Guide to the Tree Top, Inc. Records 1938-2009
Cage 785

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Creator
Tree Top, Inc.
Title
Tree Top, Inc. Records
ID
Cage 785
Date [inclusive]
1938-2009
Extent
20.0 boxes plus oversize
General Physical Description note
15 linear feet of shelf space
Location note
(MASC Staff Use) Container 21 is a large oversize folder located in the map case.
Language
English
Abstract
The collection includes historic corporate records, photographs, and ephemera of Tree Top, Inc.

Preferred Citation note

[Item Description] Tree Top, Inc. Records, 1938-2009

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries, Pullman, WA.

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Biographical/Historical note

Tree Top, Inc. is a fruit processing cooperative headquartered in Selah, Washington. Bill Charbonneau founded the enterprise in 1944 as a private company, shortly after he and his family moved to Washington from Southern California. He purchased a small apple processing plant, first operating under its existing name, Pomona Products, then changing the name to Charbonneau Packing Corporation in 1946. He introduced the Tree Top apple juice brand in 1947. In 1960, a small local group of farmers joined together and created a grower cooperative, buying out Charbonneau's company and the Tree Top name. Since then, Tree Top, Inc. has operated continuously as a cooperative.

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Scope and Contents note

The collection includes historic corporate records, photographs, and ephemera of Tree Top, Inc. In addition to the cooperative's records, the collection also includes earlier materials from from Tree Top's predecessor company, which was owned by Bill Charbonneau. The collection also contains oral histories and other materials created during company-sponsored history projects in 1980, 2003, and 2008-2010.

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Arrangement note

The collection was organized by Amanda Van Laren when Tree Top, Inc. loaned the records to historian David Stratton to support his research for a book-length company history. This arrangement has been retained. The collection is organized in five series:

Series 1: Management Records, 1956-2009. This series consists of records related to the management and operation of Tree Top, Inc. including the grower newsletter Tree Topics (1968-1997), Apple Corps, plant newsletters, annual reports, growers' contracts, and information on cooperatives.

Series 2: Public Relations, 1963-2004. This series consists of records related to Tree Top public relations, including press releases and articles related to Tree Top or the juice industry.

Series 3: Advertising, 1950s-2008. This series consists of Tree Top advertisements and promotions, including copies of advertisements, product labels, and promotional brochures.

Series 4: History, 1938-2008. This series includes textual documents and media relating to Tree Top's history, as well as a large sequence of photographs (both documentary and advertising), and other visual materials. It is divided into four subseries:

Subseries 4.1: History files. This subseries consists of a variety of textual documents. Some were gathered together as key sources for David Stratton's research for his book, "Tree Top: Creating a Fruit Revolution," and others were created in the course of his project planning and execution. It includes a small amount of material related to founder Bill Charbonneau; earlier company histories in various formats ("The Tree Top Story," materials from 2003 employee oral histories, and historic fact sheets); related notes and compiled historical data; and oral history project documentation.

Subseries 4.2: Photographs. This subseries consists of photographs (color and black and white prints and negatives) of Tree Top facilities, employees, and events, as well as photographs produced for advertising.

Subseries 4.3: Audiovisual and electronic media. This subseries consists of audio recordings of oral histories, miscellaneous video recordings, and digital files of corporate minutes.

Subseries 4.4: Oversized materials. This series consists of large-format items, including advertisements, newspapers, mounted photographs, artwork, and posters.

Series 5: Artifacts. This series consists of promotional or souvenir items and other realia.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries © 2012

http://www.wsulibs.wsu.edu/masc
Terrell Library
P.O. Box 645610
Pullman, WA, 99164-5610
509-335-6691
mascref@wsu.edu

Conditions Governing Access note

This collection is open and available for research use.

Conditions Governing Use note

Copyright restrictions apply.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Tree Top, Inc. donated this collection to the Washington State University Libraries in 2012 (MS 2012-24).

Processing Information note

Before the collection was donated to Washington State University, graduate student Amanda Van Lanen performed extensive preliminary processing in her role as research assistant to David Stratton for his book, "Tree Top: Creating a Fruit Revolution." Kevin Renner assisted with final processing in 2012, under the supervision of Manuscripts Librarian Cheryl Gunselman.

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Related Materials

Separated Materials note

Files related to David Stratton's book, "Tree Top: Creating a Fruit Revolution" were removed from the collection and processed separately (Cage 786).

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Tree Top, Inc. -- Archives
  • Tree Top, Inc. -- History -- Sources

Subject(s)

  • Agriculture
  • Apple industry -- Washington (State) -- History -- Sources
  • Washington (State)

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Collection Inventory

Series 1: Management Records, 1956-2005 

Box Folder

Tree Topics (grower newsletter) 1968-2004 

1 01.01-01.10

Tree Topics (grower newsletter), photocopies 1968-1997 

1 01.11-01.19

Apple Corps newsletter (monthly) 1992-2005 

2 01.20-01.25

Corporate personnel growth charts and copies of headquarters building plans Circa 1981 

2 1.26

Feasibility study of Tree Top, Inc. acquisition of Chelan Packing Co. 1968 March 14 

3 1.27

Report: Klahre, J.E. "Trend of Apple Production in Central Washington, 1959-1975." 1969 

3 1.28

Tonnage totals 1956-1972 by state, type, and district; contracts from growers, 1965; list of growers (undated) 1956-1972 and undated 

3 1.29

Articles: 1968-1976 

3 1.3

Herzberg, Frederick. "One More Time: How Do You Motivate Employees?" Harvard Business Review (January-February, 1968). Reprint 

MacKenzie, R. Alec. "The Management Process in 3-D." Harvard Business Review (November-December 1969). Reprint 

Walton, Richard E. "How to Counter Alienation in the Plant." Harvard Business Review (November-December, 1972). Reprint 

Brochure. "Personal Achievement Formula: An Exercise in Assessment and Career Planning." Telometrics International, 1976 

Butler Learning Systems. "Action-Oriented Supervision," 1978. Scripts for Human Resources audio slide show. Numbers 1-7 

Tree Top. "Action-Oriented Supervision," Numbers 1-7. Instructional workbooks for the Butler Learning Systems program 

Results Management Handbook prepared for Northwest Food Processors Association by Norman D. Willis and Associates Undated 

3 1.31

Miscellaneous reports; blank transfer forms and apple inventory sheets Undated 

3 1.32

Miscellaneous management documents, 1961-1985; stock certificates, 1961 and 1968; Base Capital Plan, 1977; Grower contracts and articles of incorporation, 1983; Articles of Incorporation and By-Laws, 1985 1961-1985 

3 1.33

Landis, Dick and Jan. "Tree Top: Regional Co-op Finds Risks and Rewards in National Marketplace." Western Fruit Grower (September, 1983). Reprint 1983 

3 1.34

Torgerson, Randall E. "Issues in Cooperative Marketing and Finance in the Mid-1980s." Address to the 25th Annual Meeting of Tree Top Cooperative, Yakima, Washington. November 7, 1984 1984 

