Finding Aid for the Crystal Ice Manufacturing Company Records, 1915-1950

Processed by Manuscripts Division staff; machine-readable finding aid created by Caroline Cubé
UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
Manuscripts Division
Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
Box 951575
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu
URL: http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/special/scweb/
© 1999
The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Finding Aid for the Crystal Ice Manufacturing Company Records, 1915-1950

Collection number: 154

UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections

Manuscripts Division



Los Angeles, CA

Contact Information

  • Manuscripts Division
  • UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
  • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
  • Box 951575
  • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
  • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
  • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu
  • URL: http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/special/scweb/
Processed by:
Manuscripts Division staff, 1999
Encoded by:
Caroline Cubé
Online finding aid edited by:
Josh Fiala, June 2002
© 1999 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Crystal Ice Manufacturing Company Records,
Date (inclusive): 1915-1950
Collection number: 154
Creator: Crystal Ice Manufacturing Company (Whittier, Calif.)
Extent: 1 box (0.5 linear ft.) 1 oversize box
Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Abstract: The Crystal Ice Manufacturing Company began as the Whittier Ice and Cold Storage Company in 1914 by C. Caldwell and delivered ice to homes in Southern California. The collection contains ledgers, legal documents, sales forms, receipts, and a time book related to the operations of the Crystal Ice Manufacturing Company.
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

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Restrictions on Access

COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

Additional Physical Form Available

A copy of the original version of this online finding aid is available at the UCLA Department of Special Collections for in-house consultation and may be obtained for a fee. Please contact:
  • Public Services Division
  • UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
  • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
  • Box 951575
  • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
  • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
  • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu

Provenance/Source of Acquisition

Gift of Phillip L. Gabriel, 1955.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Crystal Ice Manufacturing Company Records (Collection 154). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

Biography

The Crystal Ice Manufacturing Company began as the Whittier Ice and Cold Storage Company in 1914 by C. Caldwell; the company used horses and wagons to deliver ice to homes in Southern California; L.O. Montegomery purchased the company in 1915; as the business grew, trucks replaced the horses to expedite service; in 1928, all ice was sold to homes, cafes, and butcher shops, but by 1930 business expanded to provide ice for railroad cars carrying citrus fruits; in February 1938, Philip L. Gabriel purchased the company, built a seasonal ice storage building, and the name changed to the Crystal Ice Company of Whittier; in 1941 the company expanded to include its Fullerton site, and a second food locker plant was also built.

Scope and Content

Collection contains ledgers, legal documents, sales forms, receipts, and a time book related to the operations of the Crystal Ice Manufacturing Company in Whittier, California. Ledgers contain ice production information, 1915-38. Also includes materials related to the National Association of Ice Industries and the California Association of Ice Industries, including copies of several presentations and research reports about the ice industry and the storage of vegetables.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Crystal Ice Manufacturing Company (Whittier, Calif.)--Archives.
Cold storage industry--California, Southern--Archival resources.
Business records.


Container List

 

Production books for the ice plant, 1917-1932; time book, 1932-1935 and miscellaneous papers including sales reports, sample forms and a stock subscription list.

Physical Description: (1 folder and 1 oversize package)