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UConn. University of Connecticut History

 Record Group
Identifier: UConn
The University Archives holds the institutional memory of the University of Connecticut and is the largest and most comprehensive source of information on the history and cultural heritage of UConn and its predecessor institutions. As the collective memory of the university, the Archives contains official and historical records including documentation of governance, policy, operation of administrative offices, research, programs, and publications. Unpublished materials in the Archives include photographs, films, memorabilia, administrative records of major university offices, and the papers of presidents, administrative officers, and members of the faculty. Special collections have also been established to document such important events as UCONN 2000 and the men’s and women’s national basketball championships. Formats accepted include manuscripts, diaries, correspondence, scrapbooks, photographs, ephemera, administrative records, sound recordings, moving images, accessible/supported electronic records.

Found in 198 Collections and/or Records:

4-H Clubs of Connecticut Records

Identifier: 1987-0027
Abstract The 4-H Clubs of Connecticut originated in 1913 with the establishment of the first club in Mansfield, Connecticut. A part of the United States Department of Agriculture's Cooperative Extension System, 4-H clubs have aimed to educate Connecticut's youth in agriculture, home economics, and new technologies. The 4-H Clubs of Connecticut also strives to imbue its members with important life skills, building character through the teaching of a variety of practical skills. The records consist of...
Dates: undated, [1906]-1977

University of Connecticut, African American Cultural Center Records

Identifier: 2020-0034

The collection contains documentation, publications, and announcements produced by the H. Fred Simons African American Cultural Center.

Dates: undated, 1976 - 2022

George Allen Collection of Science Fiction

Identifier: 2015-0001
Scope and Content Note The George Allen Collection of Science Fiction was assembled by George J. Allen, Emeritus Professor of Psychology at the University of Connecticut. The collection is comprised of paperback science fiction books published from 1952 through the 1980s, the bulk published by Ace Books, and including several first editions issued by authors early in their careers. The affordably-priced "Ace Double" format was successful for Ace Books. Works by established authors were bound with those by...
Dates: 1952-1989

University of Connecticut, Art and Art History Department Records

Identifier: 2012-0062
Scope and Contents

Includes artists' books made by students of Gus Mazzocca and professional artists participating in special cirricular programs sponsored by the Department of Art.

Dates: 1972-2004

University of Connecticut, Asian American Studies Institute Records

Identifier: 2010-0045

Founded in 1993, the Asian American Studies Institute at the University of Connecticut is a leading East Coast multidisciplinary research and teaching program that reflects the heterogeneity of both Asian American Studies and Asian America. The collection contains materials associated with the "Day of Rememberance" program that were collected, produced and/or distributed by the Institute from 1997 to the present.

Dates: undated, 1997-2010

University of Connecticut, Athletic Communications Office Records

Identifier: 1999-0054

The office is responsible for the creation and distribution of information pertaining to University athletics. It began as a department within the Office of Public Information, Sports Information.

Dates: undated, 1894-2014

University of Connecticut, Athletic Game Films Collection

 Collection — Box 1.51.F.4-G.5
Identifier: 1997-0012

The collection contains moving image recordings (in multiple formats) of University athletic games throughout the 20th century.

Dates: undated, circa 1930-2004

Frank Ballard Papers

Identifier: 1998-0193

Frank Willard Ballard was born on 7 December 1929 in Alton, Illinois. He received his B.A. (1952) from Shurtleff College and his M.A. (1953) from the University of Illinois. Ballard was a professor of dramatic arts at the University of Connecticut, retiring in 1989. In 1966, he established the first bachelor of fine arts degree program in puppetry at any American university. A decade later he founded the National Puppetry Institute at the University of Connecticut.

Dates: undated, 1973-1993

James H. Barnett Papers

Identifier: 1997-0014
Abstract James Harwood Barnett was born in Owensboro, KY, on 9 October 1906. Barnett was employed by the University of Connecticut in 1935 as an instructor in Sociology. He specialized in the history of social thought and the sociology of art and literature. He attained full professorship in 1948 and was head of the Sociology Department from 1948 until 1962. Barnett directed the Honor's Program from 1967 until his retirement in 1970. A prolific author, Barnett has over thirty publications, including...
Dates: undated, 1907-1993

Peter S. Barth Papers

Identifier: 1997-0015

Peter S. Barth, retired professor and former Head of the Economics Department at the University of Connecticut, was appointed Executive Director of the National Commission on State Workmen's Compensation Laws. The collection contains annotated photocopies of the hearings and statements presented to the Commission on for discussion in 1971-1972.

Dates: 1971-1972

Robert F. Belden Papers

Identifier: 2000-0098

The collection contains papers produced by Mr. Belden (1920) while he was a student at the Connecticut Agricultural College.

Dates: 1919-1921

Bruce Bellingham Papers

Identifier: 2010-0055

The collection contains notes, class materials, photocopies, transparencies, research, scores, correspondence and publications pertaining to Professor Bellingham's scholarly research in the history of music.

Dates: undated, 1945-2003

Norman Bender Papers

Identifier: 2012-0101

The collection contains correspondence, notes, articles and publications created or collected by Mr. Bender during his tenure in the University of Connecticut, Cooperative Extension Service.

