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Augustus Jackson Brundage Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 1981-0001

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.

Dates

  • undated, 1884-1981

Access

The collection is open and available for research.

Restrictions on Use

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

Biography

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.

Extent

6 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

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.

Arrangement

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).

Acquisition Information

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

Separated Material

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.

Bibliography

Walter Stemmons, Connecticut Agricultural Collegeā€”A History, Storrs: Connecticut Agricultural College, 1931.
Title
Augustus Jackson Brundage Papers
Status
Published
Author
Archives & Special Collections staff
Date
1987
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

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

Contact:
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