Grant supports historical collection

The Kent Historical Society has completed a grant project to organize and make available for research “The Marie Camp Collection,” a recent donation to their archival collection.

The project was made possible through funding from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission and administered by the Connecticut State Library on behalf of the Connecticut State Historical Records Advisory Board and Conservation ConneCTion.

“The Camp Collection” was created by Marie Camp, longtime Kent resident and passionate local historian.

Included in the collection are Camp’s genealogical research files on different family names, historical notes on many town locations and documents relating to the Camp family and farming life in town during the 20th century.

KHS Curator Marge Smith worked with Traveling Archivist Moira Conlan on the project which included arranging and processing “The Camp Collection,” as well as creating a collections Management Policy, Archival Processing Manual and training volunteers on archival procedures.

For more information or research requests, contact Smith at curator@kenthistoricalsociety.org or 860-927-4587.