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Thomas Hogan papers


Identifier: 2003-28-0

Scope and Contents

The Thomas Hogan papers (originally named the Thomas Hogan Litchfield Schools Planning Committee papers) includes documentation of his work on that committee, as well as accruals documenting Hogan's work as a member of the Litchfield Board of Selectmen, Litchfield School Board, and Litchifeld Democratic Town Committee.

Thus far, the Litchfield Schools Planning Committee papers is the only series that has been processed. They document the Committee's work to formulate options for the renovation and expansion of Litchfield's intermediate and high schools. The committee met in 2002 and early 2003, submitting its final report in February. Litchfield attorney Thomas Hogan was a member of the committee, and the collection consists of his records, which include news clippings, Board of Education minutes, Hogan's remarks and letters to the editor, Building Committee minutes, legal research, educational specifications, Litchfield Intermediate School renovation analysis, correspondence, minutes, proposals, work papers, background data, reports to the Board of Education, and Litchfield Public Schools Pre K-12 School Facilities Study written by Jeeter, Cook and Jepson, Architects, Inc.


  • created: 2002-2003
  • Other: Date acquired: 03/05/2005


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

In October, 2002, a Litchfield town meeting established the Litchfield Schools Planning Committee, consisting of the first selectman, the chairman of the Board of Education, the chairman of the Board of Finance, and nine members chosen from the public. One of the nine members elected was attorney Thomas F. Hogan. The LSPC met weekly to complete its task of developing options for the Litchfield community and the Board of Education. Jeeter, Cook & Jepson, Architects, Inc. was hired to review and evaluate the options and to provide new alternatives that might not have been considered. In all, the LSPC studied 22 options. After further analysis, five options were submitted to the Board of Education in February, 2003, in the LSPC's final report. An option that called for a new high school and renovated intermediate school at a total cost of $55 million, of which $34 million would be borne by the town, was unanimously approved by the Boards of Selectmen, Finance, and Education, and submitted to the voters at a referendum in April, 2003. The project was narrowly defeated.


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Source of Acquisition

Thomas F. Hogan

Method of Acquisition



Thomas Hogan has donated six accrual of records documenting his participation on the Litchfield Board of Selectmen, Litchfield Board of Education, and the Democratic Town Committee. Those records are currently unprocessed. The accruals are numbered 2013-140-0; 2015-64-0; 2016-40-0; 2017-34-0; 2019-13-0; and 2019-71-0.

Existence and Location of Originals

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Other Descriptive Information

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

Processing Information

The collection has been renamed as the Thomas Hogan papers. The Litchfield Schools Planning Committee papers will comprise a series within the larger collection.

Thomas Hogan Litchfield Schools Planning Committee papers
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Leith Johnson
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Repository Details

Part of the Litchfield Historical Society Repository

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