Augustus Jackson Brundage Papers
Scope and Content
The collection consists of correspondence, memorabilia, clippings, publications films and photographs relating to Brundage's interests and career. Topics include education, agriculture, University and Connecticut history, the 4-H and family materials.
- undated, 1884-1981
The collection is open and available for research.
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Born in Danbury, Connecticut, on 19 August 1890, Augustus Jackson Brundage attended the Danbury public schools before entering the Connecticut Agricultural College at Storrs in September 1906. Brundage graduated in 1910 and in 1912 accepted the position of caretaker at the H. B. Mallory estate in Danbury. He also served as supervisor of the teaching of agriculture in the Mansfield and Lebanon schools before his appointment as State Club Leader for the Extension Service of the Connecticut Agricultural College and the United States Department of Agriculture in 1917.
Brundage served as the Director of the International 4-H Leader Training School at Eastern State Exposition in Springfield from 1923 through 1930. He served on numerous national committees for the promotion of 4-H Club work. Mr. Brundage retired from the University in 1948 but remained active with the 4-H.
Married in 1915 to Ruth Miller, also a C.A.C. graduate, the Brundage's had four children. Two of the boys, Granville and Roger, were killed in action during World War II. The Brundage pool (Greer Field House) on the University campus is named in their honor.
Brundage was a member of the House of Pioneers of Epsilon Sigma Phi, a national fraternity of Extension workers, and of Alpha Gamma Rho, a national college social fraternity.
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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.
Series I: Personal (1884-1981); Series II: Employment (1913-1971); Series III: Family (1909-1972); Series IV: Photographs (undated, 1910-1963); Series V: Scrapbooks and ephemera (undated, 1962).
The collection was donated to Historical Manuscripts and Archives Division (now Archives & Special Collections) of the University of Connecticut Libraries in three sections. In 1975, Ruth Brundage donated the photographs and memorabilia pertaining to the class of 1910. In 1981, she donated the 4-H glass slides. The remainder of the collection was donated in July of 1987 by Mrs. Peg [Brundage] Christie after her mother's death.
Existence and Location of Copies
Portions of this collection have been digitized and digital reproductions of materials in this collection may also be found in the Archives & Special Collections digital repository
The following materials have been separated from the collection and cataloged:
On Being American Dodd Call No. C5342
RUS Dodd Call No. B5460
The Lookout (available in the University Archives), November 1901, December 1901, August 1902, March 1903, September 1905, January 1906, September 1906, June 1907, June 1908, February 1912.
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