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Citrus labels and packaging (Collection)

 Collection
Identifier: LH-CA-28

Scope and Contents

The strength of this collection is found in the variety of marketing materials related to the citrus industry. Most notably are three document boxes of fruit crate labels spanning geographically across Southern California, Northern California, and Mexico. This collection also includes fruit wrappers, fruit bags, and Sunkist promotional signage. The entirety of this collection provides insight into how the citrus industry presented their product throughout the early Twentieth Century. The art work on crate labels, for example, highlights that the promotion of citrus fruit was often presented as an exotic commodity of a romanticized California.

Dates

  • 1895 - 1960

Extent

6 boxes

2 folders (Oversize items. )

Language of Materials

English

Physical Location

Aisle 12B--Shelf 8

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Administrative files show that many of the labels were purchased from a dealer. See file.

Title
Citrus labels and packaging
Status
Completed
Author
Nick Seider
Date
2018 April 25
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
eng

Repository Details

Part of the University Archives and Special Collections Repository

Contact:
University Archives & Special Collections
Pollak Library South Room 352 (PLS 352)
Fullerton CA 92831-3599 USA
(657) 278-4751