3 1.35

Equity proposal and documents on Equity Program 1985 

3 1.36

Miscellaneous management documents, 1986-1987; clippings from 1986 Tree Topics; Equity Program; letters to growers regarding payouts and tonnage; earnings statements. 1986-1987 

3 1.37

Miscellaneous management documents, 1988-1989; Equity Program; membership agreements; tonnage received 1988-1989 

3 1.38

A Feasibility Report for the Expansion of the Tree Top Grape Facility in Sunnyside, Washington. September 27, 1989 1989 

3 1.39

Miscellaneous management documents and reports 1990-1993 

4 1.4

Tree Top Historic References Guide 1993 November 

4 1.41

Employee Survey 1996 

4 1.42

Miscellaneous management documents and reports; Tree Top Field Program 1994-2002 

4 1.43

Corporate Volunteer Council of Yakima, 1999; draft of by-laws; correspondence; flyers and brochures 1999 

4 1.44

Tree Top annual reports 1975, 1977-1981, 1983-2009 

4-5 01.45-01.50

Tree Top Apple Quarterly (Winter 1997, Fall 1997, Spring 1998); Tree Top Ingredients News (Summer 1998-Spring 2004) 1997-2004 

5 1.51

The Apple Press newsletter (January 1997); Prosser Plant newsletter (1997 and 2001); MFO News, Milton-Freewater Plant newsletter (October 2002, January 2003) 1997-2003 

5 1.52

Seeds of Information, Selah Plant newsletter 1997 June -2000 December 

5 1.53

Seeds of Information, Selah Plant newsletter 2001 January-February; 2004 June-August 

5 1.54

Peeler Press, Wenatchee Plant Newsletter (November-December 1996); Slices and Dices, Wenatchee Plant newsletter (1997 March-2000 April) 1996-2000 

5 1.55

Corporate guest books (2 items) 1989-2001 and undated 

15

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Series 2: Public Relations, 1963-2004 

Box Folder

Press releases and articles 1963-1996 

6-7 02.01-02.15

"Apple and Pear Variety Production and Planting Trends in Washington State," prepared by Lindsay R. Buckner, Tree Top Vice-President, Field Services 1996 

7 2.16

Press releases and articles 1997-2004 

7-8 02.17-02.31

Washington Apple Commission "Healthy Choices for Kids" program, Module 1: "Eat a Wide Variety of Foods." 1992 

8 2.32

Washington Apple Commission "Healthy Choices for Kids" program, Module 2, "Choose a Healthy Lifestyle," 1993; Module 3, "Eat Plenty of Fruits and Vegetables," 1994; Module 4, "Choose Healthy Snacks," 1995 1993-1995 

8 2.33

Washington Apple Commission "Healthy Choices for Kids" program; newspaper articles and press releases; sample endorsement letters 1991-1994 

8 2.34

Washington Apple Commission "Healthy Choices for Kids" program: Teacher's Guide 1990s 

8 2.35

Washington Apple Commission "Healthy Choices for Kids" program: Workbooks, Lesson Plans, and Activity Guides 1990s 

8 2.36

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Series 3: Advertising, 1950s-2008 

Box Folder

Rohm and Haas Reporter, volume 25 number 1 (1964 January-February; four copies). Contains article on Tree Top 1964 

8 3.01

Photocopies of advertisements from the 1950s and 1960s; brochure (two copies): "An Apple a Day" from the Washington State Apple Commission; Charbonneau Packing Co. envelopes; television schedule for Tree Top sponsored programs in Los Angeles and Chicago; advertising brochure from New Orleans, October 1960 1950s-1960s 

8 3.02

Mounted color photos of grocery store displays Undated 

9 3.03

Charbonneau and Tree Top advertisements 1950s-1960s 

9 3.04

Tree Top advertisements 1960s-1980s 

9 03.05-03.06

Tree Top brochure, 1973 (5 complete copies and 1 partial copy) 1973 

9 3.07

Program for Seventh Annual Yakima Valley Shrine Club, 1974; marketing policies (undated); Summary of Brand (undated); text for advertising frozen juice (1969); company profile (1988); cider label; blank stationery (circa 1990-2008); recipe booklets; "How to Drink an Apple"; Tree Top brochure (1988) 1969-2008 

9 3.08

Tree Top CD-ROM Guide, 2002 (for a film produced by Imageworks Media Group, Pasco, Washington) 2002 

9 3.09

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Series 4: History, 1938-2008 

Subseries 4.1: History files 

Box Folder

Tree Top: The Story of Apple Juice (2 copies) Undated 

9 04.01-04.02

1960 address by Bill Charbonneau; 1963 Charbonneau letter regarding unions; Charbonneau obituary; Harvard Business School, "The Tree Top Case," 1969; article: "Apple Commission Origin Sketched" (undated); photocopies of Charbonneau note cards 1960s 

9 4.03

Handwritten notes of interviews with Frank Curran and Jim Legat (undated); article on Tree Top from book, Valley of the Strong: Stories of Yakima and Central Washington History (1974); 1981 high school History class presentation; 1981 list of employees; 1987 employee meeting notice; historic highlights from past issues of Apple Corps; article from November 1971 Frozen Food Age; "The Story of Tree Top, Inc." (1971); collection of letters and ephemera (letterhead, labels, etc.) 1970s-1980s 

9 4.04

Tree Top marketing pamphlets (3 copies) 1980 

9 4.05

Transcription of discussion: Pat Moss, Hugh Burnett, and Wilbur Nelson 1983 

9 4.06

Material for 2003 employee interviews; Pat Moss memo, May 15, 2003; list of interviewees and outline in preparation for compiling Tree Top history, 1937-1981; questions for history interviews; lists of interviewees; correspondence with interviewees; transcript of interview with Don Alyea; list of employee hire dates 2003 

9 4.07

"The Tree Top Story" (historical sketch) with list of Tree Top Historic Highlights; undated histories of Tree Top; Tree Top history from 1991 annual report; Corporate Office Building fact sheet; Tree Top History, 1988; list of management, 1988 1988-1991 and undated 

9 4.08

Listing of Tree Top historic records loaned to David Stratton for company history project (list produced by Amanda Van Lanen) Circa 2009 

9 4.09

Tree Top History Project retiree interview transcripts: Alyea, Don; Colbert, Ray; Colleran, Dennis; Dennis, Bob; Hager, Ray; Jones, Russ; Morin, Joe; Slowe, Norm; Westberg, Maury; Workman, Inetta 2004 

14 04.29.01-04.29.10

History of region and company (removed from binder) Undated 

14 04.30.01

Interview notes and transcripts from company history interviews (index cards) 1980 

16

Subseries 4.2: Photographs 

Box Folder

Plant equipment and operations (negatives and rolls of color positives) 

10 4.09

Advertisement images of juice bottles (negatives) 

10 4.09

Apple picking (negatives) 

10 4.09

Diskettes (3.5") with photographic images (digital files) 2001-2003 

10 4.09

Color and black and white photographs of corporate offices in Selah, WA 1976 

10 4.1

NFPCA Award 1997 September 

10 4.1

AS400 System upgrade 1998 January 

10 4.1

Selah Plant 

Box Folder

Selah Plant: Color and black and white photos of construction 1973 

10 4.11

Greg Crow, Filler Technician, Selah Plant 2002 November 

10 4.11

Group photos of Scott Dittmer, Toby Nowlin, Kevin Green, John Prather, Jerry Saxton, and Herb Liggett 2004 April 

