TABLE OF CONTENTS


Overview of the Collection

Histortical Note

Scope and Content

Arrangement

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Container List

Series 1. Administrative Files 2001-2004

Series 2. Support Program and Services 2001-2004

Series 3. Case Management 2001-2003

Series 4. Office of Emergency Management 2001-2002

Series 5. Victim Files 2001-2002

Series 6. Memorials 2001-2004


RG 015:024, Office of Family Support

Inventory of Records

Finding aid prepared by Damon M. Munz and Lizette Pelletier.

Copyright © 2007 by the Connecticut State Library


Overview of the Collection

Repository: Connecticut State Library
Creator: Connecticut.Office of Family Support
Title: Office of Family Support records
Dates: 2001-2004
Dates: bulk 2001-2002
Quantity: 3.75 cubic feet
Abstract: The Office of Family Support was established by Governor Rowland after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. It assisted families of the victims in locating financial, legal, and emotional assistance.
Identification: RG015_024
Accession: 2007-037
Language: The records are in English.

Histortical Note

The Office of Family Support was established by Governor John G. Rowland shortly after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. After the September 11th attacks occurred, Gov. Rowland personally contacted family members as the Connecticut victims became known. During each conversation, the Governor offered his assistance in any way needed. Many families took him up on his offer and began calling his office for help in locating financial, legal and emotional assistance. The Governor, realizing that his office staff would not be able to effectively handle the calls, set up a separate office to serve as a clearing house for information and as an advocate for the families. He assigned Office of Policy and Management Undersecretary Brian Mattiello the responsibility of assisting the families. Two staff members, DeAnna Paugas and Jim Sorensen were also brought in on loan from the Department of Children and Families and the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services respectively, because of those department's areas of expertise. Mr. Sorensen was the official Director. The initial placement was within the Office of Emergency Management which had been collecting the names of the victims immediately after the event occurred. Later it was moved to the Office of Policy and Management. After Jim Sorensen retired and Brian Mattiello moved to the Department of Children and Families, the services became part of the Department of Children and Families for administrative purposes as Ms. Paugas also returned to her home agency.

The Office of Family Support was most active during the first year after the attacks. In the intervening years, requests for assistance dwindled to a few each year. The only real remaining activity is the coordination of the annual memorial service for the victims as part of "Remembrance Day" required by PA 02-126. In addition to assisting the families through the maze of assistance available to them, the office also oversaw the six-month and annual memorial services for the families. There was also a Connecticut Helps Oversight Council established which consisted of eighteen state agencies and volunteer organizations. They were in charge of coordinating all post September 11th health and human service activities ranging from those associated with victim's families to those population-based.

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Scope and Content

Includes administrative files, support programs and services, case management, Office of Emergency Management, victim files, and memorials.

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Arrangement

Series 1. Administrative Files, 2001-2004, .5 cubic foot
Includes Connecticut Helps Oversight Council, donor information, newsletters, and progress reports and budget.

Series 2. Support Programs and Services, 2001-2004, .5 cubic foot
Includes American Red Cross Emergency Family Gift Program, Cantor Fitzgerald, Family and Children's Agency, funds, insurance, Realtors Housing Relief Fund, Salvation Army, Trial Lawyers Care, Tuition Waiver Program, United Way Infoline 2-1-1, and Victim Compensation Fund.

Series 3. Case Management, 2001-2003, 1 cubic foot
Includes case management tools, contacts made by Governor Rowland, Connecticut resident and nonresident victim lists, family correspondences, family lists, and United Services Group.

Series 4. Office of Emergency Management, 2001-2002, .5 cubic foot
Contents from two notebooks from Office of Emergency Management.

Series 5. Victim Files, 2000-2002, 1 cubic foot
Arranged alphabetically.

Series 6. Memorials, 2001-2004, .75 cubic foot
Includes materials from six-month, one-year, two-year, and three year anniversaries, living memorial at Sherwood State Park, memorial board, quilt, photographs, and videotapes.

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Office of Family Support records are closed to researchers. These records may contain confidential personal data restricted by law. Please contact State Archives staff for assistance.

These records are stored at an off-site facility and therefore may not be available on a same-day basis.

See the Rules and Procedures for Researchers Using Archival Records and Secured Collections policy.

Restrictions on Use

See the Reproduction and Publications of State Library Collections policy.

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Related Material

RG005:039 Governor John G. Rowland records, Scheduling files and Legal Consul subject files.

