Pomona Public Library, Special Collections

Contact Information

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625 South Garey Avenue, P.O. Box 2271 Pomona, CA 91769
Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, 12–6 pm; Wednesday, 12–8 pm; Friday and Saturday, 12–5 pm; advance reservations recommended
Bruce Guter
Senior Librarian
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Pomona Public Library, Special Collections

Pomona Public Library, Special Collections
625 South Garey Avenue, P.O. Box 2271
Pomona, CA. 91769

Access and Management


Available to the public?
Available to outside researchers?
Reservations required?
Onsite technology available
Catalog System
Cataloged records are arranged by the Dewey Decimal System. Uncataloged holdings such as pamphlets files are arranged with subject headings and card indexes to some materials. There are some materials that have no control.
Access procedures

Student/Scholar should call ahead to inquire as to the availability of more unique, uncataloged materials, stating the intention or purpose of the research and how it is to be used. This will allow staff time to have materials ready and advise researche


Archive / Collection information

Special Collections at the Pomona Public Library maintains extensive pamphlet files of clippings, photographs, brochures, and other ephemera related principally to Pomona Valley and especially to the City of Pomona. Also preserved in Special Collections are papers from businesses, organizations, churches, schools, families, and individuals from the City of Pomona and nearby areas; records of the Los Angeles County Fair; a scrapbook that contains newsletters from the World War II Japanese internment/relocation camp in Pomona; wine labels from wineries across the United States; and books on California history in general and Southern California and Pomona Valley in particular. Special Collections also encompasses a number of discrete collections. Among these are the Frasher Photo Collection, which consists of images of the American Southwest during the early twentieth century; the Citrus Industries Collection, which has unique manuscripts and printed records relating to approximately twenty-eight California citrus companies, along with more than four thousand different citrus crate labels; the Water Industries Collection, which includes manuscript records from seventeen private water companies of the Pomona Valley; the Padua Hills Theater Collection, which contains the bulk of the company’s archives; and the Postcard Collection, which comprises approximately thirty thousand picture postcards from all over the world.

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