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Frederick G. Holland Company Records., undated, 1912-1959.

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The collection contains financial records, legal documents, blueprints, drawings, newspaper clippings and photographs of the houses built by the Frederick G. Holland Company between 1923 and 1959. The houses were constructed primarily in a housing development in East Hartford, Connecticut, although additional properties in Bloomfield, Hartford, Wethersfield and South Windsor are included.

Sam Gejdenson Papers, undated, 1911-2001

236.0 Linear feet
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Congressional records of Sam Gejdenson, U.S. Representative from Connecticut's 2nd Congressional district. The papers contain records spanning Gejdenson's twenty years in office. The papers include newspaper clippings on subjects ranging from veterans issues and the Groton submarine base, to Six Flags and tourism in Connecticut. Gejdenson's papers also include press releases concerning the environment, Electric Boat, and the Soviet Union's treatment of Jews.

Student Government Association Records, 1940-2003

21 Linear Feet
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The Student Government Association (SGA) is the governing body for the students at Western Connecticut State University. The SGA sponsors numerous academic, recreational, and other student-run clubs and organizations at WCSU. The records include the accumulation of records by successive SGA presidents.

James Gates Percival collection, 1800-1944, bulk 1820-1850

5.34 Linear Feet
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The James Gates Percival Collection consist of writings, notebooks, personal papers, correspondence, maps, and other papers that document Percival's life and work. Writings are autograph manuscripts of poetry and prose compositions on linguistics, geology, and geography, including several drafts of his Report on the Geology of Connecticut, as well as chemistry notes by West Point professor James Cutbush. Percival's notebooks contain writings and notes on a broad range of topics in addition to his classroom notes from school, college, and medical school days. Personal papers include contracts, agreements, and subscriber lists related to his publications; inventories and invoices documenting his large library collection; and other financial papers, primarily bills for personal expenses including room, board, and clothing. Correspondence files hold letters to and from many prominent colleagues and scholars such as Benjamin Silliman and Edward C. Herrick in New Haven, friends including George Hayward in Boston, his publishers Sidney Babcock, Samuel G. Goodrich, and Samuel Walker, and editors such as Eliza Leslie and Louisa C. Tuthill. Percival was a member of the New Haven Sing-Song Club and the collection documents his contributions to that organization. Also present is a portrait painting of Percival by his brother Edwin Percival, and a group of papers regarding Percival's life and work complied by J. H. Ward, Herbert E. Gregory, and others, including a memoir of him by Caroline Howard Gilman.
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101. Epigrammes Carlistes, undated Box 2, Folder 48

Society of Clinical Surgery records, 1903-2012

6.26 Linear Feet
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The records consist of correspondence, minutes, membership lists, programs, reports, and photographs which document the founding of the Society of Clinical Surgery, as well as its meetings from 1903-1998. The records also include histories of the society by Harvey Cushing, Harris B. Shumacker, Jr., and Wiley Barker.

Berkeley Divinity School records, 1854-2010

80 Linear Feet
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These are the official archives of Berkeley Divinity School, a seminary of the Episcopal Church, which affiliated with Yale Divinity School in 1971.

Yale events and activities photographs, 1852-2003

59.75 Linear Feet
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The materials consist of press photos taken by the Office of Public Affairs, formerly known as the News Bureau and the Office of Public Information to document events and activities at Yale.

Lyme Grange #147 records, 1873-2020

8 Linear Feet
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Records of over a hundred years of Lyme Grange and Lyme Grange Fair Association activities and meetings.

Phelps Putnam papers, 1914-1951

5.21 Linear Feet
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The Phelps Putnam papers contain correspondence, writings, and personal papers documenting the life and work of poet Howard Phelps Putnam. Correspondence in the collection features letters with family, Yale college friends, including Russell Cheney, Farwell Knapp, Donald Ogden Stewart, and Charles Walker, and other authors, including Paul Rosenfeld, Allen Tate, and Stark Young. Writings contains drafts for poems and short prose pieces dating from 1914 to the late 1940s. Other materials in the collection include biographical notes, clippings relating to Putnam, a last will, photographs, and a remembrance by his wife Una (Fayerweather) Putnam.

