RG 005:033, Abraham Ribicoff, 1955-1961

RG 005:033, Office of the Governor: Abraham Ribicoff (1955-1961) Inventory of Records


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Biographical Note

Scope and Content



Index Terms

Related Material

Container List

Series 1. Correspondence

Series 2. Subject Files

Series 3. Flood of 1955 Files

Series 4. Highway Safety Files

Series 5. Campaign File 1958

Series 6. Appointment Files

Series 7. Speeches

Series 8. Articles by or about Gov. Ribicoff

Series 9. Press Files

RG 005:033, Office of the Governor: Abraham Ribicoff (1955-1961)

Inventory of Records

Finding aid prepared by Connecticut State Library Staff.

Copyright 2007 by the Connecticut State Library

Overview of the Collection

Repository: Connecticut State Library
Creator: Connecticut. Governor (1955-1961 : Ribicoff)
Title: Abraham Ribicoff records
Dates: 1955-1961
Quantity: 111 cubic feet
Abstract: Gov. Ribicoff's correspondence, subject files, flood of 1955 files, highway safety files, 1958 campaign files, appointment files, speeches, media articles, and press files.
Identification: RG005_033
Accession: T001281
Language: The records are in English.

Biographical Note

Born: April 9, 1910, New Britain, Connecticut.
College: University of Chicago, 1933.
Political Party: Democrat.
Offices: U.S. Congress, 1949-1953; Governor of Connecticut, 1951-1955; US Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare, 1961-1962; U.S. Senate, 1963-1981.
Died: February 22, 1998, New York City.

Connecticut's Democratic Party of Connecticut, under the guidance of its chairman John Bailey, did what seemed impossible in the "Land of Steady Habits". It got a Jewish candidate elected governor. Abraham Ribicoff of New Britain became a lawyer in 1933 and opened his practice in Hartford where he became friends with Bailey. In 1938 Ribicoff was elected to the General Assembly. He also was a judge in Hartford's Municipal Court for 1945-47. He married Ruth Siegel in 1931 and they had two children. After her death in 1972 he married Lois Mathes.

One of the aspects that Bailey liked about Ribicoff was his ability to project a good image as a candidate. Elected to the U.S. congress for 1949-53, Ribicoff ran for the U.S. Senate in 1952 and lost. However, in the Republican landslide that year he ran an extremely close race. Convinced that he was the party's best candidate for governor, Bailey promoted him for the position in the 1954 elections. Future president, John F. Kennedy, gave the party's keynote address at its state convention. Ribicoff's clean-cut and dignified appearance helped offset some hidden anti-Semitic campaigning against him. His "American Dream" speech also helped convince voters that everyone in the state had the right to seek elective office. His personal appeal with the voters is evident in that he became the only Democrat to gain state office that year. Ribicoff won reelection in 1958.

As governor, Ribicoff promoted a moderate program for the state that sought compromise rather than confrontation with the General Assembly. Among his accomplishments were more aid to patients in state institutions, more highway construction, the creation of an adult probation system, and a bonus for Korean War veterans. He also called the legislature into special session to consider a law that would provide for primary elections in the state. One of the challenges to his administration came in 1955 when two hurricanes caused enormous damage in the state. Ribicoff called a special session of the legislature to develop programs of relief for Connecticut's citizens. During his second term he worked with a Republican legislature and used his veto powers to maintain the state's budget without raising taxes. The process to eliminate the county government system was begun at this time and both state government and the courts underwent reorganization. State bussing for Parochial and private schools was passed under his leadership. One innovation Ribicoff used while governor was in holding daily press conferences. If he could not answer a reporter's question he would call a state agency during the conference to find the answer.

Ribicoff and Bailey were among the earliest supporters of John F. Kennedy for U.S. President. When Kennedy was elected in 1960 he appointed Ribicoff to his cabinet as Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare. Although Ribicoff resigned as governor in 1961 to work in Washington, he was back in Connecticut in 1962. He had become frustrated with the way Congress hindered the operation of his agency's programs and decided to return to Connecticut and run for the U.S. Senate. He won this election and served in the Senate from 1963 until he retired to Connecticut in 1981. The house that he lived in when he became governor in 1955 still stands in Hartford and it is privately owned. The U.S. Government building on Main Street, Hartford is named in his honor.


Citizens Look at Congress1972

Congressional Quarterly's Guide to United States Elections. Washington, D.C.: Congressional Quarterly, 1994 [CSL call number GIS Ref JK 1967 .C662 1994.

Glashan, Roy R. American Governors and Gubernatorial Elections, 1775-1975. Stillwater, Minn.: Croixside Press, 1975 [CSL call number JK 2447 .G53 1975].

Janick, Herbert F. A Diverse People: Connecticut, 1914 to the Present. Chester, Conn.: Pequot Press, c1975 [CSL call number HistRef Conn Doc St22eacs v. 5].

Lieberman, Joseph. The Legacy, Connecticut Politics, 1930-1980 Hartford, Conn.: Spoonwood Press, 1981 [CSL call number JK 3395 .L53 1981].

Payne, Carol Abraham A. Ribicoff: Democratic Senator from Connecticut, written for Ralph Nader Congress project, Washington, D.C.: Grossman, 1972 [CSL call number E 840 .R5 R3].

Snyder, Gordon B. "Abraham Ribicoff, Statesman or Politician?" Amherst College, 1971.

Sobel, Robert and John Raimo. Biographical Directory of the Governors of the United States, 1789-1978. Westport, Conn.: Meckler Books, 1978 [CSL call number GIS Ref E 176 .B573].

Van Dusen, Albert E. Connecticut. New York: Random House, 1961 [CSL call number HistRef F 94 .V3].

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Scope and Content

Gov. Ribicoff's correspondence, subject files, flood of 1955 files, highway safety files, 1958 campaign files, appointment files, speeches, media articles, and press files.

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Series 1. Correspondence.

Series 2. Subject Files.

Series 3. Flood of 1955 Files.

Series 4. Highway Safety Files.

Series 5. Campaign Files, 1958.

Series 6. Appointment Files.

Series 7. Speeches.

Series 8. Articles by or about Gov. Ribicoff.

Series 9. Press Files.

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Index Terms


Ribicoff, Abraham, 1910-1998


Connecticut -- History -- Sources
Connecticut -- Politics and government -- 1951- -- Sources
Connecticut. Office of the Governor -- Archives
Governors -- Connecticut -- Archives
Ribicoff, Abraham, 1910-1998 -- Archives

