Repositories

Albertus Magnus College

Albertus Magnus College

700 Prospect Street
New Haven, CT 6511
The Albertus Magnus College Archives documents and preserves the College's social, cultural, and administrative history. Dating from the College's founding in 1925 to the present day, the archive is home to yearbooks, scrapbooks, alumni and faculty publications, official memoranda, meeting minutes, photographs, and more.
ASD Archives

ASD Archives

American School for the Deaf - Cogswell Heritage House
139 North Main Street
West Hartford, CT 06107
jean.linderman@asd-1817.org
860-570-2300 x850
ASD's founders preserved letters, teaching aids, illustrations, books, and other objects. These items now form a rich collection that has become a credible base for research among graduates, historians, genealogists, authors, editors, and scholars. This carefully organized collection includes the histories of deaf education, religion, Hartford, and the United States. It links ASD's heritage and regional impact with its contributions to the Deaf Community as a whole. Among the thousands of items in ASD's collection.
Avery Memorial Association

Avery Memorial Association

P O Box 7245
57 Fort Street
Groton, CT 06340-7245
Cblaisdell79@comcast.net
Avery-Copp House

Avery-Copp House

154 Thames Street
Groton, CT 06320
museum@averycopphouse.org
Avon Free Public Library

Avon Free Public Library

281 Country Club Road
Avon, CT 06001
tpanik@avonctlibrary.info
860-673-9712
Barnes Museum

Barnes Museum

Southington, CT 06489
secondom@southington.org
Beardsley & Memorial Library

Beardsley & Memorial Library

40 Munro Place
Winsted, CT 06098
director@beardsleylibrary.org
Bill Memorial Library

Bill Memorial Library

240 Monument Street
Groton, CT 06340
wconnal@billmemorial.org
C.H. Booth Library

C.H. Booth Library

25 Main Street
Newtown, CT 6470
aschumann@chboothlibrary.org
(203) 426-4533
Bridgeport History Center, Bridgeport Public Library

Bridgeport History Center, Bridgeport Public Library

925 Broad Street
Bridgeport, CT 06604
hclibrarian@bridgeportpubliclibrary.org
203-576-7400, #7
228 collections
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Canton Historical Society

Canton Historical Society

11 Front Street
Canton, CT 06019
library@cantonmuseum.org
Central Connecticut State University

Central Connecticut State University

Elihu Burritt Library
Central Connecticut State University
1615 Stanley Street
New Britain, CT 06050
CCSU's Elihu Burritt Library includes Special Collections & Archives to preserve and improve access to university and Connecticut history. The department prepares finding aids that describe available collections to support scholars in their research. The Connecticut Polish American Archives CPAA contains materials related to the history of the Polish American community in the United States, with an emphasis on the history of Polish Americans in Connecticut and New England. The GLBTQ Archives holds materials related to the struggle for gay rights, especially in Connecticut. It provides comprehensive coverage of local political and cultural history from the 1970s to today.
CCSU- Veterans History Project

CCSU- Veterans History Project

Elihu Burritt Library
Central Connecticut State University
1615 Stanley Street
New Britain, CT 06050
Cheshire Historical Society Archives

Cheshire Historical Society Archives

43 Church Drive
Cheshire, CT 06410
kgionetzentek@gmail.com
The Cheshire Historical Society Archives collects, processes, and preserves documents, letters, journals, maps, postcards, and other archival artifacts for those interested in the history of the Town of Cheshire in New Haven County, Connecticut. Karen Gionet Zentek, archivist.
No collections
Congregation Beth Israel Archive

Congregation Beth Israel Archive

Congregation Beth Israel
701 Farmington Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06119
archive@cbict.org
860-233-8215
Connecticut Museum of Culture and History

Connecticut Museum of Culture and History

One Elizabeth Street
Hartford, CT 06105
aslater@connecticutmuseum.org
(860) 236-5621 x235
120 collections
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Connecticut River Museum

