TABLE OF CONTENTS


Overview of the Collection

Historical Note

Scope and Content

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Container List

Records 1820-1932

RG 112, Plainfield Historical Society

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: Plainfield Historical Society (Plainfield, Conn.)
Title: Plainfield Historical Society records
Dates: 1820-1932
Quantity: 1 cubic foot
Abstract: The Plainfield Historical Society was established in a meeting held January 8, 1916 in the Town Clerk’s Office, Central Village. Judge John E. Prior was chosen chairman. The date of its last meeting was November 10, 1917.
Identification: RG112
Accession: 1933-001
Language: The records are in English.

Historical Note

The Plainfield Historical Society was established in a meeting held January 8, 1916 in the Town Clerk’s Office, Central Village. Judge John E. Prior was chosen chairman. The date of its last meeting was November 10, 1917.

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Scope and Content

Records created by the Society include correspondence, financial records, reports, scrapbooks, historical sketch of the town of Plainfield, essays submitted for an essay contest, and materials documenting the Society’s reorganization in 1916-1917. Materials collected by the Society include records of North Meeting House School District (1821-1831), the Moosup School District (1831-1878), the Central School District (1829-1873), the Plainfield School Society Treasurer’s records (1833-1871), and some anonymous account books.

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

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

None.

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Index Terms

Organizations:

Plainfield Historical Society (Plainfield, Conn.)

Places:

Plainfield (Conn.)

Subjects:

Plainfield (Conn.) -- History
Plainfield Historical Society (Plainfield, Conn.) -- Records and correspondence

Document Types:

Account books
Correspondence
Essays
Financial records
Membership lists
Scrapbooks

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Administrative Information

Provenance

The records pertaining to the Society, along with miscellaneous historical records which were collected by the Society, were deposited January 17, 1933, at the State Library.

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Container List

Records, 1820-1932
Box
1. Correspondence, 1915 March 14-1932 December 20, 1 folder 1
Primarily incoming correspondence to Mr. John E. Prior, President, Plainfield Historical Society.
Chronological.
2. Records of the Society, 1916-1918
Minutes of meetings, 1916-1917, 1 volume
List of members, 1916-1917, 1 volume
Card index of members, 1916-1918
Officers of Plainfield Historical Society, undated, shared folder
Application for membership blanks, shared folder
3. Financial accounts, 1916-1923, 1932
Treasurer's account book, 1916-1917
Check book, 1916-1923
Receipt book, 1916-1917
Miscellaneous receipts and account statements, 1916-1918, 1932
4. Historical data, 1916-1918
Scrapbook of clippings about Plainfield history and participation in WWI effort, 1 volume
Historical sketch of town of Plainfield, 1 folder
5. Essays submitted to Plainfield Historical Society essay contests, 1918, 2 envelopes + 1 volume 2
6. Historical records kept by the Society, 1820-1880
Records of meetings of civil authorities of town of Plainfield, 1826-1835, 1880, 1 volume
Includes diagrams of land and buildings. Probably by Joseph A. Deane, an insurance agent in Plainfield circa 1880.
Records of North Meeting House School District, 1821-1831, shared volume
Records of Moosup School District, 1831-1878, shared volume
Plainfield School Society Treasurer's Records, 1833-1856, 1 volume
Includes dog registration, 1865-1871.
Records of Central School District, 1829-1873
"Young Reader." New York: George F. Cooledge, undated, 1 volume
Unidentified account book, 1830-1834, 1 volume
Unidentified account book, 1820-1828, 1 volume