Collection ID: M.60

Collection context

Summary

Date:
1946
Abstract:
The Raymond Donnelly World War II Scrapbook Collection is composed of one scrapbook that Donnelly created in 1946. The scrapbook contains photographs that document the aftermath of WWII in Europe.
Extent:
1 Linear Feet and 1 newspaper box
Language:
English .

Background

Scope and Content:

The Raymond Donnelly World War II Scrapbook Collection is composed of one scrapbook that Donnelly created in 1946. The scrapbook contains photographs that document the aftermath of World War II in Europe. Donnelly also included a list identifying some of the photographs.

The scrapbook is disassembled and contains 31 sheets, or 62 pages, with photographs on each page. Each page is 10 inches long and 13 inches wide. The photographs vary in size, but most are 4x5 inches. All photographs are in black and white. Some photographs are attached to the scrapbook with black corner, and some with tape. While the scrapbook is generally in good condition, users should exercise care.

Biographical / Historical:

Raymond Joseph Donnelly was a World War II veteran and lifelong Waterbury resident. He was born on May 31, 1921 and passed away on November 2, 2013 at St. Mary's Hospital. Donnelly served in the US Army from 1942-1946. After the war, Donnelly returned to Waterbury and worked at the American Brass Company. He had one child, Raymond Peter Donnelly who was killed in action serving his country during the Vietnam War.

Custodial history:

Donated by Vincent Donnelly from the estate of Raymond Donnelly.

Access

LOCATION OF THIS COLLECTION:
63 Prospect St
Waterbury, CT, USA
CONTACT:
(203) 753-0381
scrawford@mattmuseum.org