10 4.11

Group photos of Don Sharp, Joe Pacheco, David Trampush, and Dennis Hunt 2004 April 

10 4.11

KCPQ Seattle filming in Selah Plant 1995 September 

10 4.11

Aerial photos of Selah complex 1976 

10 4.11

Black and white photos of plant operations 1973 

10 4.11

Jeannie Swedberg 

10 4.11

Diana McNamara 

10 4.11

Jason Whitman, Jerry Kobes, Kim Kirkevold, and Jeff Davis in Selah Warehouse 1996 August 

10 4.11

Gayle Hellums, Selah Plant employee, posing with GED she earned through the Tree Top Learning Center 1997 June 

10 4.11

Dennis Hunt, Selah Plant Instrument Tech, speaks to Perry Tech students on a tour of Selah Plant 1999 October 

10 4.11

Chuck Johnson in dunk tank 

10 4.11

Peter Boucot, Manufacturing Supervisor, Selah Plant 1998 July 

10 4.11

Nora Goodwater, Shipper technician, Selah Plant 2002 November 

10 4.11

Bulk Receiving Construction 2000 August 

10 4.11

Brent Gilley, Caser Operator, Selah Plant 1998 June 

10 4.11

Carole Walters, Filler Operator, Selah Plant 1998 June 

10 4.11

Bulk Receiving Plant tour 2000 October 

10 4.11

New line running rectangular gallon apple juice 2004 April 

10 4.11

Apple Sauce project team: Dan Symes, Tom Davis, Gary Morford, John Baranowski, Mike Hoffarth, and Diana McNamara 1998 May-June 

10 4.11

Pat Smith, Filler Helper 1998 June 

10 4.11

Selah Applesauce Line 1998 June 

10 4.11

Chris Soto, Inspector-Sanitation, Selah Plant 1998 June 

10 4.11

Kalvin Kastel, Labeler Operator, Selah Plant 1998 June 

10 4.11

Richard Lilly, Selah Plant Lab 1999 December 

10 4.11

Joe Pacheco 2004 April 

10 4.11

Don Sharp, Joe Pacheco, David Trampush, Dennis Hunt 2004 April 

10 4.11

Semi truck outside of Selah plant Undated 

10 4.11

Wenatchee Plant 

Box Folder

Howard Bumgarner inspecting Red Delicious at Wenatchee Plant 1999 October 

10 4.12

Wenatchee Plant 1972 June - 1976 May 

10 4.12

Black and white photos of Wenatchee Plant Fire 1976 

10 4.12

Dan Whaley 1999 March 

10 4.12

Greg Hoffman 1999 March 

10 4.12

Chuck Bauer 1999 March 

10 4.12

Kirk Brown and Cliff Davidson, Wenatchee Plant Mechanics 1999 March 

10 4.12

Wenatchee employees: Alan Jacobs, Lee Coodfield, Wanda Maxson, Kirk Brown, Tim Evans, and Bill Harvey 

10 4.12

Tree Top Learning Center 

Box Folder

Exterior of Tree Top Learning Center building (5 photos) 1997 April 

10 4.13

Gayle Hellums, Selah Plant, and Ino Hinson, Instructor (6 photos) 1997 July 

10 4.13

Leadership Skills Development Team: Pete Romero, Ross; Nora Goodwater, Selah; Ardis Endres, Ross; James Wiley, Selah; Carl Rogers, Selah; Manual Rangel, Ross (2 photos) 1998 September 

10 4.13

Ricky Newton, Yakima Valley Community College Instructor and Ranferi Arteaga, Ross Plant (3 photos) 1999 June 

10 4.13

Community Events 

Box Folder

Coat Drive: Tina Torres and Tracey McMurray 1998 December 

10 4.14

Job Fair 

10 4.14

March of Dimes Walk America, Yakima, WA 1998 

10 4.14

Debbie Baughman and family, March of Dimes Walk America, Yakima, WA 1999 

10 4.14

March of Dimes Walk America, Yakima, WA 1999 

10 4.14

March of Dimes Walk America, Yakima, WA 2002 

10 4.14

United Way Day of Caring: Don Wilson, Kim Wangler, Ester Huey, Sandy Conrad, Helen Wilson 1999 September 

10 4.14

Debbie Baughman with car magnets sold to support military families 2004 September 

10 4.14

Corporate Employees Picnic, Wixon Park, Selah, WA 1998 August 

10 4.14

Corporate Employees Picnic: Lisa Baldoz, Tom Stokes, and Jason Whitman 1998 August 

10 4.14

Corporate Employees Picnic: Sue Graf, Rich Sowder, Greg Bainter, Jason Whitman, Don Wilson 1998 August 

10 4.14

Corporate Employees Picnic: Debi Flores, Chuck Johnson 1998 August 

10 4.14

Corporate Employees Picnic: Rich Sowder, Brad Nelson, and Jeannie Swedberg 1998 August 

10 4.14

Corporate Employees Picnic: Rich Sowder, Tom Stokes, Jeannie Swedberg, and Chris Kelley 1998 August 

10 4.14

Corporate Employees Picnic: Jerry Kobes and Georgia St. Aubyn 1998 August 

10 4.14

Corporate Employees Picnic: Peg Braden, Lynne Lamb, Pat Moss, Lynn Hoselton, and Georgia St. Aubyn 1998 August 

10 4.14

Corporate Employees Picnic: Nancy Buck, Steph Blair, Candi Gayken, and Diana Roeber (4 photos) 1998 August 

10 4.14

Debbie Baughman and daughter Melissa, winner of the John McAlister Memorial Scholarship 1998 July 

10 4.14

Jordan Lehner, Perry Tech Tree Top Scholarship Winner 1999 

10 4.14

Bake Sale to buy microwave: Debbie Baughman, Kim Wangler, Louie Hauser 1982-83 

10 4.14

Debbie Baughman and Melinda Kile (Pulliam) 1982-83 

10 4.14

Advertising: Television and retail displays 

Box Folder

2x Health Club Undated 

10 04.15.01

Black and white photo of stack of Tree Top cabs Undated 

10 04.15.01

Black and white photos of box of Tree Top apples (5 items) Undated 

10 04.15.01

Black and white photo of woman standing next to a Tree Top Juice dispenser 1980s 

10 04.15.01

Flight attendants serving Tree Top products in flight 1980s 

10 04.15.01

Man in apple costume setting up Tree Top booth Undated 

10 04.15.01

Tree Top NRG smoothie booth (2 items) 2000s 

10 04.15.01

Flat Fruit Promotion (8 items) 2003-2004 

10 04.15.01

Selah Days Parade Fruit Rocketz Van (3 items) 2003 

10 04.15.01

Tree Top juice on grocery store shelves Circa 1990s-2000s 

10 04.15.01

2 photos of Kellogg's "Fruit Harvest" cereal featuring Tree Top dried apple pieces 2003 June 

