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Local Government Edit


Level of Description


  • 1936-1970 (Creation)


  • Scope and Contents

    Subseries III.1 contains the papers pertaining to the Town of Greenwich committees with which Mrs. Kitchel was involved. Researcherse interested in the town reorganization process of the late 1930's will find notes, committee correspondence, meeting minutes, as well as Mrs. Kitchel's rough draft of the final report submitted to the Representative Town Meeting (RTM) on September 1, 1938 and other reports and newspaper clippings. Other committee papers include those of the Town Recreation Committee, Going Away Committee, Pension Committee, Community Chest, RTM, Town General Legislative Assembly, Republican Town Committee, and Greenwich Point Committee. Many town residents interchange the names "Greenwich Point" and "Tod's Point" when referring to the town beach in Old Greenwich, this will be evident in the newspaper articles in this collection. For ease of use, that area has been consistently referred to as "Greenwich Point" in the processing of this collection.

    Included in subseries III.2 are the papers of Allan F. Kitchel regarding the 1961-1962 Charter Committee and the Board of Estimation and Taxation, of which he was the chairman from 1945-1949. Researchers interested in conservation efforts in Greenwich will find Mr. and Mrs. Kitchel's papers regarding the Greenwich Environmental Action Group helpful. Mr. Kitchel founded Films for Conservation, Inc., an organization dedicated to the production and distribution of educational conservation films; those papers are in this series as well. Their daughter Barbara Kitchel Girdler continued the work of her parents and was influential in founding a wetlands preservation movement in the state called "Save the Wetlands"; her papers are contained in this subseries as well.