A Guide to the Arthur J. Lumsden Papers, undated, circa 1960-circa 1985.

A Guide to the Arthur J. Lumsden Papers Box Inventory

Summary Information

Title
A Guide to the Arthur J. Lumsden Papers
Creator
Lumsden, Arthur J.
Extent
43.0 Linear feet
Abstract
The collection contains documentation of Mr. Lumsden's activities and association with the Greater Hartford Chamber of Commerce, Greater Hartford Corporation, Hartford City Council from the 1960s through the 1980s.
Call Number
2006.0243
Language
English
Finding Aid Prepared By
Finding aid prepared by Betsy Pittman. (November 2007)
Repository
University of Connecticut Libraries 405 Babbidge Road Unit 1205 Storrs, Connecticut, 06269-1205 860.486.2524 archives@uconn.edu

Preferred Citation

[Item description, #:#], Arthur J. Lumsden Papers.  Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center,  University of Connecticut Libraries.

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Access and Use

Acquisition Information

The collection was donated by the University of Hartford Library in 2006. Additional materials were received from the donor in January 2007.

Access Restrictions

The collection is open and available for research.

Preferred Citation

[Item description, #:#], Arthur J. Lumsden Papers.  Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center,  University of Connecticut Libraries.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Greater Hartford Chamber of Commerce.
  • Greater Hartford Corporation.

Genre(s)

  • Administrative records
  • Correspondence
  • Financial Records
  • Minutes (administrative records)
  • Notes
  • Photocopies
  • Photographs
  • Press releases
  • Publications
  • Speeches

Geographic Name(s)

  • Connecticut
  • Hartford (Conn.)

Personal Name(s)

  • Lumsden, Arthur J.

Subject(s)

  • City planning
  • Civic leaders

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Biography

Arthur J. Lumsden was born in  Lorain, Ohio, and graduated from the  Case Institute of Technology (  Cleveland, OH). From 1956 to 1981, Lumsden headed the  Greater Hartford Chamber of Commerce and was a founder of the Community Renewal Team, an antipoverty agency. After retiring from the chamber, he formed  Arthur Lumsden Associates, Inc., which coordinated the financing of private businesses in the  Caribbean and  Central America through the  United States Agency for International Development and  Caribbean/Central American Action, Inc. In 1986, he became chairman of  Dodd, Mead & Company.

Mr. Lumsden, who resided in West Hartford, CT, and  Delray Beach, FL, died of lung cancer on January 3, 1988.

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Scope and Content

The collection contains documentation of Mr. Lumsden's activities and association with the Greater Hartford Chamber of Commerce,  Greater Hartford Corporation,  Hartford City Council from the 1960s through the 1980s. Files identified as "Devco" refer to the  Greater Hartford Community Development Corporation which may or not be the same as the Greater Hartford Corporation.

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Related Materials

Separated Material

The following materials have been separated from the collection and cataloged:

Dodd

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Collection Inventory

Inventory, undated, circa 1960-circa 1985 

Box

Greater Hartford Corporation, Greater Hartford Process, Charter Oak Leadership Medal, Chapel Square (  New Haven, CT), Conference on Inflation,  Greater Hartford Chamber of Commerce, undated, 1968-1975 

1

Greater Hartford Corporation, Bradley International Airport, Bicentennial Commission, undated, 1967-1980 

2

Greater Hartford Corporation, Hartford City Counil, Bradley International Airport, undated, 1970-1979 

3

Greater Hartford Corporation Board minutes, reports, financials, undated, 1970-1974 

4

Greater Hartford Process, Greater Hartford Corporation, Hartford City Council, Programming, undated, 1970-1976 

5

Devco, Greater Hartford Process, undated, 1970-1980 

6

Tax reform, Health Care, Urban Resouces, Inc.,  Town & Country Magazine, Urban Coalition of Greater Hartford undated, 1969-1981 

7

Board of Education, Greater Hartford Chamber of Commerce, Cultural Affairs, Arts Council, Civic Center, undated, 1973-1977 

8

Devco, Greater Hartford Process minutes, Goals for Process, Mission, undated, 1971-1976 

9

Revaluation, Health Center ( UConn), Governance, studies, reports, undated, 1965-1977 

10

Greater Hartford Corporation minutes, reports, projects, undated, 1970-1982 

11

Greater Hartford Corporation, undated, 1970-1978 

12

Community renewal, School/University projects, undated, 1964-1975 

13

Bond Issues, Housing, undated, 1968-1975 

14

Coventry, CT,  Greater Hartford Corporation, reports, undated, 1968-1975 

15

Coventry, CT,  Greater Hartford Corporation, undated, 1973-1977 

16

Civic Center, Charter revision, Board of Education, Citizen's Commission for Effective Government, undated, 1965-1975 

17

NW Hartford Action Program, Greater Hartford Chamber of Commerce, undated 

18

Housing Development fund, undated, 1966-1979 

19

Scrapbooks of clippings (2), undated 

BoxFolder

Scrapbooks and clippings, undated 

20

Greater Hartford Process, Governor's Conference on Human Rights, Regional Development, Community renewal, 1967-1974 

21

Memorabilia, Conncticut city profiles, White House Conference on Small Businesses, undated, 1973-1979 

22

Connecticut Bar Association, Diaries (calendars), 1958-1962 

23

Devco, Greater Hartford Process, undated 

24

Devco, Albany Avenue, 1973-1974 

25

Red Carpet Tour, Economic Development, Town Meeting for Tomorrow, 1971-1979 

26

Housing, Greater Hartford Festival, Social and Recreational Services, Greater Hartford Process, undated 

27

Diaries (calendars), University of Hartford dinner,  Connecticut Bar Association, 1968-1979 

28

Clippings, Greater Hartford Business Journal, Chamber of Commerce Minutes, undated, 1976 

29

Greater Hartford Arts Festival, Capitol Regional Planning, 1974-1980 

30

Cityplace reports, Hartford Management studies, Hartford City development, Downtown renewal, undated 

31

Town Meeting for Tomorrow, Community Development Center, retreats, Artist's Collective, Inc., 1966-1977 

32

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