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Margery Boyd papers


Identifier: 1992-44-0

Content Description

The Margery Boyd papers consists of materials relating to Margery Boyd's volunteer activities, including the Litchfield Chapter, American Red Cross; Litchfield civil defense; Charlotte Hungerford Hospital; Connecticut's tercentenary celebration; the Litchfield Historical Society and several others. The bulk of the materials relate to the Litchfield Chapter, American Red Cross.


  • Creation: 1929-1992


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

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 copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Biographical / Historical

Margery Boyd (1906-1992) was born in New York, NY and moved to Litchfield, CT with her family. She volunteered with many civic organizations, including the Litchfield Chapter, American Red Cross; Charlotte Hungerford Hospital; Litchfield Historical Society; Litchfield civil defense committee; Litchfield Hills Audubon Society; Wykeham Rise School; and others.

Her service with the Litchfield Chapter, American Red Cross is particularly remarkable. She served it all of her adult life, longer than any other member in its history. She started in 1927 as a canvasser on horseback. In 1990, 63 years later she was still running the Motor Service, which she had started in 1942. Meanwhile, she held virtually every position in the chapter, including three periods as chapter chair. She received the Connecticut Red Cross Volunteer Recognition Award and the Clara Barton Medal, the highest award to a volunteer.


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Language of Materials



The papers are arranged in three series: Series 1. Volunteer organizations; Series 2. April bird list; and Series 3. Photographs.

Immediate Source of Acquisition



One Hollinger box of materials, including Litchfield Chapter, American Red Cross records; correspondence; childhood records; clippings; photographs; and others.

Margery Boyd papers
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Leith Johnson
2022 Oct 11
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Repository Details

Part of the Litchfield Historical Society Repository

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