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Abubaker Saad Collection

Identifier: MS-072

Dr. Saad's handwritten lecture texts, mostly regarding the history of Africa.

Dates: 1996-2020

Al Stewart Collection

Identifier: MS 067

Al Stewart was a businessman and physicist who joined the faculty in the School of Business at WestConn in 1987 after a long career mostly at Union Carbide. The collection includes personal papers, objects, art and miscellanea from Stewart's estate.

Dates: 1960s-2016

Alfred Geddes Papers

Identifier: MS 008
Abstract Geddes was appointed Dean of Men at Danbury State Teacher’s College in 1947 and served in that role until he retired in 1974. In 1939, he earned a Masters in education from Yale, and in 1955 received his Doctorate in Student Personnel from New York University. He joined the Army in the 1930s and served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. Geddes was a military history enthusiast and amassed a number of books on the subject. His papers contain personal materials from his career as...
Dates: 1913-1959; Majority of material found within 1940-1950

Andrei Hudiakoff Published Illustrations

Identifier: MS 066

This is a small collection of books illustrated by Andrei Hudiakoff.

Dates: 1923-1947

Carl Pettersch Papers : Academic Affairs. Office of the Dean of Graduate Studies

Identifier: RG 6.4.0

Carl A. Pettersch was Professor of Social Science 1946-1955, Dean of Graduate Studies 1955-1973, Faculty Emeriti 1973-2003 as Professor of History. This collection comprises the papers of Dr. Pettersch while Dean of Graduate Studies.

Dates: 1952-1972

Caroline Randolph Diary

Identifier: MS 021

Diary of a woman from Connecticut. She describes her health the birth of her children, church attendance and everyday life in early to mid-19th century New England. 188 p.

Dates: 1835-1876

Civil War Letters and Miscellanea Collection

Identifier: MS 060

This artificial collection brings together original materials in the WCSU Archives that relates to the Civil War. Materials that are facsimile versions indicate that this repository once possessed an original copy of material. Collection includes: letters, publications and CDVs.

Dates: 1860-1900

Connecticut Miscellanea

Identifier: MS 002

This collection contains historic printed miscellanea of Connecticut. Commercial businesses, municipal boards and commissions, and other clubs and organizations produced the material that is in this collection.

Dates: 1721-1999; Majority of material found within 1906-1975

Connecticut State University System Records

Identifier: RG 1-csus

The Connecticut State University System dates back to 1849. Colleges in the system all began as teachers colleges and gradually were given responsibility for educational programs such as liberal arts, business, technology, and health services. They were brought together into a state college system in 1965, and were granted university status in 1983.

Dates: 1965-2004

Connecticut Woman Suffrage Movement Collection

Identifier: MS 003

Collection contains Connecticut State Librarian Robert Schnare’s research on the Connecticut suffrage movement between 1910 and 1920, and additional information on the movement prior to 1910 and from the relatively recent past.

Dates: 1876-1982 , (Bulk 1906-1925); Majority of material found within 1906 - 1925

Danbury (City of) Records

Identifier: DRG 2

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.

Dates: 1889-1933

Danbury Hatters Project Papers

Identifier: MS 037

Collection of biographical sketches derived from primary sources by WCSU undergraduates for Dr. Herbert Janick's Historical Research course.

Dates: 1982-1999

Danbury Industrial Corporation Records

Identifier: MS 050

The Danbury Industrial Corporation was established between 1916-1918 to promote the City of Danbury as an attractive location for business and industry initially through the purchase of land for industrial development. The collection includes the D.I.C. records, clippings, correspondence, legal documents and most notably a three volume Danbury Industrial Survey which contains comprehensive descriptions and statistical analyses of Danbury's business and industrial community from 1918.

Dates: 1916-2002 , (Bulk 1945-1965); Majority of material found within 1916 - 1965

Danbury Ledgers

Identifier: DRG 1&2

This collection includes various Danbury municipal records including military service lists, voting lists, real estate transactions, public utilities expenditures mainly from the early 20th century.

