Guide to the Lemon Grove Fruit Growers Association Records

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2007-12-11
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Guide to the Lemon Grove Fruit Growers Association Records 1908/1935

Special Collections & University Archives

Overview of the Collection

Collection Title: Lemon Grove Fruit Growers Association Records
Dates: 1908-1935
Identification: MS-0150
Creator: Lemon Grove Fruit Growers Association
Physical Description: 0.42 linear ft
Language of Materials: English
Repository: Special Collections & University Archives
5500 Campanile Dr. MC 8050
San Diego, CA, 92182-8050
URL: http://library.sdsu.edu/scua
Email: scref@rohan.sdsu.edu
Phone: 619-594-6791

Historical Note:

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.

Access Terms

This collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Corporate Name:

Lemon Grove Fruit Growers Association -- Archives

Genre/Form of Material:

Microforms
Organizational Records

Topical Term:

Fruit growers -- California -- La Mesa -- Societies, etc
Fruit growers -- California -- Lemon Grove -- Societies, etc

Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Use:

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.

Conditions Governing Access:

This collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation:

Identification of item, folder title, box number, Lemon Grove Fruit Growers Association Records, Special Collections and University Archives, Library and Information Access, San Diego State University.

Related Materials:

Lemon Grove Chamber of Commerce Records
Lemon Grove Congregational Church Collection
Lemon Grove Coordinating Council Records
Lemon Grove Country Club Records
Lemon Grove Historical Society Collection

Physical Characteristics or Technical Requirements:

Microfilm cannot be consulted in the Reading Room of Special Collections, but can be checked out and consulted in the Microform Center of Love Library.

Scope and Contents

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).

Detailed List of Contents

Box 1

Minutes of Board of Director's Meetings (Microfilm) 1908-11

Box 1

Minutes of Board of Directors Meetings (Microfilm) 1911-18

Box 1

Minutes of Board of Directors Meetings (Microfilm) 1913-14

Box 1

Minutes of Board of Directors Meetings (Microfilm) 1918-22

Scope and Contents

2 folders, December 1922-November 1929, and January 1930-December 1932, contain original minutes of the Association and fit chronologically between item #4 and item #5 of the microfilm reel. (Originially from the collection of the Lemon Grove Chamber of Commerce)
Box 1

Minutes of Board of Directors Meetings (Microfilm) 1933-34

Box 1

Minutes of Stockholders Meetings (Microfilm) 1914-35

Box 2, Folder 1

December 1922-November 1929, Minutes of Board of Directors Meetings

Box 2, Folder 2

January 6,1930 - December 20, 1932, Minutes of Board of Directors Meetings