A Guide to the Arthur J. Pierpont Papers, undated, 1902-1931

A Guide to the Arthur J. Pierpont Papers

Summary Information

Title
A Guide to the Arthur J. Pierpont Papers
Creator
Pierpont, Arthur J.
Inclusive Dates
undated, 1902-1931
Extent
0.25 Linear feet
Abstract
Arthur Joseph Pierpont was born 3 December 1876. He was a 1895 graduate of Storrs Agricultural College, now the University of Connecticut. A noted authority on agricultural matters, Mr. Pierpont was a member of the Waterbury Milk Producers Association, Trustee of his alma mater (Connecticut Agricultural College as of 1899) and manager of the College's Gilbert Farm, a working farm in Georgetown, Connecticut bequeathed to the College in 1906.
Call Number
1985.0022
Language
English
Finding Aid Prepared By
Finding aid prepared by Betsy Pittman. (November 2004)
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. Pierpont 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 Mr. Pierpont's daughter, Marion Pierpont Brown, in 5 June 1985.

Access Restrictions

The collection is open and available for research.

Preferred Citation

[Item description, #:#], Arthur J. Pierpont 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)

  • Connecticut Agricultural College.
  • University of Connecticut.

Genre(s)

  • Correspondence
  • Photographs
  • Publications

Geographic Name(s)

  • Connecticut
  • Storrs (Conn.)

Occupation(s)

  • Agriculturists

Personal Name(s)

  • Pierpont, Arthur J.

Subject(s)

  • Agriculture
  • Education
  • History
  • Universities and colleges

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Biography

Arthur Joseph Pierpont was born 3 December 1876. He was a 1895 graduate of  Storrs Agricultural College, now the  University of Connecticut. Following graduation Mr. Pierpont studied business in  Hartford, Connecticut, before taking advanced agricultural sciences course at  Cornell University. Upon his return to  Connecticut, Pierpont took over the family homestead in  Waterbury, Connecticut. At Maple Hill Farm, Pierpont established one of the first Holstein herds in the state and became a leading milk producer in the Naugatuck Valley. A noted authority on agricultural matters, Mr. Pierpont was a member of the  Waterbury Milk Producers Association, Trustee of his alma mater (  Connecticut Agricultural College as of 1899) and manager of the College's Gilbert Farm, a working farm in  Georgetown, Connecticut bequeathed to the College in 1906.

Mr. Pierpont married Beatrice Garrigus in 1900. The Pierponts had three daughters, the eldest of whom graduated from  Connecticut Agricultural College in 1924.

Mr. Pierpont died 20 September 1912.

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Scope and Content

The collection consists primarily of correspondence to Mr. Pierpont on matters concerning Maple Hill Farm, Gilbert Farm, or his association with Connecticut Agricultural College.

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Collection Inventory

Series I: Papers, undated, 1902-1931 

BoxFolder

Biographical information, 1926 

1:1

Correspondence 

BoxFolder

 undated, 1902-1905 

1:2

 1906 

1:3

 1907 

1:4

 1908-1909 

1:5

 1910 

1:6

 1911 

1:7

 1912 

1:8
BoxFolder

Ephemera, 1906, 1911 

1:9

"Photograph", undated 

1:10

Scrapbook--50th Anniversary and Inauguration, 1931 

1:11

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