Thomas Jaeger winery. He stayed on when Alejandro Orfila, former secretary general of the Organization of American States and Argentine ambassador to the United States, purchased the winery and...
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Description : In this interview, Rene Biane discusses his family of winemakers who immigrated to California from France in 1832. The Biane family "originally known as the Vache family" first began a wine merchant business in Monterey and eventually settled in Redlands, California, establishing the Brookside Winery. Source : 2 Tapes of 2: 1/8 inch audio cassette Rights : Copyrighted. Rights are owned by California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, Special Collections and...
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Description: McCorkle served as dean at Cal Poly for 34 years until his retirement in 1966. Digitized by the  California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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Description : In this audio reel, the late Raymond Burr discusses building a Rose Float, 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. Source : 1 Tape of 1: 1/4...
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Note : Merv Dymally speaks at beginning of Part 1. David Cunning speaks beginning at 00:23:10 on Part 1. Description : Mervyn "Merv" Dymally served in the California State Assembly from 1963 to 1966 and the California State Senate from 1967 to 1975. In 1972, he spoke at Cal Poly Pomona on the topic of "Politics and the Black Society in America" which was co-sponsored by the California State Polytechnic University, Pomona Black Studies Center and Associated Students Speakers...
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Description: Scolinos (03/28/1918 - 11/07/2009) coached collegiate baseball at Pepperdine from 1946 to 1960 and at Cal Poly Pomona from 1962 to 1991. Some of his accomplishments include: second most victories of any NCAA Division II coach (1,198); leading Cal Poly Pomona to three NCAA titles (1976, 1980 and 1983) and six California Community College Athletic Association (CCAA) championships (1976, 1979, 1980, 1983, 1985 and 1988); served as the pitching coach for the 1984 Olympic baseball team;...
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Note : Content ends abruptly. Description : Stanton and Gladys Gray were members of the faculty at the San Dimas campus prior to WWII. Both Stantons were artists and Gladys has won international acclaim for her paintings. Call Number : UA1972Gray Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its reproduction may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights,...
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Note : High amount of buzz on tape, speaker recorded at somewhat high level. Content ends abruptly. Description : Francellene Biane Roper (1927-2010) was born in Cucamonga (now Rancho Cucamonga), California to a family with a long history in the southern California wine industry. She began working for the Biane family's Brookside Winery stores in 1970 and continued until its closure in 1985. She broke new ground for women working in the wine industry, becoming the first female member of the...
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Description: Taylor, a horticulture alumni, built a tree house on the Cal Poly Pomona campus while he was a student. The tree house was 65 feet above the ground and the story of its construction is an example of the ingenuity typical of Cal Poly Pomona students and application of the polytechnic learn by doing philosophy. Additional Description : Notes on original container: Interview of Cal Poly Alum Michael A. Taylor by Danette Cook Adamson and Christine Thomas regarding the treehouse he...
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Note : Both parts end abruptly. Description: Cecil Jones was well-known for his involvement in California rodeos. Digitized by the  California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
Topics: californialightandsound, Oral history, Education, Higher--California
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Description : Henrietta Romolo (1913-2003) was the daughter of Italian immigrants and grew up in a family active in the wine business of Cucamonga, California. She was also a partner in the family-run Romolo Winery of Cucamonga until 1972 when the winery closed. Interview includes her daughter Anita Romolo Mittelman. Additional Description : Note on original container: "Interview with Henrietta Curletti Romolo and her daughter Anita Romolo Mittelman about the Romolo Winery and wine and...
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Description : Early faculty member John F. Laniman discusses the history of the Kellogg-Voorhis Campus. Call Number : TA69-36AB Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its reproduction may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and trademarks. This work is accessible for purposes of education and research. Transmission or reproduction of...
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Description: Wilson began working at Cal Poly in 1936 and was a key player in the negotiations to acquire the W.K. Kellogg Arabian Horse Ranch for the Pomona Campus. Harold Wilson joined Cal Poly SLO to teach meat animals and by 1946 had become Dean of the Voorhis Campus. He returned to the SLO campus in 1950 to serve as executive dean. He was appointed as administrative vice president and retired in 1974. Digitized by the  California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
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Description : Donald H. Pflueger (1923-1994) was a Professor of History at Cal Poly Pomona and the author of California State Polytechnic University, Pomona- A Legacy and a Mission. He grew up in Glendora on a citrus ranch and is a noted author of Inland Empire history. Pflueger discusses the history of Cal Poly Pomona and the surrounding area. Call Number : CPP1972-3RM Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its...