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Container List

Series 1. Correspondence
A. D. Higgins Parent-Teacher Association – American Press Institute 591
American Principles Foundation, Inc. – Atmospheric Research, National Institute for 592
Auto registration plates – Bayer, Alwin Christian 593
Bayer, Bill – Biser 594
Bishins – Brandt 595
Branwein – Burndy Library 596
Burnell – Catalfo 597
Catan – City of Hope, Bridgeport Guild 598
City of Light – Congdon 599
Congregation Adath Israel – Coors, Adolph Company 600
Coote – Dalrymple 601
Dalson – Deutsch, Frank 602
Deutsch, J. – Durant 603
Durso – Epps 604
Epstein – Field, Louis N. 605
Field, Newton J. – France 606
Francesconi – General Electric Company 607
General Features Corporation – Goshen, Charles E. 608
Goshen Cove – Hahn 609
Hahr – Harwood 610
Hasak – Holiday time-off 611
Holidays, An Act Concerning Legal – Industrial development 612
Industrial Development Exposition – Jessup, Orson E. 613
Jessup, Theodore C. – Keith, H. 614
Keith, Harold F. – Kregling 615
Kreho – Lee, H. R. 616
Lee, Helen Joy – Loeb, G. M. 617
Loeb, Lawrence Anathan – Malone, Ted 618
Malone, Thomas F. – McCusker 619
McDaniel – Miami, Mayor of 620
Miami Beach Hebrew Academy – Moore, Shirlee 621
Moore, W. Clement – National Academy of Sciences 622
National Health Education Committee, Inc. – New Mexico Teen-Age Traffic Safety Association 623
New Mexico, Village of Espanola – Norwood 624
Nosal Brothers, Inc. – Ozbirn 625
Pabry – Pettengill 626
Pezzenti – Powell, Theodore 627
Powell, Wesley – Quote 628
Rabb – Richardson, Richard C. 629
Richardson, Robert G. – Rourke, Joseph M. 630
Rourke, Margaret D. – Sattler’s 631
Saturday Evening Post – Seventy-Sixth Infantry Division 632
Severance – Skipjack, U. S. S. 633
Skip lines – Sprague, Francis 634
Sprague, Mansfield D. – Stratemeir 635
Stratfield Hotel – Taylor, William P. 636
Taylor, William S. – Toll collectors 637
Toll commutation books – United Advertising Corporation 638
United Air Lines – Vogel, C. A 639
Vogel, Frank N. – Weiner 640
Weingarten – Wilton Historical Society 641
Wilton Playshop – Yale Political Union 642
Yale Scientific – Zylka 643
Series 2. Subject Files
Accountancy, State Board of, 2 folders 644
Adult Probation, Commission on, 2 folders
Aeronautics, Dep[artmen]t of
Aging, Governor’s Conference on; Hartford, 1958 May 7, 2 folders
Aging, Housing for the
Aging, Problems of
Aging, White House Conference on, 1961
Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources, Dep[artmen]t of, 2 folders
Agricultural Experiment Station
Agricultural Hall of Fame
Agricultural Property, Taxation of
Air Pollution 645
Aircraft Trailer Park, East Hartford
Alcoholism, Commission on
Ambulance and Sunday Auto
American School for the Deaf, 2 folders
American Weekly Magazine, "Three Day Weekend”
Architectural Examining Board, 2 folders
Armstrong Rubber Corporation, West Haven, Conn[ecticut] re: Indiana Owned Cars and Trucks
Army, U. S., Corps of Engineers, New England Division, 150 Causeway St., 14, Mass[achusetts]
Army, U. S., Engineer Div[ision], New England, Waltham, Massachusetts, 2 folders
Asiatic Flu Serum
Athletic [Commission]
Athletic Commission
Auditors of Public Accounts
Auditors of Public Accounts – Reports
Automobile Insurance Rate Increase
Banking Dep[artmen]t
Banking [Commissioner]
Barbers, Board of Examiners, 2 folders 646
Bazaars and Raffles – Report of John C. Kelley, Commissioner, State Police to Gov[ernor] Ribicoff, 1955-1957
Beach Erosion Background Material
Beach Erosion – Beach Town Officials, Legislators, Beach Associations
Beach Erosion Conference, Clinton, Conn[ecticut], 1955 April 2
Beach Erosion (Gov[ernor’s] Correspondence)
Beach Erosion – Legislation Conference, Gov[ernor]’s Office, 1955 April 6
Beach Erosion – Proposed Legislation
Beach Erosion – Reports and Publications
Birdcraft Sanctuary
Black Hall River – Old Lyme
Blackberry River Watershed
Blind, [State] Board of Education of, 4 folders
Blind, State Board of Education of the re: Investigation of
Blind, State Board of Education of, Removal of Objectionable Material from Vending Stands
Booz, Allen and Hamilton Report (Survey of Economic Development) 647
Boundary Lines, State, 1940-1949
Bowles, Chester re: Senate and Congress
Bradley Field, Windsor Locks, Conn[ecticut]
Brainard Field, Hartford, Conn[ecticut]
Bridgeport Armory
Bridgeport Charter Bill
Bridgeport Juvenile Court
Bridgeport Relocation of Route 25, 5 folders
Briscoe, Robert (Lord Mayor of Dublin)
Bristol, City of (Bills Affecting Same)
Bristol Housing
Brussels World’s Fair
Budget, 2 folders
Burke, Albert E. (Comments by)
Burr, Ella McManus, Memorial
Business Opportunity Exhibit, Dep[artmen]t of Defense, State Armory, Hartford
Cancer Society
Capital Punishment [Bills Introduced Abolishing, Comments on]
Capital Punishment (Folder #2) 648
Capital Punishment (Folder #3)
Carpenter Steel of New England, Inc. (Bridgeport, Connecticut)
Cedarcrest [Sanatorium]
Center for Information on America, Washington, Connecticut, Mr. Townsend Scudder, President
Chamber of Commerce Speech (Denver, Colorado, Oct[ober] 6, 1959)
Charities, Contributions and Donations
Children and Youth, 1960, White House Conference on, March 1960 , 3 folders
Child Study and Treatment Homes (High Meadows), 2 folders
Chiropractic Examiners, 2 folders
Chiropody, Board of Examiners in, 2 folders
Chronically Ill, Aged Infirm
C[ongress] of I[ndustrial] O[rganizations] Union at State Mental Hospitals, Letters rec’d by Gov. Ribicoff
Civil Rights Commission
Civil Rights – Governor’s Conference, 1960 December 11-12
See Press Files, Box 698 for “Civil Rights.” File contains clippings and other material pertaining to the appointment of Attorney Boce Barlow as the first African - American judge in Connecticut history and Ribicoff’s opposition to Arkansas Governor Orville Faubus' states rights stand in the school desegregation controversy in Little Rock.
College Heights re: City of New London request that land be transferred to them at the same price paid the Federal Gov[ernmen]t
Comic Books [Objectionable Literature] 649
Commerce, Dep[artmen]t of
Commitments, Mansfield – Southbury [Training Schools]
Comptroller, 2 folders
Comptroller, Monthly Statements and Annual Reports, 1956-1960
Congratulations – Letters Received by Gov. Ribicoff re: his office of Governorship [Praise for his job as Governor]
Connecticut Colleges and Universities, Presidents and Trustees of
Connecticut General Life Insurance Company Property
Connecticut General – Symposium, “The New Highways: Challenge to the Metropolitan Region”, 1957 September 9-12, 2 folders
Connecticut Government (University of Connecticut Institute of Public Service)
Connecticut Marketing Authority, 2 folders
Connecticut Medical Examining Board
Connecticut Medical Service, Inc.
Connecticut Public Expenditure Council 650
Connecticut Reformatory, Cheshire, Conn[ecticut], 2 folders
Connecticut Safety Commission, 3 folders
Connecticut Safety Commission – Suggestions for Highway Safety – Correspondence
Connecticut State Hospital
Connecticut State Prison, Board of Pardons, 1955 May-June
Connecticut Turnpike, 3 folders
Connecticut Turnpike, Hartford Times, 1958 February 28
Connecticut Turnpike, Financing of
Consumer Protection, Dep[artmen]t of (Food and Drug Commission)
Corporation Laws, Connecticut Commission on the Revision of the
Cotter, Bill (Personal) [Special Assistant to the Governor]
Council of State Governments, 2 folders 651
Court Reform, 2 folders
Court Reform (Judges)
Danbury By-Pass (Expressway)
Danielson Main Street Railroad – Highway Grade Crossing
D.D.T. [Protests against use in Connecticut]
Del Gobbo, Joseph, #18043 [Inmate murdered in State Prison]
Democratic National Committee, 2 folders
Development Commission [State], 4 folders 652
Development Commission – Farmington River Valley Regional Planning Study, 1955-1957
See also Box 654.
[Development Commission] Luncheon Meeting – Cincinnati, (Acceptances), 1960 May 10
[Development Commission] Luncheon Meeting – Cincinnati, (Regrets), 1960 May 10
[Development Commission –] Missouri (Acceptances), 1960 May 12
[Development Commission –] Missouri (Regrets), 1960 May 12
Development Commission – Naugatuck Valley Region – A Regional Planning Study of Conditions and Prospects, 1955-1957
[Drought] Clippings and Background
[Drought], 1957
Drought, 2 folders
Durso, Frank A., Parkway Service Stations
Earl, Elliott [Management Analyst and Director, The Institute for Nuclear Serology, Manchester, CT. Letters re use of radiation
East Hartford – Rotival and Associates Report – Alternate Highway Proposals: Interstate 491 653
East Hartford Sand Pit
East-West Highway – [The] 341 Trumbull St. Corporation, 2 folders
Education, State Board of, 3 folders
Education, White House Conference on, 3 folders
Educational TV
Elderly Persons, Commission on Services for, H.B. 1461, 1957 G[eneral] A[ssembly], 3 folders
Election, Federal, H. R. 3121
Electric Boat (Division of General Dynamics Corp[oration], Groton, Conn[ecticut]
Embalmers and Funeral Directors, Board of Examiners of
Employees Merit Award Board
Engineers and Land Surveyors
Engineers and Land Surveyors, Board of Registration for
Epilepsy, 2 folders
Erosion Conf[erence], Clinton, C[onnecticu]t, 1955 April 12 654
See also “Beach Erosion” folders in Box 646.
Exhibits, Capitol Lobby [Industrial Exhibition], 1955 July
Ex-Servicemen re: Unemployment Insurance re: H.R. 11630
“Face the Nation,” Governor’s Appearance on, 1960 July 17
Fairfield Reserve Armory
Fairfield State Hospital
Fairfield State Hospital (Dr. William F. Green, Sup[erintenden]t) re: Dr. Daniel C. Blain’s Committee [Investigation of the Hospital], 1957 September 30
Farmers Loan – Veto Message – House Bill No. 3
Farmington Valley Region – Regional Planning Study by the firm of Adams, Howard and Greely
Federal-State Relations
Finance and Control, Dep[artmen]t of, 2 folders
Firearms Legislation, 1957
Fire Prevention Conference
Fisheries and Game, Board of, 2 folders
Fisheries and Game, Dep[artmen]t of
Fisheries and Game, State Board of re: Complimentary Hunting and Angling Licenses
Fisheries & Game, Board of re: Acquiring public access points
Fisheries & Game, Board of re: Complimentary Hunting and
Fishing Licenses
Flag Manufacturers
[Flood of 1955]
See Boxes 682-686 for files pertaining to the flood and aftermath.
Forfeited Rights, Commission on, 2 folders 655
Free Care at State Institutions
Frozen Food Code
Fuel Oil Strike [Estimate of impact of New York City tugboat strike on availability of fuel oil]
Furnace Brook – Middle River Watershed
Gambling, Veto of S.S.B. 121 of Nov[ember] 1955. Special Session: Correspondence
Gambling Letters Urging Veto A – B
Gambling Letters Urging Veto B – C
Gambling Letters Urging Veto D – F
Gambling Letters Urging Veto G – H
Gambling Letters Urging Veto L – M
Gambling Letters Urging Veto N – Q
Gambling Letters Urging Veto R – S
Gambling Letters Urging Veto W – Z
