Brundage, Augustus Jackson, 1890-Alternative names
College teacher and employee of University of Connecticut, Extension Service, of Storrs, Conn.; originally of Danbury, Conn.
From the description of Augustus Jackson Brundage papers, 1910-1980. (University of Connecticut). WorldCat record id: 28413242
Born in Danbury, Connecticut, on 19 August 1890, Augustus Jackson Brundage attended the Danbury public schools before entering the Connecticut Agricultural College at Storrs in September 1906. Brundage graduated in 1910 and in 1912 accepted the position of caretaker at the H. B. Mallory estate in Danbury. He also served as supervisor of the teaching of agriculture in the Mansfield and Lebanon schools before his appointment as State Club Leader for the Extension Service of the Connecticut Agricultural College and the United States Department of Agriculture in 1917.
Brundage served as the Director of the International 4-H Leader Training School at Eastern State Exposition in Springfield from 1923 through 1930. He served on numerous national committees for the promotion of 4-H Club work. Mr. Brundage retired from the University in 1948 but remained active with the 4-H.
Married in 1915 to Ruth Miller, also a C.A.C. graduate, the Brundage's had four children. Two of the boys, Granville and Roger, were killed in action during World War II. The Brundage pool (Greer Field House) on the University campus is named in their honor.
Brundage was a member of the House of Pioneers of Epsilon Sigma Phi, a national fraternity of Extension workers, and of Alpha Gamma Rho, a national college social fraternity.
From the guide to the Augustus Jackson Brundage Papers., undated, 1884-1981., (Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center .)
- [Main subject areas LCSH]
- Girls--Societies and clubs
- Women--Personal and other papers--20th century
- Agricultural extension work
- Cemeteries--Societies, etc.
- 4-H clubs
- Agricultural colleges
- Boys--Societies and clubs
- Agricultural extension workers--Connecticut.
- College teachers--Connecticut.
- Agriculture teachers--Connecticut.
- Connecticut (as recorded)
- Danbury (Conn.) (as recorded)
- Storrs (Conn.) (as recorded)