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Collection Overview

Title: Litchfield Village Improvement Society records, 1875-1941Add to your cart.

Primary Creator: Litchfield Village Improvement Society

Extent: 0.0

Date Acquired: 00/00/1943. More info below under Accruals.

Subjects: By-Laws, Colonial revival (Architecture) - Connecticut - Litchfield, Courthouses - Connecticut - Litchfield, Litchfield (Conn.), Litchfield Village Improvement Society

Forms of Material: Financial records, Posters

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Litchfield Village Improvement Society records (1943-09-0) are comprised of eight bound volumes of records, a manuscript box of papers, and oversize posters. The records cover the years 1875 through 1941. Represented in the volumes are the "Articles of Association" and By-laws, meeting minutes, financial records, member lists, and annual reports.  Documents in the manuscript box include activities of the Society and plans for colonial changes to the Litchfield County Courthouse, business buildings, and renovation of Armory Hall. The posters are advertising events sponsored by the Society.

The bound volumes are currently housed in 3A Box 10. Posters are in Oversize Boxes 1A and 19.

Collection Historical Note

The Litchfield Village Improvement Company was incorporated April 24, 1875. The purpose for which the Company was formed was to make improvements in the Village of Litchfield, its streets, parks, public grounds and public buildings. The organization could also purchase, erect and maintain new buildings as well. The name of the organization was later changed to the Litchfield Village Improvement Society. The Society was dissolved on November 24, 1941.

Subject/Index Terms

By-Laws
Colonial revival (Architecture) - Connecticut - Litchfield
Courthouses - Connecticut - Litchfield
Litchfield (Conn.)
Litchfield Village Improvement Society

Administrative Information

Repository: Litchfield Historical Society

Accruals: Gift of Wiliam L. Warren in Oct. 1952 [6208]; gift of Mrs. Ludlow Bull in Aug. 1961 [5654]; gift of Mary B. Brewster in April 1964 [8357].

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: Rev. Wm. J. Brewster

Acquisition Method: Gift

Original/Copies Note: For more information please see http://www.litchfieldhistoricalsociety.org.

Preferred Citation: Litchfield Village Improvement Society records (1943-09-0), Litchfield Historical Society, Helga J. Ingraham Memorial Library, P.O. Box 385, 7 South Street, Litchfield, Connecticut, 06759.

Finding Aid Revision History: Revised in May 2014.

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


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Series 3: Posters, 1875-1886Add to your cart.

Posters for events including archery tournaments, strawberry festivals, dramatic entertaiment, music, lectures and pantomimes  sponsored by the Village Inprovement Society.

Currently housed in Aisle 18B, Oversize Boxes 1A and 17.


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