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Description : 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. Source : 1 Tape of 1: 1/4 inch audio tape Call Number : CPP #44 Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its reproduction may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions,...
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Description : Dr. Ralph Hutchinson, a former professor in Cal Poly Pomona's Economics Department, wrote his dissertation at UCLA on the economic history of the wine industry. In this lecture, he discusses the wine industry, early California wine history, and the impact of Prohibition. Source : 1 Tape of 1: 1/4 inch audio tape Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its reproduction may be restricted by terms of...
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Note : In part 2 interviewee is much louder for the first five minutes, unsure if this is inherent (i.e. he was closer to the mic then moved), reviewed and it is inherent. Handling noise throughout. Description : Ernest Geddes - the Mt. SAC Story and Legislative Strategy to Accept Kellogg. Ernest Geddes was a California Assemblyman from the 49th Assembly District, which included much of the area around Cal Poly Pomona. Mt. SAC (San Antonio College) is a nearby community college and Kellogg...
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Description : Eugene Cherpin (1923-2012) was born into a winemaking family in the Fontana area and experienced first-hand many of the changes in the Southern California Wine Industry during his lifetime. In this oral history interview, he discusses his early memories such as the wine deliveries his family winery made to Los Angeles, and, later on, his varied career that included work in the Cucamonga Region's winemaking trade, work for the American alcoholic beverage distributor Heublein...
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Description: William R. (Bill) Troutner (SIDE A) was a cadet teacher at Voorhis in 1942. He was also the first Poly Vue adviser at the Voorhis campus. Poly Vue was an open house event in which parents, alumni, and others could visit the campus. Stanley Plummer (SIDE B) was one of the first mayors for the city of San Dimas and he also secured the lumber for the building of the Voorhis school that was being built. Call Number: CPP 1972-20M
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Note : Clewett interview from from 00:00:00-00:09:12 on Part 1. Tay interview begins at 00:09:22 on Part 1. Description : Herbert Clewett and Herbert Tay were teachers at the Voorhis School for Boys, which operated from 1926 to 1936 before the campus was donated to Cal Poly. Call Number : TA117 Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its reproduction may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor...
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Description : Gloria Lothrup was a California historian who studied the role of women through cookbooks and other cultural artifacts. Her unique historical method led to many discoveries that were previously undocumented. Lothrup also researched the history of Italian Americans in the West and discusses the Italian American community in Los Angeles specifically in this audio recording.
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Note : Program recorded at low level. Description : Dr. Julian McPhee was known as the father of the Cal Poly university system. He served as president of both the San Luis Obispo and Pomona campuses from 1933 to 1966. The university that is now Cal Poly Pomona was founded as the southern branch of the San Luis Obispo campus. It was located first at the Voorhis campus in San Dimas and later at the Kellogg campus in Pomona, where it was known as the Kellogg-Voorhis Unit. The campus became a...
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Description: William DeBois and Kenneth Holmes were students when the Cal Poly Voorhis unit opened in 1938. They share recollections of the school and student life. Call Number: T-008
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Description: Dorothy Freeman lived in Temecula, CA on a twenty-acre reservation that had optimal grounds for grape cultivation. She helped her family prune grapes as a young girl where they would produce wine and sell it discretly at her father's store during Prohibition. Heintz learned about the small bootlegging operations some viticulturists were involved in during this interview. Call Number: T-010
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Description: Then and Now - Cecil Brown. Prior to teaching at Cal Poly Pomona, he was a war correspondent, covering World War II and the Korean War. He worked withÊnotable journalists such as Edward R. Murrow and William Shirer. Brown was also the recipient of the George Foster Peabody Award for journalistic excellence. He has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his contributions to radio. In the 60s, he came to Cal Poly Pomona and became a professor of communication until his death in...
