Connecticut State Library

Connecticut State Library Digital Collections

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The Connecticut State Library is the official home of the Connecticut State Archives. “Since 1855 the Connecticut State Library has acquired historical records from the three branches of State government. In 1909, the General Assembly made the State Library the official State Archives. The Archives contains more than 42,000 cubic feet of records documenting the evolution of state public policy and its implementation, the rights and claims of citizens, and the history of Connecticut and its people.”

Connecticut State Library Digital Collections include:

  • Account Books, Diaries, and Journals

  • Aerial Photos of Connecticut (1934, 1938, and 1965)

  • Blizzard of 1888

  • Bradley Field World War II Activities, 1942-1945

  • Chauncey Hosford War of 1812 Papers

  • Colt’s Patent Fire Arms Manufacturing Company

  • Connecticut State Library History (images, newspaper clippings, documents of historical interest)

  • Connecticut Veterans Commemorative Booklets (souvenir booklets for servicemen being discharged from the armed forces at the conclusion of World War II)

  • Courts (mid 18th -mid 19th century documents primarily involving New London County African Americans)

  • Founding Documents of Connecticut

  • Henry Whitfield House documents

  • Herbert Randall survey of New Haven and Environs, 1880-1920

  • Items from the Library (miscellaneous)

  • Items from the State Archives (miscellaneous)

  • Law and Legislation

  • Legislative Histories

  • Merritt Parkway Construction

  • Newspapers of Connecticut (sampling of newspapers 1821-1929)

  • Personal and Family Vital Records (manuscripts and documents published by the Connecticut State Library containing vital records indexes)

  • Portraits (historical portraits of state officials and VIPs from the 1800s

  • Samuel Wyllys Papers (dealing with crime and witchcraft primarily)

  • September 11,


    Connecticut State Papers

  • State Publications

  • Treasures of Connecticut Libraries, a cooperative digital effort to share important collections from libraries throughout Connecticut

  • William H. Thompson Photographs of Hartford, 1903-1906

  • WPA Architectural Survey

  • Newtown, Condolence Archive Project of the C.H. Booth Library

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