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Focal Point, Inc. records

Collection number: ahc.MSS875

Scope and Content

This collection consists mainly of articles and advertisements of Focal Point, Inc. Other items included are the company's mission statement, awards, a history, and product brochures.


  • 1945-1993, undated


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. All requests to publish, quote, or reproduce must be submitted through the Kenan Research Center.

Administrative/Biographical History

Florence Harris Ricker Pottinger-Cloudt, also known as Florence Ricker Cloudt, was a 1946 graduate of Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana, with a degree in Fine Arts. Cloudt began work as an interior decorator, working with contractors. In 1970, she and Jerry Garrison founded Focal Point, Inc., a company specializing in the development and manufacturing of polyurethane cast moldings and decorative medallions. They invented these decorative elements, which were only a fraction of the weight of traditional plaster pieces. Cloudt obtained control of the multi-million dollar company and served as its president while her daughter, Hallie Bromley, joined her in working in the company as its vice-president.


2.4 linear ft. (1 document case; 1 oversized box)



Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1993

Description Control

This collection was processed in 2013.

Focal Point, Inc. records
Josh Hogan
August 2013
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Kenan Research Center at Atlanta History Center Repository

130 West Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta GA 30305