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Litchfield Branch Connecticut Indian Association records


 Collection — Box: 3A Box 21
Identifier: 00-1935-13-0

Scope and Contents

The Litchfield Branch Connecticut Indian Association records (1935-13-0) cover the years 1908 through 1933. The records consist of two bound volumes and a copy of the Society of American Indians' Consitution and By-Laws published in 1916. The first volume of bound records contain envelope files for meetings held from 1908-1918. Each envelope contains newspaper clippings concerning the meetings, and occassionally contain handwritten notes as well. Loose items inserted into the volume include coorespondence with the National Indian Association, as well as a letter from the Connecticut Indian Association requesting a special meeting on April 9, 1924 to discuss the dissolvement of the Connecticut Indian Association. The second bound volume contains meeting minutes for the year 1908 through 1933. Early meetings are recorded in handwritten notes, while the later meetings of represented by newspaper clippings. Also included in the second volume of records is a loose copy of the Litchfield Branch Connecticut Indian Association's constitution and by-laws. The items are currently housed in 3A Box 21.


  • created: 1908-1933
  • Other: Date acquired: 11/30/1934


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright has been transferred to the Litchfield Historical Society for materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection. 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 copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Biographical or Historical Information

A Branch of the Connecticut Indian Association was organized in Litchfield on or about the year 1883. The objectives of the Litchfield branch were to “aid in securing for the Indians of the United States the same protection by law and education that are enjoyed by other races among us, and to aid the educational, missionary and other work pursued by The National Indian Association.”

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2 Volumes

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Source of Acquisition

Mrs. Martin Wright

Method of Acquisition


Related Materials

Sara A. Thompson-Kinney papers, Connecticut State Library, RG069_003. PDF of Paper Guide available at:

Other Descriptive Information

This collection was processed with support from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).

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Repository Details

Part of the Litchfield Historical Society Repository

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P.O. Box 385
Litchfield CT 06759
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