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Azusa Foothill Citrus Collection

The Azusa Foothill Citrus Collection is a collection of 5,000 items consisting of correspondence, minute books, maps, photographs, manuscripts, legal and business papers, bound financial records, journals, ledgers and other documents. The collection also contains the business and personal papers of Jonathan Sayre Slauson and his children. James Slauson, Kate Vosburg and Louise Macneil. The materials cover a hundred years (1874-1974) of papers from the Azusa Land and Water Company, the Azusa Agricultural Water Company, the Azusa Electric Lighting and Power Company, the Azusa Foothill Citrus Association, and the Azusa Foothill Citrus Company.

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Collection Highlights

Included in this valuable collection are documents which shed important light upon the genesis of the town of Azusa, water usage, land development and the growth and decline of the citrus industry. The collection was a gift of the Azusa Foothill Citrus Company to Azusa Pacific College in 1974. Highlights include:

1) Abstract of Title of the Town of Azusa (1887), and
2) Bird's Eye View of Azusa (1887).


Bird's Eye View
of Azusa (1887)

Abstract of Title of
the Town of Azusa (1887)

Access to the Collections

To arrange use of the Special Collections, please contact Ken Otto, special collections librarian, at kotto@apu.edu, (626) 815-6000, Ext. 5263, or by mail at the address to the right.