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Elizabeth Clarke O'Connor Collection Edit


Finding Aid Author
Anne L. Macdonald, with additions by Ashley Aberg
Finding Aid Date
March 20, 2023
Description Rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Edition Statement
Originally processed by Anne L. Macdonald on July 3, 2003
Finding Aid Note
Part of the Manuscript Collections, Greenwich Historical Society Contact: Christopher Shields, Curator of Library and Archives 47 Strickland Road Cos Cob, CT 06807 United Stated


  • 1942-1981 (Creation)


  • .5 Linear Feet (Whole)
    1 letter size document box



  • Conditions Governing Access

    There are no conditions governing access to these materials

  • Arrangement

    This material is a single box and single series collection.

  • Biographical / Historical

    In the 1960s and 1970s Elizabeth Clarke (later Mrs. John O'Connor) was an active researcher and writer on the early history of Greenwich. Her original published project on the First Congregational Church broadened to include a book, "The First Three Hundred Years." As an active member of the board of the Historical Society of the Town of Greenwich, she served as publication director and was responsible for the 1970 and 1972 publication of booklets on "Greenwich Historical Collections" and was the editor of both "Before and After 1776" and "Before and After 1778." For the town's Bicentennial celebration she collected photographs and wrot the script for "The Way it Was," a slide show that was presented at Cole Auditorium. She also transformed the material from the Town's Annual Reports (from the Board of Estimate and Taxation) into more readable "Town Summaries" that were distributed to all taxpayers.

  • Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], The Elizabeth Clarke O'Connor Collection, Greenwich Historical Society.

  • Scope and Contents

    This collection contains drafts of scripts for "The Way it Was", articles written about the Bush-Holley House, information related to some BHH collections and exhibitions during Elizabeth's time on the board, and various photographs and negatives related to BHH publications, articles, and Greenwich history.