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Index Terms

Organizations:

Connecticut. Office of Family Support

Subjects:

Connecticut.Office of Family Support -- Records and correspondence
September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001 -- Connecticut

Document Types:

Agendas (administrative records)
Correspondence
Invitations
Lists
Minutes
Newsletters
Photographs
Printed forms
Programs
Videotapes

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Container List

Series 1. Administrative Files, 2001-2004
Box Folder
Connecticut Helps Oversight Council 1
General, 2001-2003, undated 1
Meeting agendas and minutes, 2001-2003, undated 2
Members, 2002 3
Operations manual, 2001, undated 4-5
Donors
Donor lists, 2002, undated 6
Special Olympic medals not delivered, 2002 7
Thank you letters, 2002 8
Miscellaneous, 2004, undated 9
Newsletters, 2002 10
Photographs, 2002, undated 11
Progress reports and budget, 2002, undated 12
Series 2. Support Program and Services, 2001-2004
Box Folder
American Red Cross Emergency Family Gift Program 2
General, 2001-2004, undated 1-2
Completed forms, 2001 3-5
Victim lists, 2001-2002, undated 6
Cantor Fitzgerald, 2001 September 20, undated 7
Family and Chidren's Agency, Inc. (FCA), 2001-2002, undated 8
Funds, 2001 December-2002 May, undated 9
Insurance, 2002 May-June, undated 10
Melanie Ilene Rieger Memorial Conference Against Violence, 2004 March-April 11
Realtors Housing Relief Fund, undated 12
Salvation Army, 2002 January-April 13
Trial Lawyers Care, 2001 December-2002 January, undated 14
Tuition waiver program (PA 02-126), 2002, undated 15
United Way, Infoline/2-1-1, 2001, undated 16
Victim compensation fund, 2002 January 17
Series 3. Case Management, 2001-2003
Box Folder
Case Management tools 3
Correspondence and notes, 2002-2003, undated 1
Documentation, 2002 2-3
Contact by Governor Rowland, 2001 September 4-5
Connecticut nonresident victim list, 2001-2002 6
Connecticut resident victim list, 2001-2002 7-8
Database, undated 9
Database information forms, undated 10
Family correspondence
General, 2002-2003 11-13
Ford, James Henery Lee III, 2002 4 1
Gerlic, Daniel, 2002 2
Hanson, Lee and Eunice, 2002 3
Higley, Vycki, 2002 4
LeJacq, 2003 5
Family list
Lists, 2002 6
General, undated 7
Correspondence, 2002 8
Returned Correspondence, undated 9
Family notification, 2002 10
United Services Group, 2002 11
Series 4. Office of Emergency Management, 2001-2002
Box Folder
Notebook 1, 2001-2002, undated 4 12
Notebook 2, 2001, undated 13-14
Series 5. Victim Files, 2001-2002
Box Folder
Bennett, Bryan C., 2001-2002, undated 5 1
Bittner, Jeffrey D., 2001, undated 2
Blackwell, Christopher, 2001, undated 3
Boyle, Allen, 2002 September 25 4
Braginsky, Alexander, 2001, undated 5
Brennan, Frank, 2001, undated 6
Brennan, Thomas, 2001, undated 7
Cappa, David R., 2001, undated 8
Cherry, Stephen, 2001, undated 9
Cloud, Geoffrey, 2001, undated 10
Coleman, Scott and Keith, 2001, undated 11
Conners, Kevin, 2001, undated 12
Coppo, Joseph, 2001-2002, undated 13
Cummins, Brian T., 2001, undated 14
Curioli, Paul, 2001-2002, undated 15
Eagleson, Bruce, 2001-2002, undated 16
Egan, Michael, 2001 December 19 17
Ericson, Ulf, 2001, undated 18
Evans, Eric, 2001, undated 19
Faulkner, Wendy, 2001, undated 20
Fergus, Edward, 2001, undated 21
Fetchet, Bradley, 2001, undated 22
Fiorito, John, 2001, undated 23
Fisher, Bennett L., 2001, undated 24
Ford, James Henry Lee III, 2001-2002, undated 25
Fry, Peter, 2001, undated 26
Gabrielle, Richard, undated 27
Gadiel, James, 2001, undated 28
Galvin, Thomas, 2001, undated 29
Garbo, Osseni, 2001, undated 30
Gay, Peter Allen, 2001 September 16 31
Gelinas, Peter Gerard, 2001, undated 32
Gerlich, Robert, 2001-2002 33
Gillette, Evan, 2001-2002, undated 34
Gilligan, Ron, 2001-2002, undated 35
Glick, Steven Lawrence, 2001, undated 36
Gopu, Kiran, 2001, undated 37
Graff, Edwin III, 2001, undated 38
Greene, Donald, 2001, undated 39
Greenleaf, James Jr., 2001, undated 40
Grehan, Pedro, 2001, undated 41
Halvorson, James D., 2001-2002, undated 42
Hanson, Peter, 2001, undated 43
