TABLE OF CONTENTS


Overview of the Collection

Historical Note

Scope and Content

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Container List

Records 1955-1956

RG 039, Flood Recovery Committee

Inventory of Records

Finding aid prepared by Connecticut State Library staff.

Copyright © 2007 by the Connecticut State Library



Overview of the Collection

Repository: Connecticut State Library
Creator: Connecticut Flood Recovery Committee
Title: Connecticut Flood Recovery Committee records
Dates: 1955-1956
Quantity: 2.5 cubic feet
Abstract: Following the disastrous flood of August 19, 1955, called the "worst flood in the history of eastern United States," Governor Abraham Ribicoff appointed a twenty-member committee to study the immediate problems to be faced and to recommend a program of rehabilitation.
Identification: RG039
Accession: T002694
Language: The records are in English.

Historical Note

In response to the flood of August 1955, Governor Abraham Ribicoff appointed a twenty-member committee to study emergency needs and immediate recovery problems and recommend a program of rehabilitation. The Committee, appointed August 27, 1955, was headed by Sherman R. Knapp. Ten meetings of the Committee and its Coordinating Group were held, as well as numerous meetings of the five sub-committees. The final report, submitted on November 3, 1955, recommended a 35 million dollar program of state aid to flood victims and towns, repair and replacement of state-owned property, and planning for redevelopment.

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Scope and Content

This group contains subject files pertaining to the work of the Committee, other State committees working on the same problem, a coordinating committee and five subcommittees, publicity, and the final report. Files contain minutes, correspondence, lists of commercial businesses damaged, reports, newspaper clippings, and other reference materials.

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

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

RG 005:033, Abraham Ribicoff gubernatorial records.

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Index Terms

Organizations:

Connecticut Flood Recovery Committee

Subjects:

Connecticut Flood Recovery Committee -- Records and correspondence
Disaster relief -- Connecticut -- Finance
Flood damage -- Connecticut
Floods -- Connecticut
Hurricane Diane -- 1955

Document Types:

Clippings
Correspondence
Minutes
Reports

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Container List

Records, 1955-1956
Box
1. General file, 1955 August-1956 January
Contains correspondence, minutes of meetings, reference materials, newspaper clippings, notes and memoranda pertaining to the flood damage, the work of the Committee and its recommendations.
Arranged by subject.
General 1
Organization
General
Subcommittees
Subcommittees
Aid to flood victims
Housing
Legislative 2
Reconstruction planning
State reconstruction costs
Other state committees
Connecticut Development Commission
Connecticut Public Expenditure Council
Meetings
General
Main Committee
Coordinating Committee
Subcommittees
Secretary's copy
Publicity 3
General
Newspaper clippings
1955 August-1955 October
1955 November-1956 January 4
Reproduced newspaper clippings, 1955 5
Reports
Report to Governor
Includes copy of printed Report of the Connecticut Flood Recovery Committee to Governor Abraham Ribicoff, 1955 November 3, p. 61.
Subcommittee
Miscellaneous