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Danner family papers


Identifier: 2002-50-0

Scope and Contents

The personal papers of Helen Danner and her parents Frederick Baxter Danner (1907-1979) and Elizabeth Neill Danner (1907-1991). Frederick Danner grew up in Mount Vernon, N.Y., and graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He was then employed by AT&T's Long Lines Division for 42 years. Elizabeth Neill was born in Milwaukee. She attended Sweet Briar College in Virginia. She married Frederick Danner in 1935. They moved to Litchfield in the early 1970s. Helen Danner's papers include correspondence related to her attendance at Carleton College and her travels in Europe during that time and other documents. Her parents' papers include an extensive run of their personal income tax returns, along with correspondence, deeds, passports, World War I and World War II documents, scrapbooks, and other materials. There are genealogical records relating to both the Danner and Neill lineages. The collection also contains photographs. Some of the documents date to the 1800s, including a scrapbook, a small leather-bound account book, publications, a newspaper account of Abraham Lincoln's assassination, and a family record torn from an 1832 Bible.

An inventory is available for most of the collection.


  • created: 1832-1991
  • Other: Date acquired: 01/01/2002


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.


3.00 Linear Feet

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Arrangement Note

The papers are unarranged.

Source of Acquisition

Helen Danner

Method of Acquisition


Accruals and Additions

Helen Danner made two earlier gifts in 1995 and 1996.

Existence and Location of Originals

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Related Materials

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Separated Materials

Objects have been removed to the museum collections.

Other Descriptive Information

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

Danner family papers
Leith Johnson
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Repository Details

Part of the Litchfield Historical Society Repository

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