California Fairs Collection


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California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Robert E. Kennedy Library
Merrill, Louis Strong--Correspondence ; Western Fairs Association ; Fairs--California ; Fairs--West (U.S.)
The Western Fairs Association, the California Joint Committee on Fairs Allocation and Classification, and Louis S. Merrill, former director of the Western Fairs Association gave the California Fairs Collection, one of the major archival collections on fairs and fairs management in the Western United States, to Cal Poly in 1982. Besides extensive material on the management of fairs in California, the collection also contains information on fairs in other Western states, as well as foreign fairs and world fairs. The collection contains archival and printed material created in three separate offices: Western Fairs Association; Division of Fairs and Expositions; the Joint Committee on Fairs Allocations and Classification.
Dates covered:
Collection Size:
95 boxes, one flat file
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Additional Information
Citation Sample:
California Fairs Collection, Special Collections, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, Calif.
Collection policy:
Collection is open to qualified researchers by appointment only. Collection stored remotely. Advance notice for use required.