Collection ID: M.95

Collection context

Summary

Creator:
Sacred Heart High School (Waterbury, CT)
Date:
1922-2018
Abstract:
This collection documents Sacred Heart High School which was open from 1922-2021. Sacred Heart was founded in 1922 as a Catholic all girls school, but in 1938 became a co-ed school. Types of documents include: administrative files, yearbooks, scrapbooks, school newspapers, and photographs. These materials give the viewer an insight into the activities and values at this high school.
Extent:
1.8 Linear Feet and 5 manuscript boxes
Language:
English .

Background

Rules or conventions:
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Scope and Content:

The Sacred Heart High School Records largely documents student life of the High School students. The collection spans from 1922-2021 and is arranged into 2 series: Administrative Files and Student Life.

Types of records include administrative files, yearbooks, scrapbooks, school newspapers, and photographs. This collection is mostly made up of the school newspaper called The Forum and some scrapbooks from the 1940s about student life and sports. The Forum gives details of events and general school information. These materials give the viewer an insight into the activities and everyday life of students enrolled in the school.

Biographical / Historical:

Sacred Heart High School was founded in 1922 by Rev. John J. Fitzgerald, along with the Sisters of Mercy as the educators. Rev. John J. Fitzgerald was the pastor at the Sacred Heart parish. The high school building was originally in Hartford, Connecticut and had a registration of 36 girls. Initially Sacred Heart was an all-girls school and in 1938 that it became co-ed. After 53 years of the high school being in Hartford, they moved into the former Waterbury Catholic High School building on South Elm Street where they stayed until they closed due to low enrollemt in 2021.

Citation: 75 anniversary booklet of Sacred Heart Highschool (Box 1, Folder 7)

Arrangement:

The collection is arranged into 2 series.

Indexed Terms

Subjects:
High schools
Places:
Waterbury, Connecticut

Access

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