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Connecticut Flood Recovery Committee records

Identifier: RG039

Scope and Content

This group contains subject files pertaining to the work of the Committee, other State committees working on the same problem, a coordinating committee and five subcommittees, publicity, and the final report. Files contain minutes, correspondence, lists of commercial businesses damaged, reports, newspaper clippings, and other reference materials.


  • 1955-1956

Language of Materials

The records are in English.

Restrictions on Access

These records are stored at an off-site facility and therefore may not be available on a same-day basis.

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Historical Note

In response to the flood of August 1955, Governor Abraham Ribicoff appointed a twenty-member committee to study emergency needs and immediate recovery problems and recommend a program of rehabilitation. The Committee, appointed August 27, 1955, was headed by Sherman R. Knapp. Ten meetings of the Committee and its Coordinating Group were held, as well as numerous meetings of the five sub-committees. The final report, submitted on November 3, 1955, recommended a 35 million dollar program of state aid to flood victims and towns, repair and replacement of state-owned property, and planning for redevelopment.


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Following the disastrous flood of August 19, 1955, called the "worst flood in the history of eastern United States," Governor Abraham Ribicoff appointed a twenty-member committee to study the immediate problems to be faced and to recommend a program of rehabilitation.

RG 039, Flood Recovery Committee
Inventory of Records
Finding aid prepared by Connecticut State Library staff.
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Repository Details

Part of the Connecticut State Library Repository