General Assembly – Miscellaneous, 1957
General Assembly, 1957
General Assembly – Transmittal letters [re: bills] [carbon copies], 1959
General Assembly – Accelerated Highway Program Sp[ecial] Sess[ion], 1958 March 656
General Assembly Special Session on Unemployment
General Assembly Unemployment Statistics
Geological and Natural History Survey, 2 folders
Governors’ Conference, 1958
Governors’ Conference– Meeting, 1958
Governors’ Conference, 1959-1960
Governors’ Conference, 1960
Governors’ Conference, Committee on Highway Safety
Greater Hartford Bridge Authority, 2 folders
Greater Hartford Bridges – Tolls
Greenwich–Killingly Expressway
Greenwich–Killingly Thruway
Greenwich-Killingly [Expressway] – Darien 657
Greenwich-Killingly [Expressway] – Stratford
Greenwich Water Company
Gubernatorial Messages – Special
Gubernatorial Nominations
Guideposts, “How To Prevent Your Own Murder,” by Governor Ribicoff
Guidepost Article by Governor Ribicoff – Correspondence received
Hartford Research Facilities
Healing Arts, State Board of
Health, State Dep[artmen]t of , 3 folders
Higher Education, 2 folders
Higher Education, N[ew] E[ngland] Board of, 2 folders
Highway Aid Bill (H. R. 8836) (Fallon Bill)
Highways – Senator Albert Gore’s Federal Aid Highway Bill, 1958
Highway Department, 8 folders 658
Highway Finance Advisory Committee
Highway Financing Study Commission
Highway Safety, 6 folders
Highway Safety, 11 folders 659
Highway Safety, 3 folders 660
Highway Safety Conference (Governor Ribicoff’s Office), 1959 June 30
Highway Safety Conference (August 12, 1960) [Hall of the House]
Highway Safety – Detroit Conference
Highway Safety – Foreign Countries – Correspondence – Gov. Ribicoff rec[eive]d
[Highway Safety] “No License to Kill” presented on the ALCOA HOUR TV – Sunday Evening, 9 – 10PM, 1957 February 3
Highway Safety – “No License to Kill”- ALCOA HOUR – NBC TV
Highway Safety – North School, Thompsonville, Conn[ecticut]
Highway Safety – Detroit Conference re: Automobile [Manufacturers] [Governors’ Conference Special Committee on Highway Safety], 1958 April
[See listing for boxes 687 - 689 for additional files re: Highway Safety.]
Highway Toll Collections – Clay Proposal 660
Hoffman, Frank
Homeopathic Medical Examining Board, 2 folders
Hop Brook Dam
Horse Guard (Governor’s)
Housatonic Regional High School – Biology Course – Two Week Unit on Human Reproduction [State Police Surveillance]
Housatonic River
Housing and Home Finance Authority
Housing, Temporary State Comm[ission] to Make Studies of and Recommendations for
Humane and Welfare Building Program Commission (R. I. Longley, Chairman)
Hypertrichologists, Board of Examiners of
Inaugural Message of Gov[ernor] Ribicoff, [requests for copies], 1959 January 7 661
Inauguration (Governor Ribicoff), 1959
Industrial and Development Problems, Permanent Regional Committee on
Industrial Sites in Hartford County – Conn[ecticut] Industrial Development Council [Note: Sent to Cat[alogue] Dep[artmen]t JHR], 1959
Ingraham, E. Company, Bristol, Conn[ecticut]
Insurance Department, 3 folders
Insurance Dep[artmen]t re: Veto Insurance Tax Bills
Inter-Governmental Cooperation, Commission on,, 1955-1957, 1 binder
Inter-Governmental Relations Subcommittee, L. H. Fountain, Chairman
Interim Committees of the 1959 G[eneral] A[ssembly], Propositions being Studied by
Interstate Commerce Commission, Washington, D. C.
Interstate Compacts on Highway Safety re: Congressman John V.Beamer’s Resolution H. J. 221
Interstate Route 95
Interstate Sanitation Commission, 3 folders
Investment Committee
Iowa – Connecticut
Italian Ambassador (Manlio Brasio)
James Blackstone Memorial Library Assoc[iation]
Japanese Imports re: Silverware M[anu]f[acturin]g Industry in the United States
Johnson, Lyndon B. (Senator) for President
Jonathan Trumbull Polaris Submarine
Judges – (Circuit Court)
Judges – Minor Courts, Conn[ecticut] Supreme Court, Superior and Common Pleas Courts
Judicial 662
Judicial Council
Juvenile Delinquency
Kent House re: Purchase of Property in Greenwich, Conn[ecticut]
Korean Bonus [for Veterans]
Kowalski, Frank (Col[onel]) re: Congressman at Large Nomination
Labor, State Department of, 5 folders
Labor, Department of, Washington, D.C.
Labor Legislation
Labor Relations, State Board of
Labor Relations Board, State
Landers [Management Company] [strike] 663
Lantern Hill Road Bridge over Long Pond (North Stonington and Ledyard) re: request of Mr. W[illia]m J. Cedzich
Laurel Heights Sanatorium
Lee, Richard C. (Mayor) [New Haven] re: his proposal for “Sit – Outs”
Leffingwell Inn, Norwich, Conn[ecticut]
Legally Liable Relatives
Legislation Approved by Governor Ribicoff, 1959 General Assembly
Legislative Commissioner (Robert A. Wall), 2 folders
Legislative Council
Legislative Reform
Library, State, 3 folders
Lime Rock Sports Car Track
Lions Club Highway Safety Program
Liquor Control Commission
Liquor – Early Closing, Against
Liquor – Early Closing, For
Litter (Litterbug and Litterbog)
Long Lane School, 2 folders
Mansfield State Training School & Hospital, 2 folders
Manufacturers Association of Connecticut
Marine Commercial Fisheries Commission, Conn[ecticut]
M A R K – Norwalk Weekly Magazine
Maternal Care Adoption Services, Inc., Lakeville, Conn[ecticut] re: Dr. Eleanor Hamilton 664
Mediation & Arbitration, Board of
Meet the Press re: Governor Ribicoff [appeared on the program on May 18, 1960, Miami Beach]
Memberships, 2 folders
Mental Health, 2 folders
Mental Health Budget
Mental Health, Dep[artmen]t of, 3 folders
Mental Health, State Dep[artmen]t of – Annual Reports and Other Reports re: Mental Health
Mental Health, State Dep[artmen]t of – Monthly Newsletter
Mental Health (National Committee)
Meriden re: Relocation of Route U.S. 6 – A and U.S. 5
Meriden Industry Action Commission
Merritt Parkway 665
Merritt Parkway Commission
Methodism – The Methodist Church
Middletown – Interstate Highway 91 re: access road
Middletown Vocational Technical School
Mid-Fairfield Child Guidance Center
Milford Charter Bill
Military Department (Adjutant General), 2 folders
Milk, 3 folders
Motor Vehicles
Motor Vehicles Dep[artmen]t, 4 folders
Motorola Radio Towers re: Second Hill residents of Bridgewater, Conn[ecticut] re: Highway Dep[artmen]t communications system
Mystic Oral School for the Deaf, 3 folders
N[ational] A[ssociation] for the A[dvancement] of C[olored] P[eople] (New Haven Chapter Freedom Fund Drive Kick – Off Honoring Gov[ernor] Ribicoff), 1958 September 21 666
National Resources Conference: Nov[ember] 26, 1956 [– December 7, 1956, at Trinity College, Hartford, Conn[ecticut]; Bridgeport, Conn[ecticut], May 12 – 23, 1958
Natural Gas
Natureopathic Examiners, Board of
Naugatuck Armory
Naugatuck Valley River Flood Control Commission
Naval Shore Patrols re: their discontinuances
New England Council
New England Governors’ Conference, 2 folders
New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission
New England – New York Inter-Agency Committee
New Haven Annex
New Haven Bills
New Haven Citizens Action [Commission]
New Haven County Home
Newington Home for Crippled Children
New London and Hartford, Report on Modern Highway Between, by Alfred Kaehrle Associates, Dec[ember], 1958
New London Armory (Nat[iona]l Guard)
New London, Port of
New London – Route 1
New London Turnpike
Newton Chamber of Commerce – Route 25
New York Authority, Port of (Congressional Investigation)
New York State Income Tax re: Correspondence between Gov[ernor] Ribicoff and Attorney Roswell Magill 667
Noank Lobster Hatchery
Norwich Party Label Bill
Norwich State Hospital
Northeastern Forest Fire Protection Commission
Nurses Scholarship Aid
Nursing, Board of Examiners for
Nursing, B[oar]d of
Oak Street Connector – Mayor Richard Lee [New Haven]
Oakwood Acres Project
Old Age
Old People’s Village, Committee to Study Need for, at New Britain Memorial Hospital
Opticians, Commission on, 2 folders
Optometry, Board of Examiners in
Osteopathic Examining Board
Parade Magazine
Park & Forest Commission
Parole, Board of
Parsells, Norman K. – [U.S.] State Dep[artmen]t
Passing Zones (Double Lines on Highway)
Personnel Appeal Board, 2 folders
Personnel Dep[artmen]t, 4 folders
Pharmacy 668
Pharmacy Commission
Physically Handicapped – Conn[ecticut] Gov[ernor]’s Committee and Physically Handicapped Week
Physically Handicapped, Employment of
Physical Therapists, Board of Examiners , 2 folders
Pine Orchard Harbor, Branford
Police Training Program
Polio Vaccine, 2 folders
“Port Commission, A Brief on An Act Concerning the Creation and Establishment of a Connecticut,” [by Arthur H. Gosselin] S. B. 694, H. B. 1782, 1955
Portrait Presentation , 1961 April 3
President’s Committee on Scientists and Engineers – Yale University, New Haven, 1958 February 3-4
Primary [S. B. 135; An Act Concerning Nominating Procedures], 1955
Prince, Albert I., Technical School
Prison Association (Connecticut)
Prison Reform
Private Employment Agencies P. A. 640, 1959 G[eneral] A[ssembly]
Psychiatric Services at Conn[ecticut] School for Boys, Long Lane School & Connecticut Reformatory
Psychiatric Treatment and Research Center
Psychologists, Board of Examiners of, 2 folders
Public Utilities
Public Utilities Commission, 2 folders
Public Works 669
Public Works Dep[artmen]t [6 folders; half the box]
Railroad Crossings [Unguarded]
Railroad Industry
Rainmaker – Attorney General Bracken’s Opinion to Gov[ernor] Ribicoff and Correspondence re: Rainmaker [Plan to seed clouds in order to produce rain]
Rakoczi Aid Association & Verhovay Fraternal Insurance Assoc[iation] Merger
Redevelopment Committee – Minutes
Refugee Relief Program
Regional Planning Committee – Mr. William H. Putnam, Chairman
Regional Planning Conference, Hotel Statler, Hartford, Conn[ecticut], 1957 June 11 670
Rent Control [Letters For and Against], 13 folders
Rent Control Letters Not in Favor of Retention of Controls: answered by form letter 671
Rent Control
Reorganization [State Government]
Representatives in Congress, Acceptances [Of official letters from the Governor informing them of the results of elections]
Retarded Children, 3 folders
Rewards, Offer of
Rhode Island Naval Base re: Traffic Accidents involving Naval Personnel
Rifles, Surplus Military re: Increasing Imports Threaten To Impair the Nat[iona]l Security: Petition of American Sporting Arms [Manufacturers]
Right to Work [Opinions for and against a bill before the General Assembly]
Roaring Brook – Walnut Street Watershed, Connecticut Project
Rocket Launching by High School Students
“The Road Toll,” The Travelers 1958 Book of Street and Highway Accident Data
Route 5, Location of
Route 5, Location of – Hamden and North Haven
Route 5, Location of
Route 5, Relocation of (Hamden, New Haven and North Haven)
Route 6
Sales Tax 672
Saturday Evening Post – Article by Gov[ernor] Ribicoff: Correspondence Received
Savings Bank Life Insurance Trustees & Savings Bank Railroad Investment Committee
Scholarships, State
School Appearances
School Bus Bill
