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Record Group Number: 900000
Series/Collection Number: M82- 7
Creator: Asbell, George H., b. 1889
Title, Dates: Papers, 1914-1967.
Amount: 1.50 cubic ft.
Medium Included: photographs
Organization/Arrangement: By record type.
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Biographical/Historical:     George H. Asbell was born in Thomas County, Georgia in 1889.  He served in the Florida National Guard, 1914-1918, as a Master Engineer, Junior Grade.  Sometime after the service, Asbell was married; his wife was named Charlotte.  In civilian life, George Asbell was a building contractor, working at various times in Panama City and Blountstown, Florida; La Guaira, Venezuela; and San Juan, Puerto Rico.  From 1945 to 1947, he served as the Director of the Motor Vehicle Commission in Florida.
Summary:     This collection contains the papers, 1914-1967, of George H. Asbell.  The papers document both his public and his private life. The records include correspondence, photographs, construction project log books, military service records, and various publications.  Of particular interest in the correspondence and photographs are those records dealing with the Public Works Administration's operations in Florida during the Great Depression and the Florida highway construction projects of the 1940s and 1950s.  The collection also includes four diaries, 1940-1943, belonging to Asbell's wife Charlotte and some of her incoming correspondence, 1942-1951.
Finding Aids: Box listing available.
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Subject Access Fields: United States. Public Works Administration.
Construction industry Florida
Roads Design and construction Florida
Women History 20th century Florida
Business records. aat
Diaries. aat
Added Entries Asbell, Charlotte.

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