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Selected Links on Archives and Special Collections

  • Calisphere - "a world of primary sources and more"
    • Free public gateway to over 900,000 digitized primary source materials held by California's great libraries, archives, and museums. Especially organized for use by K-12 classrooms. Includes information and lesson plans for teachers.
  • Online Archive of California (part of the California Digital Library)
    • Contains thousands of finding aids to primary source materials located in many California libraries, archives, historical societies, and museums. Also includes the California Heritage Collection with digital images of over 30,000 photographs illustrating California history from the collections at the Bancroft Library at the University of California, Berkeley.
  • California Light and Sound
    • Historical archival materials from California Revealed in partnership with over 150 libraries, archives and museums across the state.
  • USC Digital Library
    • Digitized collections relating to the Southern California region (site maintained by the University of Southern California).
  • LA as Subject
    • Research alliance that maintains a directory of collections related to the Los Angeles region.
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Other Collections and Exhibits on Campus

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College of Agriculture
  • Agriscapes Visitor Center
    • An education and demonstration center devoted to food, agriculture and the urban environment.
  • Raymond Burr Orchid Collection
    • A teaching and research collection of over 50,000 specimens of orchids, primarily Cattleya, housed in the Horticulture Dept. nursery facilities. Contact the Dept. at 909-869-2214
    • College of Environmental Design
  • ENV Visual Resources Library
    • 35mm slides, videos, CD-ROMs and reference books supporting the arts curricula.
  • ENV Archives Special Collections
    • Archival Collections of architects Craig Elwood, Richard Neutra, Raphael Soriano, and Donald Wexler  - contact Dr. Lauren Bricker at 909-869-6837 or e-mail
  • ENV Art Special Collections
    • (Raymond Burr, Col. James Jones, Channing Gilson, Ink & Clay Exhibit, etc.) - Contact: the ENV Dean's Office, Building 7, Room 107 (909-869-2666).
  • W. Keith and Janet Kellogg University Art Gallery
    • The W. Keith and Janet Kellogg University Art Gallery presents visual art exhibitions of significance to three specific communities:
      • The Cal Poly Pomona University campus community.
      • The local communities surrounding Pomona.
      • The greater Los Angeles area art communities.
Biological Sciences Department
  • Biodiversity Collections
    • Teaching and research collections of amphibians, reptiles, birds, fishes, fungi, insects, lichens, mammals, and vascular plants.
  • BioTrek
    • Rainbird Rain Forest, Ethnobotany Learning Center, and Aquatic Learning Center.
Other Campus Collections