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Danbury (City of) Records

Identifier: DRG 2

Scope and Content Note

This is a small collection of Danbury city records. Includes City Clerk correspondence and City Council (or Common Council) minutes from the early establishment of the City of Danbury. Also includes: Tax anticipation ledgers.

Originally, materials were assigned to separate collections in under a general record category of City/Town of Danbury Records. The collection was reorganized so that City records and Town records were collected together and assigned to series either within City of Danbury Records of Town of Danbury Records. The original accession numbers are listed in the inventory.


  • Creation: 1889-1933


Access Restrictions

Open for research without restrictions.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish materials must be obtained in writing from the:

Ruth A. Haas Library
Archives and Special Collections
181 White Street
Danbury, CT 06810
Phone: 203-837-8992

Historical/Biographical Note

According to Section 3-3 of City of Danbury Charter: "The City Clerk shall be the Clerk of the Council. The City Clerk shall keep for public inspection copies of every proposed ordinance and a record of all proceedings including all roll call votes. All records so kept shall be authenticated by such Clerk or the President of the Council or both. The Clerk shall be responsible for the publication of such notices of hearing and publication of ordinances as may be necessary and perform such other duties as the Council may determine. The Council may, at any time, appoint an Assistant Clerk or Clerks, who shall, in the absence or disability of the Clerk, perform all the duties of the Clerk, and all records and acts of said Assistant shall have the same validity as the records and acts of the Clerk."

According to Section 3-1 of City of Danbury Charter on the city council: "There shall be a Council consisting of twenty-one members, as provided in Section 2-2, which shall be vested with the legislative power of the City, hereinafter referred to as the Common Council. The members of the Common Council shall be compensated in an amount which will defray reasonable expenses incurred in performing their duties subject to provisions of Section 7-460 of the General Statutes, as amended. Such compensation shall be determined by the preceding Common Council."


4.25 Linear Feet (, 7 boxes)

Language of Materials



This is fairly small collection of Danbury city records. Includes city clerk correspondence and City Council minutes from the early establishment of the City of Danbury. Also includes: Tax anticipation ledgers.


Folders are arranged chronologically within series.

The files are grouped into 3 series:

Series I: City Council Meetings, 1889-1904

Series II: City Clerk - Correspondence, 1897-1906

Series III: Tax Anticipation Notes, 1933


Aquired by Dr. Warner and Janick and donated to the Archive.

Related Material

Guide to the Records of the City of Danbury 1889-1933 DRG 2
Unverified Full Draft
Brian Stevens and Mary Rieke
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Description is in English.
Edition statement
This version was derived from various word processed inventories

Repository Details

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

Haas Library
181 White St
Danbury 06810 USA US
203.837.8322 (Fax)