In 1996, Dr. Raymond O. Arsenault donated the Harrison W. Fox Real Estate Collection to the Nelson Poynter Memorial Library. The collection contains the personal papers of Harrison W. Fox, a prominent and successful third-generation real estate developer in post-World War II St. Petersburg. Mr. Fox was a very active member of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), and an officer in both the Homebuilder's Association of Greater St. Petersburg (of which he was a charter member and the Association's first secretary) and the St. Petersburg Builder's and Contractor's Association. The bulk of the collection consists of documents of these professional associations and includes correspondence, membership information, telegrams, board meeting notes, and bylaws covering the period from 1946 through 1987, with the majority covering the period from 1946 through 1960. The collection also contains numerous photographs and floor plans of homes constructed by Fox and Fox Builders and Contractors during the 1940s and 1950s in St. Petersburg. Corporate information consisting of ledger books, payroll records, and accounts for the period from 1946 to 1956 also resides in the collection, as well as some early records (circa 1925) regarding the Empire Realty Company of William G. Fox (Harrison W. Fox's grandfather).
Nelson Poynter Memorial Library. Special Collections and University Archives.; Whitaker, Candace S.; and Arsenault, Kathleen, "Harrison W. Fox Real Estate Collection : A Finding Aid" (1997). Special Collections and University Archives Finding Aids: All Items. 39.
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