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The W.K. Kellogg Arabian Horse Library (WKKAHL) is the largest publicly available collection on the Arabian horse in the world. Learn more about the history of and resources available at the WKKAHL in our research guide.

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.

Leo Bradshaw Papers

Leo Bradshaw was an equine photographer who was contracted to take photographs of horse shows across the country, but primarily in the Western United States. The collection contains photographs, negatives, programs, and schedules from the various shows that Bradshaw attended; lists of horses, owners, and riders; Bradshaw's notes and index cards; and his contractual information.

A.J. Edwards 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.

Cecil and Gladys Brown Edwards 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 horseman and Quartermaster General of the Pomona Remount Depot. The collection includes personal and business correspondence; photographs; business records; Gladys’ extensive research materials; and examples of her artwork.

Suzanne Fisher Collection

The collection includes materials created and collected by Suzanne Fisher from her time at Cal Poly Pomona, including a copy of her senior thesis.

Khemosabi Collection

Khemosabi was a bay Arabian stallion born in 1967. “Khemo” was a US National Champion Halter stallion (1973), a US and Canadian National Champion in Western Pleasure (1976), as well as a Canadian National Champion Halter stallion (1976); he was also awarded the highest honor from the Arabian Horse Association: Legion of Masters. The collection includes Khemosabi memorabilia collected by B. Paul Husband.

Lois Ann Kroll 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 Arabian Costumes; photographs of Kroll's Arabian horses; and various costumes, saddles, and other realia.

Chris Matthews 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.

Joseph S. "Jay" Meyers Collection

The collection includes horse pedigrees, programs from various horse shows, directories, newspaper clippings, photographs and correspondence to and from Jay Meyers.

W.K. Kellogg Arabian Horse Center Records

The W.K. Kellogg Arabian Horse Center is an Arabian horse breeding, training, and education facility at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. The Horse Center grew out of the Kellogg Ranch built by cereal magnate W.K. Kellogg in Pomona, California in 1925. Kellogg donated the ranch to the state in 1932 and it was operated by the University of California until 1943, when the ranch served as the Pomona Quartermaster Depot (Remount) for the Army Remount Service. The ranch was transferred to the California Polytechnic Colleges in 1949 and the breeding program was incorporated into the agriculture curriculum. The collection includes files documenting the horses that have lived at the Horse Center, administrative records, records from the Pomona Quartermaster Depot (Remount), breeding records, audiovisual materials, and realia and ephemera.

W.K. Kellogg Arabian Horse Library Photograph Collection

The collection includes photographic prints, negatives, and photograph albums documenting the horses, people, events, visitors, buildings and landscapes of the W.K. Kellogg Arabian Horse Ranch from its beginning as W.K. Kellogg's winter home (1925-1932) to the present day.

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.

W.K. Kellogg Arabian Horse Ranch Records

The W.K. Kellogg Arabian Horse Ranch was established in 1925 in Pomona, California by cereal magnate W.K. Kellogg to fulfill his long-held dream of breeding Arabian horses. The ranch served as Kellogg's winter home until 1932, when he donated the horses and property to the University of California. The University operated the ranch as the W.K. Kellogg Institute of Animal Husbandry until 1943 when the ranch was transferred to the United States government for use by the United State Army Remount Service. The Army operated the ranch as the Pomona Quartermaster Depot (Remount) and bred horses for the cavalry. In 1949, the ranch was transferred a final time to the California state Department of Education and ultimately became the campus of California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. The university has continued the Arabian breeding program to the present day. The collection includes correspondence, financial records, guestbooks, scrapbooks, legal agreements, ephemera, and realia documenting the operation of the ranch as Kellogg's private home and its subsequent transfer to various institutions.