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The Sunkist Growers Incorporated records consist of two document boxes that contain organization papers. Notable items include the organization's annual reports (1957-1973), statistical bulletins (1941-1980), newsletters (c. 1970s), and packing house photographs.
Sunkist's story begins in 1893 as the "Southern California Fruit Exchange", a cooperative organization focused on marketing citrus produce. In 1905, the organization expanded to the entire state of California and re-named themselves the "Californai Fruit Growers Exchange". In 1908, they introduced the "Sunkist" brand and started what was then the first major advertising campaign for fruit. The organization officially changed its name to "Sunkist Growers" in 1952.
2 boxes
The collection is open for research.