Connecticut River Museum

67 Main Street
Essex, CT 06426
atrout@ctrivermuseum.org
CT State Community College Housatonic  Archive

CT State Community College Housatonic Archive

CT State Community College Housatonic
Housatonic Archive
900 Lafayette Blvd.
Bridgeport, CT 06604
jlutris@hcc.commnet.edu
203-332-5075
CT State Community College Housatonic Archive (formally known as Housatonic Community College Archive) contains approximately 71.5 cubic feet of material and occupies 450 sq. ft. of space at HCC in Bridgeport, Ct. The Archive collects material relative to the development of the college dating from its inception in 1966. The mission of the Archive is to collect and catalog historically significant material relevant to the college and its purpose and that contributes to the understanding and evolution of the institution. Archive material is available for research and may be copied. State governing system material relative to the college is included. Extensive records including catalogs, press, etc. of the Housatonic Museum of Art (HMA), its directors, collection information, and exhibitions are a significant part of the Archive. The HMA is a member of the Conn. Art Trail and its collection is widely recognized as significant. Material in the Archive is cataloged under the CT State CC Library catalog system.
Connecticut State Library, State Archives

Connecticut State Library, State Archives

Connecticut State Library
231 Capitol Avenue
Hartford, CT 06106
https://portal.ct.gov/csl/Email-Us
860-757-6500
643 collections
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Cornwall Historical Society

Cornwall Historical Society

P.O. Box 115
7 Pine Street
Cornwall, CT 06753
curator@cornwallhistoricalsociety.org
Coventry Historical Society

Coventry Historical Society

2382 South Street
P.O. Box 534
Coventry, CT 06238
info@ctcoventryhistoricalsociety.org
Danbury Railway Museum Research Library

Danbury Railway Museum Research Library

Danbury Railway Museum
120 White Street
Danbury, CT 06810
smadyda@yahoo.com
203-778-8337
Included in the collection are artifacts, books, timetables, documents, photographs, maps, and periodicals, most of which are related to railroad history throughout the greater New England region.
East Lyme Historical Society

East Lyme Historical Society

P. O. Box 112
East Lyme, CT 06333
Eastern Connecticut State University Archives

Eastern Connecticut State University Archives

J. Eugene Smith Library 470
83 Windham Street
Willamantic, CT 06226
Ellington Historical Society

Ellington Historical Society

70 Main ST
105 Pinnacle Rd
Ellington, CT 6029
ellingtonhistoricalsociety@gmail.com
A collection from the late 1700s to current times of documents related to the history of Ellington CT. The collection consists of several diaries of Ellington Residents from 1862-1981. The collection includes photographs, documents and books. Items have been donated by Ellington CT residents.
Fairfield Museum and History Center

Fairfield Museum and History Center

370 Beach Road
Fairfield, CT 06824
https://www.fairfieldhistory.org/library-appointment/
Farmington Libraries

Farmington Libraries

6 Monteith
Farmington, CT 6032
flref@farmingtonlibraries.org
(860)673-6791
This archive contains documents, photos, maps, digital media, and other primary sources related to the history of Farmington and Farmington Libraries.
No collections
G&B Cultural Center

G&B Cultural Center

49 New Street
Wilton, CT 06897
juhughes.ibid@gmail.com
Gilbert and Bennett Mfg. Co. Collection

Gilbert and Bennett Mfg. Co. Collection

1 North Main Street
Redding, CT 6896
This collection comprises the business records of the Gilbert & Bennett Mfg. Co., which was founded in Weston in 1817 then moved to Georgetown in Wilton and Redding, remaining there through the 1990s. The G&B company initially produced animal hair products, particularly sieves. It soon added glue to its repertoire. Company innovations with wire led to its substitution for hair, and the mature company specialized in wire and wire products ranging from fencing materials through custom-made components for radio telescopes and military helicopters. The earliest known records in the collection date to the 1830s and continue through the closing of the factory and the corporate office's subsequent exit from the area.
Goodspeed Musicals

