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Anaheim Citrus Fruit Association records (Collection)

Identifier: LH-CA-01
Included in the collection are two volumes of the Board of Directors minute books (1932-1938)(1939-1951), and a volume of the stockholder's minute book (1917-1950). Also included are annual reports, and writing on the early history of the organization by longtime director, J.J. Dwyer, in 1943. There are also folders containing circular letters, contracts, business papers and records of Leonard Hessel's finances and receipts. Two wrought iron seals of the Anaheim Citrus Fruit Association as well as an example of both 1914 seals are included as well. Letters in regards to further inquiries on information of the organization are contained in the collection.


  • Majority of material found within 1917 - 1951


5 boxes

Biographical / Historical

The Anaheim Citrus Fruit Association (first called the Anaheim Fruit Association) was created in 1893 as part of the Southern California Fruit Exchange, which had eight sub-groups. The ACFA was first a member of the sub-group Orange County Exchange, but suspension of operations occurred in 1908. The ACFA reorganized in 1909, joining the Semi-Tropic Fruit Exchange of Los Angeles. The group incorporated under the name the Anaheim Citrus Fruit Association in 1914. By the 1920s, as members of the Central Orange County Citrus Exchange, they marketed under the Sunkist Brand selling Valencia oranges. Due to dwingling orchards caused by the expansion of sub-divisions as population increased in Orange County, Board of Directors suggested the dissolution of the company in 1950. By 1951, property was sold and operations suspended.
Anaheim Citrus Fruit Association records
Nick Seider
2018 April 25
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Repository Details

Part of the University Archives and Special Collections Repository

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