Records of the First United Church of Christ, Bridgeport, 1900-2016, bulk 1950-2106

2.25 Linear Feet
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Bridgeport has been the home to a large and proud Hungarian population for over a century. Focusing on the First United Church of Christ, Bridgeport, this collection documents both the church and the larger Hungarian community in Bridgeport up into the 21st century.

Records of the Bridgeport Ladies Charitable Society, 1834-

4 Linear Feet
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Older than the City of Bridgeport itself, the Bridgeport Ladies Charitable Society is one of the city's oldest continuing organizations, as well as one of the state's. The group began as a small collection of women sewing clothing and providing aid and has continued its mission ever since. Within this collection is a near continuous record of their activities from 1865 into the modern era.
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G. & C. Merriam Company records, 1830-1935

3.34 Linear Feet
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The records consist correspondence, advertisements, invoices, bills of lading, circulars and other papers relating to the G. & C. Merriam Company's wholesale and retail book trade. Includes records relating to Claremont Manufacturing Company and H.H. Bancroft and Company.

Wilton Garden Club Records, 1915-2020

50 Linear Feet
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The Wilton Garden Club Collection includes a wide variety of materials, ranging from financial reports and minutes through flower show programs and plant specimens, produced and collected by the Wilton Garden Club and its members beginning several years before the club's foundation in 1921 through the present. The collection documents club history, internal organization, former and ongoing programs and activities, membership and finances, and stewardship of Wilton's Old Town Hall.

Ross Granville Harrison papers, 1820-1975, bulk 1889-1959

71.75 Linear Feet
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The papers consist of correspondence, administrative and teaching files, and research materials which document the personal life and professional career of Ross Granville Harrison. Correspondence with many academic, medical, and scientific figures is included, as are the records relating to Yale University's Department of Zoology (1920-1938) and Osborn Zoological Laboratory (1919-1938). Drafts of writings, lectures and related visual materials, research files, and photographs are also arranged in the papers.

Thorvald F. Hammer Papers., undated, 1854-1987.

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Thorvald Hammer was born in 1893. He was a leading industrialist and engineer in the state of Connecticut for over fifty years. He graduated from Yale University in 1918 and went on to serve in the U.S. Navy during the First World War. Thorvald Hammer became the president of the Malleable Iron Fittings Company (MIF) in 1935. An accomplished engineer, Mr. Hammer contributed to the development of the galvanizing process and was the holder of several original patents. After resigning from the presidency, Mr. Hammer assumed the position of Chairman of the Board. He died in 1987 at the age of 93.

Religious Education Association Records - Addendum A, 1982-2003

14 Linear Feet
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The papers document the history of the REA from 1982 to 2003, when the organization merged with Association of Professors and Researchers in Religious Education (APRRE). They are an addition to Record Group No. 74, which covers the years primarily from the founding of the organization in 1903 to 1982. There is some overlap and duplication between these two collections, since it includes the complete newsletter, REACH, from its beginning in 1971, plus publications from the 75th anniversary in 1978 and some photographs from the earlier period.

Records of the YWCA of Greater Bridgeport, 1894-1995

36 Linear Feet
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The Young Women's Christian Association of Greater Bridgeport- now the Center for Family Justice - was founded in 1895. During this era, Bridgeport was a factory city with an extensive industrial arm. As such, female factory workers both born in the United States and recently immigrated were drawn to Bridgeport for work. The YWCA provided a support network, as well as leisure, entertainment, and guidance. Although the organization has gone through a number of changes over the years, its goal of supporting women and giving them the resources they need most has not changed. The records in this collection document the transformation from 1895 through the massive restructuring in the 1970s, and ends at 1990, providing insight and careful documentation of how the Center for Family Justice rose from the original 1895 YWCA.

