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Anaconda American Brass Company Records, 1940-1965 2.25 Linear Feet
The Anaconda American Brass Company Records contains various company publications and administrative records regarding the American Brass and Anaconda Copper Companies. The collection mainly consists of company publications which were used to advertise products to customers, as well as employee handbooks. The collection also includes documents regarding the Anaconda's history and then merger with American Brass Company. There is a small amount of material detailing the Waterbury flood of 1955, as well as photographs and original drawings for product advertisements.
Bristol Company Records, 1894-1981 and undated 1.84 Linear Feet
The Bristol Company Records document the founding of the Bristol Company and the various products produced by the company. Bristol produced industrial instruments: instruments to measure and record temperature, electricity, pressure, motion, time, flow, and humidity. Documents include Product Data Sheets, Catalogs, Photographs, Meeting Minutes, Newspaper Clippings. The museum also has a small collection of Bristol Instruments.
Camp Family Papers, 1847-1991 and undated 3 Linear Feet
The Camp Family Papers contains various correspondence and personal records collected by the Camp Family. Some of the correspondence includes letters from Reverend Albert Camp, his wife Frances Camp, their Daughter Nancy Camp, son Wallace Camp, and Aunt Mary Shears. The collection also contains sermon notes and sermons by Reverend Albert Camp, as well as instructions to household help from Frances Camp. Also in the collection are correspondence by Orton Camp Jr. sent to his parents detailing his time serving in World War II. Also from this same time period are photographs of Orton Camp Jr. and various army medals. Interesting to note is Orton Camp Jr.'s personal records, which contains letters from the Mattatuck Museum as well as Taft School.
Chase Brass and Copper Company Records, 1930-1981 6 Linear Feet
Chase Brass and Copper Company
The Chase Brass and Copper Records contains various professional documents regarding the Chase Brass and Copper Company. The collection is many composed of Company advertisements sent to customers and vendors detailing new products. Also represented are various employee bulletins, including Chase News, as well as photographs of company products and showrooms. The collection also contains various newspaper articles on company history. Interesting to note is a series of Chase Cartoons, as well as multiple bargaining contracts with the companies Union.
Chase Collegiate School Records, 1863-2020 75 Linear Feet
Chase Collegiate School (1865-2020) (Waterbury, CT)
The Records of the Chase Collegiate School span from 1863-2020. Founded as an all girls school in 1865, the Collegiate Institute for Young Ladies taught a complete education for women in Waterbury, CT. Reorganized in 1875 as Saint Margaret's School for Girls, the school continued its mission of educating young women. In 1912 McTernan's School for Boys was founded in Waterbury as an all boys school by Charles McTernan and in 1973 the 2 schools merged to become a non-demoninational co-ed school named Saint Margaret's-McTernan School. In 2005 the school was renamed Chase Collegiate School. In all of its iterations, the school was always focused academic achievements, creative expression, a sense of community, and the development of leadership qualities. The Records of the School are divided into series based on the various names of the school. The collection largely reflects student life, but also includes administrative files. Object types include but not limited to: annual reports, correspondence, handbooks, course descriptions, meeting minutes, photographs, newspaper clippings, scrapbooks, student publications, performance ephemera, and event files.
Mattatuck Museum (1877-)
Chief Two Moon Meridas was an entrepreneur who lived in Waterbury from circa 1918 through his death in 1932. He utilized stereotypical imagery of indigenous peoples to sell "herbal tonics."
Cookbook Collection, 1868-1973 .42 Linear Feet
Mattatuck Museum (1877-)
The Cookbook Collections contains various cookbooks from many different groups in Waterbury. Some of the cookbooks include Hadassah recipes collected by Jewish women of Waterbury and recipes collected from women attending the Waterbury Hospital School of Nursing. Also included are recipes from World War II as well as the 19th century.
The personal papers of Elsie Flink, Waterbury resident and personality. Flink worked at several local factories and was a member of St. John's Church. She participated in a study about radium poisoning since she was one of Waterbury's Radium Girls.
Elton Family Papers, 1779-1935 2.84 Linear Feet
The Elton family have been members of the Waterbury and Watertown community since the mid 1700s and were farmers, businessmen, and medical doctors. This collection documents the professional and personal relations of several members largely through correspondence and administrative papers spanning the 1800s. The largest quantity of materials in the collection are the medical books, passed down from generation to generation. Of special interest are several family and local histories.