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Department of Economic and Community Development records

Identifier: RG022

Scope and Content

Records include: Connecticut Development Commission, lists of members, 1939-1971; minutes and attachments, January 1958-December 1969; a newsletter for members only, March 1941-February 1953; a printed bulletin, February 1940-June 1951; scrapbooks covering the peacetime draft in 1939-1940. Department of Commerce records pertaining to the development of an industrial park for New Britain, 1957-1973. There is also a report on a “Tourism Product Development Strategy,” 1997. Department of Community Affairs records pertaining to Community Dvelopment Action Plans (CDAP) and related planning materials, 1925-1983.


  • Creation: 1925-1997

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 Department of Economic and Community Development administers programs and policies to promote business, housing and community development. The agency combines housing, tourism, and economic growth. It began in 1937 with the Publicity Commission and in 1939 established as the Development Commission; in 1973 became the Connecticut Development Authority in the Department of Commerce; in 1979 a separate agency known as the Department of Economic Development; and in 1995 the agency became the Department of Economic and Community Development to consolidate the Department of Economic Development and the Department of Housing.

See also the Economic and Community Development Agency History.


17.25 cubic feet


The Department of Economic and Community Development is the state's agency for the development and implementation of policies, strategies and programs all of which are designed to enhance Connecticut's communities and business and housing environments.


Series 1. Connecticut Development Commission, 1939-1971, 6.5 cubic feet

Accession: 1974-002, 4 cubic feet

Accession: 1989-075, 2.5 cubic feet

Series 2. Department of Commerce, 1957-1973, Accession: 1974-003, 7 cubic feet

Series 3. Tourism Division, 1997, Accession: 1999-175, 0.25 cubic feet

Series 4. Department of Community Affairs, 1925-1983, Accession: 2020-003, 3.5 cubic feet

Related Material

Processing Information

April 2010: Remove Development Commission material from 34 binders, place in folders and record center boxes. August 2019: Processed Department of Community Affairs records, place in folders and record center boxes.

RG 022, Department of Economic and Community Development
Inventory of Records
Finding aid prepared by Connecticut State Library staff.
Language of description
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Repository Details

Part of the Connecticut State Library Repository