|Scope & Content||
Elizabeth Hauser Arnall Collection consists of books, narratives, transcripts, objects, family genealogy, World War II wartime letters, and Sarasota Historical Commission bylaws
|Title||Elizabeth Hauser Armall Collection|
|Collection||Arnall, Elizabeth Hauser Collection|
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Book: "Historic Resources Survey of the Coastal Zone of Sarasota County"
Book: "A Guide to the Archives of the John Ringling Museum of Art"
Booklet: "Southwest Florida
Miami Herald "War Ends", August 15, 1945
1 letter opener from No-Vel Post 159 American Legion
1 ball point pen, Rawles Funeral Home
2 IGA pencils
1 ball point pen, First Florida Bank
1 key chain, BLE
1975 50th Anniversary Gold Match box
Wood rocking horse with canvas skirt
3 Christmas ornaments (glass balls with crocheted covers)
Vertical File: XI L, XI N, XV, Folder #1; MS.004; RG201
Mrs. Arnall was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and came to the Venice area in February 1925 with her parents. Her grandparents came to the area in the fall of 1925 having heard about a new city being built at Venice. They had owned the Hauser Lumber business for some years in Minnesota and were interested in starting a lumber business in the Venice area. Henry and George Hauser began the Venice Lumber Company. It was the first lumber company in Venice. Mrs. Arnall grew up in Venice was married here and raised three children. J. Douglas Arnall, her husband, was associated with her father in the lumber business, until it was sold, and then he became Venice postmaster until his retirement. Living here most of her life and seeing how Venice was changing made her decide that it was necessary to preserve the history of the area, so that those coming later would have the facts.
She served as chairman of the Venice Area Historical Collection, starting in 1976. The Collection was originally housed in the Venice Public Library. The Collection became the Venice Archives and Area Historical Collection under the City of Venice in 1991. She was the Director of Historical Resources for the City of Venice until her retirement in 1996. She was also a member of the Sarasota County Historical Commission for many years. Mrs. Arnall died on November 11, 1997.