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Civil Service Commission records

Identifier: RG018

Scope and Content

Contains minutes, records of expenditure, reports, correspondence, lists of applicants and appointees, sample examinations, and files on hospital attendants and nurses.


  • Creation: 1913-1921

Language of Materials

The records are in English.

Restrictions on Access

These records are stored at an off-site facility and therefore may not be available on a same-day basis.

See the Rules and Procedures for Researchers Using Archival Records and Secured Collections policy.

Historical Note

The Connecticut Civil Service Commission was created on June 6, 1913 (Connecticut General Assembly Public Acts, 1913, Chapter 232). With its inception, a dual form of state service was developed. Unclassified and classified categories were set up. Unclassified service was not subject to any of the provisions of the act, while applicants for classified service were required to take competitive examinations.

The Commission existed for a short time, as it was disbanded in April of 1921 (Connecticut General Assembly Public Acts, 1921, Chapter 126). It was not until 1937 that the Department of Personnel was created.


18 cubic feet


The Civil Service Commission made rules, created classified job titles and tests, administered the tests and perepared eligibility lists, answered correspondence, and sought information about exempted or unclassified employees in State departments.

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Processing Information

April 2010: The papers relating to out-of-state civil service systems, 1914-1916, were taken out of 6 letter boxes and placed in folders. They are now stored in one record center box.

RG 018, Civil Service Commission
Inventory of Records
Finding aid prepared by Connecticut State Library staff.
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Repository Details

Part of the Connecticut State Library Repository