School Buses [School Bus Law]
School for Boys, Meriden
Scissors and Shears (re: tariff reduction)
Seaside Hospital
Secretary of the State [Connecticut]
Security Treatment Center for the Diagnosis, Custody, Care and Treatment of Certain Mentally Ill, Mentally Deficient or Emotionally Unbalanced Persons Who Have Been Convicted of an Offense
Selective Service System
Senate, U. S. – Democratic Nominee – [Opinions About], 1958
Sex Deviates [Re: George Davies’ sex crimes in Waterbury. Includes petitions.]
Sheehan Bill [S. A. 374 S. B. 966 An Act Granting an Embalmer’s License to Richard W. Sheehan]
Shell Fish Commission
Shelton, Bureau of Purchase S.A. 516
Shepaug Reservoir Bill Pro and Con
Shepaug Water Tower Project
Sherwood Island [4 folders], 4 folders
Silvermine Community Assoc[iation], Inc., Norwalk, Conn[ecticut] re: Relocation of Route 7
Slaughterhouse Bills
Slum Clearance and Urban Development Conference, State Capitol, [Called by Senator Prescott Bush to discuss Federal Housing Act of 1954], 1955 March 28 673
Small Business Administration
Small Loans, Rate of Interest – P. A. 636 Vetoed
Soldiers’, Sailors’ and Marines’ Fund
Southbury Training School
Special Session – House and Senate Bills Introduced, 1958 March 4
Special Session (Flood Control) Subjects for possible inclusion on Agenda of
Special Session Legislation
Special Session, 1957
Speeding, 7 folders
Speeding – Republican Platform Plank
Springfield Ordinance District
Stamford, City of, Housing Problems re: Conn[ecticut] Turnpike Displacement of Families
Stamford, City of – Pacific Street and Underpass
Stamford Reserve Armory
Stamford Water Company re: petition rec[eive]d by Gov[ernor] Ribicoff
State Editor, Office of [Editor of Judicial Department publications]
State Employee [Connecticut State Employee Association]
State Employees’ Retirement Commission
State Farm and Prison for Women
Spanish War Veterans, United 674
State Fiscal Study Commission, 1 folder and 2 soft cover reports
State Income Tax
State Office Building
State Police Dep[artmen]t, 3 folders
State Prison, Connecticut, 4 folders
State Prison Industries Advisory Commission
State Reservoirs, Committee to Make a Study of Public Use of – Recreational Facilities at
Steamship Terminals, Commissioners of 675
Stevenson, Adlai, for President, 1956, 1960
Stonington, Town of, re: Relocation of Route 1
Suggested State Legislation – Program for 1961
Supreme Court and State Library Building – Telephone Service
Swimming and Fishing in Tributary Streams S. B. 550
Taborsky and Columbe – Joseph L. Taborsky and Arthur Columbe
Tarbell, Frank S. [Lieutenant, Corps of Engineers, U. S. Army] [Legion of merit for service during flood]
Tax Department, 4 folders
Tax Study Commission
Teachers’ Retirement Board
Teachers’ Salaries
Teenage Drivers , 2 folders 676
Telephones [Governor’s offices]
Television Channels (VHF and UHF) [Comments and Correspondence in 1955 re: proposal by the FCC to take VHF 3 away from WTIC and assign it out of State. FCC proposed to give WTIC UHF61.]
Temporary Rent Commission
Textile Committee, New England Governors’, 3 folders
“There’s a Career for You in Conn[ecticut] Industry” [Report to Governor on booklet by the state’s four power companies]
Torrington and Winsted (Flood Control Dams re: Bond Issue of $1,750,000 Approved by the Conn[ecticut] Gen[eral] Assem[bly] Finance Committee)
Torrington Housing
Traffic Commission (State)
Traffic Safety, Regional Conference, Atlantic City, New Jersey, 1956 May 1-2
Traffic Safety, the President’s Committee For, 2 folders
Traffic School (experimental) for “Teen-Age” traffic violators: (Baltimore Plan) (Judge J. J. Salman)
Transportation, Public, New England Governors’ Conference, Committee on , 3 folders
Treasurer, State, 8 folders 677
Carbon copies of monthly financial reports.
Tree Protection Examining Board
Truck Traffic re: G[reenwich] – K[illingly] Turnpike and Center Road Bridge
Trumbull High School re: Site Situation, Trumbull, Conn[ecticut]
Tuberculosis & Other Chronic Illness, Commission on
Tuberculosis Commission
Tuberculosis Commission re: Undercliff Hospital Transfer [of Patients to other Sanitoria]
Tully and O’Brien [Two individuals connected to U-CONN arrested in the Philippines for union activities. Includes photographs.]
Typewriters re: Imposition of a Tariff on the Importation of
Undercliff Hospital
Underwood Corporation [re: Governor’s assistance to]
Unemployment , 4 folders 678
Unemployment – Letters from Claimants for Unemployment Compensation, 2 folders
Unemployment Compensation
Unemployment Compensation Commissioner – 2nd Congressional District
Unemployment Situation in Connecticut – Meeting – Legislative Leaders with Gov[ernor] Ribicoff and Unemployment Compensation, 1958 February 20
Uniform Commercial Code
United Aircraft Corporation: (Strike Material)
United States Coast Guard Academy Buildings (New London, Conn[ecticut]) [Publicity re: Academy needs and resulting controversy]
U. S. Senators, Washington [D. C.]
University of Connecticut, 2 folders
University of Connecticut, 4 folders 679
University of Hartford [Founder’s Dinner], 1958
Vesicular Exanthema [Swine disease], 1955
Veterans Affairs, Committee on [S. R. 19]
Veterans Home and Hospital
Veterinary Registration and Examination, Board of
Veto Messages – Gov[ernor] Ribicoff
Wage Reporting Method
Wallingford – Detour of Route 5
Wallingford Railroad Crossing
Watch Industry
Waterbury, City of re: Proposal to turn over to the State of Conn[ecticut] land and buildings of the Waterbury Branch, Univ[ersity] of Conn[ecticut]
Waterbury Expressway
Waterbury Housing Authority
Waterbury Police Dep[artmen]t, Motor Vehicle Law School
Water Resources Commission
Wauregan Mills, Inc.
Weather Modification Research (Dr. Thomas F. Malone, Traveler’s; George R. Rumney, Ass[istan]t Prof[essor] of Geography, at Univ[ersity] of Conn[ecticut], Storrs) 680
WBZ Radio Station, Boston, Mass[achusetts]
Weekly Newspapers
Welfare Department, 4 folders
Wesleyan University, Purchase of Long Lane School from State of Connecticut [Attorney General’s Opinion Against]
Wessell [,Frank, Executive Clerk?]
Wessell Dinner [retirement dinner]
Westcott Cove, Stamford, Conn[ecticut], Improvement of
West Hartford Charter Bill
Westinghouse Strike (Bryant Electric Co[mpany], Bridgeport, Conn[ecticut])
Westport Pension Bill
West Virginia – Gov[ernor] William O. Marland
Wheeler Mansion Preservation Association (Bridgeport, Conn[ecticut])
White House Conference on Highway Safety, 1954 February 17-19
Henry Whitefield State Historical Museum
Wholesale Milk Producers’ Council
Wildlife, Preservation of
Wilton Bills – Con [Against Governor’s Veto]
Wilton Bills – Pro [For Governor’s Veto]
Wilton – Route 33, U.S. Route 7
Woodbridge Manor Homes Development – Ansonia, Conn[ecticut]
Woodruff Hospital (New Haven, Conn[ecticut])
Wood Screws, Tariff on 681
Workmen’s Compensation Commission
Yale Corporation, 3 folders
“Yankee Homecoming” (Jack Frost) [President of event]
Young, Richard v. John J. Tynan, Commissioner of Motor Vehicles re: Suspension of License for Speeding
Series 3. Flood of 1955 Files
Contains material pertaining to the Flood of 1955 and its aftermath. The reason that these files are not within the previously listed subject files is not known. Researchers should be aware that the files in the following boxes are not listed in alphabetical order. Staff has retained the order in which they were originally listed.
Flood: Deaths and Operation “Noah” 682
Flood [Correspondence]: A
Flood [Correspondence]: BA – COL
Flood [Correspondence]: COL – DAN
Flood [Correspondence]: DAR – FIE
Flood [Correspondence]: FIE – FZ
Flood [Correspondence]: GA – HOT
Flood [Correspondence]: HOU – LA
Flood [Correspondence]: LA – MER
Flood [Correspondence]: MES – NE
Flood [Correspondence]: NE – PL
Flood [Correspondence]: PL – RO
Flood [Correspondence]: RO – SN
Flood [Correspondence]: SO – TR
Flood [Correspondence]: TR – Z
Flood: Commerce, Dep[artmen]t of – Handbook on Flood Damage Assistance Available from U. S. Government
Flood: Contributions Received by Gov[ernor] Ribicoff re: Flood Relief Fund
Flood: Contributions Received re: Flood Relief Fund, 2 folders 683
Flood: Contributions Received re: Flood Relief Acknowledged
Flood: Financing Program of Flood Recovery
Flood: Flood Disaster Insurance [Federal publication and 1 folder]
Flood: Flood Mortgage Loans, Home Ownership
Flood: Flood Taxes
Flood: Miscellaneous Material, 2 folders
Flood, Prevention of
Flood: Flood Warning Organization for New England By the U.S.Weather Bureau, Bradley Field (Conn[ecticut] River Watershed Council)
Flood: Flood Warning and Protection System Meeting by Governor Ribicoff , 1956 March 21
Flood: Desilting of Rivers in Connecticut – Plans for Cleaning and
Flood Protection
Flood: Flood Control, Rivers and Harbors and Beach Erosion Projects in Conn[ecticut]
Flood: Baltic Flood Prevention, Correspondence re: (S – 497)
Flood: Manual for Conn[ecticut] Flood Recovery Program, 1956
Flood Praise: Letters rec[eive]d by Gov[ernor] Ribicoff
Flood: Offers of Assistance and Sympathy
Flood: Press Releases on Flood Control [Not Foldered]
Flood: Army Engineers [Corps of] 684
Flood: Anniversary, 2nd, Reports, Clippings – Editorials
Flood: Control – Conn[ecticut]
Flood: Control – Eisenhower Veto
Flood: Control – General Assembly – 1957 Session
Flood: Control – Rooster River
Flood: Danbury
Flood: Farmington Valley
Flood: [Restoration of Federal Funds]
Flood: Highways
Flood: Industry
Flood: Knapp Committee Report
Flood: Naugatuck
Flood: New Haven Railroad
Flood: Norwalk
Flood: Planning
Flood: Putnam
Flood: Red Cross
Flood: Recovery
Flood: Report to the General Assembly, January 30, 1957
Flood: Reports
Flood: Statistics
Flood Control Dam – Thomaston
Flood Control Dam – Torrington
Flood Control Dam – Warning
Flood Control Dam – Washington
Flood: Waterbury
Flood: Winsted Clippings
Flood: Winsted 1956 Proceedings of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners, Vol II William G. Hoyt and Walter B. Lanbein, Floods (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1955).
Flood: Report of the Conn[ecticut] Flood Recovery Committee to Governor Abraham Ribicoff, 1955 November 3, 2 copies 685
Flood: After Action Narrative and Report, Flood of August 1955, 3 copies
Flood: Report of Merchants Disaster Committee of Conn[ecticut] to Sherman R. Knapp, Chairman of the Connecticut River Flood Recovery Committee, 1956 February 13
Flood: Public Works Committee, U.S. Senate – Statement by Governor Ribicoff re: Flood Control Projects, 1955 July 16
Flood: Governor’s Emergency Flood Recovery Committee
Flood: Flood – Knapp Committee , 2 folders
Flood: Connecticut Flood Recovery Commission, Sherman R. Knapp, Chairman
Flood: Material: Miscellaneous – Reports on Gov[ernor]’s Visits to Areas, Reports from Various State Agencies, etc.
Flood: Frederick P. Clark – Town Planning Consultant
Flood: Connecticut Flood Recovery Committee, 1955
