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Clarence H. Elliott collection, 1915-1932 | Litchfield Historical Society

By Leith Johnson

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Collection Overview

Title: Clarence H. Elliott collection, 1915-1932Add to your cart.

Primary Creator: Elliott, Clarence H.

Extent: 0.42 Linear Feet. More info below.

Date Acquired: 05/22/1979

Subjects: Antrim (N.H. : Town), Elliott, Clarence H., Litchfield (Conn.), Litchfield High School, Litchfield High School - School sports, Schools - Connecticut - Litchfield, School sports - Connecticut - Litchfield

Forms of Material: Ephemera, Photographs, Scrapbooks

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

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.

Collection Historical Note

Clarence H. Elliott was born in Fitzwilliam, N.H., in 1891. He received his B.A. in 1915 and his M.A. in 1916 from Clark University. He taught English at Litchfield High School 1916-1917, assistant principal there, 1917-18; assistant headmaster, Marquand Lower School, Brooklyn, N.Y., 1918; assistant principal, Litchfield High School, 1918-1921; and principal, Litchfield High School, 1921-1927. While principal, Elliott also coached the student athletic teams. In 1927, the Litchfield School Board did not renew his contract, citing what they believed were professional deficiencies. Elliott and many residents of Litchfield disagreed and argued that he was a highly competent principal. The job of high school principal was added to the responsibilities of the superintendent of schools. Elliot returned to teaching and in the 1930s became the principal of the Burnside School in East Hartford, Conn., holding that position until 1960, when he became assistant superintendent of schools. He retired in 1962. He was married to A. Marie Wilson Elliott and they had seven children. Clarence H. Elliott died in 1973.

Subject/Index Terms

Antrim (N.H. : Town)
Elliott, Clarence H.
Litchfield (Conn.)
Litchfield High School
Litchfield High School - School sports
Schools - Connecticut - Litchfield
School sports - Connecticut - Litchfield

Administrative Information

Repository: Litchfield Historical Society

Alternate Extent Statement: 1 document box

Access Restrictions: The collection is open for research.

Acquisition Source: Russell J. Elliott

Acquisition Method: Gift

Related Materials: The Donald B. Peck papers contain photographs and a scrapbook of Litchfield High School basketball teams.

Preferred Citation: 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

Other Note: This collection was processed with support from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).


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Series 1: Scrapbooks, 1915-1930Add to your cart.
Scrapbook albums with newspaper articles and photographs,  some pasted in and others loose.
Folder 1: Scrapbook, 1915-1926Add to your cart.
Scrapbook with photographs, newspaper clippings, and programs. The programs are for Litchfield High School dances, plays, and graduations. Photographs are in Antrim, NH, Litchfield, and unidentified.
Folder 2: Scrapbook, 1925 Jan 1-1926 Jun 25Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Scrapbook, 1926 Sep-1930Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Scrapbook, 1915-1928Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Newspaper clippings, undatedAdd to your cart.

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