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Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus

Found in 24 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

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 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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

Miscellaneous Historic Newspaper Collection

Identifier: MS 045

A small collection of newspapers and clippings which document life in the western Connecticut area and major world events over the last 150 years.

Dates: 1837-1986

Mooney-Billings Case Collection

Identifier: MS 016

Thomas Mooney (1892-1942) was a labor leader involved in several violent labor struggles in California before 1916. He was convicted and jailed as a participant in the bomb killings at the San Francisco Preparedness Day Parade in 1916. The collection includes documentation of the ongoing effort to exonerate Mooney.

Dates: 1917-1938

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

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

The Picture Collection of Donald Moss

Identifier: MS 017

The collection is comprised of approximately thirty linear feet of newspaper and magazine clipping, stamps, postcards, maps, photographs and original illustrations that were used as a morgue file during Moss’ career as an artist and illustrator.

Dates: 1950-1999

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