Guide to the citrus and horticulture collection

Processed by Hollie Johnson, 2011.

Processing of this collection was funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and administered by the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR), Cataloging Hidden Special Collections and Archives program.
Special Collections & Archives
The UCR Libraries
P.O. Box 5900
University of California
Riverside, California 92517-5900
Phone: 951-827-3233
Fax: 951-827-4673
Email: specialcollections@ucr.edu
URL: http://library.ucr.edu/?view=collections/spcol
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The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.


Descriptive Summary

Title: Citrus and horticulture collection
Date (inclusive): 1886-1949, undated
Date (bulk): 1910-1930
Collection Number: 121
Creator: Rivera Library. Special Collections Dept.
Extent: 1.5 linear feet (3 document boxes)
Repository: Rivera Library. Special Collections Department.
Riverside, CA 92517-5900
Abstract: This collection contains photographs, publications, and other material regarding the citrus industry in California, Florida, and Louisiana in the early twentieth century. Most of the items in the collection are black and white photographs featuring avocados, pecans, and other fruit, as well as shade trees and flowers. Select citrus publications and advertisements from the early 1900s are also included.
Languages: The collection is in English.

Access

This collection is open for research. [Access to nitrate negatives (Boxes 3-6) is restricted.]

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the University of California, Riverside Libraries, Special Collections & Archives. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections & Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Regents of the University of California as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.

Preferred Citation

[identification of item]. The citrus and horticulture collection, Collection 121. University of California, Riverside Libraries, Special Collections & Archives, University of California, Riverside.

Acquisition Information

Material for this collection has been gathered by the repository over the years from a variety of sources.

Processing History

Processed by Hollie Johnson, 2011.
Processing of the Citrus and horticulture collection was generously funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and administered by the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR). The University of California, Riverside was awarded a Cataloging Hidden Special Collections and Archives grant from 2010-2012, "Uncovering California's Environmental Collections," in collaboration with eight additional special collections and archival repositories throughout the state and the California Digital Library (CDL). Grant objectives included processing of over 33 hidden collections related to the state's environment and environmental history. The collections document an array of important sub-topics such as irrigation, mining, forestry, agriculture, industry, land use, activism, and research. Together they form a multifaceted picture of the natural world and the way it was probed, altered, exploited and protected in California over the twentieth century. Finding aids are made available through the Online Archive of California (OAC).

Collection Scope and Content Summary

This collection contains photographs, publications, and other material regarding the citrus industry in California, Florida, and Louisiana in the early twentieth century. Most of the items in the collection are black and white photographs featuring avocados, pecans, and other fruit, as well as shade trees and flowers. Select citrus publications and advertisements from the early 1900s are also included.
A portion of this collection remains unprocessed . Please contact Special Collections & Archives for additional information regarding this material.

Collection Arrangement

This collection is arranged into the following three series:
  • Series 1: Citrus industry, 1886-1949, undated.
  • Series 2: Non-citrus crops, undated.
  • Series 3: Trees and flowers, undated.

Separated Material

Nitrate negatives (Boxes 3-6) have been physically separated from this collection. This material remains unprocessed and access is restricted.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

Subjects

Avocado.
Citrus fruit industry.
Horticulture.
Uncovering California's Environmental Collections Project.

Genres and Forms of Materials

Photographs.
Publications.


Collection Contents

 

Series 1. Citrus industry. 1886-1949, undated.

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series contains photographs, publications, and other material regarding the citrus industry in California, Florida, and Louisiana. Images depict many aspects of the citrus industry, including packing houses, workers, orchards, equipment, industry meetings, and events.

Series Arrangement

This series is arranged sequentially according to box and folder number.
Box 1, Folder 1

Photographs and press clippings of citrus exhibits. Includes an image of the 1886 Anaheim exhibit at the Southern California Citrus Fair. 1886.

Box 1, Folder 2

Negative of a Riverside orange packing label (color). undated.

Box 1, Folder 3

Photographs and descriptions of orchard equipment from the book The Citrus Industry Volume 3. 1929, undated.

Box 1, Folder 4

Publications about citrus products including essential oils and fruit juice. 1914-1916, undated.

Box 1, Folder 5

Photographs of citrus orchards and citrus trees. 1930, 1946-1949, undated.

Box 1, Folder 6

Photographs of citrus fruit. 1934, undated.

Box 1, Folder 7

Photographs of orchard equipment. 1929, undated.

Box 1, Folder 8

Photographs of citrus packing houses, packing house workers, and equipment. Includes images from the Placentia packinghouse in 1910 and Fullerton orange packers in 1895. 1895-1946, undated.

Box 1, Folder 9

Manuscripts, photographs, and other material from a business trip to Florida by J.A. Prizer of Fullerton, California, director of the exchange orange products company. 1949.

Box 1, Folder 10

Press clippings and other materials from the Citrus Protective League of California. 1911-1931.

Box 2, Folder 1

Publications about the California citrus industry. 1900-1913.

Box 2, Folder 2

Publications about the California citrus industry. 1913-1936, undated.

Box 2, Folder 3

Publications from the citrus industry in Florida and Louisiana. 1914-1915, undated.

Box 3

Scrapbook containing press clippings regarding the Southern California citrus industry and related agriculture. 1908-1913.

 

Series 2. Non-citrus crops. undated.

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series contains black and white photographs of avocados and avocado trees, pecans and pecan trees, peaches, and apples. Select photographs are of scientific observations showing the cross sections of fruit samples.

Series Arrangement

This series is arranged sequentially by box and folder number.
Box 2, Folder 4

Photographs of avocados and avocado trees. undated.

Box 2, Folder 5

Photographs of fruit including apples, peaches and grapes. undated.

Box 2, Folder 6

Photographs of pecans and pecan trees. undated.

 

Series 3. Trees and flowers. undated.

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series contains black and white photographs of trees and flowers. Images depict shade trees and palm trees from Riverside, California, flower displays, flower shows, and single stems. Select photographs regarding scientific observations that feature handwritten notes about the type, size, and proper name of flowers are also included.

Series Arrangement

This series is arranged sequentially by box and folder number.
Box 2, Folder 7

Photographs of trees and tree bark. undated.

Box 2, Folder 8

Photographs of flowers and flower displays. undated.