Department of Public Works records
Scope and Content
Series 1. Drawings and Specifications, 1938-1973, bulk 1952-1973 pertain to projects at the State Capitol.
Series 2. Photographs, 1972-2011 depict completed construction projects, groundbreakings, ribbon cuttings, and Dept. of Public Works events.
Series 3. Home Ownership Program, 1951-1962 contains mortgage loan files related to the program.
Series 4. Groundbreaking and Dedication Programs, 1991-2011 document the order of exercises for the groundbreaking for and the dedication of completed construction projects.
Series 5. Videos, 1985-2004 include videos of Gampel Pavillion at the University of Connecticut and the dedication of the University of Connecticut Law School Library.
Series 6. News Clippings, 1931 consists solely of a copy of the Hartford Times, Second Section (November 28, 1931), concerning the opening of the State Office Buillding.
- Creation: 1931-2011, bulk 1951-2011
Language of Materials
The records are in English.
Restrictions on Access
Some of 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.
Restrictions on Use
See the Reproduction and Publications of State Library Collections policy.
1951, January 3, Public Act 50-4, Public Works Department established
1977, October 1, Public Act 77-614, Public Works Department becomes the Bureau of Public Works within the Department of Administrative Services
1987, July 1, Public Act 87-496, An independent Department of Public Works is reestablished
2011, July 1, Public Act 11-51, Department of Public Works eliminated; construction responsibilities transferred to the new Department of Construction Services; all other functions transferred to Department of Administrative Services
See also the brief description of the Department of Public Works.
77.25 cubic feet
Materials in the collection include architectural plans and specifications for for State Captiol maintenance and repair projects, photographs of various Public Works projects, groundbreaking and dedication programs, and files documenting the Home Ownership Program.
Series 1. Drawings and Specifications, 1952-1973
Series 2. Photographs, 1972-2011
Series 3. Home Ownership Program, 1951-1962
Series 4. Groundbreaking and Dedication Programs, 1991-2011
Series 5. Videos, 1985-2004
Series 6. News Clippings, 1931
Accessions were transferred to the Connecticut State Library on the following dates:
1984-110: 1984 (exact date not known)
1989-001: 1989 (exact date not known)
1992-076: June 4, 1992
2011-120: April 6, 2011
2013-022: December 18, 2012
2013-043: April 16, 2013
Genre / Form
- Application forms
- Blueprints (reprographic copies)
- Programs (documents)
- Connecticut State Capitol (Hartford, Conn.) -- Maintenance and repair
- Connecticut. Dept. of Public Works -- Records and correspondence
- Connecticut. Public Works Dept. -- Records and correspondence
- Housing -- Connecticut
- Public buildings -- Connecticut -- Design and construction
- Public works -- Connecticut
- RG 181, Department of Public Works
- Inventory of Records
- Finding aid prepared by Connecticut State Library staff.
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Code for undetermined script
Part of the Connecticut State Library Repository