Danner family papers, 1832-1991
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Brief Description:

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 Carlton 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.

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: Danner, Helen
Volume: 3.0 Linear Feet
Acquired: 01/01/2002. Helen Danner made two earlier gifts in 1995 and 1996.
Arrangement: The papers are unarranged.
Access Restrictions: The collection is open for research.
Subject Index
American Telegraph and Telephone Company
Carlton College
Danner, Elizabeth Neill
Danner, Frederick
Danner family
Genres/Forms of Material
Account books
Tax returns
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
Rights/Use Restrictions: 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.
Acquisition Notes: Helen Danner  Gift
PreferredCitation: Danner family papers (2002-50-0), Litchfield Historical Society, Helga J. Ingraham Memorial Library, P.O. Box 385, 7 South Street, Litchfield, Connecticut, 06759