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Lemon Men's Club Collection: Finding Aid
photCL 290, photOV 10750-10758  
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This collection contains photographs, documents, and ephemera related to the history of the citrus industry primarily in Southern California from the late 1890s to the early 1960s. The materials were chiefly collected by members of the Lemon Men's Club.
The Lemon Men's Club, based in Los Angeles, California, was started in 1904 as a service, education, and advocacy organization for the lemon industry in Southern California, including lemon associations, shipping houses and growers. Frederick Arthur Little (1868-1965) was a leader in the California citrus industry. Born in England, Little moved to Canada and then Ontario, California, in the 1880s, where he started a lemon grove. In 1896, Little moved to Santa Barbara and helped organize the Santa Barbara Fruit Exchange before returning to Ontario in 1898, where he organized the Ontario Fruit Exchange. He later worked as packing house superintendent for the Arlington Heights Fruit Company in Riverside County and managed the Arlington Heights Fruit Exchange. Little was an active collector of materials related to the history of the citrus industry.
approximately 880 photographs in 7 boxes + 16 boxes of printed materials and records
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