Progress Village records
Scope and Contents
Materials related to community development, infrastructure, site plans, reports, and legal files are included in this collection.
- Created: 1957 - 1977
Conditions Governing Access
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Biographical or Historical Information
In the late 1950s, the Progress Village community was established to provide affordable housing for members of Hillsborough County, Florida’s African American population. Developed as a “model community” that would offset major displacements caused by redevelopment in predominantly black neighborhoods, Progress Village grew under the leadership of such prominent, local leaders as C. Blythe Andrews, Cody Fowler, James Hargrett, Sr., and Perry Harvey, Sr., who – along with others – composed the original Board of Trustees for Progress Village, Inc. More than fifty years later, Progress Village still stands as a viable example of public enterprise and cooperative neighborhood development.
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Language of Materials
This collection consists of historic materials related to the Progress Village community, which was established in the 1950s to provide affordable housing for members of Hillsborough County's African American population.
Alphabetically within series.
Source of Acquisition
Received in conjunction with Cody Fowler’s papers on the Tampa Bi-Racial Committee, which currently comprise a portion of The Civil Rights Papers of Cody Fowler and Steven Lawson.
Method of Acquisition
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- Progress Village records
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