William F. and Norma (Strong) Deacon Papers, 1951-1996
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Brief Description:

The William F. and Norma Strong Deacon Papers (2011-26-0, 2011-05-0, 2011-07-0, 2012-03-0) include Litchfield High School graduation and reunion materials, photographs, correspondence between William F. Deacon and Norma Strong while he was serving in the Army in German and William F. Deacon's army discharge paper and evelope.

William Deacon's brother, Dave, and his sister-in-law, Priscilla (Pris), who worked with Norma Strong at W. T. Grant in Hartford, suggested that the two write each other, although they had never met.  Their correspondence began in June 1954 and continued weekly until March 1955 when William Deacon returned to Connecticut, finishing his enlistment early.  They married in June 1956.

Held at:
Litchfield Historical Society
7 South Street, P.O. Box 385
Litchfield, CT 6759
Phone: 860-567-4501
Fax: 860-567-3565
Email: archivist [at] litchfieldhistoricalsociety.org
Created by: Norma Strong Deacon (1933-2010), William F. Deacon (1933-2006)
Volume: 1.0 Boxes
Acquired: 02/18/2011.
Access Restrictions: This collection is open for research.
Subject Index
Litchfield High School
United States -- History -- Korean War
Genres/Forms of Material
Letters (correspondence)
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
Rights/Use Restrictions: Unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection are in the public domain. There are no restrictions on use. 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.
Acquisition Notes: Cindy Birkins  Gift
Related Materials: Graduation tassel and riffles in the Museum Collection.
PreferredCitation: William F. and Norma (Strong) Deacon Papers, (2011-05-0, 2011-07-0, 2011-26-0, 2012-03-0), Litchfield Historical Society, Helga J. Ingraham Memorial Library, P.O. Box 385, 7 South Street, Litchfield,