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Bernice Fuessenich collection

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Litchfield (Conn.) collection

Beach, Dickinson, and Webster families

Fuessenich family

Barber and Ives families

Miscellaneous



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Bernice Fuessenich collection, 1897-1976 | Litchfield Historical Society

By Leith Johnson; Lee S. Cook

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Collection Overview

Title: Bernice Fuessenich collection, 1897-1976Add to your cart.

Primary Creator: Fuessenich, Bernice Dickinson (1918-2012)

Extent: 5.0 Boxes

Date Acquired: 02/13/2004. More info below under Accruals.

Subjects: Business enterprises - Connecticut - Litchfield, Litchfield (Conn.), Litchfield (Conn.) - Social life and customs

Forms of Material: Business records, Correspondence, Ephemera, Photographs

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Bernice Fuessenich collection consists of photographs, invoices, programs, invitations, advertising, brochures, dance cards, calling cards, and other ephemera documenting cultural, social, religious, and business activities in Litchfield, Conn., 1897-1976. Among the subjects covered are drama productions, church dedications and services, horse shows, minstrel shows, dances and balls, businesses and restaurants. There are also receipts for goods and services. Some of the papers relate to the George Ives and George Barber families. Also included are genealogical records, photographs and papers about the Beach, Dickinson, Webster, and Fuessenich families.

Subject/Index Terms

Business enterprises - Connecticut - Litchfield
Litchfield (Conn.)
Litchfield (Conn.) - Social life and customs

Administrative Information

Repository: Litchfield Historical Society

Accruals: 2010-91-0  museum purchase; 2010-370-0-1 Gift of Berclee Cameron and Cleveland Fuessenich; 2011-35-0 Gift of Berclee Cameron and Cleveland Fuessenich includes museum objects and archive materials.

Access Restrictions: The collection is open for research.

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 Source: Bernice Fuessenich

Acquisition Method: Gift

Separated Materials: Photograph of George Ives in the Litchfield Court House building. Shelved in Litchfield Historical Society Photograph collection Series 2: Folder 122.

Related Materials:

Beach, Webster and Dickinson families papers.

Frances Ives Barber papers.

Preferred Citation: Bernice Fuessenich collection (2003-78-0), 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).


Box and Folder Listing


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[Series 1: Litchfield (Conn.) collection],
[Series 2: Beach, Dickinson, and Webster families],
[Series 3: Fuessenich family],
[Series 4: Barber and Ives families],
[Series 5: Miscellaneous],
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Series 3: Fuessenich familyAdd to your cart.
Sub-Series 1: Fuessenich, Frederick W. familyAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: PhotographsAdd to your cart.
Sub-Folder 1: Cleveland, Betsy, and John FuessenichAdd to your cart.
Three siblings at a young age with note by Bernice Fuessenich "in upstairs ballroom."
Sub-Folder 2: Frederick W. and Jean Fuessenich childrenAdd to your cart.

Cleveland, Betsy and John Fuessenich with 2 older gentlemen [not labeled].

Shelved in Bernice Fuessenich collection: Oersize box in Aisle 18B.

Folder 2: Fuessenich, Cleveland B. The Litchfield School, 1927-1931Add to your cart.
Folder 3: The Litchfield School Bulletins, 1928Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Litchfield School Broadcast, 1925-1948Add to your cart.
Folder 5: The Litchfield School/Earle and Elizabeth Sarcka, 1937-1954Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 2: Toll Gate HillAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: Toll Gate Hill FarmAdd to your cart.
Photographs of cattle and signs.
Folder 2: American Devon Cattle sales and transfers, 1919-1930Add to your cart.
Certificates of sales, transfers pedigrees, and registrations for F.W. Fuessenich's Devon cattle.
Folder 3: Toll Gate Hill Farm - Inspections & cattle, 1926-1930Add to your cart.
Dairy and farm inspection reports. Lists and information about Toll Gate Hill Farm cattle, including entries in fairs.
Folder 4: American Devon Cattle Club, Inc., 1926-1927Add to your cart.
Meeting minutes, financial reports, membership and other correspondence.
Folder 5: Captain William Bull house/tavernAdd to your cart.
Photographs of the Capt. William Bull house/tavern, later the Vandewater house, on East Litchfield Road, before it was moved to Toll Gate Hill in 1923,  during the move, and after if was relocated.
Folder 6: Old Toll GateAdd to your cart.
Advertisements, postcards, and brochures for the Old Toll Gate, later Toll Gate Hill Tavern.
Folder 7: Old Toll Gate Playhouse, 1942Add to your cart.
Advertisements, newspaper articles, and correspondence concerning the Old Toll Gate Playhouse, a remodeled barn for lectures and concerts.
Folder 8: Toll Gate Hill Inn and Restaurant, 1983-1993Add to your cart.
Advertisements, brochures, and newspaper articles about the Inn when owned by Fritz and Anne Zivic.
Folder 9: Toll Gate Hill Inn and Restaurant shopping bagsAdd to your cart.
Two brown paper bags with cord handles from the Toll Gate Hill Inn and restaurant.
Folder 10: Fuessenich, Frederick W. antiques, 1928-1942Add to your cart.
Advertisements, inventories, and lists of sales of antiques sold by Frederick W. and Jean C. Fuessenich.
Sub-Series 3: Fuessenich, Cleveland B. and Bernice (Dickinson)Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Fuessenich, Cleveland B. (1918-1992)Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Fuessenich, Cleveland B.  Litchfield Law School photographsAdd to your cart.
Black and white photographs taken by Cleveland B. Fuessenich of the Litchfield Law School building.
Folder 3: Fuessenich, Cleveland B. and Bernice (Dickinson), 1942-1962Add to your cart.
Correspondence; social events; war ration coupons; a recording by Butch and Berclee for their grandfathers Dickinson on Father's Day, June 11, 1945; and other miscellaneous documents.
Folder 4: CorrespondenceAdd to your cart.
Sub-Folder 1: Fuessenich family Season's Greetings cards, c.1960Add to your cart.
Black and white photographs of 2 barns in the winter.
Sub-Folder 2: Notes regarding Phillip Dinan's funeral, 1978 AprAdd to your cart.
Thank you notes to Bernice and Cleveland Fuessenich for their hospitality at the time of the funeral for Phillip Dinan, who was married to Bernice's sister Betsy. He died April 17, 1978.
Folder 5: Fuessenich family photographs, c.1941Add to your cart.
Photographs of Bernice (Dickinson) Fuessenich's sisters, Betsy (born 1930) and Roberta (born 1932) with Cleve Fuessenich, son of Bernice and Cleveland B.
Sub-Series 4: Fuessenich, Bernice (Dickinson)Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Correspondence, 1943-2001Add to your cart.
Cards, letters, and invitations to Bernice D. Fuessenich.
Folder 2: GenealogiesAdd to your cart.
Notes on the genealogy of the  Beach, Dickinson, Webster and other families collected by Bernice Fuessenich.
Folder 3: Litchfield (Conn.) buildings and eventsAdd to your cart.
Notes, memos, photocopies, and newspaper articles written and collected by Bernice Fuessenich. Includes buildings, storms, Center School, South Lake Street, and other Litchfield sites and history.
Folder 4: Real estateAdd to your cart.
A few newspaper clippings about the Bernice D. Fuessenich Agency, including Paul Winter purchase of the Titherington property.
Folder 5: Community groupsAdd to your cart.
Photographs of a women's group, and list of members a health board.

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