History Unfolded Crowdsourced Research Project Thursday, January 26, 2017

Crowdsourcing History as a State! On January 26, 2017, (the day before the United Nations Holocaust Remembrance Day) citizen historians like you can register to join “Team Connecticut” as we explore Holocaust history as both an American and local story, learn how to use primary sources in historical research, and challenge assumptions about American knowledge of, and responses...
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“Remembering World War One” Project at Connecticut State Library Receives NEH Common Heritage Grant

(Hartford, CT) Connecticut State Library is pleased to announce its receipt of an $11,328 National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Common Heritage Grant, to support the “Remembering World War One: Sharing History/Preserving Memories” project. This grant will support statewide programming and digitization events throughout the year focused on the First World War. "Individual...
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The State Library Board Approves a Second Round of Grants for High Speed Fiber Connections to the Connecticut Education Network  

   (Hartford, CT) The State Library Board recently approved a second round of grants to public libraries for high-speed fiber connections to the Connecticut Education Network (CEN). A total of $533,760 was awarded to 23 public libraries.  Public libraries serve as critical gateways to information outside one’s own community, and in the Information Age this role has become...
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Third Thursday Presentation: Dave Corrigan Presents the Mexican Border Campaign

Following the Mexican Revolution of 1910, various factions vied for political and military control and there were many cross-border raids into Texas, Arizona, and New Mexico.  On 9 March 1916, General Pancho Villa raided Columbus, NM, killing numerous civilians as well as U.S. soldiers stationed at Camp Furlong.  President Woodrow Wilson ordered Gen. John J. Pershing to pursu...
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Third Thursday Presentation: State Historian Walter Woodward

(Hartford, CT) In celebration of American Archives Month, Connecticut State Historian Walter Woodward lead a discussion on one of Connecticut’s most popular governors , Governor John Dempsey. Walter Woodward’s talk is based on his research at the State Library, in preparation for the centenary commemoration celebration of Governor Dempsey’s birth in Cahir, Ireland. The Cahir So...
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The State Library Board Approves Grants for High-Speed Fiber Connections to the Connecticut Education Network

The State Library Board Approves Grants for High-Speed Fiber Connections to the Connecticut Education Network   (Hartford, CT)- The State Library Board recently approved $338,670 in grants to 15 public libraries for high-speed fiber connections to the Connecticut Education Network (CEN). As reliance upon public libraries to provide broadband telecommunications services ...
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Electronic Records Day

Celebrate Electronic Records Day October 10, 2016 The purpose of Electronic Records Day is to raise awareness among government agencies, the general public, related professionals and other stakeholders about the crucial role electronic records play in government, business and our personal lives. This annual event is sponsored by the Council of State Archivists (CoSA) as p...
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The Connecticut State Library Awards 123 Historic Documents Preservation Grants to Municipalities

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 19, 2016          The Connecticut State Library Awards 123 Historic Documents Preservation Grants to Municipalities       Hartford, CT-  The Connecticut State Library has awarded grants totaling $536,500 to 123 municipalities through the Historic Documents Preservation Program.  This program provides funding for proj...
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Third Thursday Talk by Military Historian Mark Albertson

Military Historian Mark Albertson  gave a talk on the history of the Battleship USS Connecticut.  The USS Connecticut was commissioned on September 29,1906 and was considered the most advanced ship in the U.S. Navy.  The USS Connecticut was one of 16 ships that made up the Great White Fleet that traveled 46,729 miles around the world.  This was considered the greatest peacetime...
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