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Aaron Gaylord papers

 Collection
Identifier: RG069_046
Abstract

Aaron Gaylord of Hartford, Conn. was a merchant and ship owner. The papers consist of correspondence, accounts and miscellaneous business papers relating to his local accounts and shipments on various vessels.

Dates: 1792-1819

Albert Palmer Pitkin genealogical papers

 Collection
Identifier: RG074_019
Abstract

Genealogical record sheets and correspondence used in preparing Pitkin Family of America: A Genealogy of the Descendents of William Pitkin.

Dates: 1874-1888

Army and Navy Club records

 Collection
Identifier: RG119
Abstract

The club was formed on November 27, 1879, composed of any soldier or sailor honorably discharged and sponsored by a member, and seems to have limited itself to Civil War veterans. Annual dinner meetings were held, usually in Hartford. It disbanded in 1936.

Dates: 1892-1936

Baptist Associations of Connecticut collection

 Collection
Identifier: RG070_083
Abstract

Collected published annual meeting minutes and Sunday school convention minutes from Baptist Associations of Connecticut. The collection contains the following Baptist associations minutes: Ashford, Danbury, Fairfield, Hartford, Litchfield, New Haven, New London, Stonington, Stonington Union, Otsego (New York), and Shaftsbury.

Dates: 1793-1957

Barkhamsted Probate Court records

 Collection
Identifier: RG004_005
Abstract

Probate record books, 1825-1977; Probate files, 1834-1906.

Dates: 1825-1977

Benjamin Warren Levalley papers

 Collection
Identifier: RG069_164
Abstract

Benjamin Warren Levalley was a 2nd Lieutenant in Company H of the 22nd Regiment Connecticut Volunteer Infantry during the Civil War. In 1895-1896 he spent time with his cousin Joanna Remington recording gravestones of the Fenner family at the Remington farm in Rhode Island. The collection includes appointment letters, discharge from service paper, correspondence, and a printout of photographs.

Dates: 1862-1896

Betty Hudson papers

 Collection
Identifier: RG069_175
Abstract

This collection is comprised of papers relating to Betty Hudson's career as a local and state politician and a human services employee, as well as her personal views on feminist and social issues such as gender titles, sexual assault, domestic violence, child support, gay rights, disabled rights, and equal rights. The collection contains personal and political papers, bill files, campaign files, clippings, editorials, correspondence, photographs, publications, and artifacts.

Dates: 1961-2006

Billie (Helen) Hill political memorabilia collection

 Collection
Identifier: RG069_165
Abstract

This collection is comprised of papers and materials relating to Billie Hill's career working for several Democratic politicians, as well as her personal interests in and relationships with various political candidates. The collection contains personal and political papers, clippings, correspondence, photographs, publications, and artifacts.

Dates: 1943-2013; Majority of material found within 1943-1988

Board of Capitol Commissioners records

 Collection
Identifier: RG027
Abstract

The Board of Capitol Commissioners oversaw construction of a new State Capitol building in Hartford.

Dates: 1871-1880

Bouton family letters and sermons

 Collection
Identifier: RG069_154
Abstract The letters and sermons consist of materials pertaining to Nathaniel Bouton, John Benedict Bouton, Harriet A. Bouton, and other Bouton family members. Nathaniel Bouton was pastor of the First Congregational Church in Concord, New Hampshire; a historian; and a member of numerous organizations. John Benedict Bouton was a hatter and volunteer soldier in Company H of the 8th Regiment Connecticut Volunteer Infantry during the Civil War. Included in the letters and sermons are correspondence,...
Dates: 1820-2009; Majority of material found within 1820-1865

Bradley Field World War II activities

 Collection
Identifier: PG048
Abstract

Views of military life and training at the air base, the Sixth War Loan drive, redeployment, officers and medal presentations to families of servicemen.

Dates: 1942-1945

Colt's Patent Fire Arms Manufacturing Company collection

 Collection
Identifier: PG460
Abstract

The collection consists primarily of photographs depicting company administrators and employees, the Colt's armory in Hartford and other Colt-related properties, events, promotional material, and firearms.

Dates: circa 1864-1961

Colt's Patent Fire Arms Manufacturing Company records

 Collection
Identifier: RG103
Abstract

The records of Colt’s Patent Fire Arms Manufacturing Company document gun manufacturing at the armory and the company’s subsidiaries, together with outside contracting activities.

