The collection is listed in two series. The first consists of minute books, by laws, legal papers, correspondence, leases
and account books of the California Bean Growers Warehouse Corporation, covering the years of its existence, 1922-1947. The
second series consists of minute books, by laws, administrative material and account books, also covering the years of its
The California Bean Growers Warehouse Corporation was formed on September 23, 1922, with its principal office and place of
business in San Francisco. From paragraph (i) of the Articles of Incorporation, “The primary purpose for the organization
of this corporation is to pack, process, clean, store and warehouse the beans delivered to it by the California Bean Growers'
Association, a California cooperative marketing association...” All directors were required to be stockholders of the Corporation
as well as members of the Association, which was formed in 1918. The Association was dissolved in 1929 and the Corporation
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or reproduction beyond that allowed by fair use requires permission from the owners of rights, heir(s) or assigns.
The collection is open for research. Note that material must be requested at least 36 hours in advance of intended use.