TABLE OF CONTENTS


Overview of the Collection

Biographical Note

Scope and Content

Arrangement

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Container List

Series 1. Administrative Files 1961-2010

Series 2. Activities and Events 2010

Series 3. Removable Media 2010

Series 4. Artifacts 2010


RG 166:005, Connecticut 375 Commission

Inventory of Records

Finding aid prepared by VivianLea Solek.

Copyright © 2012 by the Connecticut State Library


Overview of the Collection

Repository: Connecticut State Library
Creator: Connecticut 375 Commission
Title: Connecticut 375 Commission records
Dates: 1961-2010
Accumulation Dates: 2010
Quantity: 3 cubic feet
Abstract: The 375 Commission was established by Executive Order 37 signed by Governor M. Jodi Rell on January 20, 2010. The Commission raised funds and developed events and festivities during the year long anniversary.
Identification: RG166_005
Accession: 2011-074
Language: The records are in English.

Biographical Note

On January 20, 2010, Governor M. Jodi Rell signed Executive Order 37, which recognized 2010 as a year of celebration and thanksgiving for our founders and their successors who made Connecticut a great and prosperous state. The order also established a "375 Commission" that developed recommendations for events, festivities, fundraising and commemorative memorabilia. The Commission was made up of historians, educators, arts, culture representatives, and fund-raisers.

The 375 Kickoff Celebration was held on February 17, 2010 with Governor Rell leading a procession of school children, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, lawmakers and municipal officials from the State Capitol to the State Library. Numerous activities occurred throughout the state. The largest portion of the collection documents the Youth Art Contest, sponsored by the 375 Commission.

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Scope and Content

The records are arranged into four series: Administrative Files, Activities and Events, Removable Media, and Artifacts.

Series 1. Administrative Files, 1961-2010, includes a draft copy of Executive Order 37; a form fundraising letter and a mailing list of individuals; agendas; minutes; attachments and unsigned handwritten notes; lists of Commission members; information about collaboration with Connecticut Public Television (CPTV); publications; stickers; development of the 375th Anniversary website; background research conducted to plan the anniversary; a research report on the Tercentenary Celebration and the 350th Anniversary; and miscellaneous research notes.

Series 2. Activities and Events, 2010, documents the various activities and events sponsored by the 375 commission. The events include a 375 Kickoff Celebration, Connecticut Open House Day, Free State Park Day and a Youth Art Contest. Other activities included participation in 4-H Citizenship Day, the EASTCONN interdistrict service learning project and the receipt of a painting of the Charter Oak by Mark Patnode. Also includes draft calendars of events.

Series 3. Removable Media, 2010, includes 8 compact discs documenting various activities held during the 375 anniversary including the Kickoff Celebration, the Youth Art Contest, and Free Parks Day. There are 2 compact discs which document the work of Nora Duncan, Policy and Legislative Affairs Liaison; one with emails and one with documents in various formats. This series also includes a CD of songs about Connecticut, submitted by Dave Downs to the Commission.

Series 4. Artifacts, 2010, include two commemorative items, a mug and two sets of coasters depicting the image of the Charter Oak created by artist Mark Patnode.

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Arrangement

Arranged in four series:

Series 1. Administrative Files, 1961-2010, is further arranged into the following subseries: Press Files and Research. Each file is arranged chronologically with undated material at the end of the folder.

Series 2. Activities and Events, 2010, is arranged alphabetically by the name of the event. Within the subseries of Youth Art Contest, the folders are arranged alphabetically by the name of the town and then alphabetically by the name of the school, if there is more than one school represented in a town. Oversized artwork has been removed to box 3. The 8 finalist panels have been removed to oversize map case drawer 92.

Series 3. Removable Media, 2010, has been removed from various files and placed in box 4.

Series 4. Artifacts, 2010, has been removed to box 5.

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Series 3. Removable Media, 2010, is restricted. 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

None.

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Index Terms

Organizations:

Connecticut 375 Commission

Persons:

Duncan, Nora
Patnode, Mark

Subjects:

Art -- Competitions
Child artists
Connecticut -- Anniversaries, etc.
Connecticut -- History
Connecticut -- Social life and customs
Connecticut Public Television

Document Types:

Agendas
Calendars
Clippings
Coasters (containers)
Compact discs
Competition drawings
Correspondence
DVDs
Membership lists
Minutes
Mugs
Press releases
Reports
Watercolors (paintings)

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Administrative Information

Provenance

The records were transferred to the Connecticut State Library from the Office of the Governor on December 14, 2010.

Processing Information

VivianLea Solek processed the records in September-October, 2012 (Allen Ramsey supervised).

