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Frank Douglas Moor Collection

 Collection — Container: 1 Folder: Shares space with other collections
Identifier: MSS 77-11

Scope and Contents

The Frank D. Moor collection contains records of business and service organizations in Tallahassee with which he was associated, as well as papers of his father, Dr. W. L. Moor. Subjects covered by this collection include: Alford Chevrolet Company, Big Bend Development Corporation, Farson, Son & Company Investment Broker, Georgia Pine Railroad Company, Bainbridge, Georgia, Tallahassee, Florida, Governor's Mansion Advisory Committee, Internal Revenue Service, Margaret M. Datson, F. Clifton Moor, Margaret H. Moor, C. B. Gwynn, Maimie W. Gwynn, George H. Gwynn, Jennie P. Gwynn, Leon County, Leon Improvement Company, Leon Taxpayers Protective Association, Moor Brothers, Southern Telephone and Construction Company, Tallahassee Development Company, United States Office of Price Administration, Perkins Beach, rent, closing hours for bars, map of downtown Tallahassee, Theo Frances Rowe Delph, and the Tallahassee Methodist Church. Also contains additional gift MSS 88-9.


  • created: 1884-1965

Conditions Governing Access

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

Frank Douglas Moor was born in Tallahassee, October 1894, son of Dr. W. L. Moor and Lidie Blake (Smith) Moor. His father was a practicing physician and was also interested in various commercial firms, including the local telephone company which he founded and directed until his death. Dr. Moor was born in Cumming Georgia in 1852 and died January 15, 1927. Frank D. Moor attended public schools in Tallahassee and Georgia School of Technology. He then became associated with the Southern Telephone and Construction Company and became president of the Company following the death of his father. When the Company was sold in 1929, Mr. Moor entered the general insurance business in Tallahassee as vice-president of the Midyette­ Moor Insurance Agency, Inc. He served as director, secretary and treasurer of the Leon Improvement Company; director, secretary and treasurer of Moor Brothers Holding Company; director, secretary, and treasurer of the Tallahassee Development Company; and was associated with other businesses. Mr. Moor served on the Governor's Mansion Advisory Committee, the Leon County Community Council, Leon County Tax Council, Leon Taxpayers Protec­tive Association, as well as many other organizations.


1837.00 items

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Source of Acquisition

Gift of Frank D. Moor

Processing Information

Processed March 1978.

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Repository Details

Part of the FSU Special Collections & Archives Repository

116 Honors Way
PO Box 3062047
Tallahassee FL 32306-2047 US