Flood: S. 3272: Flood Control Bill in 84th Congress 2nd Session: Senator Prescott Bush 686
Flood: S. 414 and S. 524 Flood Control
Flood: Statement by Governor Ribicoff to Appropriation Committee, U.S. Congress, March 19 and 20, 1956 re: Flood Control
Flood: Flood Control: Statement by Governor Ribicoff to Public Works Committee U.S. Senate, 1956 March 22
Flood: Report to the State Highway Department on the Rehabilitation of Flood Damaged Locally Maintained Highways and Bridges by Ellis E. Paul, Howard, Needles, Tammen & Bergendoff Consulting Engineers, 1959 July 1
Flood: Flood Damaged and Locally Maintained Highways and Bridges
Flood: Report on Disaster – Rehabilitations, Jaycees, February 4, 1956
Flood: U.S. Army Engineers Division, New England, Corps of Engineers, Final Report, 'Operation Noah,', 1958 May
Series 4. Highway Safety Files
Contains Highway Safety files that were not included with those folders in the main subject files. The reason for this omission is not known. Researchers will note that the folders generally are alphabetically arranged.
Highway Safety Kits 687
[Advisory Council for President’s Committee for Traffic Safety]
Aetna Drivotrainer
“Aim to Live” – (Harlow Curtice, GM, President)
American Ass[ociatio]n of Industrial Nurses Journal Article
Anti-Speeding Drive (General)
Auto Manufacturers
Auto Manufacturers Meeting – Detroit
American Weekly “Modest Motorists Stay Alive”
Robert Caitlin – Gov[ernor] Ribicoff [newspaper clippings re accusation that Caitlin, chair of the Connecticut Safety Commission, criticized Governor Ribicoff]
Awards to Connecticut
Traffic Safety Newspaper Clippings, 1960
Clippings, 1960
Clippings – Letters
Clippings – General
Clippings, 1959
Clippings – Articles
Clippings – Editorials
Christmas [clippings re: Governor’s message], 1957
C[onnecticut] F[ederation] of L[abor] Stand on Anti-Speeding Drive [clippings], 1956
Congress [report to]
Comments on Anti-Speeding Drive
Connecticut Safety Commission
Conn[ecticut] Speed Survey Coordinating Committee (State)
Courts and Legal Profession
“Drag” Racing
Driver Education
The Drivers’ Digest (Article by Ribicoff)
Eisenhower Visit, [Ribicoff’s visit to], 1957 June 18
General Assembly, 1957
General Information
Governor’s Municipal Police Training
Governors’ Conference, Atlantic City, 1956 June
Governors’ Conference, Denver, Colorado, Sept[ember], 1956
Governors’ Conference, Williamsburg, V[irgini]a, 1957 June 24
Governors’ Conf[erence] Highway Safety Committee
Governors’ Conference Highway Safety Report, 1956 November
New Eng[land] Governors’ Conf[erence]
Greenwich Crusade for Traffic Safety
Guideposts Article
Guide Rails
Holidays 688
[Holidays] Statement, 1960 July 4
[Holidays] Labor Day Statement, 1960 September 1
The Human Side of Safety, by Louis H. Bornoff [Safety Manager, The H. K. Ferguson Company, Cincinnati, Ohio], 1957
Industrial Plants
Kiwanis Clubs
Law and Order Magazine – Guest Editorial by Governor Ribicoff
Maximum Speed
Merritt P[ar]kw[a]y
Metropolitan Area Conference, 1957 September 20
Milford Exchange Club, 1958 May 28
Monthly Reports [Department of Motor Vehicles re: accidents and fatalities], 1956-1957
Monthly Statistical Statement of Traffic Fatality Experience [Department of Motor Vehicles]
Movietone News [Script for Governor Ribicoff’s narration of the cinemascope highway safety newsreel]
National Safety Council
New Jersey
New York Herald Tribune Question and Answer
New York State
“No License to Kill” – Alcoa Hour, NBC TV
Other States
Out-of-State Traffic Flow
Poquetanuck Drawbridge (Norwich Bulletin)
Posted Speed Limits [press releases]
President’s Traffic Safety Committee
Readers Digest
Regional Traffic Safety Conferences
Religious Traffic Safety Weekend
Republican Platform on Anti-Speed Drive
Rotarian Magazine re: T. E. Murphy’s article on the
Connecticut Highway Safety Program
Saturday Evening Post article: “Slow Down in Connecticut,” [by Governor Ribicoff]
Savage, Henry [suspended license]
School Bus Drivers
Signs at State Lines
Speed Study
State Police Analysis of Traffic Law Enforcement
State Police Survey of Public Opinion
Statements and Letters
Safety Statistics, 1960
Statistics, 1956-1960 689
State Government Article, “Highway Safety: Proposals and Performance,” [by Governor Ribicoff]
"Management Survey Report, Division of Operator Control, Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles" by Management Analysis Section, Budget Division, Department of Finance and Control, 1956 July 27, 1 volume
Travelers Article, “Bold Action or Reproach?” [By Governor Ribicoff]
Triangle Publications Drive
Uniform Laws
U. S. News [and World Report] [article re: Connecticut’s highway program], 1959 January 30
Vancouver Sun articles
Vavin, Inc. (Film Made by Governor Ribicoff), 1958 July 21
WBIS [Bristol] Tape Recording “Walk with Safety” Slogan Contest
WDRC Tapes [Made by Governor Ribicoff]
Woman’s Day article [About Governor Ribicoff’s Highway Safety Program], 1957 January
Yankee Magazine, “Connecticut Clamps Down,” by Jos[eph] A. Owens
Series 5. Campaign File, 1958
Files generally contain copies of bills, press releases, reports, and clippings as reference material for use by candidate Ribicoff. Some folders are labeled as "Master File," though the reason for this distinction from other folders in the box is not clear.
Alphabetical order by subject.
Aging - Master Files 690
Agriculture - Master File
Conservation - Master File
Conservation – Beach Erosion
Conservation – Flood Control
Education – Master File
Education - Clippings
Education – Costs to Towns
Education – Higher
Education – Medical and Dental Schools
Education – Miscellaneous
Education – Scholarships
Education – School Buildings (Proposals, Progress)
Education – Secondary and Primary
Education – Teachers’ Salaries
Education – Technical Schools
Education – TV
Education – University of Connecticut
Education – White House Conference
Health – Master File
Mental Health – Master File
Mentally Retarded – Master File
Penal – Master File
Water Resources – Master file
Welfare – Master File
Series 6. Appointment Files
Contains appointments to government posts made by Gov. Ribicoff.
Gubernatorial Appointments 691
Appointments by Gov[ernor] Ribicoff to Various Boards, Commissions, etc., 3 folders
Appointments to Major Posts – (Biographies)
Workman’s Compensation, Commission of
Appointments – Made by the Governor, 1957
Direct Appointments to Be Made in 1957
Executive Appointments: for publication in the back of Special Acts, 1957
Complaints: Courts
Minor Court: List of Appointments Made February 9, 1959
Probate Courts, 1959
Probate Court Judgeships, 1957
Superior Court, List of names recommended for appointment to
Superior Court Recommendations – Judgeships, 1957
Superior Court Judgeships, 1959
Common Pleas Court Recommendations – Judgeships, 1957
Court of Common Pleas or Superior, List of those recommended for appointment to
Municipal and Town Courts’ Correspondence relative to appointments made on May 1, 1959
Biographies – Republican Judge Candidates
Circuit Courts: Points of view regarding appointments to
Circuit Courts: Request for Prosecutor and Clerk Appointments
Circuit Court: List of names recommended for appointment
Circuit Court: Letters of appreciation from appointed judges and their supporters
Circuit Court: Copies of Biographies of Appointed Judges
Judicial Appointments: Complete list of appointments made by Governor on May 1, 1959
The following folders are labeled only by the first letter of surname and contain letters from applicants for judicial appointment, biographies and resumes, and letters of support or other opinions.
A – J, 10 folders 692
K – Z, 16 folders, half the box
Hegstrom, Harold E., Warden [Federal Correctional Institution, Danbury]
Appointments – Copies of Press Releases
Appointments, Direct and Indirect, Made by Governor, 1955-1957
Commissioners and Department Heads, Correspondence relative to appointments of , 1959
The following files are arranged alphabetically by title of position. Generally they contain letters supporting the proposed appointee or candidate for appointment or suggesting the name or names of persons. The bulk of these files date from 1957 to 1960.
Athletic Commissioner 692
Auditor, State of Connecticut
Barbers, Examining Board of
Blind, Board of Education of the
Boxing Commissioner
Bridge Commissioner
Civil Defense Director
Civil War Centennial Commission
Consumer Protection Deputy Commissioner
County Commissioners
Dams and Reservoirs, State Board for the Supervision of
Dental Commission
Dental Commissioner
Development Commission, Connecticut
Education, State Board of
Embalmers & Funeral Directors, Board of Examiners of
Employees’ Retirement Commission, Connecticut
Engineers and Land Surveyors, State Board of Registration for
Fairfield State Hospital, Trustees of the
Fire Safety Commission
Fisheries and Game, State Board of
Food and Drug Commission
Conn[ecticut] Fulbright Comm[ission]
Governor’s Military Staff
Greater Hartford Bridge Authority
Health, State Department of
Israel Putnam Camp Grounds, Citizens Advisory Committee on the Preservation and Maintenance of the
Liquor Control Commission
Mental Health
Mental Retardation Council
The following files of appointed posts date around 1954-1955.
Agriculture 693
Commerce, Dep[artmen]t of
Governor’s Staff Recommendations
Labor [largest file]
Motor Vehicles
Naval Aid
Press Secretary
Public Utilities
Public Works
State Prison
Tax Department, 2 folders
Tax Marshall
Welfare, 2 folders
The following files contain duplicate biographies of appointed commissioners. Those folders marked A.M. may designate that the Governor released the news of their appointments to make the morning newspapers, and P.M. may indicate they were released to make the evening newspapers. One folder labeled "Dunn" contains letters disagreeing with the appointment of Christy Hanas as Welfare Commissioner and supports that of Katherine Dunn.
Dunn [Katherine] 694
Joseph Gill A.M.
Donald O. Hammerberg A.M.
Dennis T. McMahon A.M.
Stanley H. Osborne A.M.
Henry Pierce, Jr.
Thomas J. Spellacy A.M.
John Tynan A.M.
Newman E. Argraves P.M.
Dr. John J. Blasko P.M.
Attilio R. Frassinelli P.M.
Christy Hanas P.M.
Joseph M. Laughlin P.M.
Thomas J. Murphy P.M.
Renato E. Ricciuti P.M.
John L. Sullivan P.M.
Series 7. Speeches
This is more than a speech file record series. Folders may contain newspaper clippings, press releases summarizing "Remarks," draft versions, delivered versions, versions of speeches revised afterwards, programs of events, economic and social background on locality, memos re the audience, correspondence with organizers of event, information about the organizers. The handwritten revisions on many versions may be attributed to Gov. Ribicoff.
Arranged alphabetically by audience or subject. State Archives retained the original order.
Accident Prevention Study Dedication, National, Guard Armory, West Hartford,, 1960 March 6 694