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/4 inch audio tape
Description: J. Voorhis served as headmaster of the Voorhis school, which eventually became Cal Poly Pomona. Additional Description : Notes on original container: Tape of J. Voohis done by John Brooks July 1972. Duplicate reel to reel. Digitized by the  California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/4 inch audio tape
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, Special Collections and Archives
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Description : The oral history interview captures the Purvine family's perspective of Mr. Kellogg, owner of the Kellogg Ranch in Pomona (now California State Polytechnic University, Pomona) and how the facility in the mid-1940s was used as a Remount. Bruce and Doris Purvine, son and daughter of Glen Purvine, discuss their father's place in Cal Poly Pomona University's history through helping save the W.K. Kellogg Ranch from business developers at the end of World War II as the U.S. Army Remount...
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, Special Collections and Archives
by California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, Special Collections and Archives
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Description : Promotional recording for the Kellogg-Voorhis campus of the California Polytechnic University when it was considered an extension of Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. Also describes the University’s main campus in San Luis Obispo. Call Number : TA003 Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its reproduction may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity...
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/4 inch audio tape
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, Special Collections and Archives
by California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, Special Collections and Archives
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Note : Program recorded at low level, with speaker muffled. Microphone noise throughout. Description : The High Sierra Camp was founded as a retreat for students at the Voorhis School for Boys. The camp was located on Sherwin Creek at 8,000 feet elevation on the east slope of the High Sierras in Southern California. Additional Description : Note on original container: "Side A - High Sierra Camp letter written by H. Jerry Voorhis (1971); Side B - Marmolejo Letter letter written by Alfred...
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 4 Tapes of 4: 1/4 inch audio tape
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, Special Collections and Archives
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Description : This panel is comprised of students from the department of Business as they interview Dean Reed Powell along with Cecil Brown (who was a veteran war correspondent and a former faculty member at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona). Call Number : CPP1974 Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its reproduction may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions,...
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/4 inch audio tape
Description: Began as an Agricultural Engineer in 1946 at the Cal Poly Voorhis Campus. Later on, he bacame chairman of the department. He shares memories and experiences of faculty life and the school's participation in the Rose Float Parade. Call Number: TA42-9AB
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, Special Collections and Archives
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Description: Janine Biane Tibbets is the daughter of Philo Biane. She currently runs the Rancho de Philo winery in Alta Loma with her husband Alan. Rancho de Philo is known for its award-winning sherry. Call Number: T-015 / T-016
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 2 Tapes of 2: 1/8 inch audio cassette
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, Special Collections and Archives
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Description : James Griffin enrolled at the Cal Poly Voorhis campus in San Dimas in 1945. He later joined Cal Poly’s faculty and taught Ornamental Horticulture from 1947-1970. James Degan came to the Cal Poly San Dimas campus as a student and eventually joined the faculty as an instructor in Ornamental Horticulture. Additional Description : Note on original container also lists interview with James Degan, 1972-08-16. Call Number : UA1945Griffin Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may...
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
Description: Jack Fullbeck (12/19/1916 - 12/25/2011) was a prolific poet and was a professor at Cal Poly Pomona in the English Department (now the Department of English and Foreign Languages) from 1958 until 1983. Fulbeck also served two terms as President of the California State Poetry Society, and his poem, Challengers, was read by astronauts on the Challenger in 1985. His works include: I Sleep With Strangers, Gilgamesh, and Sifted Ashes. Call Number: T-003
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
Description: Mrs. Haber was married in 1953 to Ernie Haber, a graduate at the Voorhis School for Boys. She talks about the school and how it followed the ideas set for in the "The Education of an institution Boy" masters thesis by Jerry Voorhis. Digitized by the  California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
Description: Max Thompson came from a farming family in Temecula, CA and was intimately familiar with the viticulture around the region. He aided Heintz in finding other small cultivators around Temecula such as Dorothy Freeman. Thompson recounts his winemaking experience during the prohibition era. Ira Rail was a grape cultivator as a young man in Murrieta, CA and was familiar with the weather patterns climate conditions there. Heintz inquired about any wine production in Ira's locality but he...