Andover Theological Seminary Records, 1780-2003, bulk 1807-1965

100 Linear Feet
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These are the official archives of Andover Theological Seminary, a seminary with Congregational roots that affiliated with the Newton Theological Institution in 1965 to become Andover Newton Theological School.

Hartford National Corporation Records., undated, 1792-1995.

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In 1969, the Hartford National Bank and Trust Company became the first completely owned subsidiary bank of the newly established Hartford National Corporation. After this merger, the HNC had assets totaled over $1.1 billion. The purchase of Connecticut National Bank would almost double the number of banks under its management and increase its assets drastically. The HNC merged with Shawmut National Corporation. Hartford remained one of the two dual headquarters for the corporation until its eventual merger with Fleet Bank in 1995.

Carl and Shelley Smith Mydans papers, 1930-2005

110.22 Linear Feet
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The Carl and Shelley Smith Mydans Papers contain photographic prints, slides, negatives, correspondence, notebooks, drafts of writings, objects, and audiovisual material documenting the careers of Carl Mydans, a photojournalist, and Shelley Smith Mydans, a journalist and novelist. The material dates from 1930 to 2005 and provides insight into the Mydans' careers including their work for Life magazine and their book projects. The papers include photographs taken by Mydans while working for the Farm Security Administration, Life magazine, and Black Star photography agency. The Mydans lived and worked abroad for several years and their papers include photographs taken during their various assignments in Asia and elsewhere. Material relating to the Mydans' friends and colleagues, such as Alfred Eisenstaedt, can be found in the papers.

The Papers of Vladimir and Wanda Toscanini Horowitz., 1784-1991

69 Linear Feet
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Correspondence and other papers, photographs, and additional materials by and about the Russian-American pianist Vladimir Horowitz (1903-1989) and his wife Wanda Toscanini Horowitz (1907-1998)

Cornwall Photographs and Miscellanea, 1779-2003

26 Linear Feet
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This collection is comprised of assorted papers and photographs related to Cornwall residents.

G. & C. Merriam Company archive, 1797-1978, bulk 1830-1892

119.49 Linear Feet
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The archive consists of correspondence, documents, writings, printed material, and photographs documenting the history of the G. & C. Merriam Company. The papers provide insight into the business practices of the nineteenth century publishing and bookselling trade, particularly in Massachusetts, and contain much material on lexicography, the development of American English, and the publishing history of Webster's Dictionary. Principal correspondents include Merriam Company editors Chauncey Goodrich, Noah Porter, William G. Webster, William A. Wheeler, and printers H.O. Houghton & Co. There are both legal and financial records, including contracts with agents and publishers, and opinions of lawyers on copyright issues.There are sixty-five letterpress copybooks, as well as numerous account books, daybooks, merchants books, order books, and inventories, documenting the firm's business affairs. Twelve scrapbooks carry examples of the firm's stationery, circulars, advertisements, and clippings.

Speeches and articles by and about presidents of Yale University, 1960-1993

12 Linear Feet
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The records consist of biographical material, speeches, interviews, and television transcripts by or about Kingman Brewster, Jr., A. Bartlett Giamatti, Benno C. Schmidt and Howard Lamar as presidents of Yale University.

Yale University Divinity School Memorabilia Collection, 1701-2020

50+ Linear Feet
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This collection represents primarily non-official documentation of life at Yale Divinity School. The official archives of the Yale University Divinity School are housed at Sterling Memorial Library. The Yale University Divinity School was formed as a separate department of the University in 1822. Since 1972 Berkeley Divinity School has been affiliated with Yale University Divinity School. The Institute of Sacred Music, founded at Yale in 1973, is also affiliated with the Divinity School.

Connecticut Forest and Park Association records, 1883-2019

48.5 cubic feet
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The Connecticut Forest and Park Association (CFPA) was founded on December 30, 1895, in Weatogue, Connecticut, at the home of Reverend Horace Winslow, as the Connecticut Forestry Association. In 1928, the Connecticut Forestry Association changed its name to the Connecticut Forest and Park Association. The name change reflected the association's interest in recreation and leisure. Records include administrative files, minutes, correspondence, financial records, subject files, committee files, reports and studies, publications, press files, legislative files, Shaker Pines Corporation files, photographs, slides, scrapbooks, maps, artifacts, removable media, sound recordings, and film and video.

