Paul Capra Papers
Scope and Content
The collection includes correspondence, publications, newspaper clippings, photographs and scrapbooks pertaining to Capra's political career.
- Creation: undated, 1966-1975
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.
Paul Capra was born 11 May 1939. He studied at Yale University (1961), Oxford University and Southern Connecticut State College. He received a Master's degree in Education research.
In addition to holding positions in many community organizations, Capra was Assistant Director of Admissions for Systems and Research at Yale University form 1965 until 1970. He received the Distinguished Service Award from the New Haven Jaycees on 23 January 1970.
Capra ran twice as the Republican candidate for mayor for the city of New Haven (1969, 1971). In 1969, after receiving the GOP nomination, Capra was narrowly defeated by the Democratic candidate, Bartholomew F. Guida in New Haven's closest mayoral race in 18 years. Two years later, Capra ran again on the Republican ticket but Guida was re-elected by a wide margin. Capra dropped out of New Haven politics and accepted the position of Director of Development at the University of Connecticut>.
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Paul Capra was born 11 May 1939. He studied at Yale University (1961), Oxford University and Southern Connecticut State College. He received a Master's degree in Education research. Capra ran twice as the Republican candidate for mayor for the city of New Haven (1969, 1971).
Series I: Campaign Papers, (1966-1975)
Series II: Photographs, (undated)
Series III: Scrapbook, (1971)
The collection was donated by Mr. Capra to the University of Connecticut Libraries in 1977.
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