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Container List

Series 1. Administrative Files, 1961-2010
Box Folder
Executive Order, 2010 January 1 1
Fundraising, 2010 March 2
Meeting agendas and minutes, 2010 January-March 3
Membership lists, 2010 March, undated 4
Miscellaneous, 2010 5
Press Files
Connecticut Public Television (CPTV), 2010 March, undated 1 6
Publications, 2010 7
Stickers, undated 8
Website development, 2010 January, undated 9
Research
Miscellaneous, 2010 February, undated 1 10
Planning, 2010 January-March, undated 11
Reports, undated 12
Series 2. Activities and Events, 2010
Box Folder
375 Kickoff, 2010 February, undated 1 13
4-H Citizenship Day, undated 14
Big E, 2010 June-July 15
Calendar of events, 2010 July 16
Connecticut Open House Day, 2010 March 17
EastCONN, 2010 June 18
Free Parks Day & Letterboxing, 2010 March-May 19
Painting, Charter Oak, by Mark Patnode, 2010 March-May 20
Youth Art Contest, 2010
Administrative Files
Finalists, 2010 1 21
Drawer
Finalists in the 375 Commission Youth Art Contest, 2010, 8 panels 92
Box Folder
Miscellaneous, 2010 1 22
Press files, 2010 23
Runners up, 2010 24
Entries by School or Organization
Avon-Roaring Brook Elementary School, entries and entry forms, 2010 1 25-26
Bethel-St. Mary School, entries and entry forms, 2010 27-28
Bloomfield-Laurel School, entry, 2010 3 1
Bloomfield-Laurel School, entry form, 2010 1 29
Danbury-St. Gregory the Great School, entries and entry forms, 2010 30-31
Danbury-St. Joseph School, entries, 2010 32
Ellington-Crystal Lake School, entry and entry form, 2010 33
Hartford-Boys & Girls Club of Hartford, entries and entry forms, 2010 34-35
Hartford-Jumoke Academy, entries and entry forms, 2010 36-37
Hartford-Parkville Elementary, entries and entry forms, 2010 38-39
Hartford-Rawson School, entries, 2010 3 2
Hartford-Rawson School, entry forms, 2010 1 40
Mansfield-Mansfield Middle School, entry and entry form, 2010 2 1
Meriden-Israel Putnam School, entry and entry form, 2010 2
Middlefield-The Independent Day School, entries and entry forms, 2010 3-4
Middlefield-John Lyman School, entries, 2010 5
Moodus-Nathan Hale-Ray Middle School, entries and entry forms, 2010 6-7
Mystic-Northeast Academy, entry and entry form, 2010 8
Norwalk-Girl Scout Troop #464, entries and entry forms, 2010 9-10
Norwalk-Side by Side School, entry and entry form, 2010 11
Norwalk-Rowayton School, entries and entry forms, 2010 12-13
Orange-Race Brook School, entries and entry forms, 2010 14-15
Pawcatuck-St. Michael School, entry and entry form, 2010 16
Putnam-St. Mary School, entries and entry forms, 2010 17-18
Southington-Hatton Elementary School, entry and entry form, 2010 19
Stamford-Holy Spirit School, entries and entry forms, 2010 20-21
Trumbull-St. Catherine of Siena, entry and entry form, 2010 22
Unknown school, entry, 2010 3 3
Unknown school, entries, 2010 2 23
Waterbury-B.W. Tinker School, entry and entry form, 2010 24
Waterbury-Carrington School, entry, 2010 3 4
Waterbury-Carrington School, entry form, 2010 2 25
Waterbury-Rotella Interdistrict Magnet School, entries and entry forms, 2010 26-27
Waterbury-St. Frances Xavier School, entry and entry form, 2010 28
Waterbury-Wendell Cross School, entry, 2010 3 5
Waterbury-Wendell Cross School, entry form, 2010 2 29
West Hartford-Norfeldt Elementary School, entries and entry forms, 2010 30-31
West Simsbury-Tootin' Hills School, entry and entry form, 2010 32
Wethersfield-Highcrest Elementary School, entries and entry forms, 2010 33-34
Windsor-Trinity Christian School, entries and entry forms, 2010 35-36
Woodbridge-Ezra Academy, entries and entry forms, 2010 37-38
Series 3. Removable Media, 2010
RESTRICTED
Box Case
375 emails - Duncan, 2010, 1 compact disc, 238 MB 4 1
1 Microsoft Office Outlook PST file.
This item is separated from the records. Contact State Archives staff for assistance.
375 kickoff, 2010 February 17, 1 compact disc, 452 MB 2
90 jpegs of the 375 kickoff event from the State Capitol to the State Library.
This item is separated from the records. Contact State Archives staff for assistance.
375 kickoff, 2010 February 17, 1 compact disc, 24.9 MB 3
23 jpegs of the 375 kickoff, statues in State Capitol Building, and south view looking toward the State Library
This item is separated from the records. Contact State Archives staff for assistance.
375 scrapbook, 2010, 1 compact disc, 16.1 MB 4
27 jpegs of various 375 events and speakers.
This item is separated from the records. Contact State Archives staff for assistance.
Booth Hill School 6th Grade Play, PM Class, 2010 June, 1 DVD, 3.69 GB, 40 min., 30 sec. 5
This item is separated from the records. Contact State Archives staff for assistance.
Connecticut music by Dave Downs, 2010, 1 compact disc, 12 tracks, 42 min., 06 sec. 6
This item is separated from the records. Contact State Archives staff for assistance.
Free Parks event at Heublein, 2010 May 14, 1 compact disc, 702 MB 7
80 jpegs of event at Heublein Tower, Talcott Mountain State Park.
This item is separated from the records. Contact State Archives staff for assistance.
Youth Art Contest 15 finalist images, 2010, 1 compact disc, 9.15 MB 8
This item is separated from the records. Contact State Archives staff for assistance.
Series 4. Artifacts, 2010
Box
Artifacts, 2010 5