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The Special Library Association was founded in 1909 in an attempt to bring together librarians whose jobs had actually created a new kind of librarianship, one geared to meet the needs of specialized situations. These records are from the Connecticut Valley Chapter.
The Stark Family Association devoted to the descendants of Aaron Stark (c. 1618-1685) was founded in 1895 and dissolved in 1954 after the deaths of its founding members and a decline in interest by those of later generations. The records consists of correspondence, family papers, business records, and printed works.
The Stark Family Papers revolves around the family of J. Warren Stark (1862-1951) and his second wife Alione Ely Stark (1864-1953) of Lyme, Connecticut. Correspondents include William G. Stark, Marion E. Stark, Hazel Purinton who married Reginald Warren Stark, Hattie Stark Gillette, J. Warren Stark, Alione Ely Stark, Gladys Stark, and Jennie E. Stark. The papers consists of correspondence, family papers, and books.
In 1895, the General Assembly established a three person board known as the State Highway Commission to monitor town expenditures of state funds as well as construction and improvements to public roads. In 1897, the legislature abolished the board and created the State Highway Department headed by the State Highway Commissioner. In October 1969, it merged into the new Department of Transportation.
The General Assembly created this commission in 1929 to plan for the commemoration of the 300th anniversary of Connecticut’s settlement.
The Tyler Kindred of America held its first reunion in 1921. This organization is a successor to the Tyler Family Association and was formed by members of the "Branford line" and the "Wallingford line".
October 24, 1967 was proclaimed United Nations Day by President Lyndon B. Johnson. This marked the twenty-second anniversary observance of U.N. Day. In his proclamation, the president called on all American citizens to engage in an appropriate observance of the event.
The Works Progress Administration (W.P.A.) was established in May 1935 as a central organ of control for the relief projects supported by the United States Government. In Connecticut, Offices were opened in New Haven, with later district offices in several other cities.