The Sunkist Growers Inc. records
consists mostly of agreements between various growers and the Fruit Growers Supply Company
and the Exchange By-Products Company, which were parts of the organization that provided
wholesale supplies and developed markets for citrus by-products like oil and citric acid.
The collection also includes brochures, photographs, and a photo album including research
information from the University of California Citrus Experiment Station.
Sunkist Growers, Incorporated is an American citrus cooperative created in the late 1800s
when California citrus growers began organizing for their own benefit, specifically during
times of economic depression. It started in 1893 under the name: Southern California Fruit
Exchange in Claremont, California by P.J. Dreher and his son, Edward Dreher. In 1905, it was
renamed the California Fruit Growers Exchange as it represented 45% of the California citrus
industry. Finally, in 1952 its named was changed to Sunkist Growers, Inc.
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