Sullivan, The Honorable John J. collection, 1948-1983
Ms B40

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Summary Information
Biographical/Historical note
Scope and Contents note
Administrative Information
Controlled Access Headings
Collection Inventory
Box I: Sewer papers
Box II: Sewer papers
Box III: Sewer papers
Box IV: Sewer papers
Box V: Sewer papers
Box VI: Conservation papers
Box VII: Conservation papers
Box VIII: Conservation papers
Box IX: Town real estate papers
Box X: Town real estate appraisal papers
Box XI: Town real estate appraisal papers
Box XII: Town real estate appraisal papers
Box XIII: Town financial papers, Board of Finance
Box XV: Town financial papers, bond ratings and misc.
Box XVI: Town employee contracts
Box XVII: Town personnel papers
Box XVIII: Town personnel papers
Box XIX: Town personnel papers
Box XX: Town personnel papers
Box XXI: Town school papers
Box XXII: Town papers: special studies, charter, elderly, library alterations, community development program, federal aid, citizens community survey
Box XXIII: Miscellaneous town papers
Box XXIV: CT Resources Recovery Authority
Box XXV: CT Resources Recovery Authority
Box XXVI: CT Resources Recovery Authority
Box XXVII: CT Resources Recovery Authority
Box XXVIII: Publications (miscellaneous)
Box XXIX: Publications (miscellaneous)
Box XXX: Awards, certificates and congratulatory letters
Box XXXI: Campaign and election papers
Box XXXII: Speeches and miscellaneous papers
Box XXXIII: Miscellaneous papers
Box XXXIV: Miscellaneous papers
Box XXXV: Miscellaneous papers
Box XXVI: Miscellaneous papers
Box XXVII: Miscellaneous papers, Box 1 of 5, file drawer #1
Box XXXVIII: Miscellaneous papers, Box 1 of 5, file drawer #1
Box XXXIX: Miscellaneous papers, Box 1 of 5, file drawer #1
Box XL: Miscellaneous papers, Box 1 of 5, file drawer #1
Box XLI: Miscellaneous papers, Box 2 of 5, file drawer #2
Box XLII: Miscellaneous papers, Box 2 of 5, file drawer #2
Box XLIII: Miscellaneous papers, Box 2 of 5, file drawer #2
Box XLIV: Miscellaneous papers, Box 4 of 5, file drawer #3
Box XLV: Miscellaneous papers, Box 4 of 5, file drawer #3
Box XLVI: Miscellaneous papers, Box 4 of 5, file drawer #3
Box XLVII: Miscellaneous papers, Box 4 of 5, file drawer #3
Box XLVIII: Miscellaneous papers, Box 4 of 5, file drawer #3
Box XLIX: Miscellaneous papers
Box L: Miscellaneous papers
Box LII: Miscellaneous papers
Box LIII: Miscellaneous papers
Box LIV: Miscellaneous papers and photographs
Box LV: Photographs and Miscellaneous
Box LVI: Miscellaneous papers
Box LVII: Miscellaneous papers
Box LVIII: Miscellaneous papers
Box LIX: Miscellaneous papers
Box LX: Miscellaneous papers
Box LXI: Miscellaneous
Oversize Item A: Resolution in honor of John J. Sullivan

Summary Information

Repository
Fairfield Museum and History Center
Creator
Fairfield (Conn. : Town) .
Creator
Fairfield (Conn.). First Selectman's Office .
Creator
Sullivan, John J., 1906-1997
Title
Sullivan, The Honorable John J. Collection, 1948-1983
ID
Ms B40
Date [inclusive]
1948-1987
Extent
25.0 Linear feet (11,000 items)
Language
English
Abstract
This collection contains papers donated by Fairfield First Selectman John J. Sullivan. Half the collection is papers from various town departments and the other half is papers belonging to Sullivan.

Preferred Citation note

Item, Collection Title, Collection number (Box #, Folder #). Fairfield Museum and History Center, Fairfield, Connecticut.

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Biographical/Historical note

John J. Sullivan (1906-1997) moved to Fairfield in 1936. He ran a flower shop until 1959 when he was elected First Selectman of Fairfield. He retained that office until 1983 when he chose not to stand for reelection. For further detail see Fairfield: The Biography of a Community 1639-1989 by Thomas J. Farnham, pp. 281-291.

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Scope and Contents note

This collection consists of 61 boxes and 1 oversize item. Boxes I through XXIX contain Fairfield town papers including sewer, conservation, real estate, financial, personnel, schools, CT Resources Recovery Authority and others. Boxes XXX through LIV are mainly papers involving John J. Sullivan. They have been placed in about the same order in which they were deposited. Boxes LV through LXI were later donations and contain papers relating to the running of the town of Fairfield as well as letters belonging to Sullivan and photographs. There are also letters between Sullivan and Selectman Robert Lee who is described as Sullivan's right arm. The oversize item is a resolution.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Fairfield Museum and History Center

370 Beach Rd.
Fairfield, CT
203-259-1598

Conditions Governing Access note

There are no restrictions on access to this collection.

