Lemon Grove Fruit Growers Association Records MS-0150

Special Collections & University Archives
5500 Campanile Dr. MC 8050
San Diego, CA 92182-8050

Contributing Institution: Special Collections & University Archives
Title: Lemon Grove Fruit Growers Association Records
Creator: Lemon Grove Fruit Growers Association
Identifier/Call Number: MS-0150
Physical Description: 0.42 Linear Feet
Date (inclusive): 1908-1935
Language of Material: English .

Scope and Contents

The Lemon Grove Fruit Growers Association Records documents the organization's financial records from the 1920s and 30s. The majority of the collection is comprised of Board of Directors meetings, amendments to by-laws, and minutes of stockholders meetings. Several of the Board of Directors minutes details issues like stock transfers, California Fruit Grower's shipment records, bank balances, requests for membership, and fruit pricing protocol. Also included are detailed records of employee interactions, bank transfers, and bills presented to the Board for approval. This collection consists primarily of paper materials and two rolls of microfilm (box 1).

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in these materials have not been transferred to San Diego State University. Copyright resides with the creators of materials contained in the collection or their heirs. The nature of historical archival and manuscript collections is such that copyright status may be difficult or even impossible to determine.  Requests for permission to publish must be submitted to the Head of Special Collections, San Diego State University, Library and Information Access. When granted, permission is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical item and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder(s), which must also be obtained in order to publish. Materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials.

Physical Access Requirements

Microfilm cannot be consulted in the Reading Room of Special Collections, but can be checked out and consulted in the Microform Center of Love Library.

Source of Acquisition

Dr. Amorita Adams and Mrs. Agnes Osgood

Related Materials

Lemon Grove Chamber of Commerce Records
Lemon Grove Congregational Church Collection
Lemon Grove Coordinating Council Records
Lemon Grove Country Club Records
Lemon Grove Historical Society Collection

Preferred Citation

Identification of item, folder title, box number, Lemon Grove Fruit Growers Association Records, Special Collections and University Archives, San Diego State University Library.

Historical Note

Organized in 1908 as a cooperative organization of lemon, grapefruit, and orange grove owners, The Lemon Grove Fruit Growers Association was affiliated with Sunkist growers. Originally, the plot of land (then known as La Mesa Springs) was purchased Robert Allison in 1869. As more farmers began to settle in the area during the early 20th century, there was considerable growth in the production of produce and livestock. By the mid-1920's, The Lemon Grove Fruit Growers Association was responsible for growing the largest crop of lemons and tomatoes in the Unites States.



Subjects and Indexing Terms

Organizational Records
Fruit growers--California--Lemon Grove--Societies, etc
Fruit growers--California--La Mesa--Societies, etc
Lemon Grove Fruit Growers Association--Archives

box 1, item 1

Minutes of Board of Director's Meetings (Microfilm) Item 1 1908-11

box 1, item 2

Minutes of Board of Directors Meetings (Microfilm) Item 2 1911-18

box 1, item 3

Minutes of Board of Directors Meetings (Microfilm) Item 3 1913-14

box 1, item 4

Minutes of Board of Directors Meetings (Microfilm) Item 4 1918-22

Scope and Contents

2 folders, December 1922-November 1929, and January 1930-December 1932, contain original minutes of the Association and fit chronologically between item #4 and item #5 of the microfilm reel. (Originially from the collection of the Lemon Grove Chamber of Commerce)
box 1, item 5

Minutes of Board of Directors Meetings (Microfilm) Item 5 1933-34

box 1, item 6

Minutes of Stockholders Meetings (Microfilm) Item 6 1914-35

box 2, folder 1

December 1922-November 1929, Minutes of Board of Directors Meetings Folder 1

box 2, folder 2

January 6,1930 - December 20, 1932, Minutes of Board of Directors Meetings Folder 2