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Overview of the Collection

Historical Note

Scope and Content

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Container List

Minutes and Records 1908-1942

RG 139, Connecticut Optometric Society

Inventory of Records

Finding aid prepared by Connecticut State Library staff.

Copyright © 2009 by the Connecticut State Library



Overview of the Collection

Repository: Connecticut State Library
Creator: Connecticut Optometric Society
Title: Connecticut Optometric Society records
Dates: 1908-1942
Quantity: 1 cubic foot
Abstract: The Connecticut Optometric Society, formerly known as the Connecticut State Optical Society, was organized July 29, 1908. The records include minutes of meetings, correspondence, reports, membership lists, and general records of the society.
Identification: RG139
Accession: 1929-002
Language: The records are in English.

Historical Note

The Connecticut Optometric Society, formerly known as the Connecticut State Optical Society, was organized July 29, 1908. The objectives of the Society are, “to encourage a higher standard of education in the science of Optometry, to keep abreast of the rapid advancement along these lines, to diffuse optical and optometrical knowledge and promote friendly intercourse among optometrists and opticians, to safeguard the material interests of the profession of optometry, to assist in securing the enactment and enforcement of Optical Legislation, and to enlist and direct public opinion in regard to the problem of optometrical science.” The Society is now known as the Connecticut Association of Optometrists (CAO).

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Scope and Content

The records include minutes of meetings, correspondence, reports, membership lists, and general records of the Society.

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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

None.

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Index Terms

Organizations:

Connecticut Optometric Society

Subjects:

Connecticut Optometric Society -- Records and correspondence
Opticians -- Connecticut
Optometrists -- Connecticut
Optometry -- Societies, etc

Document Types:

By-laws
Correspondence
Membership lists
Minutes
Reports

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Administrative Information

Provenance

Volumes one and two were presented to the Connecticut State Library on June 26, 1929 by R.R. Gwillin of Meriden, Connecticut, representing the Connecticut Optometric Society. The records were transferred from the catalogued collection on December 11, 1975.

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Container List

Minutes and Records, 1908-1942
Box
Volume 1, 1908 July 29 - 1910 August 4 1
Also includes the constitution and by-laws of the Society.
Volume 2, 1910 October 21 - 1923 October 9
Volume 3, 1931-1938, unbound 2
Volume 4, 1938-1942, unbound