A Guide to the Arthur J. Pierpont Papers

Pierpont (Arthur J.) Papers

Summary Information

Title
Arthur J. Pierpont Papers
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
Archives & Special Collections staff
Repository
University of Connecticut Library 405 Babbidge Road Unit 1205 Storrs, Connecticut 06269-1205 archives@uconn.edu URL:

Preferred Citation

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

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Access and Use

Acquisition Information

The collection was donated by Mr. Pierpont's daughter, Marion Pierpont Brown, on 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 Library.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Connecticut Agricultural College
  • University of Connecticut

Genre(s)

  • Correspondence
  • Publications (documents)
  • Photographs

Geographic Name(s)

  • Connecticut (state)
  • Storrs (inhabited place)

Occupation(s)

  • Agriculturists

Personal Name(s)

  • Pierpont, Arthur J.

Subject(s)

  • Agriculture
  • History
  • Education
  • 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 

Biographical information 1926 


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Text   11

Correspondence 

 undated, 1902-1905 


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Text   12

 1906 


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Text   13

 1907 


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Text   14

 1908-1909 


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Text   15

 1910 


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Text   16

 1911 


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Text   17

 1912 


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Text   18

Ephemera 1906, 1911 


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Mixed Materials   19

Photograph undated 


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Graphic Materials   110

Scrapbook--50th Anniversary and Inauguration 1931 


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Mixed Materials   111

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