Goodspeed Musicals

6 Main Street
East Haddam, CT 06423
Florence Griswold Museum

Florence Griswold Museum

96 Lyme Street
Old Lyme, CT 06371
nicole@flogris.org
No collections
Friends of Wood Memorial Library and Museum

Friends of Wood Memorial Library and Museum

783 Main Street
P.O. Box 131
South Windsor, CT 06074
archives@woodmemoriallibrary.org
860-289-1783
The Wood's archival collections focus on the history of South Windsor, CT, its residents and the surrounding region. Our collections include, but are not limited to, personal and professional papers and correspondence, business records, family collections, town records, oral histories, journals and diaries, genealogical records, photographs, prints, postcards, maps, architectural drawings, school yearbooks, audio or video recordings, unpublished writings, rare books and special collections, and historical objects and artifacts.
Godfrey Memorial Library

Godfrey Memorial Library

134 Newfield Street
Middletown, CT 6457
carol.ansel@godfrey.org
860-346-4375
Godfrey Memorial Library is a member-supported, non-profit library specializing in genealogy and local history.
Groton Public Library

Groton Public Library

52 Newtown Road
Groton, CT 06340
mspellmon@groton-ct.gov
Guilford Smith Memorial Library

Guilford Smith Memorial Library

17 Main St
South Windham, CT 6266
ahines@biblio.org
860-423-5159
The Guilford Smith Memorial Library exists to serve the informational, recreational, and inspirational needs of the village of South Windham and residents of the surrounding area. Historical collections housed at the library include antique books, documents, letters, photographs, maps, and other historical artifacts. The library accepts and preserves historical items relevant to the history of South Windham, especially pertaining to the Smith family and the Winchester Smith Manufacturing Company.
Hamden Historical Society

Hamden Historical Society

Miller Memorial Library
2901 Dixwell Avenue
Hamden, CT 06518
hhs@hamdenlibrary.org
Harriet Beecher Stowe Center

Harriet Beecher Stowe Center

77 Forest Street
Hartford, CT 06105
Hartford International University Archives

Hartford International University Archives

Hartford International University Library
77 Sherman St.
Hartford, CT 06105-6203
library@hartfordinternational.edu
860-509-9506
The Hartford International University Archives contains the institutional records of Hartford International dating back to 1834 as well as the correspondence and papers of faculty, alumni, and others associated with the institution. Many of these items (letters, sermons, lectures, journals, and more) date back to the 1700s. Some of the materials deal with the social and political life of 18th and 19th century New England. Mission reports and field work letters from various parts of the world provide similar historical data from the respective countries.
Hartford Medical Society

Hartford Medical Society

PO Box 4003
263 Farmington Ave
Hartford, CT 06030-4003
Hartford Public Library Hartford History Center

Hartford Public Library Hartford History Center

500 Main Street
Hartford, CT 06103
hhc@hplct.org
Hill-Stead Museum

Hill-Stead Museum

35 Mountain Road
Farmington, CT 06032
bourbeaum@hillstead.org
Historic New England Library and Archive

Historic New England Library and Archive

141 Cambridge Street
Boston, MA 02114
Info@HistoricNewEngland.org
Ivoryton Library Association

Ivoryton Library Association

106 Main St
Ivoryton, CT
ealvord@ivorytonlibrary.org
(860) 767-1252
Jewish Historical Society of Greater Hartford

Jewish Historical Society of Greater Hartford

Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Community Services Building
333 Bloomfield Ave
Hartford, CT
ewilkinson@jewishhartford.org
(860) 727-6173
Jewish Historical Society of Greater New Haven

