Clarence H. Elliott collection, 1915-1932
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Brief Description:

The Clarence H. Elliott collection documents Elliott's association with Litchfield High School from 1916 through 1927 as teacher, assistant principal, principal, and athletic coach. There are also items which relate to Litchfield in general and Antrim, N.H., where Elliott lived for a time prior to coming to Litchfield. The collection consists of photographs, scrapbooks, ephemera, and news clippings.

Many of the items are photographs are of the Litchfield High School girls and boys athletic teams that Elliott coached, particularly baseball and basketball. Other photographs are of school plays, candids of students, and class portraits. There are some non-high school photographs relating to Bantam Lake, Shepherd Knapp Camp, Litchfield following a 1927 blizzard, local people, and scenes in and around Antrim, N.H. The collection contains graduation and school drama programs, athletic and prom tickets, and other printed materials. News clippings relate to high school activities and school sports. In 1927, the Litchfield School Board did not renew Elliott's contract, citing what they believed were professional deficiencies. Elliott and many residents of Litchfield disagreed and argued that he was a competent principal. The job of high school principal was added to the responsibilities of the superintendent of schools. The collection contains several news clippings that relate to the controversy.

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]
Created by: Elliott, Clarence H.
Volume: 0.42 Linear Feet
Acquired: 05/22/1979.
Access Restrictions: The collection is open for research.
Subject Index
Antrim (N.H. : Town)
Elliott, Clarence H.
Litchfield (Conn.)
Litchfield High School
Litchfield High School - School sports
Schools - Connecticut - Litchfield
School sports - Connecticut - Litchfield
Genres/Forms of Material
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
Acquisition Notes: Russell J. Elliott  Gift
Related Materials: The Donald B. Peck papers contain photographs and a scrapbook of Litchfield High School basketball teams.
PreferredCitation: Clarence E. Elliott collection (1979-16-1), Litchfield Historical Society, Helga J. Ingraham Memorial Library, P.O. Box 385, 7 South Street, Litchfield, Connecticut, 06759