Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:
The collection contains reports, studies, interviews and other records produced as part of the federal Works Progess Administration (renamed in 1939 as the Works Project Administration) project to document ethnic groups and communities living in Connecticut between 1929 and 1935. The collection contains materials both unique from and duplicated in the WPA collections of the Library of Congress and the Connecticut State Library.
The collection consists of one manuscript, a Junior honors project, completed by Ms. Fallows for the Sociology/Anthropolgy Department at Wellesley College in 1947. The manuscript documents the early ethnic history of Granby, Connecticut and the reactions of the long-time residents to the arrival and assimilation of several ethnic groups.
The Italians of New London Oral History Project was conducted by Jerome Fischer, director of the Jewish Federation of Eastern Connecticut, based in New London.
Francis T. Maloney was a United States Senator from 1934 until his death in 1945. Previous to that, he was a Congressman and, before that, Mayor of his hometown, Meriden, Connecticut. During World War I he was a member of the U.S. Naval Reserve Force.
The "Peoples of Connecticut" Project was begun in 1974 under a grant from the Ethnic Heritage program, Office of Education, Department of Health, Education and Welfare. The goal of this program was to increase awareness, within Connecticut secondary schools, of different ethnic groups. Using curriculum guides and other instructional materials, the project endeavored to provide teaching and learning tools for discovering the cultural diversity of Connecticut's residents.
The collection contains transcripts of interviews conducted by the University of Connecticut Center for Oral History, and individuals and programs associated with the Center.