Conditions Governing Use note

Use of the material requires compliance with the Fairfield Museum and History Center regulations.

Custodial History note

These papers were deposited by John J. Sullivan.

Custodial History note

Boxes LV and LVI were donated by Mary Donahue and are from accession number L2011.7. Boxes LVII-LXI were donated by Robert Lee's son James and are from accession number L2010.31.

Processing Information note

This collection was processed by Martha Rockwell in April 1991 and Marcia Miner in 2011.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Fairfield (Conn. : Town) .
  • Fairfield (Conn. : Town). Dept. of Aging .
  • Fairfield (Conn. : Town). Fairfield Community Development Advisory Committee .
  • Fairfield (Conn. : Town). Fairfield Conservation Dept. .

Geographic Name(s)

  • Fairfield(Conn.)

Subject(s)

  • Connecticut Resources Recovery Authority
  • Municipal bonds--Connecticut.
  • Municipal finance
  • Municipal officials and employees.
  • Old Post Road Association (Fairfield, Conn.)
  • Real property--Valuation.
  • Schools--Connecticut.
  • Sewerage

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Collection Inventory

Box I: Sewer papers 1972-1979   206 items

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Box II: Sewer papers 1980-1989   200 items

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Box III: Sewer papers 1980-1989   200 items

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Box IV: Sewer papers 1970-1989   100 items

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Box V: Sewer papers 1970-1989   50 items

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Box VI: Conservation papers 1970-1979   20 items

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Box VII: Conservation papers 1960-1989   20 items

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Box VIII: Conservation papers 1980-1989   20 items

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Box IX: Town real estate papers 1970-1989   50 items

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Box X: Town real estate appraisal papers 1960-1989   25 items

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Box XI: Town real estate appraisal papers 1960-1979   150 items

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Box XII: Town real estate appraisal papers 1960-1989   20 items

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Box XIII: Town financial papers, Board of Finance 1977-1984   250 items

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Box XIV: Town financial papers, Board of Finance 1980-1982   250 items

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Box XV: Town financial papers, bond ratings and misc. 1970-1989   150 items

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Box XVI: Town employee contracts 1948-1988   250 items

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Box XVII: Town personnel papers 1960-1989   200 items

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Box XVIII: Town personnel papers 1970-1989   200 items

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Box XIX: Town personnel papers 1970-1989   100 items

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Box XX: Town personnel papers 1979-1989   100 items

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Box XXI: Town school papers 1970-1989   250 items

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Box XXII: Town papers: special studies, charter, elderly, library alterations, community development program, federal aid, citizens community survey 1970-1989   75 items

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Box XXIII: Miscellaneous town papers 1970-1989   75 items

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Box XXIV: CT Resources Recovery Authority 1970-1989   25 items

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Box XXV: CT Resources Recovery Authority 1970-1989   75 items

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Box XXVI: CT Resources Recovery Authority 1970-1989   100 items

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Box XXVII: CT Resources Recovery Authority 1970-1989   25 items

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Box XXVIII: Publications (miscellaneous) 1960-1989   20 items

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Box XXIX: Publications (miscellaneous) 1970-1989   30 items

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Box XXX: Awards, certificates and congratulatory letters 1960-1989   50 items

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Box XXXI: Campaign and election papers 1960-1989   200 items

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Box XXXII: Speeches and miscellaneous papers 1970-1989   150 items

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Box XXXIII: Miscellaneous papers 1968-1979   100 items

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Box XXXIV: Miscellaneous papers 1969-1989   125 items

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Box XXXV: Miscellaneous papers 1969-1970   250 items

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Box XXVI: Miscellaneous papers 1971-1972   250 items

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Box XXVII: Miscellaneous papers, Box 1 of 5, file drawer #1 1965-1977   300 items

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Box XXXVIII: Miscellaneous papers, Box 1 of 5, file drawer #1 1978-1980   300 items

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Box XXXIX: Miscellaneous papers, Box 1 of 5, file drawer #1 1981-1983   300 items

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Box XL: Miscellaneous papers, Box 1 of 5, file drawer #1 1960-1989   300 items

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Box XLI: Miscellaneous papers, Box 2 of 5, file drawer #2 1974-1975   300 items

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Box XLII: Miscellaneous papers, Box 2 of 5, file drawer #2 1973-1975   300 items

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Box XLIII: Miscellaneous papers, Box 2 of 5, file drawer #2 1972-1973   300 items

