Guide to the California Christmas Tree Growers Records

M. Carey
The University Library
Special Collections and Archives
University Library
University of California, Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz, California, 95064
Email: specoll@library.ucsc.edu
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© 2011
The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Guide to the California Christmas Tree Growers Records

Collection number: MS 75

The University Library

Special Collections and Archives

University of California, Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz, California
Processed by:
M. Carey
Date Completed:
August 26, 2011
Encoded by:
M. Carey
© 2011 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: California Christmas Tree Growers records
Dates: 1952-1984
Collection number: MS 75
Creator: Neilson, Howard A.
Collection Size: 5 flats
Repository: University of California, Santa Cruz. University Library. Special Collections and Archives
Santa Cruz, California 95064
Abstract: This collection contains the CCTG's newsletters no. 1-119 with some meeting notes and a scrapbook of organization's activities and publicity.
Physical location: Stored in Special Collections & Archives: Advance notice is required for access to the papers.
Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English

Access

Collection open for research.

Publication Rights

Property rights reside with the University of California. Literary rights are retained by the creators of the records and their heirs. For permission to publish or to reproduce the material, please contact the Head of Special Collections and Archives.

Preferred Citation

California Christmas Tree Growers records. MS 75. Special Collections and Archives, University Library, University of California, Santa Cruz.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Mrs. Howard A. Neilson, 1984

Biography

The Christmas Tree Growers of Monterey Bay was formed in 1952 with a small number of growers in Santa Cruz meeting to share ideas. Howard A. Neilson, owner of Crest Ranch, the oldest "Choose and Cut" tree farm in the Western United States" was the first President. His "tree plantation" was a new approach to producing and selling Christmas Trees in California. In 1952, the organization had shortened it's name to California Christmas Tree Growers and incorporated in 1956. Since then it has grown from just grower members to include all aspects of the Real Tree industry in California, including wholesalers, retail lot operators and suppliers and changed it's name to the California Christmas Tree Association to reflect the broad range of the members.

Scope and Content of Collection

This collection contains the California Christmas Tree Growers newsletters no. 1-119 (1952-1984) with some meeting notes and newsletters from associated organizations. Also included is a large scrapbook of the organization's activities and publicity.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
California Christmas Tree Growers--archives
Neilson, Howard A.
Christmas tree growing--California
Farmers--California--Santa Cruz County
Washburn, Henry L.


Container List

box 1-4

California Christmas Tree Growers newsletters 1952-1984

box 1

No. 1-50 1952-1965

box 2

No. 51-68 1965-1968

box 3

No. 69-97 1069-1976

box 4

No. 98-119 1977-1984

box 5

Scrapbook 1952-1967