Dates: 1826-1932 , (Bulk 1900-1918); Majority of material found within 1900 - 1918

Danbury Miscellanea Collection

Identifier: MS 038

Comprised of maps, photographs and miscellanea collected by the University Archives since the 1980s.

Dates: 1850-1960

Danbury Preservation Trust Records

Identifier: MS 039
Abstract The Danbury Preservation Trust had its beginnings in 1978 during a faculty developed summer course entitled Living History, Reading the Connecticut Landscape, taught by Dr. Herbert F. Janick, Professor of History at Western Connecticut State College. After formal incorporation in January 1979, he became the Trust’s first president. The records of the Danbury Preservation Trust span the years 1978-1997. The collection includes surveys to identify structures...
Dates: 1959-2001

Danbury Remembers, Conversations With a Community : Danbury History Project Oral Histories.

Identifier: OH 001

Oral histories from the Danbury Remembers project. The goal of the project was to record a series of oral history interviews with various present and past residents of Danbury.

Dates: 2002-2004

Danbury (Town of) Records

Identifier: DRG-1
Abstract This is a small collection of the records of the Town of Danbury. It includes Selectmen, financial, School Board, Town Clerk, and Town Counsel records. Materials document town construction projects, social welfare, roads, the School Board, the airport, the 1955 Danbury flood, the agreement between the town and the AFSCME/AFL-CIO, the 1934 project for sewers, drains and treatment plant, town audits, town taxes and 1950s fallout shelters. These documents include announcements of upcoming Town...
Dates: 1892-1969

Danbury's Third Century Research Collection

Identifier: MS 058

Research materials for Herb Janick and William Devlin's book, Danbury's Third Century. Includes a running summary of Danbury events taken from the News-Times, interviews, student theses, and published materials for the period of ~1870-2012.

Dates: 1983-2013

Davida Blakeslee Foy Collection

Identifier: MS 057

Davida Blakeslee was born in Thomaston, Connecticut in 1910, and was a 1929 graduate of Danbury Normal School. She received her B.S. from Teachers College of Connecticut at New Britain in 1958, and her Master of Education from the University of Hartford in 1961. She taught in public schools for more than 30 years. This collection is comprised of a scrapbook she made as a keepsake for her time at the Danbury Normal School.

Dates: 1928-1929

Division of Academic Affairs Records

Identifier: RG 6

The role of the the Division of Academic Affairs has evolved in name and purpose over the history of the WCSU. Currently the division is headed by the V.P. of Academic Affairs & Provost. The Division of Academic Affairs collection includes: administrative records, accreditation records, admissions data, institutional research and assessment records, and strategic planning information.

Dates: 1904-2018

Division of Finance & Administration

Identifier: RG 4

The records of the Office of Finance and Administration contain records from the following departments under the V.P. for Finance & Administration: Fiscal Affairs, Institutional Services, and the Division of Public Safety. Also incuded are University Events' invitations and programs from commencements, convocations and events from 1906-2007.

Dates: 1906-2007

Division of Student Affairs Records

Identifier: RG 5
Abstract The Division of Student Affairs is responsible for oversight of university functions affecting student life and for setting and enforcing related policies. The division's records consist of administrative information, committee files, annual reports, and budgetary records as well as files pertaining to student organizations. The records of the Division of Student Affairs span the dates 1926’-2006, and are organized into seven series: (1) Athletics/Recreation, (2) Campus Ministries, (3)...
Dates: 1926-2006

Don Stitt Collected Plays

Identifier: MS 049

Don Stitt is an actor, writer, director, choreographer and composer who began his career in the mid 1960s. He received his MFA from WCSU in 2007. The collection includes his written work created throughout his career in the theater.

Dates: 1974-2007

Dr. Ellen Rosenberg's Religion in Society and Culture Student Paper Collection

Identifier: MS 041

Dr. Ellen M. Rosenberg was a member of the anthropology department at Western Connecticut State University. This is a collection of research papers completed by students of her "Religion in Society and Culture" course in 1975. The papers profile congregations in the Danbury Area.

