June 4, 2018 – August 17, 2018
North Lobby, The Claremont Colleges Library
Orange You Glad…
Our summer exhibition takes you back in time to Southern California at the height of the citrus boom. In the late 19th and early 20th century, citrus fruits and orange groves served as emblems marketing California as a paradise for tourists and potential residents alike. The printed materials and artifacts featured here showcase the bright and sunny side of the citrus industry. Follow the story to learn how citrus became a Californian enterprise, how it was marketed to tourists, how it was consumed and used for health and beauty, and sold nationwide.
This exhibition highlights materials from our new keystone collection, the David Boulé California Orange Collection. Mr. Boulé, a keen collector and author of The Orange and the Dream of California, donated his collection of citrus industry archives and artifacts to The Claremont Colleges Library in 2017.