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
Note : In part 2 speaker becomes nearly inaudible 00:23:57-00:31:24. Description: The Hawkins discuss their time on the Voorhis campus from 1938-1942 when Mr. Hawkins was a student there. Digitized by the  California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
Topics: californialightandsound, Oral history
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/4 inch audio tape
Description: Lowell taught English at the Voorhis campus, the earliest incarnation of Cal Poly Pomona as we know it today. Call Number : CPP 1973-25 W Digitized by the  California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audiocassette
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
by California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, Special Collections and Archives
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Note : Comb filtering during latter parts of Parts 1 and 3. Audio distortion at the beginning of Part 4. Description : Carl Englund was the Dean of Agriculture at the Cal Poly San Dimas campus after WWII. The instructional programs offered at that time included ornamental horticulture, fruit production, and services and inspection. Call Number : CPP1970-29W Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its reproduction...
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Source: 6 Tapes of 6: 1/4 inch audio tape
Description: Hobbs was a professor of Agricultural Biology from 1950-1976, a period of rapid growth at Cal Poly Pomona and the surrounding area. Digitized by the  California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP) .
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/4 inch audio tape
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, Special Collections and Archives
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Description : Alex McGeary of Shadow Mountain Vineyards and Winery discusses his experiences in winemaking and working for wineries throughout Southern California, including his earliest memory of winemaking with his mother, an immigrant from Slovakia (then Czechoslovakia), winemaking in the 1970s in the San Diego area, and his experience working for the Guasti Winery. Source : 2 Tapes of 2: 1/8 inch audio cassette Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S....
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 2 Tapes of 2: 1/8 inch audio cassette
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, Special Collections and Archives
by California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, Special Collections and Archives
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Description : The Cal Poly Pomona campus publication The Poly Views sponsored a forward-thinking lecture series comparable to today's TED Talks. Lectures were created by Cal Poly Pomona professors and attended by the local community. This recording features Dr. Jonathan Baskin, Professor Emeritus at Cal Poly Pomona and the author of many articles. Dr. Baskin was contracted by the California Department of Transportation to perform wildlife and fish surveys in Santa Clara River. Source : 1 Tape...
Topic: californialightandsound
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/4 inch audio tape
Description: Kramer was first brought to Cal Poly Kellogg-Voorhis as vice-president in 1965. The following year, the Kellogg-Voorhis unit was declared its own separate entity from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and Kramer became president. In addition to being the first official president of Cal Poly Pomona (1967-1977), he was also a nationally known agricultural economist. Call Number: CPP 1972-14RPM
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/4 inch audio tape
Description: Pat McIntosh is the wife of William McIntosh, emeriti of Cal Poly Pomona. Her husband transfered from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo to the Voorhis Unit in the mid-1950s. In the interview, she discusses her time in the Cal Poly Women's Club. This club began in 1949 as the Faculty Wives' Club, a support group for the wives of faculty members. She discusses the events that the Cal Poly Women's Club participated in, including the Pushing Hubby Through (PHT) ceremony, which recognized the...
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
Description: Joe Stevenson was a resident at the Voorhis School for Boys. At eight years old, he was the youngest person admitted at Voorhis. He shares his recollections of the school's early years and student life. Call Number: 21AB
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, Special Collections and Archives
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Note : Background noise, comb filtering towards end of program. Description : Lavina Penley (1882-1981) was the first librarian at Cal Poly Pomona. Penley discusses the history of the campus and its transformation from the Voorhis School for Boys to the southern campus of Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in 1938. Call Number : CPP1972-16RM Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In addition, its reproduction may be restricted by terms...
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 2 Tapes of 2: 1/4 inch audio tape
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, Special Collections and Archives
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Note : High amount of background noise and microphone noise as on original recording. Description : Aschenbrenner (1913-2002) joined the Cal Poly faculty as an English professor in 1947, when the campus was still in San Dimas and considered a branch of Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. He eventually was appointed Dean of Arts and Sciences at Cal Poly Pomona. Call Number : CPP1975Aschenbrenner Rights : Copyright status unknown. This work may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.). In...
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
Description:  A round-table discussion featuring members of the Biological Sciences Department: Ralph Ames, Howard Brown, Cameron Bug, Walt Hess, and Harold Lindt. Administrator A.J. Aschenbernner is also featured. They recall memories of Cal Poly Pomona's history and their experiences (roughly around 1940s-1960s). Call Number: T-002
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/4 inch audio tape
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...