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Frederick W. Chesson Papers

Identifier: 2000-0037

Scope and Contents

The collection contains two folders of drawings and cartoons created by Frederick W. Chesson. A 1952 graduate of the University of Connecticut many of the drawings focus on Mr. Chesson's perspective of life at the university at the time. The cartoons include caricatures of campus security and police, the president of the university, and teachers, as well as images of everyday life on campus. There are also numerous cartoons about World War II, the Korean War, and the Cold War. These cartoons include illustrations of different types of aircraft, ships, tanks, and soldiers engaged in combat, and include commentary of various aspects on the wars. There are newspaper clippings, and printed cartoons, mixed within the drawings.


  • 1948-1962


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 both the University of Connecticut Libraries and the owner(s) of the copyright.


Frederick W. Chesson graduated from the University of Connecticut in 1952 with a Bachelor of Science degree. He is a resident of Waterbury, Connecticut and a collector of documents about Connecticut's business and industrial history, and the author of three books about the Connecticut cities of New Haven, Waterbury, and Woodbury.


0.25 Linear Feet

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The collection contains drawings (cartoons) created by Mr. Chesson during and after the time he was a student at the University of Connecticut. The cartoons illustrate a college student's perspective of the major issues of the time. They refer to topics such as the Korean War, World War II, and military scenes in general, as well as college life and life at the University of Connecticut.

Provenance and Acquisition

The materials in the collection were donated by Mr. Chesson in 2000.

Related Material

Archives & Special Collections has a substantial collection of materials pertaining to the University, its history, administration, faculty, staff and students. Mr. Chesson has also donated materials documenting the iron industry in Connecticut. For detailed information on these collections please contact the curator or ask at the Reading Room desk.

Frederick W. Chesson Papers
Archives & Special Collections staff
2012 March
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Repository Details

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

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