Records of Read's Department Stores, 1880-1994

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Read's Department Stores began in 1857 as a dry goods store. Selling high quality goods, it quickly gained a reputation as one of the premier places to shop in Bridgeport. Eventually the single store evolved into a local chain, boasting clothing, hats, special restrooms, a dedicated tea room, and more. This collection focuses primarily on the visual history of the flagship Read's store in Bridgeport, located at Broad and John Streets, with photographs of window displays and interiors dominant. Also present is information for employees who worked at the store, some ledgers, and material related to the Read family.

University Memorabilia Collection, undated, 1881- .

59.05 Linear feet
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The collection contains ephemeral and artifactual materials created, collected, utilized, worn and/or associated primarily with students in conjunction with their experiences at or with the University of Connecticut.

Arthur Judson Brown Papers, 1864-1969

9.5 Linear Feet
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The bulk of the papers relate to Brown's activities in the Presbyterian Church, the Presbyterian Board of Foreign Missions, and with the ecumenical and world missionary movements. Of special interest are Brown's travel diaries of tours of China and the Far East, 1901-1902 and 1909. Arthur Judson Brown was a Presbyterian clergyman, author and pioneer in the ecumenical and world missionary movements of the 20th century. The positions he held included administrative secretary of the Presbyterian Board of Foreign Missions (1895-1929), charter trustee of the Church Peace Union (1914), organizer of several World War I relief committees, editor of Missionary Review of the World (1930), vice-president of the International World Alliance of Presbyterian and Reformed Churches (1933-1937).

Barbara B. Kennelly Papers., undated, 1977-1998.

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Barbara Bailey Kennelly represented Connecticut in Congress for 17 years, leaving in 1999 as the highest ranking woman member in the history of the House of Representatives to that time. The collection includes correspondence to and from constituents and colleagues, notes, research materials, speeches, official congressional documents, congressional records, press clips, photographs, audio and video tapes, and special interest reports.

Nancy L. Johnson Papers, undated, 1983-2006.

222.3 Linear feet
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The papers of Congresswoman Nancy Lee Johnson. A member of the Connecticut state senate (1977-1982) and delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1980, Ms. Johnson was elected as a Republican to the Ninety-eighth and to the eleven succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1983-January 3, 2007). Ms. Johnson was a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives from 1983 to 2007, representing first the 6th district and later the 5th District of Connecticut following the elimination of the 6th district.

Henry Raup Wagner papers, 1917-1962, bulk 1930-1952

17.5 Linear Feet
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The papers consist of correspondence with scholars and members of the rare book world, notes and drafts related to Henry Wagner's published works, and other papers related to Wagner's research.

Tracings of illustrations by William Blake for Dante's Divina Commedia., 1831

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The collection consists of a series of tracings by John Linnell of 99 of the 102 drawings made by William Blake to illustrate Dante's Divina Commedia.

Thomas Mann collection, 1894-1990

8.5 Linear Feet
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The Thomas Mann Collection consists of manuscripts, letters, photographs, and printed materials relating to the life and work of Mann and his wife, Katia.

Printed Matter, 1800-2020

17 Linear Feet
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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.

Theatre Guild archive, 1896-1996, bulk 1930-1965

546.43 Linear Feet
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The Theatre Guild Archive consists of a variety of materials that document the history of the Theatre Guild from its earliest productions in 1919 through theatre and film projects in the 1980s and 1990s. Material includes correspondence and subject files relating to individuals, organizations, productions, and projects with which the company was involved; administrative and financial records; scripts and records of stage, radio, television, and film projects; scrapbooks, press books and clippings; costume, lighting and scenic designs and other art work; photographs of productions, events, and individuals; manuscript and printed music and related materials which document the creation, rehearsal, and performance of music composed and/or arranged for theatrical productions conceived of and produced by the Theatre Guild; production programs and publicity material from Theatre Guild and non-Theatre Guild productions; books, serials and other printed material published by the Theatre Guild as well as other publications acquired by Theatre Guild staff ; posters and lobby cards; audiovisual materials; and records of projects with which the Theatre Guild and its administrators were affiliated including the Westport Country Playhouse, the Bureau of New Plays, the American Shakespeare Festival Theatre and Academy, the Theatre Guild American Repertory Company, and Theatre at Sea.

