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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