Accountants, Waterbury Chapter, Waterbury, 1958 September 11
American Federation of Labor Conn[ecticut] Federation of Labor, Hotel Statler, [Hartford], (First Cong[ressional] District Election), 1956 September 25
Aging, Governor’s Conference on, Hartford, 1958 May 7
Aging, Fifth Annual Conference on, Univ[erstity] of Conn[ecticut], 1957 October 16
Aging, 6th Annual Conference, University of Conn[ecticut], Storrs, 1958 October 8
Albertus Magnus College, Commencement Address, New Haven, 1958 June 5
American Chamber of Commerce, Denver, Colorado, 1969 October 6
Amherst College, 1959 June 14
Ansonia, Maple Street Bridge, 1958 September 22
College of Business and Public Administration, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, 1960 February 27
Automobile M[anu]f[acture]rs Assoc[iation]Detroit, Mich[igan], 1958 April 10
Barre Falls Dam, Barre, Mass[achusetts] (read by W[illia]m Wise), 1956 June 15
Boy Scouts, Stamford, 1956 February 14
Branford Chamber of Commerce, 1958 September 18
Brandeis Foster Alumni, Hotel Statler, Boston, “Education in a Free Society”, 1957 December 1
Bridgeport Rotary Club, “Court Reorganization”, 1958 September 30
Bridgeport, University of – Jacoby Lecture, 1957 February 19
Bridgeport Democratic Town Committee, 1958 October 15
Brown University – Phi Beta Kappa, 1958 March 13
Byram River Bridge, Greenwich, Conn[ecticut] Opening Ceremonies, 1958 October 18
California Trip, Remarks at San Francisco, Los Angeles, 1959 June 18-25
California Newspapermen’s Association – World Newspaper Forum, 1960 October 13
Campaign Speeches, 1958
Campaign Speeches, 1959
Conn[ecticut] Chiefs of Police Academy, Bethany, Conn[ecticut], 1960 April 4-29
Conn[ecticut] Child Study & Treatment Home, Hamden, Conn[ecticut], 1957 July 2
Children and Youth, White House Conference on, 1960 April 27
Civil Defense Home Preparedness, Hall of the House, State Capitol, 1959 December 7
Civil Defense, “Operation Alert”, 1956 July20-1959 April 17
Coffin, Vincent Brown, Inauguration of, Univ[ersity] of H[ar]tf[or]d, 1959 April 21
South Congregational Church, Hartford, 1960 October 19
Conn[ecticut] Assoc[iation] of Boards of Education, 1959 September 18
Connecticut Auto[mobile] Trades Assoc[iation], 1959 November 9
Connecticut Building Congress Annual Meeting, Cheshire, Conn[ecticut], 1958 October 22
Connecticut College Alumnae Day, Fiftieth Anniversary of, New London, 1958 October 4
Conn[ecticut] Education Ass[ociatio]n Convention, Waterbury, 1957 October 25
Connecticut Education Association Annual Conv[ention], Univ[ersity] of Conn[ecticut], Storrs, 1958 October 24
State Employees Assoc[iation] (Connecticut) 17th Annual Convention, Hartford, Conn[ecticut], 1958 October 19
State Employees – Annual Convention of Council 16, State, County and Municipal Employees (AFL – CIO), Hartford, 1958 September 21
State Employees In Service Training Ceremonies, 1960 May 18
Conn[ecticut] Society of Civil Engineers, Cheshire, 1958 March 18
Conn[ecticut] Farm Forum, 1956 November 17
Fire Prevention, 1960 May 28
Fire Prevention Conference, 1956 March 1
Fire Prevention
Connecticut General Dedication, 1957 September 11
Community Development Conference [sponsored by the Connecticut Home Builders Association], 1959 November 12
Conn[ecticut] State Labor Council Convention, Hartford, 1958 September 8
Connecticut Medical Service cornerstone laying ceremonies, New Haven,, 1957 September 5
Conn[ecticut] Public Expenditure Council, 1960 May 18
Connecticut Public Expenditure Council, 1956 June 6
Conn[ecticut] Sports Writers Alliance Gold Key Award Dinner, Hotel Statler, H[art]f[or]d, 1958 January 27
Conn[ecticut] Sportswriters’ Alliance – (gold key awards), 1957 January 28
Connecticut State Hospital Middletown, 1956 May 15
Dedication of Osborn Division Conn[ecticut] State Prison, Enfield, 1960 September 7
Conn[ecticut] Turnpike Dedication, [I–95], [Greenwich], 1958 January 2
Conservation Conference, Annual, Natural Resources Council of Conn[ecticut], 1959 December 9
Conservation, Conf[erence] on, Natural Resources Council, Hotel Bond, H[art]f[or]d, 1958 January 14
Constitutional Convention, Third Conn[ecticut] State Labor Council, 1959 September 10
Credit Men, (Joint Conference of), Cheshire, Conn[ecticut], 1958 September 17
Credit Union Celebration 50th Anniversary, Hotel Statler, Boston, 1959 May 7
Danbury Chamber of Commerce, 1958 May 14
Delaware, Wilmington, Highway Observance Day, 1960 April 4
Development Conference, State Development Commission, Waverly Inn, Cheshire, 1960 May 23
First Selectmen’s Assoc[iation] of Fairfield County, 1960 May 5
Fairfield State Hospital, 1956 June 19
Future Farmers of America Fair, Durham, Conn[ecticut], 1958 August 2
General Assembly Interim Message, [Farewell Speech], 1961 January 4
[General Assembly –] Budget Message, 1959 February 17
General Assembly – Inaugural Address, 1959 January 7
General Assembly – Closing, 1959 June 3
General Assembly – Special Session – Unemployment – Opening, 1958 March 4
General Assembly – Closing, 1957 June 5
General Assembly – Budget Message, 1957 February 13
General Assembly – Interim Message to the 1957 Session, 1957 January 9
[General Assembly –] Budget Message, 1955
General Assembly Inaugural Address, 1955 January 5
General Assembly – Regular Session Closing, 1955 June 9
General Assembly – Special Session Opening, 1955 June 22
General Assembly – Special Flood Session Closing, 1955 December 15
General Assembly – Special [Flood] Session [Opening], 1955 November 9
General Assembly of the States, 13th Biennial Meeting Edgewater Beach, Chicago, 1956 December 6
Greater [American] Weeklies Assoc[iation] Inc., Hotel Governor Clinton, New Jersey, 1956 May 4
Hamilton Standard, 1957 October 29
Employment of the Handicapped, Regional Meeting of the President’s Commission on, 1958 May 27
Hartford Chamber of Commerce Symposium on “Responsibility of Private Ind[ustrie]s in Urban Renewal (Hotel Statler), 1960 October 19
Hartford Bridge Authority, Greater, re: Tolls Manchester, Conn[ecticut], 1958 September 10
Hat Corporation of America Salesmen, Norwalk, 1958 February 27
Highway Safety Conference August 12, 1960 Hall of the House [Connecticut] (Chiefs of Police, Selectmen & Mayors)
Housing and Redevelopment Officials, Conn[ecticut] Assoc[iation] of, Annual State Conference, Northford, Conn[ecticut, 1958 September 19
Industrial Realtors’ Meeting in Chicago (arranged by Conn[ecticut] Development Comm[ission]), 1958 May 2
Industrial Tour, (Yankee Drover Inn, Newtown), 1956 May 16
Industrial Association of the Lower Naugatuck Valley, 1957 December 13
Industrial Tour, 1957 June 11-12
Industrial Tour, 1956 May 16
Industrial Tour, Old Saybrook, Castle Hotel, 1959 May 12
Industry Los Angeles and San Francisco, 1959 June
Italian-American War Veterans, Hotel Statler, 1957 August 16
Jackson-Jefferson Day Dinner, Hotel Statler, [Hartford], 1958 March 8
Jackson-Jefferson Day Dinner, New Hampshire, 1959 October 24
Jewitt City – Kickoff to Campaign, 1958 September 2
Kaman Aircraft, Bl[oo]mf[ie]ld, Groundbreaking Ceremonies for new Adm[inistration] & Eng[inee]r B[ui]ld[in]g, 1958 March 24
Kiwanis Clubs of New England – Award to Governor, 1957 September 6
Judicial Conference of Magistrates, Trenton, N[ew] J[ersey], 1959 November 13
Before Judiciary Sub Committee [U.S. Congress]
Kennedy, Sen[ator] John F., Nomination of for Vice Presidency [Democratic National Convention, Chicago] [Ribicoff’s revised copy], 1956 August 17
Loeb Awards Presentation to Financial & Business Writers, New York, 1958 June 10
Machine Tool Conference of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers [Statler-Hilton Hotel, Hartford, 1958 October 14 695
“Management in Government,” Industrial Management Club of Southeastern Conn[ecticut], New London, 1958 July 7
Manchester Chamber of Commerce, 1958 April 22
Manufacturers Assoc[iation] of Conn[ecticut], 144th Annual Meeting, Yale University, 1959 September 15
Manufacturers Assoc[iation] of Conn[ecticut], Yale University, (No Prepared Speech) [Digest of Welcoming], 1960 September 13
Manufacturers Associ[ation] of Conn[ecticut], Yale University, Atomic Energy, 1956 September 12
Manufacturers Ass[ociatio]n – Speeches [New Haven], 1958 September 9
Mass[achusetts] Committee of Catholics, Protestants & Jews, Boston, 1956 May 17
Mass[achusetts] Democratic State Convention, Worcester, 1956 June 8
Mental Deficiency, American Ass[ociatio]n on, Hotel Statler, [Hartford], 1957 May 22
Mental Health Conference, Northeast State Governments, 1959 April 9
Mental Health, Conn[ecticut] Ass[ociatio]n for – WNHC Telecast – “In Mental Health”, 1958 June 18
Mental Health, Conn[ecticut] Association of, New Haven, 1958 April 29
(Mental Health) Pastoral Counseling, Holy Monastery, West Hartford, Conn[ecticut], 1960 April 25
Meriden Chamber of Commerce, (Waverly Inn), 1960 April 28
Meriden Democratic Town Committee, “Mentally Retarded Children”, 1958 October 21
Meriden Station, [Radio Talk] John Stremlau, 1960 August 30
Middletown Rotary Club Luncheon, 1960 January 12
Middletown, Conn[ecticut], [Taxes and Budget], 1958 October 31
Milford, Conn[ecticut], [Importance of Natural Resources in Development] (New State Park, etc.), 1958 October 28
Mitchell College, New London (The Community College), 1958 April 17
Morris, Conn[ecticut] [Second Annual East Shore Democratic Dinner] Fifth Congressional District Small Town Democrats, 1957 June 18
Motor Transport Assoc[iation] of Conn[ecticut], (Fleet Traffic Safety Luncheon) Hartford, Conn[ecticut], 1958 September 25
Media Advisory Group of President’s Committee for Traffic Safety, Hotel St. Regis, [New York City], 1956 December 12
Mystic Seaport Museum [Twenty–Eighth Annual Meeting, Marine Historical Association, “What Mystic Seaport Means to Connecticut”], 1957 July 19
Naugatuck Chamber of Commerce “The Future of Naugatuck”, 1957 December 3
Naugatuck Democratic Rally, [Naugatuck’s Spirit of Recovery from the Flood], 1958 October 23
New Britain Democratic Rally, Friday, 1958 October 31
New Britain Hospital Nurses Alumnae Assoc[iation], 50th Anniv[ersary] Banquet, 1958 September 3
New England Council, Hartford, (Salute to Insurance Industry), 1959 March 18
New England Health Institute, Opening Session, University of Conn[ecticut], Storrs, 1958 June 18
New Haven Taxpayers Research Council, “Economy in Government”, 1958 April 28
New England Newspaper Advertising Executives Assoc[iation], [Summer Convention], Groton, Conn[ecticut], 1960 June 13
Jewish Tercentenary [in the United States, Stamford, Spring, 1955
Newtown Chamber of Commerce, 1958 February 11
New York Mirror Youth Forum, 17th Annual, [Astor Hotel, New York City], 1959 December 5
New York University – School of Education – Graduate Students Organization, 1956 December 13
Northeast Resources Comm[ittee] Luncheon, Hotel Statler, H[art]f[or]d, 1958 April 15
Norwich Tercentenary, Remarks by Governor Ribicoff at, 1959 July 6
Norwich State Hospital – John Lodge Continued Treatment Building Dedication, 1956 December 28
