Guide to the Lemon Grove Chamber of Commerce Records

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2007-12-11
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Guide to the Lemon Grove Chamber of Commerce Records 1922/1975

Special Collections & University Archives

Overview of the Collection

Collection Title: Lemon Grove Chamber of Commerce Records
Dates: 1922-1975
Identification: MS-0034
Creator: Lemon Grove Chamber of Commerce
Physical Description: 4.95 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:

William H. West, one of the largest lemon grove owners in Lemon Grove, established the Lemon Grove Chamber of Commerce in 1926, and served as the organization's first president. The Chamber's mission was to promote local business, which in the 1920s primarily consisted of citrus growers, and to improve the community by overseeing the maintenance of roads, garbage collection, and fire protection. During the Second World War, the Chamber became inactive; however in 1946 the organization quickly revived itself under the direction of George B. White.
By the 1950s, Lemon Grove had become a residential area, and membership in the Chamber consisted of a combination of businessmen and residents. The Chamber's mission during these years focused not only on local business, but also on community maintenance and sustainability issues including water development, fire protection, sanitation, and schools. In 2008, the Lemon Grove Chamber merged with the East County Chamber of Commerce, which also includes La Mesa, Alpine, Rancho San Diego, Santee, Lakeside, and Spring Valley.

Access Terms

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

Corporate Name:

Lemon Grove Chamber of Commerce -- Archives

Genre/Form of Material:

Organizational Records

Geographic Name:

Lemon Grove (Calif.) -- Commerce -- Sources
Lemon Grove (Calif.) -- Economic conditions -- Sources
Lemon Grove (Calif.) -- History -- Sources

Personal Name:

Sonka, Anthony F., 1885-1974 -- Archives

Topical Term:

Citrus fruit industry -- California -- Lemon Grove -- History -- Sources
Citrus fruit industry -- California -- Lemon Grove -- Sources

Administrative Information

Accruals:

1979

Separated Materials:

Series 1: Fruit Growers Association Minutes was removed from this collection and integrated into the Lemon Grove Fruit Growers Association Records (MS-0150).
Series 8: Lemon Grove History and Sonka Papers was also removed.  The Lemon Grove History file included bulletins and meeting minutes which were incorporated into the Office Files series.  The Sonka file was integrated into the Anthony F. Sonka Papers (MS-0242).

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 Chamber of Commerce Records, Special Collections and University Archives, Library and Information Access, San Diego State University.

Related Materials:

Lemon Grove Coordinating Council Records
Lemon Grove Congregational Church Collection
Lemon Grove Fruit Growers Association Records
Lemon Grove Country Club Records
Lemon Grove Historical Society Collection
Anthony F. Sonka Collection

Arrangement of Materials:

I. Board of Directors Minutes, 1937-1972
II. Committee Files, 1947-1958
III. General Correspondence, 1935-1976
IV. Officers' Correspondence, 1935-1976
V. Financial Records, 1937-1975
VI. Office Files, 1946-1976

Scope and Contents

The Lemon Grove Chamber of Commerce Records (1922-1975) document the operation and activities of the Chamber, with an emphasis on community upkeep and development.  The files consist of meeting minutes, correspondence, financial statements, maps, surveys, committee files, and reports.  The collection is divided into six series:  Board of Director Minutes (1937-1972), Committee Files (1947-1958), General Correspondence (1935-1976), Officers' Correspondence (1935-1976), Financial Records (1937-1975), and Office Files (1946-1976).
The Board of Director Meeting Minutes (1937-1972) document Board of Director activities, including decisions regarding road repair, community upkeep, and Chamber events.  Arranged chronologically, these files consist of minutes about Chamber operations, resolutions, community issues, decisions, and events.
The Committee Meeting Minutes Files (1947-1958) document the operation and administration of Chamber committees, including the Membership Committee, Advisory Committee, Scout Committee, Steering Committee, Road Committee, Sewer Project Committee, and Horseshow and Carnival Committee.  Arranged alphabetically by committee title, this series consists of meeting minutes.  Materials in these files primarily date from the 1950s.
The General Correspondence Files (1935-1976) document Chamber activities, operations, and administration.  These files are arranged chronologically, and include letters regarding Chamber events and community projects, resolutions, receipts, and bulletins.  Because the Chamber was inactive during the Second World War, there is no correspondence for 1944 and 1945.
The Officers' Correspondence Files (1935-1976) document the activities of the Chamber's officers, including the President, Treasurer, and Secretary.  Highlights include correspondence relating to Lemon Grove's fire protection.  This series is arranged by Chamber office and board.  Incoming and outgoing correspondence for each office is separated into different files.  As with the General Correspondence Files, there is no correspondence during 1943-1945.
The Financial Records (1937-1975) document the various financial transactions and fiscal operations of the Chamber.  Arranged by document type (i.e. financial statements, checks paid, etc), these files include statements, receipt books, member dues, and Audit Committee materials.
The Office Files (1946-1976) document Chamber events, projects, and day-to-day operations.  Of particular interest are the Chamber-sponsored rodeo programs dating from the 1950s.   This series includes legal materials, surveys, event files, maps, external publications, Lem-o-grams, bulletins, and Coordinating Council meeting minutes.