Jewish Historical Society of Greater New Haven

Ethnic Heritage Center
270 Fitch St.
Post Office Box 3251
New Haven, CT 06515
info@jewishhistorynh.org
(203) 392-6125
The Jewish Historical Society of Greater New Haven (JHSGNH) is a member organization of the Ethnic Heritage Center at Southern Connecticut State University. Our archive includes synagogue, cemetery, and organizational records, photographs, original documents, genealogies, diaries, newspaper articles, scrapbooks, and noteworthy events. A major strength of our holdings is audiovisual materials, including over 400 audio/video tapes that preserve the society's programs, meetings, and events, interviews, and more than 300 oral histories about Jewish New Haven. We also have a large object collection and an extensive library of 1500 volumes.
Lebanon Historical Society

Lebanon Historical Society

856 Trumbull Highway
Lebanon, CT
museum@historyoflebanon.org
860-642-6579
The Litchfield Historical Society

The Litchfield Historical Society

P.O. Box 385
7 South Street
Litchfield, CT 06759
archivist@litchfieldhistoricalsociety.org
860-567-4501
226 collections
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Lyme Public Hall & Local History Archives

Lyme Public Hall & Local History Archives

Lyme Public Library
Local History Archives
482 Hamburg Road
Lyme, CT 06371
lymepublichall1887@gmail.com
(860) 598-9760
The Lyme Public Hall & Local History Archives (LPHLHA) is a non-profit, membership organization dedicated to the appreciation of Lyme's history, culture, and community. The Lyme Public Hall, originally built in 1887, is a community gathering place. With the help of community participation, the LPHLHA puts on events and programs throughout the year including suppers, lectures, musical programs, historical programs and exhibits, walks, workshops, and more. These events and programs are open to everyone, members and non-members, locals and visitors alike. The archives section of the LPHLHA, located in the Lyme Public Library, collects and preserves historical materials about the town of Lyme, its history, culture, life-ways, institutions, and people. The archives holds historical documentary and cultural heritage materials dating from the 17th century to the present. Collections include genealogical materials, family and personal papers, institutional records, manuscripts, newspapers and clippings, books, photographs, artwork, artifacts, maps, and exhibit records from LPHLHA programs and events.
Mattatuck Museum

Mattatuck Museum

63 Prospect St
Waterbury, CT
frances@mattmuseum.org
(203) 753-0381
Mystic River Historical Society

Mystic River Historical Society

P. O. Box 245
74 High Street
Mystic, CT 06355
info@mystichistory.org
860-536-4779 Ask for Dorrie Hanna, Collections Manager.
Noank Historical Society

Noank Historical Society

Red Shed and Latham/Chester Store ~ 108 Main Street
Sylvan Street Museum ~ 17 Sylvan Street
Noank, CT
noankhist@sbcglobal.net
860-536-3021
No collections
Sharon Historical Society & Museum

Sharon Historical Society & Museum

18 Main Street
Sharon, CT 06069
curator@sharonhist.org
(860) 364-5688
No collections
Southern Connecticut State University

Southern Connecticut State University

Buley Library
Southern Connecticut State University
501 Crescent Street
New Haven, CT 06515
wilkinsone2@southernct.edu
(203) 392-5746
Buley Library Special Collections and Archives (SCA) is where you will find rare and fragile materials such as manuscripts, rare books, prints and photographs, university yearbooks, the New Haven mayoral papers, materials relating to the institutional memory of the university, and other resources. Our collections may be consulted in the reading room located on the Ground Floor of Buley Library. Due to the rare and fragile nature of special collections, all materials are non-circulating. Some of the highlights of our collections include 19th and early 20th century children’s literature, artists' books, labor posters, the mayoral papers of John DeStefano, Jr., and materials documenting the institutional history the of Southern Connecticut State University.
University of Connecticut School of Law Archives and Special Collections

University of Connecticut School of Law Archives and Special Collections

Thomas J. Meskill Law Library
39 Elizabeth St.
Hartford, CT 6105
The University of Connecticut School of Law Library's Archives and Special Collections contains historical information on the Law School, select manuscript collections related to the legal profession and court cases, faculty publications, historical and/or rare Connecticut legal materials, and items deemed to be of unique value in relation to the institution.
Vernon Historical Society

