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Guide to the Lemon Grove Fruit Growers Association Records
MS-0150  
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Description
The Lemon Grove Fruit Growers Association Records documents the organization’s financial records from the 1920s and 30s. The majority of the collection is comprised of Board of Directors meetings, amendments to by-laws, and minutes of stockholders meetings. Several of the Board of Directors minutes details issues like stock transfers, California Fruit Grower’s shipment records, bank balances, requests for membership, and fruit pricing protocol. Also included are detailed records of employee interactions, bank transfers, and bills presented to the Board for approval. This collection consists primarily of paper materials and two rolls of microfilm (box 1).
Background
Organized in 1908 as a cooperative organization of lemon, grapefruit, and orange grove owners, The Lemon Grove Fruit Growers Association was affiliated with Sunkist growers. Originally, the plot of land (then known as La Mesa Springs) was purchased Robert Allison in 1869. As more farmers began to settle in the area during the early 20th century, there was considerable growth in the production of produce and livestock. By the mid-1920’s, The Lemon Grove Fruit Growers Association was responsible for growing the largest crop of lemons and tomatoes in the Unites States.
Extent
0.42 linear ft
Restrictions
The copyright interests in these materials have not been transferred to San Diego State University. Copyright resides with the creators of materials contained in the collection or their heirs. The nature of historical archival and manuscript collections is such that copyright status may be difficult or even impossible to determine.  Requests for permission to publish must be submitted to the Head of Special Collections, San Diego State University, Library and Information Access. When granted, permission is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical item and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder(s), which must also be obtained in order to publish. Materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials.
Availability
This collection is open for research.