Detailed List of Contents

 

Board of Directors Minutes 1937-1972

Box 1, Folder 3

1937

Box 1, Folder 4

1938

Box 1, Folder 5

1939

Box 1, Folder 6

1940

Box 1, Folder 7

1941

Box 1, Folder 8

1942

Box 1, Folder 9

1943

Box 1, Folder 10

1946

Box 1, Folder 11

1947

Box 1, Folder 12

1948

Box 1, Folder 13

1949

Box 1, Folder 14

1950

Box 1, Folder 15

1951

Box 1, Folder 16

1952

Box 1, Folder 17

1953

Box 1, Folder 18

1954

Box 1, Folder 19

1955

Box 1, Folder 20

1956

Box 1, Folder 21

1957

Box 1, Folder 22

1958

Box 1, Folder 23

1959

Box 1, Folder 24

1960

Box 1, Folder 25

1961

Box 1, Folder 26

1962

Box 1, Folder 27

1963

Box 1, Folder 28

1964

Box 1, Folder 29

1965

Box 1, Folder 30

1966

Box 1, Folder 31

1967

Box 1, Folder 32

1968

Box 1, Folder 33

1969

Box 1, Folder 34

1970

Box 1, Folder 35

1971

Box 1, Folder 36

1972

Box 1, Folder 37

1939-69 (Special Meetings)

 

Committee Files 1947-1958

Box 1, Folder 38

Advisory Committee Minutes 1947

Box 1, Folder 39

Horseshow and Carnival Committee Minutes 1947

Box 1, Folder 40

Membership Committee Minutes 1950-53

Box 1, Folder 41

Nominating Committee Minutes 1952

Box 1, Folder 42

Police Control Committee Minutes 1952

Box 1, Folder 43

Recreation Committee Minutes 1953

Box 1, Folder 44

Scout Committee Minutes n.d.

Box 1, Folder 45

Sewer Project Committee Minutes n.d.

Box 1, Folder 46

Steering Committee Minutes 1957-58

Box 1, Folder 47

Road Committee Minutes 1952

 

General Correspondence 1935-1976

Box 1, Folder 48

1935

Box 1, Folder 49

1938

Box 1, Folder 50

1939

Box 1, Folder 51

1940

Box 1, Folder 52

1941

Box 1, Folder 53

1942

Box 1, Folder 54

1946

Box 1, Folder 55

1947

Box 1, Folder 56

1948

Box 1, Folder 57

1949

Box 1, Folder 58

1950

Box 1, Folder 59

1951

Box 1, Folder 60

1952

Box 1, Folder 61

1953

Box 1, Folder 62

1954

Box 1, Folder 63

1955

Box 1, Folder 64

1956

Box 1, Folder 65

1957

Box 1, Folder 66

1958

Box 1, Folder 67

1959

Box 1, Folder 68

1960

Box 1, Folder 69

1961

Box 1, Folder 70

1962

Box 1, Folder 71

1963

Box 1, Folder 72

1964

Box 1, Folder 73

1965

Box 1, Folder 74

1966

Box 1, Folder 75

1968

Box 1, Folder 76

1969

Box 1, Folder 77

1970

Box 1, Folder 78

1971

Box 1, Folder 79

1972

Box 1, Folder 80

1973

Box 1, Folder 81

1974

Box 1, Folder 82

1975

Box 1, Folder 83

1976

 

Officers' Correspondence 1935-1976

Box 1, Folder 84

Office of the President, Incoming Correspondence 1935-76

Box 1, Folder 85

Office of the President, Outgoing Correspondence 1939-68

Box 1, Folder 86

Board of Directors, Incoming Correspondence 1935-59

Box 1, Folder 87

Board of Directors, Outgoing Correspondence 1937-62

Box 1, Folder 88

Office of the Secretary, Incoming Correspondence 1938-59

Box 2, Folder 1

Office of the Secretary, Outgoing Correspondence 1935-61

Box 2, Folder 2

Office of the Treasurer, Outgoing Correspondence 1942-62

 

