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Finding Aid to the American Seedless Raisin Company Records, 1894-1956
BANC MSS C-G 181  
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  • Collection Summary
  • Information for Researchers
  • Administrative Information
  • Historical Note
  • Scope and Content of Collection

  • Collection Summary

    Collection Title: American Seedless Raisin Company records
    Date (inclusive): 1894-1956
    Collection Number: BANC MSS C-G 181
    Creator: American Seedless Raisin Company
    Extent: Number of containers: 29 boxes, 4 cartons, 1 oversize box, 4 oversize folders, 1 oversize scrapbook, 2 volumes. Linear feet: 17
    Repository: The Bancroft Library
    University of California, Berkeley
    Berkeley, California, 94720-6000
    Phone: (510) 642-6481
    Fax: (510) 642-7589
    Email: bancref@library.berkeley.edu
    URL: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/
    Abstract: The American Seedless Raisin Company Records (formerly the Franklin P. Nutting Papers), 1894-1956, contain materials related to the raisin industry in California during the first half of the 20th century. The collection includes administrative correspondence, legal documents, and material related to lawsuits and the Federal Trade Commission investigation of Sun-Maid Raisin Growers of California.
    Languages Represented: Collection materials are in English
    Physical Location: Many of the Bancroft Library collections are stored offsite and advance notice may be required for use. For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

    Information for Researchers

    Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Publication Rights

    All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Public Services, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, 94270-6000. Consent is given on behalf of The Bancroft Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission from the copyright owner. Such permission must be obtained from the copyright owner. See: http://bancroft.berkeley.edu/reference/permissions.html .
    Restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted toresearch and educational purposes.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], American Seedless Raisin Company Records, BANC MSS C-G 181, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

    Alternate Forms Available

    There are no alternate forms of this collection.

    Related Collections

    An Interview with Franklin P. Nutting, BANC MSS C-D 4015
    Objects have been transferred to the Pictorial Collections of The Bancroft Library.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Nutting, W. R. (William R.)
    California Raisin Growers' Association
    Sun Maid Growers of California
    California Associated Raisin Company
    American Seedless Raisin Company
    Agriculture--California
    Raisin industry--California
    Dried fruit industry
    Agriculture--California--Fresno County
    Scrapbooks.
    Nutting, Franklin P. (Franklin Porter), 1876-1957

    Administrative Information

    Acquisition Information

    The American Seedless Raisin Company Records (formerly the Franklin P. Nutting Papers) were given to The Bancroft Library by Henry E. Erdman on March 18, 1955. Additions were made by Franklin P. Nutting, Jr. in 1957.

    Accruals

    No additions are expected.

    System of Arrangement

    Arranged to the folder level.

    Processing Information

    Processed E. Stephens in 2004.

    Historical Note

    Franklin P. Nutting, born October 18, 1876 in Worcester, Massachusetts, moved to Berkeley when he was seven years old. His father, W. R. Nutting, in 1894 founded the American Vineyard Company headquartered in Boston to commercialize the Thompson seedless raisin. Franklin, attorney for the company from 1901-1911, purchased control of the business in 1911 and moved the headquarters from Boston, MA to San Francisco, where he practiced law. The company's name was changed to American Seedless Raisin Company in 1917. His father went on to found the California Associated Raisin Growers which eventually became the Sun-Maid Corporation.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The American Seedless Raisin Company Records (formerly the Franklin P. Nutting Papers), 1894-1956, contain materials related to the raisin industry in California during the first half of the 20th century. The collection includes administrative correspondence, legal documents, and material related to lawsuits and the Federal Trade Commission investigation of Sun-Maid Raisin Growers of California.