Collection Development -- Personal Papers & Organizational Records
The collection documents the contributions of individuals, families and organizations to the rich and diverse history of the state from the 18th century to the present. Although these materials frequently overlap and support those in other collecting areas, the collection includes town, county and church histories, correspondence and diaries of Connecticut veterans from the American Civil War through World War II, and documentation of the state's wide ranging ethnic communities, as well as the papers of individuals and organizations based in Connecticut. Similar materials are also found in the political, labor, business, and nursing collections. Formats accepted include diaries, manuscripts, correspondence, scrapbooks, publications, ephemera, administrative/legal records, photographs, sound recordings, moving images, accessible/supported electronic records.
Archives & Special Collections collects:
- Personal/Family Papers documenting life and experiences in Connecticut with an added emphasis on agriculture (including migrant workers and immigrants)
- Veteran correspondence with particular interest in military actions from Korea to the present
- Organizational records documenting the activities of civic and professional organizations active in the state, with an emphasis on those affiliated with the University or based in eastern Connecticut
- Published histories of Connecticut counties, towns and churches
For inquiries about the collection or possible donations please contact the curator, Betsy Pittman or (860) 486-4507.
This page is maintained by B. Pittman