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Association of Connecticut Municipal Historians Records

Identifier: 2019-0001

Content Description

The collection includes administrative records, correspondence, ACMH newsletters, program descriptions, minutes and clippings documenting the interests, activities and history of the Association.


  • 1990-2001

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open and available for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish from these Papers must be obtained in writing from the owner(s) of the copyright.


The first meeting of the Connecticut Municipal Historians took place on 3 March 1990 at the Connecticut Historical Society. A planning meeting followed on 5 December 1990 at which draft articles of association were presented and by-laws, officers, responsibilites and appropriate terms were drafted. The group capitalized on the 1987 legislation establishing the position of municipal historian in Connecticut. On 7 December 1990, Senator Thomas F. Upson (15th District) contacted local historians throughout the state requesting assistance in formulating new legislation to strengthen and expand the 1987 statute to require, rather than allow, municipalities to appoint a local historian. At the time of this solicitation, approximately 115 municipalities had appointed historians, presenting the nascent group with a large potential population to support.

The group was established as a non-profit organization, although never officially registered with the Connecticut Secretary of State. After ten years of active programming, it succumbed to decreasing attendance and active membership.

The Association of Connecticut Municipal Historians dissolved in 2000.


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Administrative records, program documentation and correspondence of the organization from its establishment in 1990 until its dissolution in 2000.

Custodial History

Materials in the collection were collected by Lebanon Town Historian, Alicia Wayland, an active member and officer of the organization. The box of ACHM records was found in her office after her death.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The records were donated by the Director of the Lebanon Historical Society in 2019. Documentation in the collection indicates that donation to Archives & Special Collections had been Ms. Wayland's intent upon the dissolution of the Association.

Association of Connecticut Municipal Historians Records
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Repository Details

Part of the Archives and Special Collections, University of Connecticut Library Repository

University of Connecticut Library
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Storrs Connecticut 06269-1205 USA US