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American Montessori Society Records

 Collection
Identifier: 2006-0230
Abstract

The American Montessori Society (AMS) Records document the history of an important American educational organization, and consist of printed, typescript, and handwritten materials; sound recordings; films; photographs; and slides. The collection, although not complete, reflects AMS's professional and administrative activities and also provides historical information about the Montessori system of education in general.

Dates: undated, 1907-2019

Frank Ballard Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 1998-0193
Abstract

Frank Willard Ballard was born on 7 December 1929 in Alton, Illinois. He received his B.A. (1952) from Shurtleff College and his M.A. (1953) from the University of Illinois. Ballard was a professor of dramatic arts at the University of Connecticut, retiring in 1989. In 1966, he established the first bachelor of fine arts degree program in puppetry at any American university. A decade later he founded the National Puppetry Institute at the University of Connecticut.

Dates: undated, 1973-1993

Susan Porter Benson Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 2004-0071
Abstract

The collection contains notes, manuscripts, syllabi, research materials, correspondence, ephemera and similar materials associated with the professional career of the historian, Susan Porter Benson, a member of the University of Connecticut faculty from 1993 until her death in 2005.

Dates: undated, 1983-2005

Bookstore Press Records

 Collection
Identifier: 1997-0027
Abstract

Small press publisher (1971-1976) of poetry, children's books, and cookbooks located in Lenox, MA. The press was owned by Gerald Hausman. Authors and illustrators published by the press include Ruth Krauss, Paul Metcalf, David Kheridan, Sam Cornish and Maurice Sendak.

Dates: undated, 1967-1976

Margaret Waring Buck Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 1997-0034
Abstract Margaret Waring Buck was born in New York in 1905. She was an illustrator, naturalist, and physiognomist who lived much of her life in Mystic, Connecticut, up until her death in 1997. Miss Buck studied the 'science' of Face Reading with Dr. Holmes W. Merton in the 1930s in New York City. Miss Buck also illustrated many books on natural subjects, including Animals Through the Year, published in 1941, and How They Grow,...
Dates: undated, circa 1860-1993

Prescott S. Bush Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 1991-0001
Abstract Prescott S. Bush was born on 15 May 1895 to Samuel Prescott Bush and Flora Sheldon Bush and was raised in Columbus, Ohio. He received a B.A. from Yale University in 1917 and completed his Army career in 1919. Bush joined the firm of Brown Brothers and Company became a partner in 1930. In 1921 he married Dorothy Walker. The couple had five children. A resident of Greenwich, CT, Bush was elected as a member of its representative town meeting. In 1933 he was elected as moderator, a post to...
Dates: undated, 1952-1962

Miriam Butterworth Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 2008-0060
Abstract

The collection contains correspondence, newspaper clippings, notes, photographs, artifacts, and memoirs regarding Miriam Butterworth's life and activism, as well as her participation in local, state, and national politics.

Dates: 1935-2011

Cheney Brothers Silk Manufacturing Company Records

 Collection
Identifier: 1984-0026
Abstract In 1838, six Cheney brothers established the Mount Nebo Silk Company in Manchester, CT. The company adopted the family name in 1843. Aided by booming national markets, a protective tariff, and innovative production methods, the company grew into the nation's largest and most profitable silk mill by the late 1880s. The company pioneered the wastesilk spinning method and the Grant's reel. The company reached its peak in 1923, after which it quickly declined due to industry wide overproduction...
Dates: undated, 1734 - 1979

Connecticut Pomological Society Records

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Identifier: 1998-0347
Abstract

In February 1891, a group of sixteen peach growers under the leadership of the Secretary of Agriculture, Theodore S. Gold, met in the State Capitol to talk about the formation of a fruit society. In December of that same year, forty growers met and elected John Smith of New Britain as president. Since its founding, the Connecticut Pomological Society has been involved in development of pest management and disease control for Connecticut's orchards.

Dates: 1894-1992

Connecticut State Labor Council, AFL-CIO Records

 Collection
Identifier: 1989-0080
Abstract

In 1957, the Connecticut Federation of Labor and the Connecticut State Industrial Union Council (CSIUC) merged to form the Connecticut State Labor Council, AFL-CIO, generally referred to today as the Connecticut State AFL-CIO. The stated purpose of the new organization was to provide a more effective means of promoting and coordinating the principles and objectives of the AFL-CIO in Connecticut.

