Bruce and Sondra Astor Stave
One of my favorite parts of the G. Fox collection is the Oral History Project that is currently being completed by oral historians Bruce Stave and Sondra Astor Stave, pictured here. They have been interviewing former employees of G. Fox & Co. as well as some of the descendants of Beatrice Fox Auerbach. The final transcriptions of these interviews will be available with the collection.
I’ve had the opportunity to read through the transcriptions that have already been completed and they are just fascinating. It really makes me wish I had been alive during the heyday of Fox’s.
CHS recently held a tea to thank the former employees for participating in the oral history project. Everyone had a great time. Below is a group picture of the former G. Fox employees with two of Beatrice Fox Auerbach’s granddaughters, Brooksie and Rena Koopman.
Pictured from left to right are: Brooksie Koopman, Carl Candels, Ann Uccello, Eunice Kelly, Paul Mullen, Roslyn Blawie, Carmelo Brutto, A. Michael Aiello, Jay Lichtenbaum, and Rena Koopman.
Tags: Connecticut, G. Fox & Co., Koopman Family Collection