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SHS PROCESSED COLLECTIONS

The following collections have been processed to the archival level and include a Finding Aid with a detailed box and folder listing.  Click on the collection name for the Finding Aid. 

  • 1991.050 - Historical & Architectural Survey of Southbury 

    • Scope & Content:  The collection contains a complete and draft version of the index, report, and property records and evaluations of 113 properties in Southbury, Connecticut.  Each property description includes a photograph of the property.

  • 2011.017 - Shirley Garrigus McIlroy Collection

    • Scope & Content:  The collection consists of the personal effects of Shirley Garrigus McIlroy including personal papers, photographs, newspaper articles, and maps mostly regarding local Southbury history.  Because of her involvement in several local historical organizations the bulk of the collection consists of committee minutes, reports, by-laws, and related ephemera.  The collection also includes information regarding various churches in Southbury, in particular the South Britain Congregational Church (SBCC) where she was a member.  Most notable is an original church record by original pastor, Jehu Minor from 1769.  There is a small portion of correspondence by her father, William Garrigus, relating to his involvement with the construction of the Southbury Training School.  A large portion of newspaper articles reference historic buildings and local Southbury residents, including historical sketches and obituaries.  

  • AC 001 - The Bund Collection

    • Scope & Content:  Artificial collection of material pertaining to the Nazi Bund and its relationship to, and eventual expulsion from, Southbury.  Dates for the collection currently range from 1935 – 2016, with the bulk of material from 1937.  The collection is textual, consisting mostly of newspaper articles, correspondence, journals, and some legal documents.  There is some digital media in the form of DVDs in Subseries 1.12, 1.16, and Series 2.  The only photographs are in newspaper articles.Of particular interest: signed letter from Fritz Kuhn, box 1, folder 15; German-American Bund application, box 1, folder 17; copies of warrants against two “Bundists”, box 1, folder 21; Southbury Zoning Regulations, box 2, folder 8; Special Town Meeting notice and minutes, box 2, folder 17; two versions of the Home of the Brave documentary, box 2, folder 23; and Rev. M.E.N Lindsay’s 1937 anti-Nazi sermon, box 2, folder 25. 

 

  • 2017.002 - Southbury League of Women Voters

    • Scope & Content:  The collection consists of personal records of the donor pertaining to her membership with the organization, as well as papers and documents given to her over time by fellow organizational members. Newspaper articles, event flyers, and press releases make up the bulk of the collection.    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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