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The Condolence Archive Project of the C.H. Booth Library is a historic preservation project documenting expressions of condolence received after the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14, 2012, through the creation of a digital archive of approximately 1,000 images. These images are representative of the scope and range of condolence materials sent to the town of Newtown.

The Board of Trustees is honored to have the Cyrenius H. Booth Library as the custodian of this significant historical archive. Not only will it be available to the residents of Newtown but to all who shared in our town's tragedy.

Funding support for the digitization of materials for the Condolence Archive Project has been provided through a generous grant from Iron Mountain, Inc., a worldwide provider of document storage and information management services. Iron Mountain will protect the letters, cards, banners, quilts, teddy bears and other expressions of sympathy inside one of its nearby secure storage facilities. The company has donated the space indefinitely. Additionally, Iron Mountain provided a grant at the project's start to pay for the scanners and staffing resources required to digitize the condolence materials for online viewing.

The C.H. Booth Library Condolence Archive Project was created, curated and overseen by the following staff and friends of the institution: Andrea Zimmermann, Andy Forsyth, Beryl Harrison. Digitization and metadata work was done by: Dylan Jones, Adam Liscinsky, JM Stevens, Sandy Vas, Tony Vas.

All rights reserved. No information contained in this archive, including the seal of the Town of Newtown, may be reproduced without express permission of the Town of Newtown and may not be sold for profit.

Matthew Liggio, an undergraduate History student intern from Central Connecticut State University, completed the scanning and metadata for a portion of this digital collection.

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If you plan to publish, exhibit, or broadcast items from this collection, please see the Rules and Procedures for Researchers Using Archival Records and Secured Collections, Copyright and Permission to Publish section. Click here for a fillable PDF version of the form, including a complete explanation of Library policy and rules concerning publishing, on p.2.

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