Financial Records 1937-1975

Box 2, Folder 3

Financial Statement 1937

Box 2, Folder 4

Financial Statement 1938

Box 2, Folder 5

Financial Statement 1939

Box 2, Folder 6

Financial Statement 1940

Box 2, Folder 7

Financial Statement 1941

Box 2, Folder 8

Financial Statement 1942

Box 2, Folder 9

Financial Statement 1946

Box 2, Folder 10

Financial Statement 1947

Box 2, Folder 11

Financial Statement 1949

Box 2, Folder 12

Financial Statement 1950

Box 2, Folder 13

Financial Statement 1951

Box 2, Folder 14

Financial Statement 1955

Box 2, Folder 15

Financial Statement 1956

Box 2, Folder 16

Financial Statement 1957

Box 2, Folder 17

Financial Statement 1958

Box 2, Folder 18

Financial Statement 1959

Box 2, Folder 19

Financial Statement 1960

Box 2, Folder 20

Financial Statement 1961

Box 2, Folder 21

Financial Statement 1962

Box 2, Folder 22

Financial Statement 1963

Box 2, Folder 23

Financial Statement 1964

Box 2, Folder 24

Financial Statement 1965

Box 2, Folder 25

Financial Statement 1966

Box 2, Folder 26

Financial Statement 1967

Box 2, Folder 27

Financial Statement 1968

Box 2, Folder 28

Financial Statement 1969

Box 2, Folder 29

Financial Statement 1970

Box 2, Folder 30

Financial Statement 1971

Box 2, Folder 31

Bills Paid 1945-55

Box 2, Folder 32

Bills Paid 1956

Box 2, Folder 33

Bills Paid 1957

Box 2, Folder 34

Bills Paid 1958

Box 2, Folder 35

Bills Paid 1959

Box 2, Folder 36

Bills Paid 1960

Box 2, Folder 37

Bank Statements 1950-51

Box 2, Folder 38

Bank Statements 1957

Box 2, Folder 39

Bank Statements 1958

Box 2, Folder 40

Bank Statements 1959

Box 2, Folder 41

Bank Statements 1961

Box 2, Folder 42

Bank Statements 1962

Box 2, Folder 43

Bank Statements 1963

Box 2, Folder 44

Bank Statements 1964

Box 2, Folder 45

Bank Statements 1965

Box 2, Folder 46

Bank Statements 1966

Box 2, Folder 47

Bank Statements 1967

Box 2, Folder 48

Bank Statements 1968

Box 2, Folder 49

Bank Statements 1969

Box 2, Folder 50

Bank Statements 1970

Box 3, Folder 1

Cash Record 1927-1948

Box 3, Folder 2

Receipt Book June 1961-January 1963

Box 3, Folder 3

Receipt Book 1963-1965

Box 3, Folder 4

Receipt Books 1961-1962, 1967-1969

Box 3, Folder 5

Receipt Book 1965-1967

Box 3, Folder 6

Receipt Book 1966-1970

Box 3, Folder 7

Receipt Books 1970-1971, 1973-1975

Box 3, Folder 8

Receipt Books 1972-1973

Box 3, Folder 9

Audit Committee 1949, 1952, 1955

Box 3, Folder 10

Membership Dues 1949-1958

 

Office Files 1946-1976

Box 3, Folder 11

Accomplishments 1946-47

Box 3, Folder 12

Christmas Fund 1954, 1955, 1957

Box 3, Folder 13

Coordinating Council 1959-1963

Box 3, Folder 14

Horse Show 1976

Box 3, Folder 15

Legal Papers 1959-60

Box 3, Folder 16

Lem-o-grams and Chamber Bulletins 1955-1958, 1978

Box 3, Folder 17

Organizations, Resolutions, Businesses

Box 3, Folder 18

Publicity 1970

Box 3, Folder 19

Publicity

Box 3, Folder 20

Statistical Data and History

Box 3, Folder 21

Swimming Pool Committee 1954-57

Box 3, Folder 22

Districting Plan of San Diego County 1948

Box 3, Folder 23

Apple Valley Lions Club Rodeo 1956

Box 3, Folder 24

Lemon Grove 14th Annual Rodeo 1954

Box 3, Folder 25

Lemon Grove 15th Annual Rodeo 1955

Box 3, Folder 26

Lemon Grove 16th Annual Rodeo 1956

Box 3, Folder 27

Lemon Grove 17th Annual Rodeo 1957

Box 3, Folder 28

Mission Rancho Rodeo and Fiesta 1953

Box 3, Folder 29

El Toro Stampede 1956

Box 3, Folder 30

Fallbrook's Pioneer Days 1956

Box 3, Folder 31

A Look at the Grossmont Cajon Valley area 1965

Box 3, Folder 32

Master Plan Review 1949

Box 3, Folder 33

Master Plan Branch Administration Centers 1953

Box 3, Folder 34

Annual Report and Financial Statement: La Mesa, Lemon Grove, and Spring Valley Irrigation District 1949

Box 3, Folder 35

Survey, Local Government Alternatives of Lemon Grove 1957

Box 4

Eight (8) Pictures of Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts soccer team c.1975

Box 4

Four (4) Pictures of the Lemon Grove area c.1976

Box 4

Business directories (6)

Box 4

Pamphlets and miscellaneous information

Box 4

"The California Citrograph" Vol. XIV No.5 March 1929

Box 4

Charts and Maps of Lemon Grove (Planning Division)

Box 4

Proclamation signed by Supervisors of San Diego County May 23, 1968

Box 5 Ovrsze, Folder 1

Oversize Photograph of Main Lemon Grove Intersection 1946