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University of Connecticut University Libraries Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center

All in a Day's Work:
Photographs of Women in Connecticut Industry from
Archives & Special Collections of the
University of Connecticut Libraries


Exhibit schedule


American Brass Company

Cheney Brother Silk Manufacturing Company

Farrel Company

New Britain Machine Company

New Haven Railroad

Thermos Company

Wauregan-Quinebaug Company


Links to websites of interest for Connecticut industrial and women's labor history

Business History Collections and Railroad History Archive at Archives & Special Collections of the UConn Libraries.., a project of the Connecticut Humanities Council and a place for stories about the people, traditions, innovations, and events that make up the rich history of the Nutmeg State.

Connecticut History Online:, with images from the collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, the Connecticut Historical Society, the Connecticut State Library and Archives, Mystic Seaport Museum, and the New Haven Museum and Historical Society.

Women at Work in Connecticut, 1880-1920, a curriculum guide by Tracey M. Wilson of Yale-New Haven Teacher's Institute, for the journal Connecticut History:

Connecticut Women's Hall of Fame:

Breaking New Ground: Connecticut Women's Firsts & Significant Achievements, from the Connecticut Permanent Commission on the Status of Women:

Connecticut Archives Online, Promoting access to Connecticut's archival resources:

The Connecticut Patents Project:, maintained by the Connecticut State Library and their blog Connecticut Invents!:

Research Guide to Materials Relating to the History of Industry and Commerce at the Connecticut State Library:

Research Guide to Women's History Archival Resources at the Connecticut State Library:

Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford, Connecticut:

Connecticut Explored, a magazine of Connecticut history:

Sisters in the Brotherhood: Oral Histories of working women organizing for equality in New York City:

"Lansing Autotown," an oral history project of the Vincent Voice Library at Michigan State University, with interviews, including those of women, of workers at REO Motors and General Motors:

Rosie the Riveter oral histories, a project of the University of California - Berkeley's Regional Oral History Office:

The Pacific Northwest Logging Community, 1920-1998, an oral history project of the Center for Columbia River History:

The Saga of Landers, Frary and Clark, a maker of kitchen appliances in New Britain, Connecticut:

The History of Pratt & Whitney of Hartford, Connecticut:

Harvard University's Open Collections Program: Women Working, 1800-1930:

Harvard University's Baker Business Library's Online Exhibits, including Building the Foundation: Business Education for Women at Harvard, 1937-1970:

Remembering the Triangle Factory Fire, 100 Years Later. A website from Cornell University's Kheel Center for Labor Management commemorating the Triangle Waist Company fire on March 25, 1911, where 146 garment workers lost their lives:

American Women, A Gateway to Library of Congress Resources for the Study of Women's History and Culture in the United States:

Rosie Pictures: Select Images Relating to American Women Workers During World War II, from the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Reading Room:

The Real Rosie the Riveter: photographs from the Tamiment Library at New York University (on Flickr):

"A History of Women in Industry" by the National Women's History Museum:

DocsTeach, from the National Archives, which provides thousands of documents from their collection as a source for Social Studies teachers to create classroom activities and curricula:

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