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Camille Forman Papers

Identifier: 2003-0036

Scope and Content Note

The collection contains administrative records, clippings, correspondence, ephemera, galley proofs, and financial records of Camille Forman and her family. The records encompass the period of 1900 to 2002, and includes numerous documents related to her and her husband's family.

The collection contains materials related to various people and institutions, correspondence between family members in the United States and those abroad; family histories for Camille and Ken Forman; materials related to Forman's achievements as a handicapped stroke-survivor; marriage announcement in the Hartford Courant;The American Thread Company; Willimantic Mills; Windham Regional Arts Council; biographical material for Camille Forman; materials pertaining to Forman's publication, A Perfect Time for Butterflies; materials pertaining to immigration and passports; family military service; American Express Company; American Railway Express Company; Cunard Line; Phoenix State Bank and Trust Company; White Star Line; Western Union telegrams; The City Bank & Trust Company; stamps from Italy; and The Union Trust Company.


  • undated, 1900-2002


The collection is open and available for research.

Restrictions on Use and Copyright Information

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


Camille Lavieri Forman was born in Hartford, ConOctober 10, 1933. She graduated from Weaver High School in Hartford in 1951 and received a BA from the University of Connecticut in 1955. On January 26, 1957, she married UConn Art professor Ken Forman. In 1968, she received an MLS degree from the University of Rhode Island. She was employed as a librarian at the University of Connecticut Libraries until 1991. Beginning in the early 1970s Forman began creating fiber art and exhibiting it. In addition to her individual work, She has collaborated on a number of pieces with her husband.

After retiring from the University of Connecticut Libraries in the early 1990s she and her husband traveled regularly to France, often living in Paris and Provence for several months each year. In 1998, Camille was disabled by a stroke. During her recovery she turned to watercolor painting and writing. In 2001, Camille published her memoir, A Perfect Time for Butterflies.

For more information about Camille and Ken Forman see, A Perfect Time for Butterflies.

Camille Forman died in 2015.



2.65 Linear Feet

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The collection contain administrative records, clippings, correspondence, ephemera, galley proofs, and financial records of Camille Forman, dating from 1900 to 2002.

Provenance and Acquisition

The records were donated by Ms. Forman in 2003.

Separated materials

The following materials have been removed from the collection and cataloged: Farming in Mansfield, Connecticut, 1690 to 1955 Dodd WS5 Calendario 1973 / Orfanotrofio Antoniano dei Rogazionisti Dodd WBX117 Your tour guide to the Ringling Museums Dodd XA I.10 no.61 Passbook to a proud past and a promising future; 1819-1969, 150th anniversary Dodd XA I.12 no.125 Southern Italy Dodd A5221 A room-to-room guide to the National Gallery Dodd A5761 Hartford : your everyday handy book Dodd C10186 Venice and its beauty : a practical guide-book containing about (200) pictures and a map of the town Dodd A5214 Official guide to the Museo Nacional de Antropología Dodd A5760 Italy : information and advice to the tourist for his holiday in Italy Dodd A5766 This the Institute of Living Dodd XA I.10 no.65 Italy Dodd C6592 Money management Dodd WHG16 Going forward with radio Dodd XA II.2 no.130 The Hartford handbook for new citizens and old Dodd WF248 Ricordo di Napoli : 32 vedute Dodd WDG14, 15 Pia de’ Tolomei : racconto storico Dadd A5764 Il fabbro del convento / Ponson du terrail Dodd A5765 How to make good pictures, a book for the amateur photographer Dodd A5224 Il vocabolario per tutti illustrato ; Il melzi scientifico Dodd A5759 Handbook on painting Dodd WTT6 Ricordo di Roma : 32 vedute Dodd WDG13 Errori e ragioni ossia grammatica practica della lingua italiana : per gli allievi del corso elementare superiore Dodd A5764 Tree planting guide Dodd WSB5 Nuovo Atlante geografico : con 27 carte e relativo testo ad uso delle scuole tecniche, ginnasiali e normali Dodd C7315 Self-raised : a novel Dodd A8632

Camille Forman Papers
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2012 August
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