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  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Conditions Governing Use
  • Preferred Citation
  • Immediate Source of Acquisition
  • Biographical / Historical
  • Scope and Contents
  • Processing Information
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  • Contributing Institution: The Huntington Library
    Title: Duarte-Monrovia Fruit Exchange records
    Creator: Duarte-Monrovia Fruit Exchange
    Identifier/Call Number: mssDuarte
    Physical Description: 57 Linear Feet (78 boxes, 177 volumes, 29 envelopes, 3 rolls)
    Date (inclusive): 1892-1937
    Abstract: A collection of business records related to the Duarte-Monrovia Fruit Exchange of Los Angeles County, California.
    Language of Material: Materials are in English.

    Conditions Governing Access

    Open for use by qualified researchers and by appointment. Please contact Reader Services at the Huntington Library for more information.

    Conditions Governing Use

    The Huntington Library does not require that researchers request permission to quote from or publish images of this material, nor does it charge fees for such activities. The responsibility for identifying the copyright holder, if there is one, and obtaining necessary permissions rests with the researcher.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item]. Duarte-Monrovia Fruit Exchange records, The Huntington Library, San Marino, California.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Duarte-Monrovia Fruit Exchange, 1937-1938.

    Biographical / Historical

    The Duarte-Monrovia Fruit Exchange in Los Angeles County was originally named the Duarte Fruit Exchange, then the Duarte-Monrovia Citrus Association. The Exchange was one of the original seven members of the California Fruit Growers Exchange when the latter was formed in 1893.

    Scope and Contents

    The collection consists of letters, documents, letter books, ledgers, account books, cash books, market books, picking crew records, time books, and orange ledgers; this material made up the business records of the Duarte-Monrovia Fruit Exchange. The records document the processing and marketing of citrus fruit in Southern California from 1892 until 1937.

    Processing Information

    Processed by Huntington Library Staff, circa 1945. In 2020, Gayle Richardson created the finding aid derived from a legacy summary report.


    Arranged by subject and format.


    Former call number: mssDuarte Monrovia Fruit Exchange.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Agriculture -- California, Southern
    Citrus fruit -- Transportation -- California
    Citrus fruit industry -- California -- Employees
    Citrus fruit industry -- California -- Los Angeles County -- History
    Citrus fruit industry -- Cooperative marketing -- California
    Orange industry -- California -- Duarte
    Orange industry -- California -- Monrovia
    Account books -- California, Southern
    Business records -- California, Southern
    Letter books -- California, Southern
    Letters (correspondence) -- California, Southern