Bradford Edward Ableson Papers, 1978-2010

11 Linear Feet
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These papers include correspondence, sermons, writings, and other documentation of the life and work of Bradford Edward Ableson, a Yale Divinity School graduate, Captain in the Chaplain Corps of the U.S. Navy, and clergyman. A prominent chaplain with a distinguished 25-year naval career, Captain Ableson provided combat ministry with Marines during Operation Desert Storm in the first Gulf War. From 1996 to 1999, he assumed Presidential Service duties as the Chaplain at Camp David, Maryland during the Clinton Administration. In 2004, he was promoted to the rank of Navy captain and assumed responsibilities as Command Chaplain of the U.S. Strategic Command.

Donald Clifford Gallup papers, 1754-2000, bulk 1920-1995

94 Linear Feet
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Correspondence, writings, research files, personal papers, photographs, printed material and other papers documenting both the professional and personal activities of Donald Gallup as scholarly bibliographer, editor, curator of the Yale Collection of American Literature, and book and manuscript collector on his own account. The majority of the collection consists of Gallup's own papers, including personal, professional and editorial correspondence; a small amount of personal papers; research files; and typescripts and galley proofs of many of his publications, including his editions of the journals of Thornton Wilder and several volumes of works by Eugene O'Neill. Correspondents include the authors James Purdy, Sheri Martinelli, and Mary Bernetta Quinn and the Yale librarian James T. Babb. In addition, the collection contains some of the letters and papers by Modernist writers collected by Gallup personally and donated by him to Yale. The most extensive of these groups is the collection of letters by T. S. Eliot in Group X. Recipients include Arnold Bennett, Richard Cobden-Sanderson, Edgar Jepson, Alida Monro and Harold Monro, Brigit Patmore, John Carroll Perkins, and Donald Gallup himself. Publishers' correspondence and book contracts of Carl Van Vechten are found in Group V., while Group VII. and Group VIII. contain copies of articles and ephemera by and related to Ezra Pound and a small amount of Pound correspondence. Diaries by Carlotta Monterey O'Neill are located in Group X.
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Anna Fuller Fund records, 1931-1984

17.5 Linear Feet
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The records consist of grant reports, financial records, and correspondence documenting the status and recipients of the Anna Fuller Fund and the Anna Fuller Prize. Included is a photocopy of Egbert C. Fuller's will.

Art and Architecture of Japan Slide Collection, 1960-2005

24 Linear Feet
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Collection consists of color and black and white 35 mm slides of Japanese arts. Includes architecture, painting, sculpture, arms and armor, calligraphy, ceramics, enamels, furniture, lacquer, metalwork, and textiles.

Terry Tempest Williams papers, 1872-2015, bulk 1967-2015

350.71 Linear Feet
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The collection consists of correspondence, writings, including manuscripts and proofs, journals, notebooks, day books, research files, photographs, printed materials, awards, artwork, and audiovisual materials related to the life and work of Terry Tempest Williams.

Henry Geldzahler papers, 1945-2006

43.54 Linear Feet
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The Henry Geldzahler papers consist of correspondence, writings, photographs, audiotapes, video recordings, motion picture film, printed material, and other papers that relate to the personal and professional life of the American photographer Henry Geldzahler. Other papers include notes and writings on Andy Warhol and others, working illustrations and notes for his unfinsished monograph, "Modern Art in America", and footage used in Peter Rosen's 2005 documentary about Geldzahler, Who Gets To Call It Art?. The material documents Geldzahler's career as a curator of contemporary art, his relationships with artists, and his involvement in the art world of the 1960s and 1970s.

