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Marrin Family Papers

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Oswald Marrin Jr.

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Marrin Family Papers, 1858-2001 | Litchfield Historical Society

By Lee S. Cook

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Collection Overview

Title: Marrin Family Papers, 1858-2001Add to your cart.

Primary Creator: Marrin, Oswald (1919-2007)

Other Creators: Marrin family, Marrin, Harriet Hatheway (1918-2005), Marrin, Jean Fyfe

Extent: 2.5 Linear Feet

Date Acquired: 06/01/2013. More info below under Accruals.

Subjects: Education, Litchfield (Conn.), Litchfield Water Company, Real estate agents, Spring Hill School (Litchfield, Conn.), World War II

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

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, including his time in political office, and a scrapbook from 1935-37.

Oswald Wright Marrin,Jr. was born April 20, 1919 in New York City. Son of Jean Fyfe and Oswald W. Marrin Sr. He moved to Litchfield as an infant and lived there his entire life. He attended the Spring Hill School, Hackley School and graduated from Brown University in 1942. He immediately joined the Marine Corps serving as an infantry officer and Captain on Guadalcanal and two more campaigns on Cape Gloucester in New Britain and one in the Peleliu Islands. He was discharged as a Major in 1946. On his return, he worked at Scovill Manufacturing until 1951. He then took over the Marrin Real Estate company which had been founded by his mother in 1930. He served on the board of Warden and Burgesses from 1951 and was the Borough Warden from 1967 to 1976. He worked to make the center of Litchfield an historic district and to get zoning approved to protect the town's history and architecture. In 1984 he served on the Litchfield Citizen Advisory Committee, which formed the town plan of development. He was a trustee of the Litchfield Historical Society, a member and past president of the Greater Litchfield Preservation Trust and of the Litchfield Country Club, and a member of the Sanctum and charter member of the Rotary Club. He was predeceased by his wife Harriet Hatheway, with whom he had four daughters Harriet Blees Dewey, Judy Fyfe Marrin, Palmer Marrin (Kleeman) and Michele Marrin (Osterman).  Died December 19, 2007.

Collection Historical Note

Oswald Wright Marrin,Jr. was born April 20, 1919 in New York City. Son of Jean Fyfe and Oswald W. Marrin Sr. He moved to Litchfield as an infant and lived there his entire life. He attended the Spring Hill School, Hackley School and graduated from Brown University in 1942. He immediately joined the Marine Corps serving as an infantry officer and Captain on Guadalcanal and two more campaigns on Cape Gloucester in New Britain and one in the Peleliu Islands. He was discharged as a Major in 1946. On his return, he worked at Scovill Manufacturing until 1951. He then took over the Marrin Real Estate company which had been founded by his mother in 1930. He served on the board of Warden and Burgesses from 1951 and was the Borough Warden from 1967 to 1976. He worked to make the center of Litchfield an historic district and to get zoning approved to protect the town's history and architecture. In 1984 he served on the Litchfield Citizen Advisory Committee, which formed the town plan of development. He was a trustee of the Litchfield Historical Society, a member and past president of the Greater Litchfield Preservation Trust and of the Litchfield Country Club, and a member of the Sanctum and charter member of the Rotary Club. He was predeceased by his wife Harriet Hatheway, with whom he had four daughters Harriet Blees Dewey, Judy Fyfe Marrin, Palmer Marrin (Kleeman) and Michele Marrin (Osterman).

Biographical Note

Oswald Wright Marrin Jr. (1919-2007) was born in New York City and lived in Litchfield. After graduating from Brown University in 1942 he joined the U.S. Marines.  He was discharged in 1946. He worked at Scovill Manufacturing until 1951. He then took over the Marrin Real Estate company, which had been founded by his mother in 1930. He was the borough warden from 1967 to 1976. In 1984, he served on the Litchfield Citizen Advisory Committee which formed the town plan of development. He was a trustee of the Litchfield Historical Society, a member and past president of the Greater Litchfield Preservation Trust and of the Litchfield Country Club, a member of the Sanctum, and charter member of the Rotary Club.

Subject/Index Terms

Education
Litchfield (Conn.)
Litchfield Water Company
Real estate agents
Spring Hill School (Litchfield, Conn.)
World War II

Administrative Information

Repository: Litchfield Historical Society

Accruals: An initial gift was made in 1999 (1999-12-0) by Oswald Marrin. Additional gifts were made in 2002 (2002-48-0) by Mrs. Marrin.  Gifts from Palmer Marrin in 2008 (2008-15-0);  2010 (2010-242-0); 2012 (2012-111-0);  March 2014 (2014-04-0); Sept. 2015 (2015-62-0).

