Digitization Day at Pequot Library

(Hartford, CT)- 2017 marks the 100th Anniversary of the United State’s entry into World War One. In an effort to help preserve this significant part of our history, the Pequot Library and the Fairfield Museum and History Center will be partnering with the Connecticut State Library’s Remembering World War One project to hold a Digitization Day. During the event, funded by a gran...
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Digitization Day at Cora J. Belden Library

 (Hartford, CT)- 2017 marks the 100th Anniversary of the United States entry into  World War One. In an effort to help preserve this significant part of our history, the Cora Belden Library will be partnering with the Connecticut State Library’s Remembering World War One project to hold a Digitization Day. During the event, funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the ...
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Third Thursday Presentation: Gilbert Hernandez Black

Former Negro League Baseball Player Gilbert Hernandez Black was the Third Thursday guest speaker at the Connecticut State Library, 231 Capitol Ave. Hartford, CT 06106. Mr. Black played baseball in Stamford, Connecticut at Stamford High school in 1955.  He later played for the West Palm Beach Indians, a Florida State League affiliate of the Milwaukee Braves in 1956, and also for...
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Newly Digitized Historic Newspaper Tells about the Fight for African American Civil Rights in Connecticut, 1894-1904

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE      Date: February 27, 2017    (HARTFORD)- Librarians digitizing the New Haven Daily Morning Journal and Courier (1880-1907) have come upon approximately three dozen news stories about an important African American organization called the State Sumner League of Connecticut.  Founded on August 22, 1894, the State Sumner League of Connecticut...
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Connecticut State Library Launches World War One Twitter Campaign

For Immediate Release: February 1, 2017 (Hartford, CT) On February 1, 2017, the Connecticut State Library’s Remembering World War One project launched a Twitter campaign called “Over the Top: Hartford Courant Reports the Great War”. This campaign will cover World War One day-by-day as it was reported in the Hartford Courant. Each day “Over the Top" will tweet the front page o...
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The State Library Board Approves a third round of Grants for High-Speed Fiber Connections to the Connecticut Education Network

(Hartford, CT) The State Library Board recently approved a third round of grants to public libraries for high-speed fiber connections to the Connecticut Education Network (CEN). A total of $146,950  was awarded to 6 public libraries.  Public libraries serve as critical gateways to information outside one’s own community.  In the Information Age, this role has become even more i...
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Third Thursday Presentation David Drury

In his book,  “Hartford in World War I”,  David Drury traces the extraordinary story of Hartford, Connecticut during the war.  When the United States Congress declared war in April 1917, Connecticut answered the call to arms.  As the capital, Hartford was the hub of the state’s war effort. The city hosted major rallies and recruitment drives, and leaders from Hartford directed ...
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Connecticut State Library Announces Availability of Newly Digitized New Haven Daily Morning Journal and Courier 1895-1908

    (Hartford, CT) The Connecticut State Library is pleased to announce that it has digitized the New Haven Daily morning journal and courier from 1895-1907 and its successor The morning journal-courier 1907-1908.  These and other historically significant newspaper titles are being digitized in collaboration with the National Digital Newspaper Program.  The scanning of t...
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