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Board of Railroad Commissioners records

 Collection
Identifier: RG041_001
Abstract

The Board of Railroad Commissioners came into existence on July 1, 1853. On September 9, 1911 it was succeeded by the Public Utilities Commission.

Dates: circa 1848-1912, bulk 1854-1911

Civil War Centennial Commission records

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Identifier: RG052
Abstract

In 1959, the General Assembly created the Civil War Centennial Commission to promote and publicize the history of Connecticut’s participation in the Civil War. The Commission consisted of twenty-five appointed members and had an office in the State Library.

Dates: 1959-1965

Commission on the Reorganization of State Departments records

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Identifier: RG028_002
Abstract

The Commission made recommendations and proposed legislation to streamline State government that at the time consisted of 160 agencies among the three branches.

Dates: 1935-1937

Connecticut Council of Churches and Religious Education records

 Collection
Identifier: RG134
Abstract The Connecticut Council of Churches and Religious Education was formed "to promote and extend the Christian religion in Connecticut by furnishing an interdenominational agency for cooperation in Christian education, comity, and social relations". Contains minutes, treasurer's records, convention records, printed materials, reports and statistics of the Connecticut Federation of Churches, Connecticut Sunday School Union, Connecticut Sunday School Teachers Association, Connecticut Sunday...
Dates: 1832-1997

Connecticut Forest and Park Association records

 Collection
Identifier: RG169_007
Abstract The Connecticut Forest and Park Association (CFPA) was founded on December 30, 1895, in Weatogue, Connecticut, at the home of Reverend Horace Winslow, as the Connecticut Forestry Association. In 1928, the Connecticut Forestry Association changed its name to the Connecticut Forest and Park Association. The name change reflected the association’s interest in recreation and leisure. Records include administrative files, minutes, correspondence, financial records, subject files, committee files,...
Dates: 1883-2018

Connecticut River Valley Flood Control Commission records

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Identifier: RG183
Abstract The Connecticut River Flood Control Compact was signed into law by President Dwight D. Eisenhower on June 6, 1953. The compact created the Connecticut River Valley Flood Control Commission for the purpose of promoting inter-state comity between and among the signatory states; assuring adequate storage capacity for impounding waters of the Connecticut River and its tributaries for the protection of life and property from floods; and providing a joint or common agency through which the...
Dates: 1927-2011, bulk 1953-2011; 1953-2011

Connecticut State Council of Defense records

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Identifier: RG030
Abstract

The Council of Defense coordinated war activities in Connecticut during World War I. Its various committees dealt with the various areas of concern, such as food supply, fuel conservation, transportation, military and naval affairs and publicity.

Dates: 1917-1919

Connecticut Woman Suffrage Association records

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Identifier: RG101
Abstract The Connecticut Woman Suffrage Association was organized at a meeting in Roberts’ Opera House, Hartford, October 28-29, 1869. The Association carried on a spirited and energetic campaign to obtain the vote for women, first in school and local elections and then on a state and national level, working in collaboration with many other equal rights, equal franchise, and constitutional union groups. Its primary aim having been achieved with the ratification by Connecticut of the 19th Amendment on...
Dates: 1869-1921

Daughters of the American Revolution, Ruth Wyllys Chapter records

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Identifier: RG123_001
Abstract

The Ruth Wyllys Chapter of Hartford, Connecticut, was organized November 18, 1892, and chartered January 6, 1893. Its members named it for Ruth Wyllys representing George, Samuel, Hezekiah and John Palsgrave Wyllys, statesmen and Revolutionary War officers.

Dates: 1778-1989; Majority of material found within 1892-1989; 1892-1989

Department of Connecticut United Spanish War Veterans records

 Collection
Identifier: RG081
Abstract

The United Spanish War Veterans was organized in 1904 by the amalgamation of a number of veterans organizations, including the National Army and Navy Spanish War Veterans, the National Association Spanish-American War Veterans, the Service Men of the Spanish War.

Dates: 1898-1973

Department of Veterans' Affairs records

 Collection
Identifier: RG073
Abstract

The Department of Veterans' Affairs assists the State's veterans in obtaining benefits or privileges entitled to them under state and federal law. This record group includes records of the Fitch's Home for Soldiers and the Veterans Home and Hospital in Rocky Hill.

Dates: 1866-1990

John J. McMahon papers

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Identifier: RG069_148
Abstract John J. McMahon was born in Hartford on April 22, 1875. He served as a volunteer in the First Regiment Infantry Connecticut National Guard, the Spanish-American War, and retired as a Colonel from the Connecticut National Guard on November 23, 1931. He was an officer and member in the First Connecticut Volunteer Infantry Veteran Association, Spanish-American War - 1898 and the Department of Connecticut United Spanish War Veterans. McMahon was elected to the Hartford Board of Education from...
Dates: 1901-1954; Majority of material found within 1925-1926

Kent T. Healy papers

 Collection
Identifier: RG069_016
Abstract

Includes material pertinent to Healy's service as the chairman of the Connecticut Savings Banks’ Railroad Investment Committee of the Banking Department (1945-1963) and a consultant to the Connecticut Commission on the Reorganization of State Departments (1935-1937).

Dates: 1935-1963

Mansfield Training School records

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Identifier: RG170_001
Abstract

The Mansfield Training School opened on July 1, 1917 as a home for persons with mental retardation. It closed in 1993.

Dates: 1863-1992

Owens Machine Gun Veterans Association records

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Identifier: RG122
Abstract

The association was organized in 1919 composed of men who had served in the Machine gun Company of the First Connecticut Infantry, the first American machine gun company. It operated under various names until 1926 when it was named in honor of Michael and John Owens, both members of the company. The association decorated the graves of deceased members on Memorial Day and held annual meetings until it disbanded in 1970.

Dates: 1916-1970

Town of Waterbury records

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Identifier: RG062_151
Abstract

These records consist of the air raid shelter survey, circa 1941-1942, official list of women voters, 1899 October 2, and employee grievance files, circa 1964-1994.

Dates: 1899-1994

William S. Goslee papers

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Identifier: RG069_024
Abstract

The papers consist of materials pertaining to William S. Goslee's legal and personal affairs. Goslee was a lawyer for the town of Glastonbury and was active in town politics, church and school issues.

Dates: 1815-1892