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Progress Village records

 Collection
Identifier: P32

  • Staff Only

Scope and Contents

Materials related to community development, infrastructure, site plans, reports, and legal files are included in this collection.

Dates

  • Created: 1957 - 1977

Conditions Governing Access

None.  The contents of this collection may be subject to copyright.  Visit the United States Copyright Office's website at http://www.copyright.gov/ for more information.

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.

Extent

1.50 Linear Feet

3 boxes

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

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.

Arrangement Note

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

Donation.

Related Materials

The Civil Rights Papers of Cody Fowler and Steven Lawson,USF Libraries - Tampa Special Collections, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL.

Other Descriptive Information

published

Processing Information

processed

Title
Progress Village records
Author
TT
Date
2009
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the USF Libraries - Special Collections Repository

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