Vernon Historical Society

734 Hartford Turnpike
Vernon, CT
vernonhs@sbcglobal.net
860-875-4326. If no one is present, a message can be left on our answering machine.
Wallingford Historic Preservation Trust

Wallingford Historic Preservation Trust

Wallingford, CT
wallingfordcthistory@gmail.com
203-265-4025 (leave a message)
The Warren Connecticut Historical Society

The Warren Connecticut Historical Society

7 Sackett Hill Rd
Warren, CT 06754
warrenhistorian@outlook.com
860-503-8545
Wesleyan University -Special Collections and Archives

Wesleyan University -Special Collections and Archives

Olin Library
252 Church Street
Middletown, CT 06459
sca@wesleyan.edu<
860-685-3864
129 collections
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Western Connecticut State University Archives and Special Collections

Western Connecticut State University Archives and Special Collections

Haas Library
181 White Street
Danbury, CT 06810
stevensb@wcsu.edu
203-837-9111
The Archives maintains the historical records of Western Connecticut State University dating back to its founding in 1903 as the Danbury Normal School and is a significant repository for collections related to local history. Collections include personal papers, local government and organizational records, visual materials, maps, journals, various media, art and artifacts.
Wethersfield Historical Society

Wethersfield Historical Society

150 Main Street
Wethersfield, CT 06109
society@wethersfieldhistory.org
860-529-7656
Wethersfield Historical Society collects a wide variety of manuscripts, photographs, art, etc. that illustrate the diverse experiences of Wethersfield residents over time, from the 1600s through the present.
Westport Museum for History & Culture

Westport Museum for History & Culture

25 Avery Place
Westport , CT 06880
archives@westporthistory.org
(203) 222-1424
Henry Whitfield State Museum

Henry Whitfield State Museum

248 Old Whitfield Street
Guilford, CT 06437
whitfieldmuseum@ct.gov
203-453-2457
Wilton Historical Society

Wilton Historical Society

224 Danbury Road
Wilton, CT 06897
info@wiltonhistorical.org
203-762-7257
Yale University -Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Yale University -Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Beinecke Rare Book Library
121 Wall St
New Haven, CT 06511
beinecke.library@yale.edu
1601 collections
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Yale University -Divinity School Library

Yale University -Divinity School Library

409 Prospect Street
New Haven, CT 06511
divinity.library@yale.edu
203-432-5274
337 collections
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Yale University -Irving S. Gilmore Music Library

Yale University -Irving S. Gilmore Music Library

Sterling Memorial Library
Yale Campus
New Haven, CT
musiclibrary@yale.edu
(203) 432-0492
146 collections
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Yale University -Manuscripts and Archives

Yale University -Manuscripts and Archives

Sterling Memorial Library
Yale Campus
New Haven, CT
mssa.assist@yale.edu
(203) 432-1735
2894 collections
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Yale University -Medical Historical Library

Yale University -Medical Historical Library

333 Cedar St (inside the Medical Library in the Yale School of Medicine)
New Haven, CT 06510
historical.library@yale.edu
203-737-1192
Yale University -Robert B. Haas Family Arts Library

Yale University -Robert B. Haas Family Arts Library

190 York Street
New Haven, CT 06511
art.library@yale.edu
271 collections
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Yale University -The Lewis Walpole Library

Yale University -The Lewis Walpole Library

154 Main Street
Farmington, CT 06032
Yale University -Yale Center for British Art

Yale University -Yale Center for British Art

1080 Chapel Street
New Haven, CT 06510-2302
ycba.info@yale.edu
Yale University -Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History

Yale University -Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History

The Peabody Museum of Natural History at Yale University is located in the Science Hill section of the Yale campus, at Whitney Avenue and Sachem Street
New Haven, CT
peabody.archives@yale.edu