10 04.15.01

3 photos Apple Cinnamon Cheerios display at Fred Meyers, Yakima, WA 2000 October 

10 04.15.01

Boy drinking from Tree Top juice box Circa 1990s-2000s 

10 04.15.01

Kiosk shops in Vladivostok, Russia, selling Tree Top products 1994 October 

10 04.15.01

Tree Top Orchard Blends bottles 1998 May 

10 04.15.01

Black and white photos of boys drinking Tree Top canned juice Circa 1990s-2000s 

10 04.15.01

Color photo of store display 1967 

11 04.15.02

Point Barrow, AK, cook posing with Rainier apples and Tree Top juice 1958 

11 04.15.02

Advertisement: "It's New: Refrigerator Bottle." Undated 

11 04.15.02

Black and white photo of woman serving cider at a grocery store promotion Circa 1950s 

11 04.15.02

Black and white and color photos of Halloween merchandising display 1956 

11 04.15.02

Tree Top product line (color transparencies) Undated 

11 04.15.02

Black and white proof sheet of woman wearing "Tree Top Juice Cider Sipping Society" t-shirt Undated 

11 04.15.02

Black and white proof sheets, C.F. Weber Photography 1976 

11 04.15.02

Black and white photo, Awarding certificate for "Honorary Citizen of New Orleans," C.F. Weber 1976 

11 04.15.02

Black and white print from C.F. Weber proof sheets of "Golden Apple Award for Western Broker." 1976 

11 04.15.02

Black and white photos of television personalities Bozo the Clown--Los Angeles and Colorado Springs, CO; Popeye--Los Angeles, Spokane, and San Francisco; Tom Hatto; Engineer Bill--Los Angeles; Sheriff John-- Los Angeles; Fireman Frank; Marion Rowe; Helen Wade--Sacramento, CA; Art Finley--Stockton, CA; Jerry the Giraffe--Denver; Fred and Fae--Colorado Springs, CO; Sheriff Scotty--Denver; Gold Dust Charlie--Denver; Buddy Johnson of the "Big Mac Show"--Pueblo, CO; Skipper Frank--Los Angeles; Pete Perlaine-Billings, MT; JP Patches-Seattle; Brakeman Bill; Johnny Downs--San Diego; Deputy Dave; Wallace Sneed-- Phoenix; Corris Guy; Harvest Display; Ed Riemers; Chuck Waggin--Tucson, AZ; Captain Fortune--San Francisco; Marshall K. Gunn--Tucson, AZ; Fireman Joe; Buckskin Bill; Uncle Henry Dupre; Walker Edminston of "Little Rascals"; Mayor Carl; Unnamed personality 1956-1959 

11 04.15.03-04.15.05

Executives with boxes of Tree Top juice Circa 1950s 

11 04.15.06

Executives in Denver 1960 

11 04.15.06

Stills from animated Tree Top commercials (8 items) 1956-1960 

11 04.15.06

Girl drinking apple juice (composite of negative and color transparency) 

11 04.15.06

Plant and Production Photos 

Box Folder

Plant equipment (4 items) Undated 

11 04.16.01

Two color photos of Selah plant equipment 1955 

11 04.16.01

Four color photos of Charbonneau Tree Top trucks Circa 1950s 

11 04.16.01

Photo of apples on conveyor (2 items) Circa 1950s 

11 04.16.01

Two color photos of Charbonneau Tree Top storage room Circa 1950s 

11 04.16.01

Two color photos of workers stacking boxes on pallets Circa 1950s 

11 04.16.01

Black and white aerial photo of Cashmere plant Undated 

11 04.16.02

Black and white aerial photos of Wenatchee plant 

11 04.16.03

Black and white aerial photos of Selah plant 1969 

11 04.16.04

Color aerial photos of Corporate Headquarters and Selah and Ross plants 

11 04.16.05

Color aerial photos of unidentified plants Circa 1970 

11 04.16.05

Color proof sheets for aerial photos Circa 1970 

11 04.16.06

Color photos of Corporate Headquarters 

11 04.16.06

Black and white photos of Selah plant. Al Silveria, photographer (11 photos with accompanying letter) 1972 April 

11 04.16.06

Envelope addressed to Eston C. Crain with three black and white photos of plant equipment Undated 

11 04.16.06

Cathie Clagg holding dried apples 1974 

11 04.16.07

Apple peeler at Prosser 1974 

11 04.16.07

Linda Welch driving a forklift 1974 

11 04.16.07

Rosemary Seahorn holding water hose 1974 

11 04.16.07

Black and white photos of women working on the assembly line Undated 

11 04.16.07

14 black and white photos by Harold Laney of equipment and processing from washing apples to boxing juice cans Undated 

11 04.16.07

Three black and white photos of artists' rendering of plant Undated 

11 04.16.07

Miscellaneous black and white photos of plant equipment Undated 

11 04.16.07

Black and white photos of Corporate Headquarters Undated 

11 04.16.07

Production Shots 

Box Folder

Five black and white photos of apple dump from "Life" magazine Circa 1950s 

11 04.17.01

Two color and two black and white photos of Tree Top 6-ounce six-pack cans Undated 

11 04.17.01

Apples on tree Undated 

11 04.17.01

Pitcher and glasses with juice (no Tree Top containers) Undated 

11 04.17.01

Apple crepes with instant Tree Top applesauce (2 photos) Undated 

11 04.17.01

Pear Undated 

11 04.17.01

Cans of frozen cider with pitcher Undated 

11 04.17.01

Tree Top juice jars Undated 

11 04.17.01

Two black and white photos of Tree Top juice jars Undated 

11 04.17.01

Three jugs of Charbonneau Tree Top juice Undated 

11 04.17.01

Can of Charbonneau Tree Top juice Undated 

11 04.17.01

Bottle of Charbonneau Tree Top juice Undated 

11 04.17.01

Seven black and white photos of apple juice concentrate cans and juice Undated 

11 04.17.01

Boxes of "Fruit 'n Grape," "Fruit 'n Apple," and "Fruit 'n Berry." Undated 

11 04.17.01

Black and white stills from Tree Top television commercials (4 items) 1956-1960 

12 04.17.02

Tree Top Safeway Store displays that coordinate with Tree Top animated commercials (3 items) Spring 1957 

