REC/GOV/082. Planning Board, State.
Record Group Term
In the summer of 1933, President Roosevelt created the National Planning Board, later to become the National Resources Board. That same year, Governor Cross appointed a Connecticut State Planning Board. The Board “could render a valuable service by undertaking such activities as the making of an air map, adding to our information on the pollution of streams, and assembling other useful data.” In 1935, the General Assembly passed legislation officially creating the State Planning Board (which superseded the so-called Governor’s Board created under executive authority). The collection includes reports and summary of work.
Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:
Unprocessed Material — Accession T002746
Dates: Other: 1934 - 1937
Found in: Connecticut State Library
State Planning Board records
The State Planning Board coordinated and integrated information pertaining to growth and development of the State. They collected information, data and maps from across departmental lines and made the information available to all. There were several projects initiated by the Board relating to water quality, forests, highways, population demographics and zoning. An aerial map of the State was considered “the most essential single step for our state-wide data.”