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Robert Lawrence Balzer was a wine writer, wine educator, and restaurateur. The collection contains correspondence, photographs, writing drafts, news clippings, awards and certificates, artwork, and assorted materials relating to wine. There are also documents focusing on the country of Cambodia and Balzer's study of Buddhism.
The Cucamonga Winery was a winery in Cucamonga, California - a community that became part of Rancho Cucamonga in 1977. The winery operated from 1933 until 1975, although the winery partnered with another winery in Elk Grove, California and continued to sell wine under the Cucamonga Winery label until 1983. The collection contains photographs, pamphlets, original and photocopies of wine labels, photocopies of trademark records, and other materials related to the Cucamonga Winery.
The collection contains pamphlets, clippings, wine labels, and other materials from the Galleano Winery in Mira Loma, California. There are also materials relating to other historic wineries in the area, including the Italian Vineyard Company in Guasti and the Cucamonga Winery in Cucamonga.
The collection contains correspondence, clippings, photographs, oral history audiotapes and transcripts, and other research materials accumulated by author and wine historian William F. Heintz. The materials focus on the history of wine and wineries in Southern California, particularly in the areas of Temecula and Rancho Cucamonga.
Jerry D. Mead was a wine columnist and advocate who established Jerry D. Mead’s New World International Wine Competition in 1990. The competition was open to wines from North and South America, Australia, and South Africa and was unique in that it allowed competition of wines within the same price class. The collection includes wine awards booklets, yearly entry rule forms, programs, medals and aprons from the competitions.
The materials in this collection focus on the Joseph Filippi Winery, a Southern California winery that started in 1934 and currently operates out of Rancho Cucamonga, California. The collection contains clippings; wine columns that former winery co-owner Gino Filippi wrote for the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin; wine bottles and labels; and a drawing of the Thomas Vineyards building in Rancho Cucamonga, which was once owned by the Filippis. The collection also contains materials related to the Chaffey Community Art Association and Museum of Art, which used to be located in the Joseph Fillipi Winery.
Vick Knight Jr. was an educator and author whose writings about wine focused on the Temecula wine region. The collection includes copies of his wine columns for the Riverside Press Enterprise and recordings of his television show Knight at Large. There are also materials he accumulated about the wine industry including wine labels, pamphlets, and other informational material about wineries in the region.
The collection contains materials relating to the Los Angeles County Fair wine judging competition, including informational packets, books that list the award-winning wines, a bottle of award-winning wine, wine glasses, and prize ribbons.
The collection contains photographs, wine labels, and ephemera from the Louis Cherpin Winery, which operated from 1934 to 1980 in Fontana, California. There are also photographs of Louis Cherpin and his family members.
The Pauley family is known for its ties to the oil business and the University of California, Los Angeles. The family also has a decades-long involvement with plans to redevelop the site of the historic winery in Guasti, California and the surrounding area near the Ontario International Airport. Clarke Pauley, grandson of oil magnate Edwin W. Pauley, served as general manager for Guasti Plaza, managing operations of tenants in converted buildings at the site. Guasti Plaza was also the name of the redevelopment effort that Clarke Pauley oversaw at the site. The collection contains photograph albums, brochures, clippings, business records from Guasti Plaza; and historic wine ephemera and digitized pamphlets and photographs from the Italian Vineyard Company. There are also photographs and audio recordings of Edwin W. Pauley and other members of the Pauley family.
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 reports, wine newsletters, photographs, postcards, wine labels, and other wine-related ephemera.
The collection contains memorabilia from the Rancho Cucamonga Grape Harvest Festival, an event that started in 1939 and was billed as "California's Oldest Grape Harvest Festival." The festival was originally scheduled to coincide with the beginning of the grape harvest in the fall and it also promoted local wineries. The most recent harvest festival was in 2017. Materials include festival passes, badges, pins, and tickets; photocopies of early festival programs; and photocopies of clippings about the event.
The Romolo Winery was a winery that operated from 1934 until 1972 in Cucamonga, California. The collection contains photographs of the Romolo Winery and the Romolo family home; Romolo Winery labels; photocopies of records, including an alcoholic beverage license; and winery ephemera, including a business receipt.
The collection contains pamphlets about wineries and wine regions in Southern California and Mexico; wine groups; and wine activities; wine lists from restaurants; postcards about wineries, vineyards, and grapevines; clippings about wineries and letterheads from wineries; advertisements for historic wineries in Southern California; and posters of wineries and California wine regions.
The collection contains illustrated and photographic labels that grape growers and distributors would attach to crates to promote their products, along with several of the labels still attached to the wooden crate ends. The labels included in the collection are from wine and table grape growers and distributors primarily from around California and also from New York and New Mexico.
The collection contains wine labels and wine bottles from various wineries, including historic wineries in Southern California; wine corks; a wooden wine box with a bottle; and a ceramic wine bottle with a figurine. Some of the bottles have original tax stamps on them.
The collection includes oral history interviews conducted by Cal Poly Pomona Special Collections and Archives, the City of Rancho Cucamonga, the Upland Public Library, and the Temecula Valley Museum. The interviewees discuss various topics related to Southern California wine history including agriculture, viticulture, local wineries, and agricultural labor.
The collection contains photographic prints and negatives - both original and reproduced - of current and former wineries and winemakers in Southern California; and photographs, stereographs, and lantern slides of Guasti, a Southern California community that was home to several historic wineries, including the Italian Vineyard Company, which was in operation until 1945.
The collection contains wine glasses; medals and ribbons from wine competitions and wine events; souvenirs and t-shirts from wineries; and corks, wine tax stamps, and other assorted wine-related realia.
David Streeter was a special collections librarian at the Pomona Public Library. His collection contains wine pamphlets, booklets, and newsletters from California wineries, including some historic wineries in Southern California. There are also wine glasses and bottles from wineries and wine festivals.
The collection contains postcards, photographs, correspondence, wine labels, clippings, brochures, booklets, ephemera, and realia collected by wine author and publisher Gail G. Unzelman. The material relates to wineries, figures in the wine industry, wine regions, and wine sellers in California.
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 Ken Bennett and Richard Wagner from approximately 1979–1984.