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Cocoanut Grove Nightclub Fire Collection

 Collection — Container: MS 7040
Call Number: MS 7040
Abstract This collection consists of material gathered by retired firefighter Charles Kenney, Jr. between 1990-2002 in preparation for a book (unpublished) on the Cocoanut Grove nightclub fire of 1942. Among the subjects documented are Kenny’s methyl chloride theory, possible sources of responsibility for the start of the fire and the response of the Boston Fire Department. The collection includes transcripts and cassette tapes of interviews of survivors and firefighters, newspaper and magazine...
Dates: 1942-2002; Majority of material found in 1991-1992; Other: Date acquired: 12/00/2011