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Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus

Found in 27 Collections and/or Records:

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

Christopher J. Durante Collection

Identifier: MS-075

Durante was a WestConn alum and local artist/merchant. The collection is a small sampling of the artist's work.

Dates: 1986-2024

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 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

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

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

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

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

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)

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

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

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

Office of University Publications & Design Records

Identifier: RG 7.3.2

The University Publications and Design Department is responsible for the production of academic publications and promotional materials for the university. The bulk of this collection consists of the working files for Diane Golden, Director of UP&D, from 1988 to 2000.

Dates: 1964-2014 , (Bulk 1988-2000); Majority of material found within 1988-2000

Ralph Carlton Jenkins Papers

Identifier: MS 034

In 1935 Ralph Jenkins became Principal of the Danbury Normal School, and, in 1937 became the first President of Danbury State Teacher’s College. Through his doctoral research he became an outstanding authority on the life and works of Henry Barnard. This is a collection of his papers and some titles from his collection of books.

Dates: 1933-1937

Ruth Alice Haas Papers

Identifier: MS 033
Abstract Ruth Alice Haas (1903-1986) arrived the Danbury Normal School in 1931 to serve as Dean of Women. For fifteen years, she lived in Fairfield Hall as the primary mentor and supervisor for boarding students. Over the years, she assumed more responsibility. In 1946, after President Jenkins’ death, she was the unanimous choice for president. She served as president for twenty-eight years, through times of significant growth and change for the school. These papers contain a cross section of her...
Dates: 1922-1987

Ruth Steinkraus-Cohen Collection

Identifier: MS 056

The collection is comprised of mostly of sheetmusic which span the years 1800 to the 1960s. Also included are publicity photographs and other images of Steinkraus in her career as a pianist, radio host and activist for world peace.

Dates: 1700s-1940s

Segregation Photoprints

Identifier: MS 042
Abstract This collection is comprised of black-and-white, 8 x 10" photoprints most presumably ordered from the Library of Congress in 1972. Most of the images are part of the Farm Security Administration-Office of War Information Collection and show African Americans in urban and rural settings during the Great Depression and World War II. Many of the images are available digitally from the American Memory collection at the Library of Congress: The...
Dates: 1860-1972

Student Government Association Records

Identifier: RG 5.15

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.

Dates: 1940-2003

Truman A. Warner Papers

Identifier: MS 026
Abstract Warner spent 37 years as a teacher and administrator and was also a board member and former president of the Scott-Fanton Museum, now known as the Danbury Museum and Historical Society. During his tenure, he supervised and contributed to numerous museum exhibits. The Warner Collection consists of writings, photographs, miscellanea, research notes and papers documenting Warner’s life as a World War II medic, author, historian and historical researcher. The bulk of the collection contains an...
Dates: 1725-1997, (Bulk 1940-1997); Majority of material found within 1940 - 1997

Western Connecticut State University Photographs and Miscellanea

Identifier: RG 8

This is a collection of photographs and realia spanning the history of Western Connecticut State University. The collection includes images and objects that document the growth, evolution and public profile of the institution.

Dates: 1903-present

World War I Pamphlets, Bulletins and Miscellanea

Identifier: MS 027

The collection includes material published by the Committee on Public Information (CPI) and a variety of propagandistic and commemorative materials published during and around the time of the First World War.

Dates: 1917-1921 , (Bulk 1917-1918); Majority of material found within 1917 - 1918