Library Exhibit Celebrates Cal Poly Pomona?s Long-Standing Involvement in the Rose Parade


Library Exhibit Celebrates Cal Poly Pomona?s Long-Standing Involvement in the Rose Parade
A replica of the 1989 float “Paradin' Around,” which won the Founder's Trophy for most outstanding self-decorated entry, is part of the University Library's exhibit celebrating more than 50 years of Cal Poly Rose Floats.

The University Library exhibit is on display in the first floor lobby through March.

The University Library is celebrating more than five decades of Cal Poly Universities Rose Floats with an exhibit that will be on display in the first floor lobby through March.

Stunning color photographs, float models, clothing, parade programs and other memorabilia chronicle the spectacular history of the award-winning, student-built floats that have brought worldwide fame to Cal Poly Pomona and Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. The exhibited items were selected from the vast archive of historic material transferred to the library last year by the Cal Poly Rose Float Alumni Association.

This year?s Cal Poly Universities Rose Parade Float, ?A Sundae Afternoon,? took home the Theme Trophy at the 114th Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena on New Year?s Day. ?A Sundae Afternoon? marked the universities? 55th consecutive entry into the Rose Parade.

For more information about the exhibit that is on display during regular library hours, contact Danette Cook Adamson at (909) 869-2087 or by e-mail at dcadamson@cpp.edu.