Dates: 1975

Echo Records

Identifier: RG 5.15.1a

The photographs and photographic negatives in this collection come from The Echo's 'Photo Morgue'. Some of these photographs were used in issues of The Echo, others were unused. They are kept in the original negative sheets. Some negative sheets have hand-written notes describing the subject, date, and photographer of the photographs. Other negative sheets are blank.

Dates: 1986-2001

Edward Eliscu Papers

Identifier: MS 040

Edward Eliscu, actor, lyricist, playwright, screen and songwriter, producer, and director was born in New York City on April 26, 1902. The collection consists of correspondence, clippings, scripts, lyrics, music, and other writings.

Dates: 1969-1998 , (Bulk 1971-1990); Majority of material found within 1971 - 1990

Frederic Cole Smedley Collection

Identifier: MS 022

Smedley was an active member of the Socialist Party in the 1930s. He ran for Comptroller of Waterbury, CT on the Socialist platform in the municipal election of 1939 and in 1948 he was the Socialist Party candidate for U.S. Senator from Connecticut. Smedley was also an attorney for numerous labor and advocacy organizations. This is a small collection of his correspondence.

Dates: 1914-1950 , (Bulk 1934-1946); Majority of material found within 1934 - 1946

George B. Hawley Collection

Identifier: MS 011

The collection contains the World War I letters, photographs and miscellanea of George Hawley, a Danbury native who was in Company B of the 307th Infantry of the American Expeditionary Force. Hawley died of disease just before the end of the War in October of 1918.

Dates: 1910-1927 , (Bulk 1917-1918); Majority of material found within 1917 - 1918

Greater Danbury Intercultural Association

Identifier: MS 064

This collection contains many clippings, administrative materials, and materials related to the different international pavillions. The collection also contains 60 tapes and supporting materials of interviews conducted through by Greater Danbury Intercultural Association to document the contituent groups that make up the greater Danbury area.

Dates: 1980-1993

Hamilton Orgelman Papers

Identifier: MS 019

Hamilton Orgelman was born in Danbury, Connecticut, on October 17, 1889. Orgelman was best known for his work with the Boy Scouts of America. The collection documents Orgelman's career and contains periodicals, correspondence, bulletins, booklets, scrapbook, photographs and memorabilia. Included also are materials relating to his son, George Orgelman who worked in the aviation industry.

Dates: 1806-2001 , (Bulk 1918-1972); Majority of material found within 1918 - 1972

Helen Parkhurst Asian Art Monographs

Identifier: MS 043

A small collection of art books presumably collected when Ms. Parkhurst travelled in Asia.

Dates: 1850-1930s

Herbert F. Janick Jr. Papers

Identifier: MS 012

The Herbert F. Janick Papers span the years 1889-2003 and consist mainly of Janick’s historical research (focused on CT and Danbury) for his many articles and in particular for his book on the history of Western Connecticut State University. The collection includes many oral history interviews conducted by Janick and many conducted by his students.

Dates: 1889-2002

Herndon Dowling Herpetological Collection

Identifier: MS 059

Herndon Dowling was a systematic herpetologist with a primary interest in evolution. During his career Dowling worked in many projects and positions in the field of herpetology, won over half a dozen awards for his work, and authored over 200 publications.

Dates: 1925-2014

H.L. Trisch; A.C. Gilbert Company World War II Records

Identifier: MS 063

A collection of materials from the A.C. Gilbert Company documenting their activity during World War II compiled by H. L. Trisch.

Dates: 1941-1945

Howard Dunham Barlow Collection

Identifier: MS 001

Howard Dunham Barlow was a radio pioneer, musician, composer, arranger and conductor. The Howard Dunham Barlow Collection consists of correspondence, newspaper and magazine clippings, recordings, original compositions, published choral arrangements, CBS program logs, scrapbooks, oral history, orchestral arrangements and works, prospective scripts, reviews of concerts, phonograph records, photographs, and writings.