Dates: undated, 1909-1994

Davis and Geck Company Records

 Collection
Identifier: 1998-0297
Abstract The Davis and Geck Company was founded in 1909 by Charles T. Davis and Fred A. Geck. The company specialized in surgical sutures, beginning with catgut and moving on to kangaroo tendons and later to advanced synthetic materials. For much of its history, Davis and Geck was the world's second largest producer of surgical sutures. The company became part of American Cyanamid in 1930. After subsequent sales, the company was renamed Sherwood, Davis and Geck. Though the D+G offices were initially...
Dates: undated, 1909-1997

Diane Di Prima Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 1991-0042
Abstract

Diane Di Prima, best known for her work as a Beat poet and writer, was born 6 August 1934 in Brooklyn, New York. She attended Swarthmore College (1951-1953). Di Prima has received National Endowment for the Arts grants in 1966 for Poets Press and in 1973. She writes nonfiction, autobiographies, journals, essays, poetry and plays.

Dates: undated, 1934-1990

Thomas J. Dodd Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 1994-0065
Abstract:

The Thomas J. Dodd Papers illuminate the diverse public life of a self-styled crusader. The collection consists primarily of material from Dodd's Senate years (1959-1971) and the Nuremberg war crimes trial before the International Military Tribunal from 1945-1946.

Dates: undated, 1919-1971

Josephine A. Dolan Collection of Nursing History

 Collection
Identifier: 1995-0028
Abstract

Josephine A. Dolan was the first professor of nursing at the University of Connecticut School of Nursing. Miss Dolan collected materials to write a book on the history of nursing from dealers or, in the case of the Wolcott series, from descendants of the family.

Dates: undated, 1833-1993

E. Ingraham Company Records

 Collection
Identifier: 1980-0034
Abstract

For more than a century, the E. Ingraham Company was a prominent family-operated manufacturer of clocks and watches, with headquarters and plants located in Bristol, Connecticut

Dates: undated, 1840-1967

Estonian, Latvian, Lithuanian Alliance Of Connecticut (Ella) Records

 Collection
Identifier: 1997-0040
Abstract

In 1987, the Estonian, Latvian, Lithuanian Alliance of Connecticut (ELLA) was formed to alert federal and state officials on issues concerning their respective countries. In particular, ELLA was formed to provide the media with accurate information on Baltic causes. Through these efforts, ELLA promotes a better understanding of the historic Baltic peoples as well as their contemporary problems.

Dates: 1938-1996

First Casualty Press Records

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Identifier: 1973-0001
Abstract

Vietnam War veteran Basil T. Paquet founded First Casualty Press in September 1971 with fellow veterans Larry Rottmann and Jan Barry Crumb. Paquet both edited and contributed to Winning Hearts and Minds: War Poems by Vietnam Veterans and Free Fire Zone: Short Stories by Vietnam Veterans. Paquet won the Wallace Stevens Award for Poetry in 1969.

Dates: 1960-1981

Foxon Homemakers Club Records

 Collection
Identifier: 1990-0033
Abstract

The records of the Foxon Homemakers Club, an associate member of the New Haven County Extension Service.

Dates: undated, 1934-1994

Robert N. Giaimo Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 1980-0003
Abstract Robert Nicholas was raised in North Haven, CT. Giaimo was a member of the 86th-96th Congresses from the Third District of Connecticut (New Haven area) from 1958-1980. During his twenty-two years, he served on the House Budget Committee, the House Commission on Information and Facilities, the Joint Committee on Intelligence, the House Appropriations Committee, and its subcommittees on Department of Defense, District of Columbia, Treasury Postal Service and General Government, Legislative...
Dates: undated, 1956-1981

Foster Gunnison, Jr. Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 1996-0009
Abstract From 1963 to 1975, Foster Gunnison, Jr. collected the records of the Eastern Conference of Homophile Organizations (ECHO), an early coalition of organizations seeking the creation of a national homophile organization, and the records of gay and lesbian organizations throughout the United States. He founded his own organization, the Institute for Social Ethics (ISE), "a libertarian-oriented research facility and think tank for controversial social issues", in the early 1960's. In...
Dates: undated, 1945-1994

University of Connecticut, Handicapped Homemaker Project Records

 Collection
Identifier: 1980-0005
Abstract

The project lasted five years and was officially titled “Work Simplification in the Area of Child Care for Physically Handicapped Women”. The main work of the project took place between 1955 and 1960.