Alexander "Bud" Gavitt, Jr. Papers, undated, 1920-2005

15.6 Linear feet
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The collection contains drafts and manuscripts of articles, publications, reports, correspondence, photographs and similar materials associated with Mr. Gavitt's long career in writing on agriculture related subjects.

Collection of Bookplates by William Edgar Fisher, 1898-1961, bulk 1900-1947

0.83 Linear Feet
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This collection contains bookplates by William Edgar Fisher. Many of these bookplates, which were designed for both individual and institutional patrons, are prints signed and numbered by the artist; many are hand-colored as well. The collection also includes some correspondence by Fisher as well as letters exchanged by later collectors of his work.
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John Vliet Lindsay papers, 1944-2001

216.33 Linear Feet
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The papers, divided into two parts, document the life and political career of John Lindsay from student days at Yale University through his two terms as mayor of New York City, 1965-1973. Part I. contains pre-congressional and congressional papers covering the years 1944-1965 and includes his Yale senior thesis, personal correspondence and subject files, campaign records, and congressional papers for the years 1959-1965. Part II. contains Lindsay's personal mayoral papers covering the years 1965-1973. The papers include personal correspondence, schedules, appointment books, subject files, campaign records, the papers of ten assistants to the mayor, photographs and other materials. Accessions to the collection provide additional material relating to Lindsay's congressional and mayoral years, as well as his 1972 Democratic presidential nomination bid and his 1980 Senate primary campaign.

Dwight Hall, Yale University, records, 1881-2017

111.75 Linear Feet
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The records consist of correspondence, minutes of meetings, financial records, membership lists, program records, committee records, scrapbooks, subject files, conference records, publications and printed material, and related materials concerning the activities of Dwight Hall at Yale.

John Hay Whitney and Betsey Cushing Whitney family papers, 1826-2010

242.35 Linear Feet
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The papers consist of correspondence, topical files, writings, legal and financial papers, photographs, scrapbooks, and audiovisual material documenting John Hay Whitney and Betsey Cushing Whitney and their extended family. The papers provide a substantive resource for the study of the private and public lives of the Whitney family, a prominent American family, widely known for its members' engagement in business, public service, government service, publishing, philanthropy, horse racing and breeding, and fine art collecting.

James E. Dyer Papers, 1908-2010, bulk bulk

75 Linear Feet
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James Edmund Dyer, graduate of Western Connecticut State College and politician, was born in Danbury, Connecticut, on September 20, 1946. His papers span the years 1900 to 2008, with the bulk of the collection dating from 1970 to 1990, primarily documenting his work as Mayor of Danbury, Connecticut. Information regarding his activities at Western Connecticut State College, his two terms as Trustee of the Connecticut State Colleges, and State Representative for the 110th District is also included.The collection consists of biographical materials, legislative and trustee files, citations, correspondence, fliers, greeting cards, membership cards, newsletters, news clippings, scrapbooks, petitions, photographs, posters, postcards, press releases, printed materials, proclamations, resolutions, writings and campaign materials such as bumper stickers, campaign pins, sample ballots, and mailing lists.

D. Michael Cheers papers and photographs, 1975-2004

26.58 Linear Feet
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This collection contains photographic prints, slides and negatives by photojournalist D. Michael Cheers. The bulk of the photographs contain images used for articles in Ebony South Africa, of which Cheers was managing editor from 1995-2000. Other material includes Cheers' photojournalism work, including his coverage of Jesse Jackson's presidential campaigns, the Rainbow Coalition, Jackson's meetings with Nelson Mandela, and photographs of Hugh Masekela.

Dominic J. Badolato Papers, undated, 1918-2003

198.0 Linear feet
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Dominic J. Badolato, born in 1919, served as a member of the Connecticut House of Representatives, representing New Britain, from 1954 to 1976, and was the founding head of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Union, Council 4, in New Britain, Connecticut, from 1968 to 1996.
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