Access Restrictions: This collection is open for research..

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 Source: Palmer Marrin

Acquisition Method: Gift

Related Materials: See 2013-110-1-26 in the museum collection.  This collection includes mainly baby and children's clothing and accessories of Oswald Marrin Jr.

Preferred Citation: Marrin Famiily Papers, (2013-110-0), Litchfield Historical Society, Helga J. Ingraham Memorial Library, P.O. Box 385, 7 South Street, Litchfield, Connecticut, 06759.

Finding Aid Revision History: Revised December 2015.


Box and Folder Listing


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[Series 2: Marrin Family],
[Series 3: Other Papers],
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Series 1: Oswald Marrin Jr.Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 1: EducationAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: Spring Hill PublicationsAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Spring Hill School Reporter, 1931Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Spring Hill School Reporter, 1932Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Spring Hill School Reporter, 1933Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Spring Hill School Reporter, 1934Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Spring Hill School Reporter, no datesAdd to your cart.
Loose pages.
Folder 7: Spring Hill School, Pierian Spring, Wit & WisdomAdd to your cart.
Student poetry compilation.
Folder 8: Spring Hill School, The Winged HorseAdd to your cart.
Student poetry compiliation.
Folder 9: Hackley School Publications, 1934-36Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Brown University PapersAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: School Papers, 1930-35Add to your cart.
Folder 12: French School WorkAdd to your cart.
Folder 13: School Report CardsAdd to your cart.
Litchfield schools.
Folder 14: School Notebooks (2)Add to your cart.
Folder 15: School notebookAdd to your cart.
Folder 16: School NotebookAdd to your cart.
Folder 17: Modern European History WorkbookAdd to your cart.
Map, Exercises, Syllabus and Notebook in Modern European History by, Bishop and Robinson
Folder 18: American History NotebookAdd to your cart.
Map, Exercises, Syllabus and Notebook in American History by, Bishop and Robinson
Folder 19: Spring Hill reunion, 1991 Oct 5Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 2: OrganizationsAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: The SanctumAdd to your cart.
Sub-Folder 1: Annual outing photographsAdd to your cart.
Sub-Folder 2: Annual outing photographsAdd to your cart.
Group photographs of Sanctum members - 1932 and 1939, plus 4 undated that appear to be earlier.                Currently housed in aisle 18B Oversize Box 2A.
Folder 2: Litchfield Country ClubAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Litchfield Country Club golf foursomeAdd to your cart.
Undated photograph of Oswald Marrin, Frank Webster, Bob Reid and an unknown person at the Litchfield Country Club golf course. (2014-04-0)
Folder 3: Greater Litchfield Preservation TrustAdd to your cart.
Folder 4: Litchfield Horse ShowAdd to your cart.
Folder 5: Litchfield County Board of RealtorsAdd to your cart.
Article from The Realtor's Voice of Connecticut with a photograph of the officers and directors of the Litchfield County Board, including Oswald Marrin, President.
Sub-Series 3: Town activitiesAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: Borough Board of Warden and BurgessesAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Litchfield 250th Anniversary Central CommitteeAdd to your cart.
Folder 3: Memorial Day parades, 1954-2001Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 4: Marrin Real Estate AgencyAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: Marrin Real EstateAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Marrin, Oswald. Business Person of the Year, 1988Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 5: MiscellaneousAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: Correspondence and NotesAdd to your cart.
Many from childhood.
Folder 2: Diaries and StoriesAdd to your cart.
From childhood.
Folder 3: MilitaryAdd to your cart.
World War II
Folder 4: Litchfield Water Company, 1889-1965Add to your cart.
Contracts, agreements and correspondence relating to construction projects and incorporation of the Litchfield Water Company.
Folder 5: Litchfield Savings Society bank book, 1920 Feb-1950 JunAdd to your cart.
Folder 6: Newspaper Clippings, 1945-1983Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Shepaug Railroad train at Merwinsville stationAdd to your cart.
Photograph circa 1905. On the back is a note: "To Oz Marrin - Anybody who cuts brush in the rain for the railroad should have something to hang on his wall! David Talbert, June 1985."    Currently housed in aisle 18B Oversize Box 2A.
Sub-Series 6: PhotographsAdd to your cart.
Marrin family photographs including the Marrin house on Tallmadge Lane; 1990 canoe trip up the Bantam River. Oswald at less than 1 year old; playing baseball and other photographs at Spring Hill School; a 1990 photograph with Peter Seeger at Forman School.
Sub-Series 7: Scrapbook, 1935-37Add to your cart.
Newspaper clippings, programs, tickets, etc.with many involving Hackley School.

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