Pasadena Orange Growers Association Records mssPasaOra

Gayle Richardson
The Huntington Library
July 2020
1151 Oxford Road
San Marino, California 91108

Contributing Institution: The Huntington Library
Title: Pasadena Orange Growers Association records
Creator: Pasadena Orange Growers Association (Pasadena, Calif.)
Identifier/Call Number: mssPasaOra
Physical Description: 44.2 Linear Feet (26 boxes, 74 volumes)
Date (inclusive): 1893-1939
Abstract: A collection of the business records of the Pasadena Orange Growers Association, California.
Language of Material: Materials are in English.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item]. Pasadena Orange Growers Association records, The Huntington Library, San Marino, California.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Pasadena Orange Growers Association, 1938.

Biographical / Historical

The Pasadena Fruit Growers Association was formed in 1893 to provide centralized marketing for the produce of the members of the organization. The name was changed to the Pasadena Orange Growers Association in 1898. The first packing plant was located on California Street in Pasadena, California, until 1913, when a new building was erected on South Marengo Avenue. The organization prospered, realizing a profit of $200,000 in the years 1916 to 1917.

Scope and Contents

A collection of approximately 3,500 items from 1893 to 1938, it consists of the business records of the Pasadena Orange Growers Association. These records deal with the company's organization and operation, consisting chiefly of correspondence and accounts with members of the organization; it includes information about: stockholder's meetings; tax information; daily picking records; pest control; marketing; and shipping. The collection also includes bound volumes of annual reports, stock certificates, various accounts, cash books, and receipts.

Processing Information

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


Arranged in the following series: 1. Organization of the Association; 2. Business papers; 3. Correspondence; 4. Operation of the Association.


Former call number: mssPasadenaOrange.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Citrus fruit industry -- California, Southern
Orange industry -- California -- Pasadena
Pasadena (Calif.) -- Agriculture -- Citrus fruit
Pasadena (Calif.) -- History -- 19th century -- Sources
Pasadena (Calif.) -- History -- 20th century -- Sources
Accounts -- California -- Pasadena
Business records -- California -- Pasadena
Letters (correspondence) -- California -- Pasadena
Payroll records -- California -- Pasadena

Box 1

By-Laws, membership of Stockholders and Growers 1906-1937

Box 2

Records of Meetings, Annual Meetings of Stockholders, Monthly Meetings of Board of Directors 1919-1938

Box 3

Annual Reports, System of Accounting, Assets and Liabilities, Auditors' Reports 1912-1938

Box 4

Growers' Trial Balance, General Accounts 1908-1938

Box 5

Growers' Accounts - Credits 1921-1930

Box 6

Receipts and Disbursements, Refunds, Retain, Revenue and Costs, Revolving Fund with Recapitulation 1909-1938

Box 7

Stockholders' Accounts, Claims, Fruit Growers' Supply Company, Insurance, Inventories, Labor and Pay Roll, Federal Taxes 1907-1938

Box 8

State Taxes 1918-1938

Box 9

Letters 1903-1924

Box 10

Letters 1925-1933

Box 11

Letters 1934-1939

Box 12A

Telegrams 1921

Box 12B

Telegrams 1921

Box 13A

Telegrams 1922

Box 13B

Telegrams, Daily Fruit Records, Daily Picking and Hauling 1919-1938

Box 14

Daily Picking and Inspection 1920

Box 15

Growers' Distribution Sheets 1921-1929

Box 16

Growers' Distribution Sheets 1921-1929

Box 17

Growers' Distribution Sheets 1930-1939

Box 18

Growers' Reports 1914-1924

Box 19

Growers' Reports 1924-1938

Box 20

Statements to Growers, Growers Tickets of Picked Fruit, Fertilizer, Pest Control 1908-1938

Box 21

Packing 1909-1938

Box 22

Marketing, California-Arizona Grapefruit Agency, California Fruit Growers Exchange, Sales 1910-1938

Box 23

Exchange Orange Products Company

Box 24

Semi-Tropic Fruit Exchange 1917-1938

Box 25

Sales, Seasons 1921-1938

Box 26

Shipping, Reports 1910-1938

Volume 1-74

Bound volumes: Certificates of Stocks, Stockholders' Meetings, Auditors' Reports, Trial Balance Association, Account Books, Cash Books, Receipts and Disbursements, Credit and Debit, Labor Accounts, Daily Picking and Hauling, Growers' Box Receipts, Sales, Fruit Disposal, Scrapbook 1893-1938