TABLE OF CONTENTS


Overview of the Collection

Historical Note

Scope and Content

Arrangement

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Container List

Case Files 1949-1957

Correspondence 1952-1954

Warden's Files 1934-1946

Minutes 1956

Photographs 1911-1990

RG 079:003, Board of Fisheries and Game

Inventory of Records

Finding aid prepared by Connecticut State Library staff.

Copyright © 2008 by the Connecticut State Library



Overview of the Collection

Repository: Connecticut State Library
Creator: Connecticut. State Board of Fisheries and Game
Title: Board of Fisheries and Game records
Dates: 1911-1990
Dates: bulk 1934-1957
Quantity: 6.5 cubic feet
Abstract: In 1895 the Fish Commissioners became the Commissioners of Fisheries and Game charged with "the supervision of hatcheries and retaining ponds, the introduction and distribution of such food fish and game as are adapted to the waters or lands of this State, and the enforcement of all laws relating to fish and game." The Commission became the State Board of Fisheries and Game in 1913.
Identification: RG079_003
Language: The records are in English.

Historical Note

Fish Commissioners were established in 1867 per Public Acts chpt. 111. In 1895 the name was changed to Commissioners of Fisheries and Game per Public Acts chpt. 46. The Commission was charged with "the supervision of hatcheries and retaining ponds, the introduction and distribution of such food fish and game as are adapted to the waters or lands of this State, and the enforcement of all laws relating to fish and game."1 The name changed again in 1914 to State Board of Fisheries and Game per Public Acts chpt. 228. This Act provided for the appointment of a superintendent of fisheries and game who in turn appointed a fish and game warden from each county. Fish and game wardens would have the power to arrest for the violation of any law relating to fish and game.2 In 1971 the Board merged into the new Department of Environmental Protection.

See also the State Board of Fisheries and Game Agency History.

Endnotes
1First Biennial Report of the Commission of Fisheries and Game of the State of Connecticut, For the Fiscal Years 1895-1896. Hartford, Conn.: Fowler & Miller Co., 1896.
2Connecticut Fish & Game Laws, In Force November 1, 1913. Hartford, Conn., 1913.

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Scope and Content

Case files contain warden's case reports and complaint forms, as well as notification to towns regarding prohibitions on licenses, correspondence, and prohibition appeals. Correspondence includes press releases, public relations schedules, memos, statistical information and reports on various subject. Warden's files contain personnel files for for Ray M. Brittingham, Walter S. Watson, Charles R. Disbrow, and Edith A. Stoehr, the first female game warden in the United States. These records are restricted. Minutes contain files only from 1956. Photographs are primarily black and white and include warden activities such as predator control, game breeding, conservation activities, warden training and state lands. Many are mounted on acidic cardboard. A small number of photographs were added from the Law Enforcement Unit of the Dept. of Environmental Protection which assumed many of the Board's responsibilities in 1971.

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Arrangement

Case files, 1949-1957
Accession: 1992-080, 1949-1955, 3 cubic feet
Accession: 2000-017, 1956-1957, 1 cubic foot

Correspondence, 1952-1954, Accession: 1993-136 (part), 1.25 cubic feet

Warden's Files, 1934-1946, Accession: 1993-146, 0.25 cubic feet

Minutes, 1956, Accession: 1993-135 (part), 0.5 cubic feet

Photographs, 1911-1990, Accession: 1993-135 (part), 0.5 cubic feet

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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 079:016, Department of Environmental Protection: Natural Resources and Outdoor Recreation. The Law Enforcement Unit records include arrest cards for 1940-1978, the bulk of which came from the Board of Fisheries and Game.

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Index Terms

Organizations:

Connecticut. Dept. of Environmental Protection
Connecticut. State Board of Fisheries and Game

Subjects:

Connecticut. State Board of Fisheries and Game -- Records and correspondence
Fisheries -- Connecticut
Game protection-- Connecticut
Game wardens-- Connecticut
Wildlife conservation-- Connecticut
Wildlife management -- Connecticut

Document Types:

