The USDA Northwest Cannery Survey Collection consists of materials pertaining a 1914 survey of fruit canneries in Oregon and Washington. The survey was conducted by the USDA Office of Markets and Rural Organization in cooperation with Oregon Agricultural College.
ID: MSS Cannery
Extent: 0.8 cubic feet
Scope and Content Notes
The collection includes accounting notes, correspondence, financial records, photographs, historical notes and essays, blank forms used in timekeeping and production, and can labels. Roughly half of the information is these records is in the form of "outlines" supplied by the canneries or by Regional Fruit Growers Associations. The survey contains cannery information from the following cities and towns: Albany, Brownsville, Cottage Grove, Corvallis, Creswell, Eugene, Forest Grove, Junction City, Newberg, Springbrook, Woodburn, and Puyallup/Sumner in Washington. The final report generated by this survey is not found in the collection.
Statement on Access: Collection is open for research.
Preferred Citation: USDA Northwest Cannery Survey Collection (MSS Cannery), Oregon State University Special Collections and Archives Research Center, Corvallis, Oregon.
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