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Cocoanut Grove Nightclub Fire Collection

 Collection — Container: MS 7040
Call Number: MS 7040
Scope and Contents This collection consists of material gathered by retired firefighter Charles Kenney, Jr.between 1990-2002 (bulk 1991-1992) in preparation for a book on the Cocoanut Grove nightclub fire of 1942. The book (unpublished) was to focus on the effect of the fire on the Boston Fire Department. In particular, the collection documents the fire’s origin, Kenney’s theory that the refrigerant gas methyl chloride was the original accelerant for the fire, the experiences of the survivors, the work performed...
Dates: 1942-2002; Majority of material found in 1991-1992; Other: Date acquired: 12/00/2011