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A Guide to the South Lake Apopka Citrus Growers Association Records

Finding aid prepared by John R. Nemmers

University of Florida Smathers Libraries - Special and Area Studies Collections
August 2004


Descriptive Summary

Creator: South Lake Apopka Citrus Growers Association
Title: South Lake Apopka Citrus Growers Association Records
Dates: 1926-1981
Abstract: Records of the South Lake Apopka Citrus Growers Association including meeting minutes, shipping registers, and disbursements covering six decades in the history of the association.
Extent: 5.25 Linear feet. 8 Boxes.
Identification: MS 144
Language(s): English

Biographical/Historical Note

The South Lake Apopka Citrus Growers Association was established in Oakland, Florida in 1909. The Growers Association, one of the largest in Orange County, was formed by James H. Sadler, L.W. Tilden, G.R. Croft, D.L. Pierson, S.B. Hull and A.W. Hurley. The Association is known widely for growing and shipping citrus with brand labels such as "South Lake," "Goodwill," and "Fellowship."


Scope and Content

The records of the South Lake Apopka Citrus Growers Association include meeting minutes, shipping registers, and disbursements covering six decades in the history of the association. The minutes cover annual meetings as well as directors meetings, and they also include correspondence, resolutions, and financial information related to the meetings. The shipping and disbursements registers provide a detailed history of the financial and citrus producing operations. Several of the documents, particularly the meeting minutes, pertain to descendants of Sadler, Tilden, and the other founders, demonstrating the continued importance of these families in the Association.


Access or Use Restrictions

Access

The collection is open for research.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], South Lake Apopka Citrus Growers Association Records, Special and Area Studies Collections, George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.


Contents List

Minutes, 1935-1981

This series consists of photocopies of minutes for the directors meetings and annual meetings for the South Lake Apopka Citrus Growers Association. In addition to the minutes, which make up the large majority of the series, the files also contain materials related to the meetings such as resolutions passed at the meetings, correspondence between directors, financial materials, etc. Files are arranged chronologically.


Box
1 Growers Annual Meetings and Directors Meetings. 1935-1936
1 Growers Annual Meetings and Directors Meetings. 1937-1938
1 Growers Annual Meetings and Directors Meetings. 1939-1940
1 Growers Annual Meetings and Directors Meetings. 1941-1942
1 Growers Annual Meetings and Directors Meetings. 1943-1944
1 Growers Annual Meetings and Directors Meetings. 1945-1946
1 Growers Annual Meetings and Directors Meetings. 1947-1948
1 Growers Annual Meetings and Directors Meetings. 1949-1950
1 Growers Annual Meetings and Directors Meetings. 1951-1952
1 Growers Annual Meetings and Directors Meetings. 1953-1954
1 Growers Annual Meetings and Directors Meetings. 1955-1956
2 Growers Annual Meetings and Directors Meetings. 1957-1958
2 Growers Annual Meetings and Directors Meetings. 1959-1960
2 Growers Annual Meetings and Directors Meetings. 1961-1962
2 Growers Annual Meetings and Directors Meetings. 1963-1964
2 Growers Annual Meetings and Directors Meetings. 1965-1966
2 Growers Annual Meetings and Directors Meetings. 1967-1968
2 Growers Annual Meetings and Directors Meetings. 1969-1970
2 Growers Annual Meetings and Directors Meetings. 1971-1972
2 Growers Annual Meetings and Directors Meetings. 1973-1974
2 Growers Annual Meetings and Directors Meetings. 1975-1976
2 Growers Annual Meetings and Directors Meetings. 1977-1978
2 Growers Annual Meetings and Directors Meetings. 1979-1981


Disbursements Registers, 1926-1942

This series includes unbound registers containing entries representing disbursements by the Citrus Growers Association. The registers provide little information beyond dates, amounts, and names associated with the disbursements.


Box
3 Distribution of Disbursements Register. 1926-1927
3 Distribution of Disbursements Register. 1927-1928
3 Distribution of Disbursements Register. 1941-1942
4 Distribution of Disbursements Register. 1928-1929
4 Distribution of Disbursements Register. 1929-1930
4 Distribution of Disbursements Register. 1930-1931


Shipping Registers, 1928-1978

This series includes unbound shipping registers of the Citrus Growers Association. The registers provide dates, sales amounts, citrus types, and names associated with the shipments.


Box
5 Shipping Register. 1928-1929
5 Shipping Register. 1929-1930
6 Shipping Register. 1930-1931
7 Shipping Register. 1936-1937
7 Shipping Register. 1937-1938
7 Shipping Register. 1938-1939
7 Shipping Register. 1939-1940
7 Shipping Register. 1940-1941
8 Shipping Register. 1976-1977
8 Shipping Register. 1977-1978


Selected Subjects and Access Terms

Apopka (Fla.)
Citrus fruit industry--Florida--Orange County



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