12 04.17.02

A woman picking apples (5 photos) 1956 October 

12 04.17.02

Halloween grocery story display Fall 1956 

12 04.17.02

Black and white photo of products that use Tree Top juice concentrates Undated 

12 04.17.02

Halloween Apple Cider grocery store display 1972 October 

12 04.17.02

2 photos of grocery display at Thriftway, Yakima, WA 1972 July 

12 04.17.02

Tree Top grocery store display (unknown location) Circa 1972 

12 04.17.02

Tree Top juice display at San Francisco Circa 1972 

12 04.17.02

4 photos of Grocery Display Circa 1970 

12 04.17.02

Tree Top Cider display at Rosauer's in Pullman, WA 1972 October 

12 04.17.02

Freezer sections from grocery store, Santa Rosa, CA Circa 1970 

12 04.17.02

Mayfair apple cider grocery display 1972 September 

12 04.17.02

Grocery display at Lucky's in Bellevue, WA 1972 September 

12 04.17.02

Grocery display at Lucky's in Seattle, WA 1972 October 

12 04.17.02

Grocery display at Ralph's in Anaheim, CA 1970 March 

12 04.17.02

Grocery display at Ralph's in Palo Verde, CA 1970 January 

12 04.17.02

Grocery display at Ralph's in Encino, CA 1980 May 

12 04.17.02

Grocery store display at Ralph's in Granada Hills, CA 1970 May 

12 04.17.02

Black and white photo of woman serving Tree Top apple juice to a girl Circa 1970 

12 04.17.02

Safeway store display, person dressed as a can of juice Circa 1970 

12 04.17.02

Blue bucket with Tree Top, Welch's, Sacramento, Ocean Spray, and Donald Duck juice products Undated 

12 04.17.02

Pat Moss with crew from KCPQ Seattle at Corporate Offices 1995 

12 04.17.02

Brandi DeChenne, Miss Teen Washington 1997, Costume Award Winner (Tree Top Can) 1997 

12 04.17.02

Pear-grape cans Undated 

12 04.17.02

NRG smoothie stand, featuring Tree Top products (7 photos) Circa 1990s 

12 04.17.02

Maid of Clover promotion Circa 1980s 

12 04.17.02

Cans of Juice Fizz 1996 March 

12 04.17.02

Fruit Rockets van and samples, Selah, WA 2001 August 

12 04.17.02

School promotion table Undated 

12 04.17.02

Board Members and Growers (filed alphabetically; group photos are cross-listed and filed under the first name listed) Undated 

Box Folder

Allen, Bruce 

12 04.18.01

Auvil, Tom 

12 04.18.02

Bailey, Richard (Dick) 

12 04.18.03

Beckner, Jack 

12 04.18.04

Borton, John 

12 04.18.05

Braden, Peg 

12 04.18.06

Buck, Nancy 

12 04.18.07

Buckner, Lindsay 

12 04.18.08

Burnett, Hugh 

12 04.18.09

Burnett, Mark 

12 04.18.10

Callaway, Ryan 

12 04.18.11

Carlson, Sherman A 

12 04.18.12

Chapman, George 

12 04.18.13

Charbonneau, Mr. and Mrs. Bill 

12 04.18.14

Colbert, Ray 

12 04.18.15

Colleran, Dennis 

12 04.18.16

Collins, Darrell 

12 04.18.17

Conroy, Bob 

12 04.18.18

Corwin, Dick 

12 04.18.19

Davidson, Kenneth W 

12 04.18.20

Delgiorno, Mike (see Beckner, Jack) 

12 04.18.21

Dennis, Bob 

12 04.18.22

Dilschneider, Ray 

12 04.18.23

Draney, Kent 

12 04.18.24

Eder, Bruce 

12 04.18.25

Eisele, Tom 

12 04.18.26

Eisenheim, David 

12 04.18.27

Ellis, Terrie 

12 04.18.28

Elsner, Frank (see also Conroy, Bob) 

12 04.18.29

Ervant, Wally 

12 04.18.30

Fadden, Larry (see also Eisenheim, David) 

12 04.18.31

Flagg, Ronald W. 

12 04.18.32

Fossum, A.T. (see also Burnett, Hugh) 

12 04.18.33

Fraizer, Ron 

12 04.18.34

Gilbert, Cragg (see also Colbert, Ray and Colleran, Dennis) 

12 04.18.35

Godfrey, Bryce 

12 04.18.36

Hagerty, Dan 

12 04.18.37

Hargroves, Cathy 

12 04.18.38

Hinson, Ino 

12 04.18.39

Jeffries, Marvin J. 

12 04.18.40

Johnson, Charles (Chuck) 

12 04.18.41

Keller, Ray 

12 04.18.42

King, Glenn 

12 04.18.43

Kobes, Jerry (see Elsner, Frank and Eisele, Tom) 

12 04.18.44

Lamb, Lynne 

12 04.18.45

Lehner, Jordan 

12 04.18.46

Lin, Yu Ling 

12 04.18.47

Lowrie, Becky 

12 04.18.48

Matthes, Dorothy 

12 04.18.49

McCoy, Mike 

12 04.18.50

McDonald, Peggy 

12 04.18.51

McMurray, Tracey 

12 04.18.52

Morin, Joe 

12 04.18.53

Morris, Tom 

12 04.18.54

Moss, Pat 

12 04.18.55

Mungia, Araceli 

12 04.18.56

Olsen, Dick 

12 04.18.57

Olsen, Larry 

12 04.18.58

Ormiston, Orville (see also Gilbert, Cragg and Burnett, Hugh) 

12 04.18.59

Ozuna, Debbie 

12 04.18.60

Paschen, Charlena 

12 04.18.61

Perez, Olga 

12 04.18.62

Peters, Chuck (see also Olsen, Larry) 

12 04.18.63

Peterson, Bonnie 

12 04.18.64

Poulin, Diane 

12 04.18.65

Rawn, Ned 

12 04.18.66

Redmond, Bill 

12 04.18.67

Remington, Beth (see also Godfrey, Bryce) 

12 04.18.68

Robbins, Jim 

12 04.18.69

Seiger, Larry 

12 04.18.70

Serna, Arnie 

12 04.18.71

Slagg, Sarah 

12 04.18.72

Slowe, Barb 

12 04.18.73

Sowder, Rich 

12 04.18.74

Stockwell, Doug 

12 04.18.75

Stokes, Tom (see also Elsner, Frank) 

12 04.18.76

Strand, Roger 

12 04.18.77

Swedberg, Jeannie 

12 04.18.78

Taylor, Jeanne 

12 04.18.79

Town, Erin 

12 04.18.80

Tyrell-Smith, Tim (see Beckner, Jack) 

12 04.18.81

Twomey, John E 

12 04.18.82

Valentine, Fred (see also Jeffries, Marvin A.) 

12 04.18.83

Van Well, Pete (see also Olson, Larry) 

12 04.18.84

Verne, Steven 

12 04.18.85

Wangler, Kim (see Perez, Olga) 

12 04.18.86

Ward, Judi 

12 04.18.87

Wenzel, Jeff 

12 04.18.88

Group Shots 

Box Folder

Grower relations committee: Chuck Peters, Ray Clbert, Fred Valentine Undated 

12 04.19.01

Chuck Peters and Cragg Gilbert 1986 

12 04.19.02

Tom Stokes and Bob Conroy Undated 

12 04.19.03

Dennis Colleran and Pete Van Well Undated 

12 04.19.04

Ron Flagg and Pat Moss Undated 

12 04.19.05

Russ Jones, Louie Hauser and Jim Metlon Undated 

12 04.19.06

Office Services: Sara Mabee, Ron Frazier, Teresa Trout, Becky Griffith, Kris McMahan (5 photos) 1999 January 

12 04.19.07

Brenar Roddell, Bruce Cockett, and Tom Stokes Undated 

12 04.19.08

Customer Service Reps: Tamara Tuttle, Misty Clements, Cindy Hanshew, Chartena Paschen (2 photos) 1998 October 

