Litchfield War Records Committee records, 1940-1946
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Brief Description:

The Litchfield War Records Committee records (2011-15-0, 1.88 linear feet) document men and women who served in the armed forces and auxiliary groups from Litchfield, Conn., during World War II. The papers consist of questionaires, photographs, minutes, notes, subject files, correspondence, and ephemera.

The largest group of papers are returned questionnaires that list the service person's name, address, date of birth, next of kin, service dates and places, promotions, date and circumstances of discharge, and similar information. Not all questions are answered on every questionnaire by the respondents. In addition to the quesstionnaires are photographs of many service people. Some are professional portraits; others are snapshots. A person may be represented by a questionnaire, a photograph, or both. The collection contains subject files detailing many civil defense and other groups that provided service during the war, such as bond drives, Red Cross, auxiliary state police, and air warning observation posts. Interspersed are topical files, such as "Litchfield's war record" and "Transportation." There is also a small group of organizational records that include meeting minutes, committee member notes, news clippings, other administrative documentation.

Click the On-line Images/Records link below to see an inventory listing the names of service personnel and subject files.

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: Litchfield War Records Committee, Bull, F. Kingsbury, Litchfield Historical Society
Volume: 1.88 Linear Feet
Acquired: 04/15/2011.
Access Restrictions: The collection is open for research.
Subject Index
Litchfield (Conn.)
World War, 1939-1945 - United States
Genres/Forms of Material
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Rights/Use Restrictions: Unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection are in the public domain.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: Donor unknown.  Found in collection.
PreferredCitation: Litchfield War Records Committee records (2011-15-0), Litchfield Historical Society, Helga J. Ingraham Memorial Library, P.O. Box 385, 7 South Street, Litchfield, Connecticut, 06759