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Box XLIV: Miscellaneous papers, Box 4 of 5, file drawer #3 1960-1979   250 items

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Box XLV: Miscellaneous papers, Box 4 of 5, file drawer #3 1960-1989   175 items

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Box XLVI: Miscellaneous papers, Box 4 of 5, file drawer #3 1961   100 items

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Box XLVII: Miscellaneous papers, Box 4 of 5, file drawer #3 1962-1975   200 items

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Box XLVIII: Miscellaneous papers, Box 4 of 5, file drawer #3 1963-1965   150 items

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Box XLIX: Miscellaneous papers 1970-1989   150 items

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Box L: Miscellaneous papers 1970-1989   125 items

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Box LI: Miscellaneous papers 1970-1989   150 items

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Box LII: Miscellaneous papers 1970-1989   125 items

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Box LIII: Miscellaneous papers 1970-1989   200 items

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Box LIV: Miscellaneous papers and photographs 1960-1989   150 items

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Box LV: Photographs and Miscellaneous 1949-1999   7 folders

 Folder 1 Photographs 1949-1950 

 Folder 2 Photographs; Oath of Office 1960-1969 

 Folder 3 Photographs 1970-1979 

 Folder 4 Photographs 1980-1999 

 Folder 5 Coming to an End 1983 

 Folder 6 Out of Office articles 1980-1999 

 Folder 7 Southport Harbor Project 1991 

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Box LVI: Miscellaneous papers 1914-1989   9 folders

 Folder 1 Letters and articles 1960-1979 

 Folder 2 Penfield Reef Project 1962 

 Folder 3 Papers and articles 1970-1979 

 Folder 4 Letters and articles 1980-1989 

 Folder 5 Independence Hall project and photographs 1979 

 Folder 6 Country Club of Fairfield information 1914-1966 

 Folder 7 Fairfield University commencement, autograph 

 Folder 8 Budget data 

 Folder 9 Campaign fliers and articles 

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Box LVII: Miscellaneous papers 1956-1963   9 folders

 Folder 1 Photographs 1958, 1963 

 Folder 2 Campaign and election items 1959 

 Folder 3 Miscellaneous 1960-1961 

 Folder 4 Miscellaneous 1960-1963 

 Folder 5 Pine Creek 1960-1963 

 Folder 6 Sewer 1960-1963 

 Folder 7 Miscellaneous 1956, 1959, 1961, 1962 

 Folder 8 Knights of Columbus by-laws 

 Folder 9 Knights of Columbus 

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Box LVIII: Miscellaneous papers 1964-1965   8 folders

 Folder 1 Budget-Board of Finance minutes 

 Folder 2 General 

 Folder 3 Letter to Bob Lee 

 Folder 4 Redevelopment (property rights) 

 Folder 5 RTM Minutes 

 Folder 6 Old Post Road Association 

 Folder 7 RTM resolutions 

 Folder 8 Sewer 

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Box LIX: Miscellaneous papers 1966-1969   11 folders

 Folder 1 Re-election; photograph-Sullivan, Katona, Lee, Senator Dodd 1966-1969 

 Folder 2 Campaign 1966-1977 

 Folder 3 Letters and memos--Bob Lee to John Sullivan 1966-1967 

 Folder 4 Charter revision-sewer 1966-1967 

 Folder 5 Finance 1966-1967 

 Folder 6 Judge Fitzpatrick 1966-1967 

 Folder 7 General 1966-1967 

 Folder 8 Pamphlets 1966-1967 

 Folder 9 Processing procedures 1966-1967 

 Folder 10 Selectman Robert Lee 1966-1968 

 Folder 11 Sewer 1967 

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Box LX: Miscellaneous papers 1973-1983   8 folders

 Folder 1A Election 1973-1978 

 Folder 1 Republican opponents 1974-1975 

 Folder 2 Tribute to Sullivan; Voter list Districts 2-3 1974-1975 

 Folder 3 Election 1976-1977 

 Folder 4 Election/Corruption 1976-1977 

 Folder 5 Campaign: conflict of interest/ethics 1976-1977 

 Folder 6 General/Exxon 1976-1977 

 Folder 7 Sullivan administration 1982-1983 

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Box LXI: Miscellaneous 1959-1987   7 folders

 Folder 1 5 Year Plans 1959-1962 

 Folder 2 5 Year Plans 1966-1973 

 Folder 3 5 Year Plans 1975-1979 

 Folder 4 5 Year Plans 1980-1983 

 Folder 5 Town charter; personnel practices 

 Folder 6 5 Year Forecasts 1969-1987 

 Folder 7 Proposed historic district 1976 

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Oversize Item A: Resolution in honor of John J. Sullivan 1989/24/10 

Separated Materials note

Located in Oversize Manuscripts Box 2

Oversize
Manuscript Box 2

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