12 04.19.09

Information Services: Teri Walton, Charlena Paschen, Glenn King, Tom Haile (2 photos) 2003 April 

12 04.19.10

Brad Nelson and Ray Dilschneider 1999 June 

12 04.19.11

Debbie Hill, Lee Layman, Araceli Munguia 1998 May 

12 04.19.12

Tracey McMurray, Brena Rudell, Bruce Crockett, Tom Stokes 2001 June 

12 04.19.13

Ken Black, Diana Roeber, Rob Farrow (4 photos) 1998 August 

12 04.19.14

Ing. Business Development Team 2005 June 

12 04.19.15

Annette Lane, Peg Braden, Debbie Hill 1992 

12 04.19.16

Kent Draney, Jim Robbins, John McAllister 1989 September 

12 04.19.17

Leila Huri, Kent Draney, Pam Clark 1974 

12 04.19.18

Tom Stokes, Chuck Johnson, Cathy Hargroves 

12 04.19.19

Frank Elsener, Jeff Wenzel, Ed Reinhart 1995 

12 04.19.20

Information services: Teri Walton, Charlena Paschen, Glenn King, Tom Haile 2003 April 

12 04.19.21

Larry Olsen, George Chapman, Ray Colbert, Roger Strand, Pete Van Well 

12 04.19.22

Information Services: Kent Draney, Ken Keifenheim, David Eisenheim, Larry Fadden, Chris Kelley, Jim Kock, Laurie Buehler, Tom Haile, Larry Seiger, Jason Kelly, Rich Sowder, Jim Betts 1997 June 

12 04.19.23

Jason Whitman and Mike Box (3 photos) 2002 July 

12 04.19.24

Marketing Department: Bruce and Peggy McDonald, Bryce Godfrey, Brooke Goodrich, Lisa Baldoz, Angelique Sabin 2003 February 

12 04.19.25

Tree Top Resource Group: Olga Perez, Kirk Jaocbson, Louis Hauser, Johnny Warren, Tod Pellaton, Georgia St. Aubyn 1996 August 

12 04.19.26

Tree Top Corporate Store: Sam (Phyllis Hoff and Peggy Williams (5 photos) 1996 May 

12 04.19.27

Bill Waddoups and Dave Lewman (3 photos) 2003 August 

12 04.19.28

Corporate Events 

Box Folder

Carrier Appreciation Luncheon (5 photos) 2000 October 

12 04.20.01

Walk America, Franklin Park, Yakima, WA 1994 

12 04.20.02

Tree Top Carolers (4 photos) Mid-1990s 

12 04.20.03

Employee Christmas Open House (3 photos) 2000 December 

12 04.20.04

Selah Float 1996 

12 04.20.05

Tree Top Silent Auction 2001 June 

12 04.20.06

Employee Christmas Open House (4 photos) 2000 December 

12 04.20.07

Unidentified people at Employee Christmas Open House, taken by Hort Show (15 photos) 1999 December 

12 04.20.08

Consumer packaged goods - Thanksgiving potluck (3 photos) 2000 November 

12 04.20.09

Corporate Office Chili Contest (3 photos) Undated 

12 04.20.10

Computer chair of toilet paper Undated 

12 04.20.11

Field Services 

Box Folder

Taken from Poirer Warehouse on Methow River near Pateros, WA (3 photos) Early 1990s 

12 04.21.01

Northern Field Office 1999 October 

12 04.21.02

Mark Burnett, Northern Field Manager in orchard at Malott, WA (14 photos) Early 1990s 

12 04.21.03

Undated orchard photos Circa 1970s-1990s 

12 04.21.04

Brian Wheeler, Pat Moss, and "Q Bird" with KCPQ-Seattle TV crew (6 photos) 1995 September 

12 04.21.05

Shirley Brown with hail damaged fruit 1997 September 

12 04.21.06

Pictures of Orchard send to Boh Ward for Chicago (8 photos) Undated 

12 04.21.07

Field Services Department: Bill Waddoups, Dave Lewman, Brian Wheeler, Pat Moss, Ross Todorovich, Koreen Brown, Roxie Asher, Mark Burnett, Lindsay Buckner, Phil Gutzwiler, Chuck Running, Darla Bennett, Dan Hankinson, Sue Matthews, Mickey Thompson, Margie Olivas, Tawnia Matthes, Shirley Brown. (7 photos) 1999 October 

12 04.21.08

Early Freeze (2 photos) 2002 October 

12 04.21.09

Tech Center 

Box Folder

Black and white photos of interior of the tech center (4 photos) Undated 

12 04.22.01

Black and white photo of Tom Eisele in the Tech tasting room Undated 

12 04.22.02

Tom Eisele--tech center (4 photos) Undated 

12 04.22.03

Jennie Bailey--consumer hotline (6 photos) 1997 April 

12 04.22.04

Jennie Bailey-Eversole and Sonia Guitierrez--Consumer Affairs Department 1993 March 

12 04.22.05

Sandy Conrad, Debi Flores, Carmel Schroder, Leann Lange 2001 August 

12 04.22.06

Charlotte Duel--R and D (2 photos) 1980s 

12 04.22.07

Midori Gibson (2 photos) Undated 

12 04.22.08

Melinda Semon and Midori Gibson 2002 August 

12 04.22.09

Peggy Chambers and Shirley (Parker) Hall 2002 August 

12 04.22.10

Debbie Briesmeister and Jim Robbins 2002 August 

12 04.22.11

Sonia Nowlin and Teresa Streetwood 2002 August 

12 04.22.12

Sue Ibach--tech center; tasting 1980s? 

12 04.22.13

Sue Graf (2 photos) Undated 

12 04.22.14

John Baranowski making Tree Top apple juice samples 1990s? 

12 04.22.15

children taste testing Tree Top apple juice (12 photos) 1990s? 

12 04.22.16

Scott Summons (2 photos) Undated 

12 04.22.17

Cashmere Plant 

Box Folder

Interior of Cashmere Plant undated 

12 04.23.01

Cashmere City Waste Treatment Lagoon, (3 photos) 1973 July 

12 04.23.02

Aerial photo of Cashmere Plant 1973 June 

12 04.23.03

Aerial shot, Cashmere Plant, (8 photos) 1976 May 

12 04.23.04

Ivan Bowman, Joe Brooks, Nancy McGuire, Dean Falteisek, Penny Treider Undated 

12 04.23.05

Ivan Bowman, Joe Brooks, Nancy McGuire, Penny Treider Undated 

12 04.23.06

Mary Broers, Sandra Mueller, Nancy McKinzie, Penny Treider, Ivan Bowman, Reulle Snelle, Dean Falteisek, Nancy McGuire, Deborah Eichler Burge, (2 photos) 1996 

12 04.23.07

Tanker of apple juice concentrate going to Rialto Plant for processing (10 photos) 2001 January 

