Apalachicola Tent and Awning Company Records
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of the business records from the Apalachicola Tent and Awning Company once located in Apalachicola, Florida. The company manufactured pyramidal tents under contract from the United States Army from early 1941 to at least October 1942. The records are unclear as to when the company ceased operations.
J.H. Hodges, Sr. owned the building that housed the company from 1935 until 1951. The records reflect a wide range of day to day operations including ordering raw materials, sending and receiving invoices, tracking orders, requests for information, correspondence with the Federal Government including bids, rating certificates and other needs of the Quartermaster Corps. Additionally, the collection includes plans/diagrams for the tents, Department of Labor safety posters and several personnel photographs.
- created: 1941 - 2009
- Other: Majority of material found within 1941 - 1942
- Other: Date acquired: 03/18/2009
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open to all researchers.
Conditions Governing Use
All requests for permission to quote, publish, broadcast or otherwise reproduce from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Associate Dean for Special Collections & Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Florida State University Libraries as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.
Biographical or Historical Information
J.H. Hodges, Sr. was the owner and operator of the Apalachicola Tent and Awning Company.
Language of Materials
Transferred from the Institute on World War II and the Human Experience to FSU Libraries Special Collections & Archives in July 2022.
Source of Acquisition
Lee L. Willis
Method of Acquisition
- Apalachicola Tent and Awning Company Records
- Jeffrey Scott Henley
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