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William Devlin's Danbury History Columns

Identifier: MS 069

Content Description

The collection includes clippings of articles that Devlin wrote between 1980 and 2013. Most of these articles appeared in the News-Times as a regular feature on local history. Also included in this collection are Xerox copies of materials used for research of the articles.


  • Creation: 1983-2013


Conditions Governing Access

Open to researchers on site. Please contact the archivist at WCSU for information on obtaining access to the scanned articles.

Conditions Governing Use

For more information contact the WCSU Archives.

Biographical / Historical

William Devlin has been an adjunct professor at WCSU and was an active member of the Danbury Preservation Trust. He wrote "We Crown Them All", a comprehensive illustrated history Danbury and co-authored, with Herb Janick, "Danbury's 3rd Century" - a narrative history of Danbury since 1889. Devlin, now retired, was for many years a social studies teacher at Darien High School, in addition to teaching at WestConn. For around 30 years, Devlin also produced many feature articles for The News-Times, mainly on local historical topics, and compiled The News-Times column "Do You Remember," beginning in 1981.


2 Linear Feet (1 large box of clippings and xeroxes.)

Language of Materials



The collection includes clippings of local history and local interest articles by William Devlin, mostly for the Danbury News-Times, between 1980 and 2013.


Arranged chronologically.

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Repository Details

Part of the Western Connecticut State University Archives and Special Collections Repository

Haas Library
181 White St
Danbury 06810 USA US
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