Hargrave, Timothy John, 2002, undated 44
Heidenberger, Michele, 2001, undated 45
Heller, Joseph, 2001-2002, undated 46
Higley, Robert, 2001, undated 47
Hobin, James, 2001, undated 48
Hofmiller, Judith Florence, 2001, undated 49
Hughes, Paul, 2001, undated 50
Hunt, William, 2001, undated 51
Hynes, Thomas Edward, 2001, undated 52
Iskyan, John, 2001, undated 6 1
Jacobs, Michael Grady, 2001, undated 2
Jardim, Mark, 2001, undated 3
Johnston, Billy, undated 4
Keane, Richard, 2001-2002 undated 5
Kerwin, Glenn, 2001, undated 6
King, Amy, 2001, undated 7
Klares, Richard, 2001, undated 8
LaMantia, Stephen, 2001, undated 9
Lasko, Gary, undated 10
Lawrence, Robert, 2001 11
Lenihan, Joseph A., 2001, undated 12
Lozier, Gary, 2001, undated 13
Lyons, Michael, 2001, undated 14
Maloney, Edward "Teddy" Francis, 2001, undated 15
Mason, Ada, undated 16
McCourt, Ruth, 2001, undated 17
McEneaney, Eamon, 2001, undated 18
McLaughlin, Robert Jr., 2001 19
Meehan, William, 2001, undated 20
Mello, Christopher, 2001, undated 21
Metz, Raymond, 2001, undated 22
Miller, Joel, 2001 23
Miller, Michael, undated 24
Monyak, Cheryl, 2001, undated 25
Morehouse, Lindsay, 2001, undated 26
Morris, Seth, 2001, undated 27
Murillo, Cesar, 2001, undated 28
Murphy, Christopher, 2001, undated 29
Nolan, Daniel, 2001 30
Noonan, Robert, 2001, undated 31
O"Brien, Scott J., 2001, undated 32
Orloske, Margaret Q., 2001, undated 33
Palazzo, Thomas, 2001, undated 34
Patrick, James, 2001, undated 35
Pelletier, Michael, 2001, undated 36
Piver, Josh, 2001, undated 37
Roger, Jean, 2001, undated 38
Rooney, Sean, 2001-2002, undated 39
Rothberg, Michael, 2001, undated 40
Roux, James, 2001 September 19 41
Sabbag, Jason, 2001-2002, undated 42
Sanders, Stacey, undated 43
Schielke, Sean, 2001, undated 44
Schwartz, John, 2001, undated 45
Scott, Randolph, 2001-2002, undated 46
Simon, Michael John, 2001, undated 47
Smith, Heather, 2001 November 13 48
Snyder, Dianne, 2001, undated 49
Spagnoletti, Greg, 2001, undated 50
Spencer, George, 2001, undated 51
Statkevicus, Derek J., 2001, undated 52
Staub, Craig William, 2001, undated 53
Sweeney, Madeline Amy, 2001, undated 54
Tarrou, Michael, 2001, undated 55
Theurkauf, Thomas Jr., 2001, undated 56
Toyen, Amy E., 2001, undated 57
Turley, John Jeffrey, 2001, undated 58
Ugolyn, Tyler, 2001, undated 59
Uman, Jonathan, 2001-2002, undated 60
Vadas, Brad, 2001, undated 61
Varacchi, Frederick, 2001, undated 62
Waters, James Thomas Jr., 2001, undated 63
Williams, Candace Lee, 2001-2002, undated 64
Williamson, John, 2001-2002, undated 65
Wilson, William, 2002, undated 66
Winton, David H., 2001, undated 67
Wodenshek, Christopher, 2001, undated 68
Wohlforth, Martin, 2001, undated 69
Works, John, 2001, undated 70
York, Edward, 2001, undated 71
Zion, Charles, 2001, undated 72
Names of individuals, no info found, 2001 September 26 73
Carstanjen, Christoffer, family not found, 2001, undated 74
Noack, Kathleen (McGarry), mistaken identity, 2001, undated 75
Gelagotis, Michael, not deceased, 2001, undated 76
Series 6. Memorials, 2001-2004
Box Folder
Living Memorial, Sherwood Island State Park, Westport 7
General, 2002, undated 1
Correspondence, 2002-2003, undated 2
Victim name inscriptions, A-K, 2003 June 25 3
Victm name inscriptions, L-Z, 2003 June 25 4
Lower Manhattan Development Corporation (LMDC), 2002, undated 5
Memorial board and other memorials, 2001-2004, undated 6
One-year anniversary
General, 2001-2002, undated 7
Correspondence, 2002 8
Family survey, 2002 May 9
Invitations and programs, 2002 September 5, undated 10
Photographs
Lucy Williamson, "the quilt lady", undated 11
Memorial board, 2002, undated 12
Sherwood Island, 2002, undated 13
Unidentified, undated 14
Quilt, 2001-2003, undated 15
Quilt book, undated 16
Six-month anniversary
General, 2002, undated 17
Correspondence, 2002 January-March, undated 18
Invitations, 2002 March 10 8 1
Invitation responses, undated 2
Programs, 2002 Febuary-March 3
Two-year anniversary
Program, 2003 September 4 4
Three-year anniversary, 2004 5
Videotapes, 2002-2003
Six-month anniversary, 2002 March 10 6
Two-year anniversary, 2003 September 4 6