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Eugene Fruit Growers Association records

Identifier: Coll 413

Scope and Contents

Administrative records include manager's reports, journals, and annual reports.

Financial records and journals include accountant reports, stock accounts, invoices, accounts receivable and payable, work orders, payroll, cash books, and bookkeeping records.

Also included in the collection are architectural prints and plans, blueprints, framed pictures, and printing plates.


  • 1908-1971


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to the public. Collection must be used in Special Collections and University Archives Reading Room. Collection or parts of collection may be stored offsite. Please contact Special Collections and University Archives in advance of your visit to allow for transportation time.

Conditions Governing Use

Property rights reside with Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries. Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs. All requests for permission to publish collection materials must be submitted to Special Collections and University Archives. The reader must also obtain permission of the copyright holder.

Biographical / Historical

Eugene Fruit Growers Association was a vegetable, fruit, and nut growing, picking, packing, and canning cooperative. In a 1958 article in the Register Guard, the Association was referred to as the "state's oldest and largest independent cooperative producer of canned and processed foods."

The Association was founded in 1908 by J. Beebe, H.F. McCornack and George A. Dorris, and the original name of the Association was Lane County Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association. The first manager was J. O Holt who served from 1908 until 1923.

The Association had plants and canneries in Eugene, Creswell, Springfield, and Junction City.

On April 1, 1971, the association became Agripac Inc.

[Source: Eugene Register Guard newspaper, May 18, 1958.]


47.5 linear feet (23 containers, 2 volumes)

Language of Materials



Eugene Fruit Growers Association was a vegetable, fruit, and nut growing, picking, packing, and canning cooperative, founded in 1908. The collection (1908-1971) contains administrative records which include correspondence and reports, financial records, architectural plans, photographs, reports, and printing plates.


Material within this collection may have little to no intellectual or physical arrangement. Any arrangement may have derived from the records' creators or custodians. It may be necessary to look in multiple places for the same types of materials.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by the Eugene Fruit Growers Association.

Related Materials

Other collections relating to Eugene Fruit Growers Association at Special Collections and University Archives include: Eugene Fruit Growers Association records, B 165.

Physical Description

18 record storage boxes, 3 oversize flat boxes, 2 tubes, and 2 oversize ledger volumes.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Tanya Parlet, 2013.

This finding aid may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.

This collection received a basic level of processing including minimal to no organization and rehousing.

Description information is drawn in part from information supplied with the collection and initial surveys of the contents.

Box lists are generalizations and should be used as a starting point to locate materials. For example, a box labeled “correspondence” may contain mostly correspondence, but other materials such as meeting minutes or speeches may be found in the same box.

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Funding for production of this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).

Repository Details

Part of the University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives Repository

1299 University of Oregon
Eugene OR 97403-1299 USA