Dates: 1911-2000, (Bulk 1920-1958)

Jack Friel University History Collection

Identifier: MS 004
Abstract The Jack Friel University History Collection is his work in gathering information about the history of this university. Starting in 1976, under a grant authorized by the WestConn Foundation, Friel began to collect information about the history of then named Western Connecticut State College with the intended goal of writing the history of the college. Friel, who was a former graduate student, took on the task with the help of two students, Ronald Douglas and Sandy Connor. When it became...
Dates: 1850-1978 , (Bulk 1976-1977); Majority of material found within 1976 - 1977

James E. Dyer Papers

Identifier: MS 052
Abstract 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...
Dates: 1908-2010; Majority of material found within

James Furman Papers

Identifier: MS 006

James Furman was born in Louisville, Kentucky in 1937 and was a college professor/Composer. The collection includes audio recordings of original material, performance programs, and biographical information.

Dates: 1963-1997

Jennie Warner Papers

Identifier: MS 025

Jennie Esther Warner graduated from Danbury Normal School in 1917. The collection includes some of her texts and notebooks from her time at the DNS and Danbury High School.

Dates: 1908-1917

Jim Pegolotti Program Notes Files

Identifier: MS-070

Includes former WCSU Dean, Jim Pegolotti's program notes (Danbury Concert Association Notes) and an unpublished manuscript (Writing Program Notes) that includes guidance on writing program notes for classical music concerts.

Dates: 2021

John Mihelic Collection

Identifier: MS 015

John Mihelic was from Kansas City, Missouri and was a member of the Socialist Party. He was also involved with the Communist Party of America. The collection includes some correspondence and leftist/socialist publications from the early 20th century.

Dates: 1908-1927 , (Bulk 1918-1924); Majority of material found within 1918 - 1924

Joseph D. Bishop Collection

Identifier: MS-071

The collection of Civil War letters of a Danburian, Joseph D. Bishop, in the 23rd Connecticut VI. Bishop was the chief musician in the regiment.

Dates: 1862-2021

June Goodman Collection

Identifier: MS 009

The June Goodman Collection documents her local activism in the 1960s. She received a master's degree in education from WestConn in 1970. The collection focuses on Goodman's commitment to education, specifically her work with the Committee of 1,000 and its fight to improve and expand the Danbury school system in the 1960s. Much of the collection chronicles the bitter nature of the debate.

Dates: 1947-1997 , (Bulk 1952-1967); Majority of material found within 1952 - 1967

Lewis Zurlo Associates Architecture & Interior Design Collection

Identifier: MS 028

Lewis Zurlo spent 32 years designing buildings in and around the western Connecticut area and was a member of the Danbury Preservation Trust. The collection includes personal and architectural materials Zurlo collected over his professional career and significant architectural information on a number of buildings in and around Danbury for which Zurlo and his firm's services were retained.

Dates: 1956-2005

Margaret Slater Collection

Identifier: MS 061

Margaret and William Slater were long-time Fairfield County residents and collected journals, publications, clippings, and books related to African-Americans, African-American issues and history.

Dates: 1920-2001

Marian Anderson Collection

Identifier: MS 068

This is a small collection of Marian Anderson memorabilia. Anderson was a world-renowned contralto in the 20th century and a long-time resident of Danbury, CT.

Dates: 1937-1980

Marjorie Echols Local Artists Collection

Identifier: MS 035

The collection includes works of art collected by Marjorie Echols '81. The art is in various mediums and was created by artists from the Danbury area.

Dates: 1925-2000

Mary Deming 4-H Clippings

Identifier: MS 051

Mary A. (Milner) Deming was a graduate of UConn and former Associate Club Agent of New Haven County. In January 1953, Mary Deming began contributing to the "4-H Club Activies" column in the Danbury News-Times. These are clippings of her column up until 1964 with some gaps.

Dates: 1952-1964

Metrotone Newsreels, etc. Collections

Identifier: MS 036

This is a small collection of newsreels and instructional films collected by WestConn.

Dates: 1952-1979

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