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King-Merritt Association Papers Edit


Finding Aid Author
Ashley Aberg
Finding Aid Date
November 3, 2023
Description Rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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


  • 1958-1993 (Creation)


  • 1.5 Linear Feet (Whole)
    Three letter size document boxes.



  • Biographical / Historical

    The King-Merritt Association, also known as the King-Merritt Community, was founded in 1952 as a neighborhood association comprised of homes on the former estate of John McEntee Bowman.

    "The objects and purposes of this organization shall be to promote civic improvement, community spirit, acquaintance and neighborliness, ... to do everything reasonable and proper to promote the civic betterment and the improvement of the community, and to encourage the preservation and protection of the property and rights of the home owner members of the organization." (Reproduced from the King-Merritt Community, Incorporated By-Laws, 1963)

    The King-Merritt Association still exists today as the King-Merritt Community. For more modern information visit the community organization's website.

  • Scope and Contents

    This collection is comprised of the papers of the King-Merritt association between 1958 and 1993. It is primarily the association's internal records, including meeting minutes for both the home owner members and the board of directors, notices, and by-laws. It also includes a series on planning and zoning, with both general planning and zoning concerns, and more specific zoning issues, with special focus on the Westchester Airport's desired expansion, and the requests of Xerox and American Canning Co. to put up executive offices in the area.

  • Arrangement

    This collections has been arranged into two series. Series 1: Association Records, comprised of internal records and correspondence. Series 2: Planning and Zoning, comprised of records and correspondence around zoning issues.

  • Conditions Governing Access

    There are no conditions governing access to these materials.

  • Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], the King-Merritt Association Papers, Greenwich Historical Society