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Raisin (Administrative) Committee
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  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: Special Collections Research Center
    Title: Raisin Administrative Committee
    Identifier/Call Number: MSS.1072
    Physical Description: 1.67 Linear Feet
    Date (inclusive): 1955-1991
    Abstract: The Raisin Committee collection contains reports on the harvest of raisins and statistical data.


    Collection was transferred by Map and Aerial Photograph collections


    Collection was transferred by Carol Doyle


    Copyright has not been transferred to California State University, Fresno

    Biographical / Historical

    The Raisin Administrative Committee was created in 1949 due to the Agricultural Marketing Agreement Act of 1937. Along with the creation of the Raisin Administrative Committee, the Federal Raisin Advisory Board was also created. The Raisin Administrative Committee and the Federal Raisin Advisory Board have a set number of producer, handler, dehydrator representatives, and raisin bargaining association representatives' members depending on the year and who is in the committee at that time. With these members there are alternate members who are in alternative spots to the specified members. The Federal Raisin Advisory Board members' term expires after three years while the Raisin Administrative Committee members' expire after a one year term.

    Scope and Contents

    The Raisin administrative committee reports measures 11.5 inches and date from 1955 to 1991. The collection contains reports on the harvest of raisins and statistical data. The collection is arranged in two series: Policies and Reports.
    The Policies series consists of marketing policies and preliminary report regarding the requirements that the shipments have as well as the conditions and the amount of raisins that were shipped and held by the handlers in the stated years.
    The Reports series consist of accumulative, weekly, monthly and yearly reports of processed raisins and grapes. The series also consists of reports of overseas shipments of different raisins and grapes to countries. The reports cover the statistics and numbers of the grapes and raisins that have been processed through the years and the different totals that each report holds for the production of grapes and raisins. In the annual reports, there is a description of the weather conditions, grade standards for the growth of raisins and grapes, and production values, as well as the highlights of the raisin market in the reported years. There is also a list of actions taken at meetings during the respected year of each report.