12 04.23.08

Bulk unloading Circa 2001 

12 04.23.09

Loaded truck Circa 2001 

12 04.23.10

Prosser Plant 

Box Folder

Polu Urbina (2 photos) 1999 July 

12 04.24.01

Marianne Esche (2 photos) 1999 July 

12 04.24.02

Greg Elliot (2 photos) 1999 July 

12 04.24.03

Phyllis Graham and Hazel Harvey (2 photos) 1999 July 

12 04.24.04

Marianne Esche (2 photos) 1999 July 

12 04.24.05

Tammy Smith (3 photos) 1999 July 

12 04.24.06

Exterior (6 photos) 1999 July 

12 04.24.07

Debbie Baker with colored-flavored sauce cups (3 photos) 1999 July 

12 04.24.08

Fruit Rocketz Line (8 photos) 2001 April 

12 04.24.09

Debbie Baker, Fruit Rocketz line (2 photos) 2001 April 

12 04.24.10

Employee adjusting Fruit Rocketz line 2001 April 

12 04.24.11

Rialto Plant 

Box Folder

Howard Talamantes (2 photos) Undated 

12 04.25.01

Exterior view (4 photos) 1998 December 

12 04.25.02

Running Tropicana Twister (13 photos) 1998 December 

12 04.25.03

Bill Savage--Rialto Plant 1998 December 

12 04.25.04

Howard Talamantes and Bill Savage (3 photos) 1998 January 

12 04.25.05

Plant interior (6 photos) 2001 January 

12 04.25.06

Bottling line (9 photos) 2002 November 

12 04.25.07

Interior of various plant machinery (3 photos) 2002 November 

12 04.25.08

ESL class (5 photos) Undated 

12 04.25.09

Ross Plant 

Box Folder

Ross Plant Lab (2 photos) 1997 March 

12 04.26.01

Ryan Kallenberger, Nicki Firman, Adrian Johnson, Phillip Brinson, Tony Landis, Pamelyn Moore, Clint McMurray. Drum Dry Team 1 1997 March 

12 04.26.02

Betty Baker, Mary Johnson, James Woodcock, Juanda Ayers, Manuel Rangel, John Schneider, Richard Townsend. Drum Dry Team 2 1997 March 

12 04.26.03

Ignacio Gonzalez, Nuno Fernandes, Anselmo Pena, David Abarca, Joyce Simmons, Jim Gallihan, John Drakes. Drum Dry Team 3 1997 March 

12 04.26.04

Doug Gentry, David Phillips, Sam Garcia, Lupe Trevino, Ray Schey, Ruben Gutierrez, Walter Cruz, Daniel Tanner. Drum Dry Team 4 1997 March 

12 04.26.05

Merle Frost and Carol Hyatt 1997 October 

12 04.26.06

Michael Voss, Ross Plant Wastewater Treatment Facility (3 photos) 1997 October 

12 04.26.07

Ross Wastewater Treatment Facility (11 photos) 1997 October 

12 04.26.08

Merle Frost and Carol Hyatt, Wastewater Operations Lab 1997 October 

12 04.26.09

Jeff Davis and Michael Voss, Wastewater Treatment Facility 1997 October 

12 04.26.10

Beverly Bliss, QA Tech (2 photos) 1999 October 

12 04.26.11

Pasty Tavenner and Jose Fuentes. Ross Plant Dryer Operators (4 photos) 1998 February 

12 04.26.12

Lois Jones, Ross Plant QA Lab 1998 February 

12 04.26.13

Greg Melroy, Ross Plant QA manager with pie on his face (2 photos) 1998 May 

12 04.26.14

Kim Mertz, Ross Plant Lab Tech and Greg Melroy. Kim collected the most money for Walk America 1998, and won the right to pie her boss. 1998 May 

12 04.26.15

Alan Fife, Tony Landis, Simon Valenzuela, Ted Hull, Mitch Hudson, Scott Swedburg, Anselmo Pena, Clint McMurray, Joey Valenzuela, Rick Valenzuela, Greg Melroy--Ross Plant Burners (4 photos) 1998 August 

12 04.26.16

Gordon Boshears, Chris Hernandez, Mitch Hudson, Keith Matson, Shawn Kunsman--Mechanics 2000 May 

12 04.26.17

Oscar Chiqui, Craftsman (2 photos) 2002 November 

12 04.26.18

Larry Schlenker, Gordon Boshears, Mervin Hammer, Wes Wildman, Ernie Davidson, Alan Fife, Mitch Hudson, Chris Hernandez, Shawn Kunsman. Group created custom drying line at Ross Plant 2003 April 

12 04.26.19

Larry Schlenker, Gordon Boshears, Mervin Hammer, Wes Wildman, Ernie Davidson, Mitch Hudson. Group created custom drying line at Ross Plant 2003 April 

12 04.26.20

Evaporated apples Undated 

12 04.26.21

Terry Morgan Undated 

12 04.26.22

Robotic Palletizer "Matilda" (23 photos) 2000 April 

12 04.26.23

Other Tree Top Plants 

Box Folder

Les Wright, Margaret Smart, Bill Albee, Marta Solis, Dennis Mettler, Dolores Chavez. Watermill (3 photos) 1999 July 

12 04.27.01

Exterior, Compton Plant, California (2 photos) Circa 1990s 

12 04.27.02

Sign for Sunnyside Plant 1990s? 

12 04.27.03

Unlabeled negatives 

Box Folder

Photographs (collection of sleeved negatives, unlabeled, from binder) 1960-2000 

14 4.28

Slides (organized chronologically) 

Box

Glass bottles of apple juice in various stages of production 1974 

13

Equipment in plant and apples on conveyor belt 1975 September 

13

Canned and bottled juice on production line 1976 January 

13

Stacking and constructing pallets 1980 July 

13

Employees in various poses (eating lunch, showing off paychecks, standing outside of facility, etc.) 

13

Apple trees 1980 August 

13

Empty apple bins 

13

Constructing apple bins 

13

Peeled apples and apple rings on production line 1980 October 

13

Award presentation 1980 November 

13

Loading pallets with boxes of juice 1981 January 

13

Constructing apple bins and pallets 

13

Equipment 1981 April 

13

Cans on production line 

13

Employees working on production line 

13

Equipment 1981 June 

13

Close-up of forklift 1981 July-August 

13

Employee in safety gear 

13

Aerial shots of plant 1981 October-December 

13

Warehouse full of Tree Top Boxes 

13

Processing Equipment 1983 June 

13

Employees on production line 

13

Bottle juice on production line 

13

Laboratory equipment 

13

Architectural model of new building 1983 November 

13

Quality control inspecting canned juice 1984 July 

13

Graphs indicating Tree Top's standing among apple juice manufacturers, projected growth, output of dried apple products, juice sales, equity, sales of single strength juices, sales of concentrated juices, sales of blended juices 1985 

13

Color graphics illustrating topics such as taxes, retirement, economic impact, health benefits, payroll, employees, and schools 

13

Slides with inspirational slogans such as "Ideas are useless unless used" and "Tools that eliminate risk, eliminate action." 

13

Apples on production line 1986-1988 

13

Apple peeling equipment 

13

Apple bins 

13

Cases of canned juice being prepared for shipment 

13

Snapple products on production line 1993 November 

13

Tree Top Juice boxes on production line 

13

Apple bins 

13

Miscellaneous 

Box

Black and white slides of Wenatchee plant fire? 