Ohlson, Agnes (Chief Nursing Examiner) [Testimonial Dinner], Statler Hotel, Hartford, 1957 October 16
Pfizer, Charles, & Co[mpany], [Dedication of Medical Research Laboratories] Groton, Conn[ecticut], 1960 October 6
P[arents] T[eachers] A[ssociation], Annual Convention, Berlin, Conn[ecticut], 1958 April 23
P[arents] T[eachers] A[ssociation] – Gerrish – Overbrook PTA, East Haven, Conn[ecticut], 1958 October 7
Pratt & Whitney 100th Anniversary Dinner [Hotel Bond, Hartford] , 1960 May 18
Presidential Election Campaign – Western Tour
Public Officials Traffic Safety Conference, Washington, D.C., 1957 December 9-10
Radioisotopes Workshop, Connecticut Industrial, New Haven Lawn Club, 1960 March 30
Read, D. M. Company, [Centennial Dinner] Bridgeport, Conn[ecticut], 1957 February 19
Real Estate Boards, Conn[ecticut] Assoc[iation] of [Annual Convention] Hartford, Conn[ecticut], 1958 September 26
Recreation, Governor’s Conference on, Hotel Statler [Hartford], 1960 September 12
Red Cross, Conference for Volunteers, New Britain, C[onnecticu]t, 1958 October 24
Red Cross Luncheon - New Haven, 1956 September 24
Red Cross, Waldorf Astoria, N[ew] Y[ork] [City], 1956 February 20
Northeast Regional Conference, National Association for Retarded Children, Hartford, 1958 June 8
St. Joseph College Commencement Address, 1957 June 6
St. Patrick’s Day Radio Program, [WBRY], 1960 March 13
Sanders, W[illia]m J., Convocation of – Educ[ation] Comm[issioner], Bushnell, [Hartford], 1956 December 14
Seymour Bridge Dedication (Gen[eral] Humphreys Memorial Bridge), 1958 August 19
Silver Hill Foundation, [Dedication of] (Community Health Center), New Canaan, Conn[ecticut], 1958 September 27
Stafford Springs “Pageant of Progress” Parade, 1960 September 17
Stamford Democratic City Committee Dinner, Stamford, Conn[ecticut], 1958 August 23
Stamford – Highway [Parking under viaducts of new Connecticut Turnpike], 1956 February 8
Stamford Rotary Club, Stamford, Conn[ecticut], 1958 October 7
Stamford-Greenwich Management Council, Annual Industry Night, 1960 January 14
State Police Association of Conn[ecticut] Convention at Old Saybrook, Conn[ecticut], 1958 July 30
[Station] WICC [Bridgeport] Statement by Gov[ernor] Ribicoff, [Absolute Maximum ]Speed Limit, 1960 April 29
Station WICC – Kenneth Cooper [President] (Highway Safety)
Station WIP [Philadelphia], 1960 June 24
[Station WMCA New York] Speech Taped by Gov[ernor] Ribicoff [Supporting Senator Kennedy as candidate for the Democratic Party nomination for President], 1960 March 11
[Station] WNHC Recording [New Haven] (It Can’t Happen To Me), 1960 May 17
Teachers, [Pay Raises for] [Storrs], 1956 October 26
Television, Monday, 1958 November 3
Television “Reorganization”, 1958 October 20
Television, Monday, 1958 September 29
Television, [Anniversary of Birth of] Theodore Roosevelt (Conservation), 1958 October 27
Television, [Economic Growth of Connecticut], 1958 October 30
Television, Industrial, 1958 October 13
Temple Emanu–el, 50th Anniversary, Tucson, Arizona, 1960 February 28
Thompsonville, Conn[ecticut], 1958 October 29
Torrington Chamber of Commerce, 1958 January 29
Torrington, Conn[ecticut], 1958 October 30
Torrington Flood Project, 1959 August 29
Traffic Safety, Governor’s Conference on, Yale University, 1960 April 2
Traffic Safety Conference, Eastern Regional, Atlantic City, New Jersey; Also to New York Editors, 1956 May 1, December 12
Traffic Safety Conference, 10th Annual Governor’s, California, 1959 October 8
Vacation Advisory Council Meeting, Ocean Beach Park, New London, 1958 June 11
Waterbury, Conn[ecticut], 1958 October 29
Waterbury Chamber of Commerce, 1958 May 8
Waterbury Sales Executive Club, Waterbury, Conn[ecticut], 1960 January 18
Webster, Noah (Bicentennial) West Hartford, Conn[ecticut], 1958 October 16
WNHC Dedication, 1959 September 11
Willard, Emma, Speech [Commencement Address at Emma Willard School, Troy, New York, 1960 June 14
Willimantic Chamber of Commerce, 1958 February 3
Willow Garden Dedication for Elderly (Torrington), 1960 September 16
Winsted Chamber of Commerce, 1956 April 18
Woodmont Beach Erosion Project, 1959 August 19
World Newspaper Forum, California Newspapermen’s [Association], Los Angeles, Cal[ifornia], 1960 October 13
Yale University School of Medicine Sesquicentennial Celebration, New Haven, 1960 October 28
Series 8. Articles by or about Gov. Ribicoff
This series is a type of clipping file of articles written by Gov. Ribicoff or about him. The files may include drafts and copies of final newspaper and magazine articles, interviews with TV or radio stations, transcripts of remarks and correspondence pertaining to the articles. These files overlap with main subject files, speech files, and press files.
From AFL to World Telegram, the files are arranged alphabetically under the subset with a main heading, "Articles." Beginning with "John Bailey," the file arrangement is alphabetical with no subsets.
A[merican] F[ederation] of L[abor] State Convention [re: Ribicoff’s criticism of union activity at State mental hospitals], 1955 696
Arden House Conference [on Metropolitan Area Problems, Harriman Campus of Columbia University, Harriman, New York], 1957 September 21-23
American Chamber of Commerce Executives, Denver [Address by Governor], 1959 October 6
Article – Bridgeport Herald, 1957
Article – Ribicoff (by Herbert Brucker) [Editor, Hartford Courant, guest columnist for New London Day, “Ribicoff and Bailey Exercised Imagination in Backing Kennedy”], 1960 August 2
Boston Herald, “Business Review and Forecast” [Article by Governor]
Christian Science Monitor, 1960 August
Christian Science Monitor, 1959 December
C[ongress] of I[ndustrial] O[rganizations] Yearbook [By Governor] [ Oct[ober] 1955 & State Labor Council Yearbook July 2, 1958]
Connecticut Circle [Photograph of Governor and Wife and inside note], 1955 January
Coronet [About the Governor’s first year], 1955 September
Conn[ecticut] Municipal Manual, Editorial [By the Governor], 1956 July 6
Family Weekly, “Young Driver Problem” [Governor quoted in], 1960 May 29
Harper’s Magazine [Article by Governor on Connecticut’s county government system], 1959
Holiday Magazine [“How I Became a Connecticut Yankee,” by Jerome Weidman], 1959 September
Journal of American Insurance, [“Highways Can Be Happier Ways,” by Governor Ribicoff], 1960 June
Journal of Commerce, [Article about Governor and highway safety], 1960 March 3
Keeping Posted [Article by Governor Not Sent]
Life Magazine [Article about election features Governor.], 1958 November 17
Look Magazine, Highway Safety, [About the Connecticut program. Features Governor.], 1960 May
Look Magazine, New England Governor [“Abe Ribicoff: Connecticut Yankee”], 1960 September 13
Mayor and Management [Guest Editorial by the Governor], 1960 March
Mechanix Illustrated [Article by the Governor re: highway safety], 1960 July
Milwaukee Journal, “County Government,” [Article by Governor], 1959 October 18
Murphy, T.E., Hartford Courant [Article] about Governor Ribicoff, 1959 June
New Canaan Advertiser, Guest Column by Gov[ernor] Ribicoff for Carlton Hill [“A Citizen and His Public Role”], 1958 October 2
New Haven Register, “The Connecticut Turnpike”
New York Age [Photograph at Ribicoff’s Inaugural Ball]
New York Herald Tribune, re: Anti-speeding Drive in Connecticut [Interview with Governor Ribicoff], 1956 June 25-26
Newspaper [Articles About Governor, 1954-1957
New York Mirror, Bill Slocum, “The Formidable Ribicoff”, 1959 September, 3 articles
New York Journal–American [Report of Tri – State Traffic Safety Commission], 1959 December 13
New York [World] Telegram [and Sun], [Articles by] Allan Keller [on the Governor and holding the line on taxes], 1959 April 14-15
New York Times (Highway Safety) [Article by the Governor), 1960 December
New York Times, (Industrial Expansion) [and Location] [Article by the Governor], 1956
New York Times (flood planning) [Saturday Feature Magazine] [“Out of the Flood, A Better Future,” by Abe Ribicoff], 1955 October 9
Newsweek [“Calling All Bureaucrats: How to Stay I the Black,” article about the Governor, p. 19], 1958 January 6
Newsweek article [Article about the Governor], 1959 November 18
Redlands Bulldog (University of Redlands, Redlands, California), [Articles about the Governor’s speaking engagement, October 1960]
Review, Connecticut [Request for statement from the Governor re: traffic safety and his response]
Saturday Evening Post, “Candid Congressman from Connecticut” [By T. E. Murphy], 1950 June 21
Saturday Evening Post, “Slow Down in Connecticut”, 1956
Sunday Herald [Bridgeport] [Article by Governor], 1960
Think [Vol. 26, No. 6, p. 2 – 5] [“Get Tough and Be Safe!” by the Governor] planning in rebuilding after the flood, 1960 June
United Press International [Article by the Governor re: Accident Prevention Program]
USA, [Vol. VI, No. 9], “The Long and Lonely Road” [re: Governor Ribicoff’s fight with the legislature over taxes. He opposed their increase.] Winston–Salem, North Carolina, 1959 May 8
World Telegram, (Allan Keller) [Two articles about the Governor’s budget fights], 1959 April
The following folders pertain to subjects and individuals.
John Bailey
Bowles, Chester
Boys Club – Ribicoff
Louis B. Brandeis Memorial Lecture, David L. Bazelon
Businessmen in Politics
Prescott Bush
Candor in Politics (Article for James Cannon, Newsweek)
Degrees (Ribicoff)
Divorce Veto (Ribicoff), 1955
Editorial Comments on Ribicoff
Editorial Comment (Ribicoff)
“Face the Nation”, 1960
Feature Material on Ribicoff
Newsboy Experiences of Ribicoff, 1955
Jon O. Newman
Remarks by Governor Ribicoff at WCCC Newspaperboys Program, 1959 May 25
Newspaper Endorsements
Newspaper Clippings – Governor
Ribicoff for President
Governor Ribicoff – Political, 1960
Ribicoff Family
Ribicoff – HEW Clippings, Articles, etc.
Series 9. Press Files
These files duplicate or overlap some of the Subject Files, Speech Files and Articles Files. Some files such as the Brotherhood speeches are not duplicated elsewhere. The contents are similar to those of the Articles Files.
Arranged by subject.
Aging - Speeches by Governor Ribicoff 697
American Dream (Ribicoff)
Amherst Commencement
Appointments made by Gov. Ribicoff, 1959-1960
Arden House Conference
Article - Business Week re: Connecticut's Current Budget, 1957-1959
Articles - C.I.O. Yearbooks & State Labor Council
Article - Christian Science Monitor
[Article] Editorial - Conn[ecticut] Municipal Manualitorial - Conn[ecticut] Municipal Manual
Articles – Connecticut Review
[Article] Family Weekly Magazine “Young Driver Problem”
Article – County Government, Harper’s Magazine
[Article] Ribicoff – Journal of American Insurance
[Article] Journal of Commerce
Article – Keeping Posted
Article – Look Magazine, Highway Safety, 1960 May
Article – Mayor & Management
Article – Mechanix Illustrated
Article, County Government (Milwaukee Journal), 1959 October 18
