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Cos Cob School Fire and Reconstruction Edit


Finding Aid Author
Originally processed by Martha Rhodes, February 2002; finding aid transcribed into ArchivesSpace by Ashley Aberg, February 2024.
Finding Aid Date
February 12, 2024
Description Rules
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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


  • 1978-1993 (Creation)


  • 1.5 Linear Feet (Whole)



  • Scope and Contents

    This collection contains newspaper clippings, meeting minutes of the Greenwich Board of Education and the Cos Cob Association, documentation concerning the temporary move of classroom and students to Parkway School, financial records, and the notes of the Cos Cob Association officer Christopher von Keyserling.

  • Conditions Governing Access

    There are no conditions governing access to this material.

  • Preferred Citation

    [Identification of items], The Cos Cob School Fire and Reconstruction Records, Greenwich Historical Society.

  • Biographical / Historical

    The Cos Cob Elementary School was destroyed by fire on July 30, 1990. The transfer of the school's students to the unused Parkway School, the decision to rebuild the Cos Cob School, negotiations, and the process of reconstruction are all traced through the collected notes of Christopher von Keyserling, Cos Cob Association officer. The newspaper coverage, as represented in the collection, is quite complete, as are minutes of meetings of the Cos Cob Association, the Board of Education, and the Zoning and Planning Committee. There was strong community support for the reconstruction of the school, which is well documented in the clippings, reports, and notes maintained by von Keyserling.

  • Arrangement

    This collection is arranged as a single series.