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Lemon Grove Fruit Growers Association Records

Identifier: MS-0150

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).


  • Creation: 1908-1935


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in some or all of these materials have not been transferred to San Diego State University. Copyright resides with the creator(s) of materials contained in the collection or their heirs. The nature of archival collections is such that multiple creators are often applicable and copyright status may be difficult or even impossible to determine. In any case, the user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, obtaining publication rights and copyright infringement. When requesting images from Special Collections & University Archives for publication, we require a signed agreement waiving San Diego State University of any liability in the event of a copyright violation.

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.


0.42 Linear Feet

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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



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Lemon Grove Chamber of Commerce Records

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Lemon Grove Fruit Growers Association Records
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections & University Archives Repository

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