Article – New Canaan Advertiser (Guest Column by Gov[ernor] Ribicoff for Carlton Hill)
Article – New Haven Register, Connecticut Turnpike
Article – N[ew] Y[ork] Herald Tribune re: Anti-speeding Drive in Connecticut [Interview with the Governor], 1956 June
Article – New York Journal-American, 1959 December 13
Article – New York Times, Highway Safety, 1960 November 9
Article – New York Times (Industrial Expansion)
Article – New York Times (Flood Planning)
Article – Newsweek
Article – Saturday Evening Post, “Slow Down in Connecticut”
Article – The Sunday Herald, 1960 February 15
Article – Think
Article – United Press International [magazine article]
Article – United Press Planning
Article – Western Union News
Baldwin, Chief Justice Raymond E. [re: ruling on speed laws]
Barnes, Senator Wallace [State Senator]
Barringer, Ben [State Senator]
Bazaars and Raffles [legislation]
Biographical [Governor Ribicoff]
Board of Pardons
Boat Laws
Briscoe, Robert – Lord Mayor of Dublin
Brotherhood [Henry G. Stetler, "Racial Integration in Private Residential Neighborhoods in Connecticut" (Hartford: Commission on Civil Rights)], 1957
Brotherhood Speech Race Relations
Brotherhood Speeches by Governor Ribicoff [Jacoby Lectures, University of Bridgeport], 1957 February
Boston Herald Business Review and Forecast Bus Strike – Conn[ecticut] Co[mpany]), 1955 January
California Safety Patrol, Governor’s Safety Conference
California Trip, (re: Industry) [Economic Opportunities in Connecticut] [one large expandable folder], 1959 June 18-25
Candor in Politics (Article for James Cannon, Newsweek) 698
Chamber of Commerce (Political Workshop)
Chesebrough-Pond, Clinton
Children and Youth Speeches by Governor Ribicoff
Christmas Message, 1955 – 1960
Civil Defense, 3 folders
Civil Rights [Ribicoff’s opposition to Governor Faubus, 1957; Appointment of Attorney Boce Barlow as first black judge, 1957; Award given by New Haven Branch of NAACP, photographs, and Ribicoff’s speech with revisions], 1958 September 21
Commencement Speeches by Governor Ribicoff
Congregational Churches Speeches by Governor Ribicoff
Connecticut Council of Churches – Statement by Gov[ernor] Ribicoff for Carl Clyma, 1957 January 7
Connecticut Life
Connecticut Medical Service
Connecticut Turnpike Inspection Trip by Governor Ribicoff, 1957 October
Connecticut – Statistics – General
Connecticut, University of, [President] A. N. Jorgensen
Connecticut – Vacationland
Costello Visit to Connecticut [Prime Minister of Ireland], 1956
County reform
Court Speeches by Governor Ribicoff
Court Reform
Cranbury School Dedication
Cystic Fibrosis
Democratic National Convention, 1956
Democratic State Convention, 1956
Development Speeches by Governor Ribicoff
Devon, Liberty Rock Dedication, 1960 May 29
Divorce Veto
Donnelly, Monsignor Joseph [Appointment of in 1959]
Economy Speeches by Governor Ribicoff
Economy Order – Clippings [Governor’s ten percent reduction in state spending except for vital services and hiring freeze], 1957 November
Education Speeches by Governor Ribicoff , 2 folders
Eisenhower – Recession [March 1958 President’s request that states call special sessions of their legislatures in order to raise unemployment payments]
Eisenhower – Ribicoff
Emergency Powers
Enders, Ostrum
Face the Nation
Father’s Day
Fire Laws, Ribicoff
Fiscal Study Committee
Flaherty, Leo B.
Flood – Anniversary Report
Flood Comments 699
Flood Control Project Hearings in Washington by Public Works Committees of House and Senate
Flood – Industry (Southern)
Flood Statements by Ribicoff
Flood – Stories on Ribicoff
Flood – Washington Trip, February, 1956
Ford, Norris W.
Forest Fire Hazard
Foster, Helen Case (Mrs.) re: her bid for State Senate
(Garroway Show) [Dave Garroway radio show, “Monitor”] [transcript of interview]
General Assembly Messages by Governor Ribicoff
Goodspeed Opera House [Foundation restoration]
Governors’ Conf[erence] Clippings, Atlantic City, 1956
Governor’s Conference, Meteorological Research, 1958 May 21
[Governors’ Conference Committee on] Federal – State Relations
Governors’ Conference, Miami Beach, Fl[orid]a, Clippings
Governors’ Conference – Miami Beach, Florida, 1958 May 18
Hartford Probate District
Highway – “Connecticut Turnpike Dedication”
Highway Day Observance Luncheon – Wilmington, Del[aware], 1960 April 4
Highways – Merritt Parkway
Highways – New London-Hartford Turnpike
Highway Dep[artmen]t Probe
Highway Reimbursement
Highways – Ribicoff
Highways Speeches by Governor Ribicoff
Highway Safety Speeches by Governor Ribicoff
Highway Safety – Governors’ Conf[erence], Miami Beach, Florida, 1958 May
Highway – Statement of Frazar B. Wilde, President, Conn[ecticut] General Life Ins[urance] Co[mpany], 1959 April 8
Highway Department, Stone and Webster Report on Study of
Highways – Turnpikes
Highways – Windsor-Windsor Locks Section of the Hartford-Springfield Expressway [I – 91], 1958 September 26
Horan, Richard P. [Fund for slain FBI agent’s family]
Hurricane Notes, Donna, 1960 September 12
Inaugural Address Material, 1959
Increased [State] Services
Industrial Management Assoc[iation], New Britain, YMCA
Industry – Belding, Heminway, Coticelli – Putnam, Conn[ecticut]
Industry – Bigelow Sanford
Industry – Connecticut
Industry – Connecticut Company
Industry – Conn[ecticut] Development Credit Corp[oration]
Industry – Dardick Corporation, Hamden, Conn[ecticut]
Industry – Escambia Chemical Corporation, Wilton, Conn[ecticut], 1958 October 17
Industrial Expansion
Industries Moved Out of State, 1955-1959
Industry – New, 1959
Industry – New – Mosler Safe Co[mpany]
Industry – New Man[u]f[acturin]g Industries in Conn[ecticut], 1955-1959 April 13
Industry – Soundscriber Corp[oration]
Industry – U[nited] S[tates] Finishing – Aspinook Plant, Norwich
Insurance – Automobile Rate Increase
Insurance – Automobile Rebate
Insurance Tax, General Assembly Statistics, etc. Veto Message
Insurance Tax, General Assembly, 1957 session 700
Inter-State Commission
Israel [Draft of Remarks Given by Governor Ribicoff for Radio Program Produced by the American Committee for Israel’s Tenth Anniversary Celebration, tape, 1958 March 26
Jackson-Jefferson Dinner Manchester, N[ew] H[ampshire], Manchester], 1959 October 24
Jefferson-Jackson Day Dinner, 1956-1957
Jefferson-Jackson Day Dinner, ( Hotel Statler), 1958 March 8
Jewett, Cha[rle]s W. (L[ieutenan]t Gov[ernor])
Johnson Case [Major Wilfred X.] [Governor’s Military Aide], 1956 February-April
Johnson, Lyndon, Statement at [Democratic] Luncheon, Statler Hotel [Hartford], 1960 September 9
Jorgenson, A. N.
Judicial Conference of Magistrates, Trenton, 1959 November 13
Kellems, Vivian
Keller, James (Father) (The Christophers), “The Twelve Ways to Strengthen Your Gov[ernmen]t”
Labor Council, [Third Constitutional Convention], 1959 September 10
League of Women Voters, Inc[orporated] re: Candidates Questionnaire
Lee, Robert P. [Chair, State Development Commission]
Legislative Speeches by Governor Ribicoff
Liquor Laws
Long Lane School for Girls – Middletown
Loughlin, Joseph M. (Fin[ance] Comm[issioner])
Manufacturers Association of Conn[ecticut] 144th Annual Meeting
Massachusetts – Taxes
May, Edwin H. [Jr.] [Republican State Chair]
McGill, Ralph [Hartford Courant columnist]
Mental Health – Fairfield State Hospital
Mental Health – Naugatuck Valley Mental Health Marathon, 1958 June 20
Mental Illness Speeches by Governor Ribicoff
“Monitor,” NBC Interview, [Dave Garroway], 1957 April 28
Motor Vehicles – Pallotti Case
Mulcahy, Leo J. [State Police Commissioner]
Murphy, [Associate] Justice James E. [State Supreme Court of Errors]
Murrow, Edward R. [Interview]
Natural Resources Speeches by Governor Ribicoff
Nautilus Day, Friday, 1958 August 29
National Civic Service League
Natural Resources
Navy Shore Patrols (New London, Conn[ecticut] Area)
New England Governors’ Conf[erence] Minutes and Agendas, 1959 March, November, 1960 June
New England Governors’ Conference, Stowe, Vermont, 1958 January 20
New Haven [Mayor Richard C. Lee]
New Haven Assessors
New Haven Railroad – Ribicoff
New Haven Railroad Speeches by Governor Ribicoff
New Year’s Safety Message
Norden Division
New York Mirror Youth Forum, 1959 December 5
New York State Income Tax Law As It Affects Connecticut Residents
Nominating Speech by Mayor Lee, Democratic State Convention, 1958 June 28
Olmstead, Alan, Articles [Columnist for Meriden Record]
Pan–American World Airways
Parole Board
Philosophy (Ribicoff)
Photographs [2 files transferred to “Ribicoff, Abraham” in Picture Group 500]
Political – Governor Ribicoff’s Speeches
Praise – Ribicoff
Presidential Mention
Press Conferences, 1961
Press Releases, 1959
[Press Conferences & Press Releases], 1958-1960 701
Public Law 875 [Federal Disaster Aid]
Radio [Recordings]
Recession – Baruch, Bernard N.
Recession – Federal Level
Recession – Ford, Norris (Remarks By)
Redevelopment – Hartford
Redevelopment Speeches by Governor Ribicoff
Recreation Speeches by Governor Ribicoff
Reflections on 1960 and What Will Be Important in 1961, Telephone Recorded by WCCC
Reflections on 1959 and What Will Be Important in 1960, Telephone Recorded WINF
Regional Planning
Religious Weekend
Rent Control
Reorganization Speeches by Governor Ribicoff
Ribicoff Files, 1952-1959
Right to Work
Rockefeller, Nelson A.
Sales Tax – Ruling by Supreme Court on Avco & Aircraft Industries
Seaside Sanatorium
Sex Deviates
Senatorial, 1956
Shapiro, Bernard
Sherwood Island
Shore Erosion
Shore Erosion – Clippings and Editorials
Southbury Training School
Springfield Ordnance District
State Agencies Probe [Republican]
State Employees
State Employees – Travel
State Flood Control and Water Policy Commission
State Income Tax Speech by Governor Ribicoff [New York’s on Connecticut Residents]
State’s Mortgage Subsidy Program: 1 1/2%
State Office Building
Stone and Webster Service Corporation re: State of Conn[ecticut] Highway Department Organization Study, Summary of Report, 1957
Tax Department re: Reorganization Report
Teachers’ Salaries
Teen–Agers (Slayings), [New Haven], 1956 May
Textile Industry, Hartford, Conn[ecticut], 1958 September 22
Traffic Safety Conference, Sacramento, [Address by Governor Ribicoff to 10th Annual Governors’ Traffic Safety Conference], 1959 October 8
Transportation – New England Governors’ Conference
Tuberculosis & Other Chronic Illness, Comm[ission] on, re: Admission of Chronically Ill Patients to Cedarcrest and Laurel Heights, [Sanatoria], 1958 September 25
Tucson, Arizona Speech [“Some Ideas on Highway Safety,” College of Business and Public Administration, University of Arizona, 1960 February 27
Unemployment – Dev[elopment] Com[mission] Report[s], 1958
United Aircraft Corporation – Sales Tax Refunds
United Press
University of Hartford
Urban Development
Vacation – Travel
Vote – 18-year olds
Waldo, George Curtis
Welfare Dep[artmen]t – Survey by Conn[ecticut] Public Expenditure Council, 1957
Yankee Expressway, Name for (Name for “Interstate 84 Highway”)
Zeller, Fred R. (State Comptroller)