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Emerette Colt Strong autograph album
Scope and Contents The Emerette Colt Strong autograph album (1972-127-1) contains autographs and verses from fellow classmates at the Connecticut State Normal School in New Britain during the years 1860 and 1861. The album also contains yearly lists of Sunday School students that Mrs. Strong later taught; presumably at the Congregational Church in Winsted, where she was a member. Item is currently housed in 3A Box 3.
Dates: Created: 1860-1912; Other: Date acquired: 01/06/1972
Litchfield 2nd School District minute book
Scope and Contents The Litchfield 2nd School District minute book (1983-08-0) contains meeting minutes for the years 1858 through 1879. The minutes in the volume record the activities of the annual meeting for each year. Topics such as repairing the school house and hiring a female teacher are seen early on in the book. "Register of 2nd School District Litchfield" is recorded in the front cover. It is also referred to as the Chestnut Hill School District in some of the annual meeting minutes. The item is...
Dates: Created: 1858-1879; Other: Date acquired: 12/07/1982
Litchfield 6th School District Minute Book
Collection — Box: 1
Scope and Contents The Litchfield 6th School District Minute Book (1973-72-3) was used by the 6th District School between 1799 and 1877. It contains details of propositions put to vote such as how to use money or collect money or filling positions. Currently housed in 3A Box 30.
Dates: Created: 1799-1877; Other: Date acquired: 01/08/1973
Litchfield Female Academy collection
Scope and Contents This collection documents the history of The Litchfield Female Academy, Litchfield, Connecticut. Early records refer to the Academy as Miss Pierce's School, Miss Pierce's Academy, and Sarah Pierce's Academy. In the collection are institutional records; correspondence, diaries, journals, school notebooks, and albums of students; papers of Sarah Pierce and the Pierce family; and correspondence of Emily Noyes Vanderpoel regarding her research for her books "Chronicles of a Pioneer School, from...
Dates: Created: 1787-1927; Other: Date acquired: 01/01/1890
Marrin Family Papers
Scope and Contents The Marrin Family Papers 2013-110-0, primarily consist of the papers of Oswald Marrin, Jr., but there are also papers from other family members, including his parents, Jean Fyfe Marrin and Oswald Marrin, Sr. Among the papers of Oswald Marrin, Jr. are his school papers from Center School, Spring Hill School. the Hackley School and Brown University. There are also papers and correspondence from his years in the Marines during World War II, as well as some business records, newspaper clippings,...
Dates: Created: 1858-2001; Other: Date acquired: 01/06/2013
Pierce family correspondence
Scope and Contents The Pierce Family Correspondence consists primarily of letters to and from the children of John Pierce and his first wife, Mary (Paterson) Pierce, as well as of his second wife, Mary (Goodman) Pierce. The collection documents events of national importance: John Pierce, a colonel and paymaster in the Continental Army, received letters from numerous correspondents concerning military, administrative, and political news of the American Revolution. Moreover, the Pierce brothers traveled...
Dates: Created: 1775-1825; Other: Majority of material found in 1776-1825; Other: Date acquired: 01/01/1978
Spring Hill School collection
Scope and Contents The Spring Hill School collection (1951-30-0, .83 linear feet) documents a private school modelled on a philosophy of progressive education. Founded by Dorothy Bull and Mabel Foster Spinney in Litchfield, Conn., the school operated from 1926 to 1939. The collection includes correspondence, financial records, minutes, institutional records, brochures, and published editions of student work. The collection also contains tributes to co-founders Bull from 1934 and Spinney from 1951 and a...
Dates: Created: 1926-1939; Other: Date acquired: 01/01/1951
Spring Hill School photographs
Scope and Contents The Spring Hill School photographs (2011-13-0, .92 linear feet) document the activities of students circa 1930 at Spring Hill School, a private school located in Litchfield, Conn. The founders of the school used a progressive education model, and the photographs depict social, recreational, and scholastic activities, including images of horseback riding, making maple sugar, the study of geography, students in their quarters, and a Roman dinner, among other topics. The photographs are mounted on...
Dates: Created: circa 1930; Other: Date acquired: 02/04/2012
Collection — Box: 1
Scope and Contents The Women's College Club of Litchfield County Booklets (2012-28-0) consists of two booklets, a small is titled "The year Book of The Women's College Club of Litchfield County, 1947-48." It consists of a listing of meetings and members and the names of the colleges the members attended. The other is a workbook titled, "A Graduate Course in Education." The Women’s College Club, founded in 1904, was an organization of women who meet four times a year, with an educational program featured at...
Dates: Created: 1947-1948; Other: Date acquired: 09/07/2012
Thompson Family Papers
Collection — Box: 1-7
Scope and Contents The personal papersof the Thompson family (1929-01-0, 3 linear feet) consists of correspondence, notes, personal manuscripts and newspaper publications of various writings of Esther H. Thompson on various topics pertaining to the history of Litchfield, including her childhood recollections of troops mustering for the Civil War on the town green. Also included is information on botany and other topics relating to the Village Improvement Society. Additionally, the collection contains personal and...
Dates: 1786-1929; Majority of material found within 1802-1929
- Subject: Education X
- Spring Hill School (Litchfield, Conn.) 3
- Litchfield Female Academy (Conn.) 2
- Pierce, Sarah, 1767-1852 2
- Beecher, Catharine Esther 1
- Brace, John Pierce 1
- Bradley, Abraham, 1731-1824 1
- Bull, Dorothy 1
- Grimes, William, 1784-1865 1
- Litchfield Historical Society 1
- Litchfield Second School District 1
- Litchfield Water Company 1
- Marrin family 1
- Marrin, Harriet Hatheway 1
- Marrin, Jean Fyfe 1
- Marrin, Oswald 1
- Pierce, James 1
- Pierce, John 1
- Pierce, Sarah 1
- Pierce, Timothy, 1778-1801 1
- Reeve, Tapping, 1744-1823 1
- Spinney, Mabel Foster 1
- Stowe, Harriet Beecher, 1811-1896 1
- Strong, Emerette Colt 1
- Thompson, Esther H. 1
- Thompson, George William 1
- Tisdale, Elkanah, 1768-1835 1
- Trumbull, Jonathan, 1740-1809 1
- Vanderpoel, Emily Noyes 1
- Washington, George, 1732-1799 1
- Wolcott, Oliver, 1726-1797 1 ∧ less