Dates: 1810-1980

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 Magazine Co. records

 Collection
Identifier: RG121
Abstract The Connecticut Magazine, described itself as "Incorporated under the laws of Connecticut for the purpose of collecting in permanent form the various phases of history, literature, art, science, genius, industry and all that pertains to the maintenance of the honorable record which this state has attained," in its company letterhead. The Connecticut Magazine was the successor to Connecticut...
Dates: 1896-1910, undated

Connecticut River Bridge and Highway District records

 Collection
Identifier: RG046
Abstract

The General Assembly created the Commission in 1895 (Special Act 343) to be responsible for the construction of a new bridge over the Connecticut River to replace the wooden bridge that had burned in that year. The Commission maintained the bridge until the 1930s, when it turned its duties and title to the properties to the State and adjoining localities.

Dates: 1879-1949

Connecticut River Valley Flood Control Commission records

 Collection
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 Capitol Preservation and Restoration Commission records

 Collection
Identifier: RG084
Abstract

The Connecticut State Capitol Preservation and Restoration Commission was formed in March 1972 to arrange and obtain funding for a restoration of the State Capitol.

Dates: 1972-1973

Daughters of the American Revolution, Ruth Wyllys Chapter records

 Collection
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 Public Works records

 Collection
Identifier: RG181
Abstract

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.

Dates: 1931-2011, bulk 1951-2011

East Hartford Probate Court records

 Collection
Identifier: RG004_043
Abstract

Record books, none; Probate files, 1887-1946.

Dates: 1887-1946

East Windsor Probate Court records

 Collection
Identifier: RG004_047
Abstract

Record books, 1782-1923; Probate files, 1782-1976.

Dates: 1782-1976

Ex Libris Club records

 Collection
Identifier: RG128_001
Abstract

Formed in 1912, the Ex Libris Club was a social organization of employees of the State Library and the Supreme Court. The Club held parties and picnics, sent cards and flowers, attended weddings and christenings, published an internal newsletter entitled the State Library Echo, and kept scrapbooks of members and activities. In 1951 employees disbanded the club and formed the State Library and Supreme Court Club, 1951-1986.

Dates: 1912-1951

Farmington Probate Court records

 Collection
Identifier: RG004_052
Abstract

Record books, None; Probate files, 1769-1987.

Dates: 1769-1987

Film and video collection

 Collection
Identifier: RG068
Abstract

This is an artificial record group comprised of films and videos. Topics range from Connecticut Governors to various Connecticut history subjects.

Dates: 1919-1999

Floods and Hurricanes in Connecticut collection

 Collection
Identifier: PG160
Abstract

Hurricanes and Nor'easters can cause major flooding of the Connecticut River and its tributaries. Three of the more impressive include floods in March 1936, September, 1938 and August 1955.

Dates: 1936-2011; Majority of material found within 1936-1955

Francis A. Pallotti vs. William J. Cox records

 Collection
Identifier: RG009_005
Abstract The records consist of transcripts of witness testimony. Attorney General Francis A. Pallotti charged Connecticut State Highway Department Commissioner William J. Cox on February 4, 1942 for misconduct and material neglect of duty or incompetence in the conduct of office. Commissioner Cox was suspended with pay on February 5, 1942. The case focused on the commissioner's oversight of employees and the procedures used in bidding for highway projects. Governor Robert A. Hurley found...
Dates: 1942

George McKenzie Roberts genealogical papers

 Collection
Identifier: RG074_007
Abstract

George McKenzie Roberts (1886-1980) was elected a Fellow of the American Society of Genealogists in 1950. These papers include manuscript drafts of genealogies of the John Roberts, Andrew Smith, Ebenezer Spear, and Abel and Elizabeth (Spear) Wellington families.

Dates: 1851-1964; Majority of material found within 1956-1960

Hartford City Guard records

 Collection
Identifier: RG124
Abstract The Hartford City Guard was an Independent Company from January 8 to September 11, 1861. It then became Artillery Company A, 1st Regiment, Connecticut Militia, organizing under the captaincy of Charles H. Prentice. In 1863 it became an infantry company. Some Hartford City Guard officers joined the volunteer forces in the Civil War. The company was designated Company A, 4th Regiment, Connecticut Volunteers on May 16, 1861. Afterwards, it changed to First Connecticut Heavy Artillery, which was...
Dates: 1861-1917