Sandra Wheeler

Sandra Wheeler has two M.A. degrees, one in medical anthropology from the University of Connecticut and one in American history from Trinity College. She is an archivist who divides her time among Hill-Stead Museum in Farmington, Connecticut, the Hartford Studies Project at Trinity, and an archival consulting practice. She is a visiting lecturer at both Trinity College and Wesleyan University. Her research interests center on the social history of Hartford from the late nineteenth to the mid-twentieth century with a special interest in the provision of services to the immigrant poor.

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Beatrice Fox Auerbach

People who shopped or worked at G. Fox and Company in Hartford, Connecticut, from the 1930s to the 1960s have fond memories of Beatrice Fox Auerbach and her department store. Many enjoyed the benefits of her merchandising innovations and progressive employment policies. Her customers enjoyed services such as personal shoppers, free home delivery, and toll-free telephone ordering long before these services were standard in other department stores. Because Auerbach believed in training programs and promotion from within, employees could achieve steady advancement and job security.

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