13

Woman looking into microscope, labeled "Kraft Consulting." 

13

Woman in laboratory 

13

Unidentified man 

13

World Map 

13

Aerial photos of Selah plant 

13

Product Line 

Box

Juice Fizz Undated 

13

Del Monte Fruit Cups 

13

Seneca canned juice 

13

Just like Shortenin' 

13

Tree Top Sparkling Apple Juice 

13

Natural Apple juice line 

13

Grocery Store shelf display 

13

Natural Apple Juice, Apple Juice, Pear-Apple, and Pear-Grape 

13

Applesauce, Fruit Punch, and Fruit Blends 

13

Apple Cinnamon Cheerios 

13

Juice blends 

13

Tree Top bottled juice 

13

Production 

Box

Cases of juice in warehouse undated 

13

Canned juice on production line 

13

Peeled apples on production line 

13

Glass bottles of juice from empty bottles to finished product 

13

Miscellaneous equipment 

13

Close-ups of workers on production line 

13

Orchards 

Box

Woman picking apples undated 

13

Distant and close-up pictures of apple trees and orchards 

13

Orchards being sprayed 

13

Vineyards 

13

Man kneeling in orchard holding apples 

13

Advertisements and Promotions 

Box

Woman's hand holding apple undated 

13

Ad, "Four Refreshing Ways to Tree Top Your Day." 

13

Ad, "The Great, Natural Apple Juice Taste Test." 

13

The Pure and Natural Cookbook 

13

Woman at table with family drinking juice 

13

Woman pouring juice 

13

Recipe booklet, "20 Ways to Drink an Apple." 

13

Ad, "Taste Pure and Nothing But Juice," (three versions) 

13

Tree Top 1985 Calendar 

13

Drawing of wagon vendor selling Tree Top Juice 

13

Subseries 4.3: Audiovisual and electronic media 

Box

Healthy Choices for Kids (corresponding handouts and programs located in Box #3). Video recording, VHS format 1990s 

17

Tree Top Logo and Artwork (compact disc) undated 

17

Tree Top Sprayfield Riparian Enhancement Project (compact disc) undated 

17

Selah Days (compact disc) 2003 

17

Gee Whiz: The Story of Grady Auvil. Video recording (DVD) 2008 

17

Minutes from corporate meetings (digital files on USB drive) 1960s-2000s 

17

Oral history audiorecordings 

Box

Interview with Don Aliyea. Audio recording (minicassette) Circa 1980 

17

Interview with Lee Cohn Audio recording (minicassette) Circa 1980 

17

Interview with Ray Colbert (2 tapes). Audio recording (minicassette) 

17

Interview with Dennis Colleran Audio recording (minicassette) 

17

Interview with Bob Dennis Audio recording (minicassette) 

17

Interview with Ray Hager Audio recording (minicassette) 

17

Interview with Steve Hull Audio recording (minicassette) Circa 1980 

17

Interview with Kirk Jacobsen Audio recording (minicassette) Circa 1980 

17

Interview with Russ Jones Audio recording (minicassette) 

17

Interview with Joe Morin Audio recording (minicassette) 

17

Interview with Mark Polhamus Audio recording (minicassette) Circa 1980 

17

Interview with Norm Slowe and Inetta Workman Audio recording (cassette) Circa 1980 

17

Interview with Maury Westberg Audio recording (minicassette) 

17

Subseries 4.4: Oversized materials 

Box Folder

Goodfruit Grower (periodical) 2009 February 

18 04.31.01

Tree Top--Important Processing Outlet, The Goodfruit Grower 1967 December 1 

18 04.31.02

Advertisements 1948 

18 04.32.01-04.32.02

Advertisements 1947-1969 and undated 

18 04.33.01-04.33.02

Marketing packet: "9 Good Reasons Why You Should Stock Tree Top's New Pure Fruit Juices." Folder, recipes, and promotional brochure featuring Pear, Apple and Pear, and Grape juices Circa 1970s 

18 4.34

Annual meeting pamphlet 1976 

18 4.34

Folder for Healthy Choices for Kids program 1990s 

18 4.34

Six original artist renderings of apple processing for 1996 annual report 1996 

18 4.34

I am 100% Pure Tree Top bumper stickers (3 items) Mid-1980s 

18 4.35

Group Photo: Board of Directors Undated 

18 4.36

Color photographs (mounted) and ephemera 

Box Folder

Corporate headquarters, Selah 1970s 

18 4.37

Cashmere Plant 1970s 

18 4.38

Wenatchee Plant 1970s 

18 4.39

Selah Plant 1970s 

18 4.4

Ross Packing Company Calendar 1938 

21

Tree Top Monthly Planner 2009 

21

Mission and Vision Statements Poster 2000s 

21

Values Poster 2000s 

21

Newspapers (includes some reproductions) 

Box

Apple Processing in Valley enjoys boom year, Yakima Herald 1957 December 8 

21

'Cider' from d'Anjous? Wenatchee World 1972 May 8 

21

Tree Top Celebrates New Plant With Open House March 27, Selah Valley Optimist 1974 March 21 

21

Another First for Tree Top, Los Angeles Times 1975 July 28 

21

Tree Top Offers Two New Juices, The IMP 1975 July-August 

21

Charbonneau obituary, The Goodfruit Grower 1978 May 1 

21

Tree Top makes water, but it won't quench city, Cashmere Valley Record 1994 April 27 

21

Agriculture is where private jobs are, Yakima Herald 1995 February 11 

21

Tree Top hard-pressed to find new juice markets, Seattle Post-Intelligencer 1995 October 2 

21

Can Tree Top squeeze out the competition with its new three--apple blend? Yakima Herald Republic 1996 May 17 

21

Tree Top plans to run former Seneca plant to capacity, Prosser Record Bulletin 1999 February 3 

21

Tri-Cities Herald, announcement of Tom Stokes as new president 1999 April 8 

21

Tree Top closes Watermill purchase, East Oregonian 1999 May 8 

21

Watermill sale to Tree Top is final, Walla Walla Union-Bulletin 1999 May 7 

21

Here's a Chance to Speak up for the Valley's Quiet Heroes, Yakima Herald Republic. Interview with Pat Moss 2002 March 10 

21

Beyond the Core: Tree Top stays in the game by creating new products that include more than just apples, Yakima Herald Republic 2002 December 1 

21

Tree Top is branching out into some new food lines, Yakima Business Times 2003 November 14 

21

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Series 5: Artifacts 

Box

Tree Top shipping carton (cardboard) 1950s 

19

Charbonneau Tree Top Cider jug 1950s 

19

Tree Top paper caps Undated 

19

Tree Top can openers (2 items) 

19

Tree Top key chain 

19

Tree Top button, "Tree Top Your Day!" 

19

Tree Top button, "Tree Top We Always Give You 100 percent." 

19

Tree Top patches (2 items) 

19

Tree Top can openers (2 items) 

19

Green Tree Top binders (3 items) 

20

White Tree Top binder 

20

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