Dates: 1975 - 2007

Susan Porter Benson Papers

Identifier: 2004-0071

The collection contains notes, manuscripts, syllabi, research materials, correspondence, ephemera and similar materials associated with the professional career of the historian, Susan Porter Benson, a member of the University of Connecticut faculty from 1993 until her death in 2005.

Dates: undated, 1983-2005

Peter Bertolette Papers

Identifier: 1998-0197

Literary manuscripts and editorial records of poet and former UConn student Peter Bertolette.

Dates: undated, 1953-1990

Victor J. Binks Papers

Identifier: 2020-0050
Abstract Victor J. Binks, in Manchester, CT, on July 17, 1924, was the son of the late Joseph and Henrietta (Sloane) Binks. He served in the Army during WWII as a Medic and graduated from UConn with a Bachelor's (1956) and Master’s (1960) in Mechanical Engineering. His working career included Pratt & Whitney, Hamilton Standard and International Fuel Cells. During his professional career, Binks was a technical staff engineer with Hamilton Standard designing life support/air...
Dates: undated, 1945 - 1998

University of Connecticut, Black Experience in the Arts Collection

Identifier: 2015-0002
Scope and Contents Lecture notes, transcriptions of lectures and interviews, and over three hundred audio recordings associated with a University of Connecticut School of Fine Arts course, "Black Experience in the Arts." The course's instructors included professors James Eversole, Hale Smith, Edward O'Connor, Leon Bailey, and Carlton Molette. The records, particularly the audio recordings, document the contributions of black artists of the time period and the power of art as a mechanism for social change and...
Dates: 1970 - 1994

Robert Black Papers

Identifier: 1998-0375

The collection contains materials collected or written by Dr. Black pertaining to the geology of Connecticut, Wisconsin and Antartica.

Dates: undated, 1944-1980

Albert F. Blakeslee Papers

Identifier: 2011-0046

Materials about or published by noted scientist Albert F. Blakeslee, professor at the University of Connecticut from 1907 through 1915.

Dates: undated, 1903-1955; Majority of material found within 1920 - 1950

Rufus A. Blanshard Papers

Identifier: 2007-0069

Rufus A. Blanshard was an Emeritus Professor of English at the University of Connecticut. He was involved with combating racism at the university during the 1970s and 1980s, and was influential in introducing an alternative classroom curriculum to the University. Materials in the collection are comprised of his personal papers, and include documents related to his civil rights work.

Dates: 1960-2004

University of Connecticut, Board of Trustees Records

Identifier: 1987-0007
Abstract In April 1881, the Connecticut General Assembly established the Storrs Agricultural School after accepting a gift of 170 acres of land, several frame buildings, and money from Charles and Augustus Storrs. The School opened on September 28, 1881, with twelve students in the first class. Before the turn of the century there were two name changes (Storrs Agricultural College 1893, Connecticut Agricultural College 1899). In 1933, two years after the institution celebrated its fiftieth...
Dates: undated, 1881-

Bruce W. Borders Collection of the Friends of Farwell Barn

Identifier: 2021-0077

Clippings, photographs, photocopies, notes, drafts of articles and reports, correspondence and publications associated with the grassroots effort to save the Farwell (Jacobsen) Barn on the north end of the Storrs campus of the University.

Dates: 1999 - 2002

Augustus Jackson Brundage Papers

Identifier: 1981-0001

Born in Danbury, Connecticut, Augustus Jackson Brundage attended the Danbury public schools before entering the Connecticut Agricultural College at Storrs in September 1906. He was appointed State Club Leader for the Extension Service of the Connecticut Agricultural College and the United States Department of Agriculture in 1917. Mr. Brundage retired from the University in 1948 but remained active with the 4-H.

Dates: undated, 1884-1981

University of Connecticut, Cabinet Records

Identifier: 1998-0161

Minutes of meetings between the President and Vice Presidents of the University.

Dates: 1979-1990

Wendell H. Camp Papers

Identifier: 2006-0173

The collection contains manuscripts of articles, book chapters, photographs and negatives collected or authored by Dr. Camp for his research. Dr. Camp was a Professor of Botany and Chair of the Botany Department at the University of Connecticut from 1953 until his death in 1963.

Dates: undated, 1933-1954.

Campbell Collection of the Organization of Graduate Student Action

Identifier: 2009-0081

History, activities and related documentation of Organization for Graduate Student Action at the University of Connecticut and the mentor Connection.

Dates: undated, 1991-2009

Daniel R. Campbell Papers

Identifier: 2008-0137

Memoirs of Daniel Campbell, who attended the University of Connecticut from 1967-1968, and was one of the first openly gay students at the University.

Dates: 1967-1968, 2008

Eric W. Carlson Papers

Identifier: 2011-0090

Eric W. Carlson was an Emeritus Professor of English at the University of Connecticut, teaching from 1942 to 1979. Professor Carlson was a notable scholar of Edgar Allen Poe and Ralph Waldo Emerson, producing numerous articles and books about the authors. His papers consist of notes, manuscripts, correspondence, syllabi, lectures, reports, and other assorted materials related to his tenure as a professor at the University of Connecticut.

Dates: 1942-2004