- The Wilton Historical Society Printed Matter Collection contains a wide range of printed matter relating to Wilton history, including pamphlets, almanacs, reports, and innumerable other publication types. Likewise, the topical scope of the collection is broad. The earliest original items date to the early to mid-1800s, although later reprints of even earlier materials are included. The bulk of the collection was produced in the twentieth century.
- 17 Linear Feet
- English .
- Acquisition information:
- The bulk of the Wilton Historical Society Printed Matter Collection has been compiled by the Wilton Historical Society, with additional content donated by individuals, families, and organizations.
- Scope and Content:
The Wilton Historical Society Printed Matter Collection contains advertisements, almanacs, annual reports, calendars, directories, greeting and post cards, guidebooks and real estate brochures, newsletters and bulletins, magazines and local newspapers, pamphlets, public notices, artistic and theatrical programs, government reports and studies, and many other types of printed matter relating to Wilton history. The topical scope of the collection is wide, ranging from the artistic catalogs of Kenneth Lynch, a noted local metalsmith, through civically minded League of Women Voters calendars, and recreational ephemera, such as horse show programs. The earliest dated original items are from the mid-1800s, although later reprints of earlier materials are included. The bulk of the collection was produced in the twentieth century. New materials continue to be added, making this collection a major repository of Wilton's more recent history.
- Biographical / Historical:
The Wilton Historical Society, founded in 1938, has compiled this extensive collection of printed matter pertaining to Wilton and its residents. Additions have been made by Carol Russell, Wilton Historical Society Archivist and Wilton Town Historian. The intellectual content of the majority of the materials in this collection was created in Wilton by local residents, businesses, churches, clubs, societies, and government institutions; the actual printing of collection materials, on the other hand, was done variously in Wilton, Norwalk, or further afield.
Collection materials are in folders arranged alphabetically in filing cabinet drawers.