Dates: undated, 1954-1972

George Heinold Papers

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Identifier: 1998-0204
Abstract

George W. Heinold, lifelong resident of Madison, Connecticut, was an author on outdoor life and fishing who wrote extensively on his experiences primarily along the Connecticut shoreline. He published regularly in such periodicals as Outdoor Life, Field and Stream, and Readers' Digest.

Dates: undated, 1916-1982

Henry Hill Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 2000-0122
Abstract

The Hill Papers primarily consist of family correspondence to and from Henry Hill. Other correspondents include his wife, Lucy M.R. Hill, several of their ten children and various family relations. In addition, the collection contains materials pertaining to the business activities of the Hill and Russel families, particularly in regard to the acquisition of property.

Dates: 1805-1962

Fred Ho Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 1999-0036
Abstract

Collection contains essays, articles, poetry, music, commentaries, critical reviews, speeches, video recordings and musical recordings written, performed and collected by Fred Ho [Asian American Musician, composer, writer and activist].

Dates: undated, 1892-2013

Dudley S. Ingraham Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 1980-0036
Abstract Dudley Seymour Ingraham, son of William S. and Grace Seymour Ingraham, was born in Bristol, Connecticut on 14 August 1890. He was the great-grandson of Elias Ingraham, founder of the E. Ingraham Company (1831), manufacturer of clocks and watches. Ingraham attended local school and entered Phillips Andover Academy in 1906. In 1913 he graduated from Cornell University with a Bachelor of Law degree. He joined the family firm as a billing clerk and worked his way up to director, vice-president,...
Dates: 1849-1984

International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers Aeronautical Industrial District Lodge 91 Records

 Collection
Identifier: 1984-0017
Abstract District Lodge 91 received its charter in May 1953. At that time the representative locals consisted of Hartford Aircraft Lodge 743, chartered in 1941, representing workers at Hamilton Standard (located in East Hartford until 1952 when it moved to Windsor Locks); Industrial aircraft Lodge 1746, chartered in February, 1945, representing workers at Pratt and Whitney, East Hartford; and Industrial Aircraft Lodge 1746A, chartered in October, 1951, representing Pratt and Whitney workers in...
Dates: undated, 1937-1983

Nancy L. Johnson Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 2007-0008
Abstract The papers of Congresswoman Nancy Lee Johnson. A member of the Connecticut state senate (1977-1982) and delegate to the Republican National Convention in 1980, Ms. Johnson was elected as a Republican to the Ninety-eighth and to the eleven succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1983-January 3, 2007). Ms. Johnson was a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives from 1983 to 2007, representing first the 6th district and later the 5th District of Connecticut following the...
Dates: undated, 1983-2009

Vivien Kellems Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 1992-0033
Abstract

Vivien Kellems, Connecticut businesswoman and activist, served as president of the Kellems Cable Grip Company into the early 1960s. She also devoted herself to challenging the United States Government on issues such as personal rights during war time, business tax withholding from employees, inflated singles income tax and fair voting procedures.

Dates: undated, 1879-1976

Wilma Keyes Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 1988-0019
Abstract

Wilma Belknap Keyes was an assistant professor at the University of Connecticut School of Home Economics from 1938-1963. During her tenure she developed and taught over 20 new art courses and saw the beginning of the School of Fine Arts as a distinct department from the School of Home Economics.

Dates: undated, 1926-1972

Hilary Knight Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 1992-0047
Abstract

Hilary Knight is a New York-based illustrator for children's books and magazines. This collection contains preliminary and finished artwork, manuscripts, galleys, proofs, and dummies pertaining to 30 of the illustrator's published books and numerous published articles.

Dates: 1956-2001