Correspondence
Minutes
Photographs
Reports

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Container List

Case Files, 1949-1957
Arranged by fiscal year.
There is no "R" series, 1955-1956.
Box
Accession: 1992-080
"L" Series, 1949-1950
Litchfield - District I 1
Hartford - District II
New Haven - District III
Fairfield - District IV
Tolland - District V
Windham - District VII
Windham - District VI
New London - District VII
Middlesex - District VIII
"M" Series, 1950-1951
Litchfield - District I
Hartford - District II
New Haven - District III
Fairfield - District IV
Tolland - District V
Windham - District VII
Windham - District VI
New London - District VII
Middlesex - District VIII
Marine
"N" Series, 1951-1952
Litchfield - District I
Hartford - District II
New Haven - District III
Fairfield - District IV
Tolland - District V
Windham - District VII
Windham - District VI
New London - District VII
Middlesex - District VIII
Marine
"O" Series, 1952-1953 2
Litchfield - District I
Hartford - District II
New Haven - District III
Fairfield - District IV
Tolland - District V
Windham - District VII
Windham - District VI
New London - District VII
Middlesex - District VIII
Marine
"P" Series, 1953-1954
Litchfield - District I, 2 folders
Hartford - District II
New Haven - District III
Fairfield - District IV
Tolland - District V
Windham - District VII
Windham - District VI
New London - District VII
Middlesex - District VIII
"Q" Series, 1954-1955 3
District I
District II
District III
District IV
Accession: 2000-017
"S" Series, 1956-1957 1
District I, 2 folders
District II
District III
District IV
Correspondence, 1952-1954, Accession: 1993-136 (part)
Part of this accession is correspondence from the Law Enforcement Division, the successor to Board of Fisheries and Game, and is described in the finding aid for Natural Resources and Outdoor Recreation.
Attorney General 1
Auditors
Civil Defense
Education, Board of
Finance & Control
Food & Drug
Governor's Office
Health Dept.
Highway Dept.
Labor Dept.
Library Dept.
Military Dept.
Montgomery, Hon John D.
Moss, D., Supvr. of Fish Man.
Norling, Roger
Park & Forest Dept.
Personnel Correspondence
Personnel General Letters
Police Dept.
Public Works Dept.
Purchasing Dept. Contracts, 1952-1954
Purchasing Dept. Correspondence
Purchasing Dept. General Requisitions
Purchasing Div. Memos/General Letters
Retirement
Secretary of State
Shellfish Commission
Treasurer's Office
Water Commission
MOA - MON
MI - MN
MOO - MQ
MR - MX,
MY - MZ
NA - NH
NI - NN
NO - NZ
OA - OD
OE -ON
PA - PD 2
PE
PF - PK,
PL - PQ
PR - PX,
PY - Q
Warden's Files, 1934-1946, Accession: 1993-146
RESTRICTED
Personnel files for Ray M. Brittingham, Walter S. Watson, Charles R. Disbrow, and Edith A. Stoehr, the first female game warden in the United States.
Minutes, 1956, Accession: 1993-135 (part)
Minutes, 1956, 9 folders 1
Photographs, 1911-1990, Accession: 1993-135 (part)
Animals, 1933, undated 1
Archery event, 1928
ATV going through a park in Middletown, no trespassing zone, 1988
Birds and birds' nests, 1933, undated
Bride Lake, 1932, 1935
Civilian Conservation Corps, undated
Commercial game breeders, 1932-1936
Conservation officer graduation MPTC and canine officer training MPTC Officer of the Year Award, 1982, 1984
Conservation officers, 1938, circa 1990
Conservation officer "surveillance", circa 1980
Cromwell Meadows, 1932-1934
Deer, undated
Dogs, undated
Drought conditions on Blackledge River, undated
Ducks, 1932-1936, undated
Exclusive fishing rights, 1971
Field day outing, 1928
First female game warden, undated
Fishers Island, undated
Fishing, 1934, undated
Hatcheries - shad, 1929
Hunting pictures - men, 1934, undated
Leased or regulated shooting areas, 1934, undated
Litchfield Morris Sanctuary, 1934, 1936, undated
Lobster case, 1978
Lord's Cove, 1932, 1934, undated
Muskrat, undated
Pheasant liberations, 1932-1935, undated
Predator control, 1926, 1932-1936, undated
Quail and grouse experiment, Storrs, 1911
Raccoon, 1932, undated
Smokey Bear visits Gay City State Park, 1987
State Forests, 1934, circa 1970-1979, undated
Typical game covers, 1934-1935, undated
Violations, 1925, 1930, 1933, undated
Warden meeting, undated
Warden school, 1937
Wild rice, 1932-1933, 1935, undated
Winter feeding of birds, 1933-1934, undated
Woman's shooting ground, 1936, undated
Miscellaneous, 1927-1936