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William Doyle Brennan papers


 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: 2021-31-0

Content Description

Papers of William Doyle Brennan including photographs, slides, and papers documenting his work at the Litchfield Post Office; attendance at Litchfield High School; property rentals and purchases in Litchfield; collected postcards; and written memories.


  • 1936 - 2020


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection are in the public domain. There are no restrictions on use. Copyright status for other collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.


.417 Linear Feet

Language of Materials



The collection is arranged in five series. 1. Correspondence; 2. Property Records; 3. Education and Employment; 4. Photographs, Postcards, and Ephemera; and 5. Writings

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Kathy Brennan Hart, Frances Brennan McGrath, and James Brennan.

Method of Acquisition


Artifact Collection

A wedding dress worn by Esther Brennan was given with this donation and stored and described with the Society's artifact collection.

Processing Information

An inventory of the contents was provided with the donation and is stored in the accession file.

Processing Information

Slides and photographs were in envelopes with information about contents written on the outside. They were rehoused, and the information was copied to new enclosures. A list of subjects of photographs and slides was provided by the donors. Most of the identifications were made by William Brennan, a few were added later by his daughter, Kathy Brennan Hart.

Linda Hocking
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the Litchfield Historical Society Repository

7 South Street
P.O. Box 385
Litchfield CT 06759
860-567-3565 (Fax)