New Work Keeps Old News Alive: Library Hunting Down, Preserving Newspapers of Past

Reprinted with permission of The Hartford Courant Copyright (c) 1998, The Hartford Courant Company Date: Sunday, March 15, 1998 Source: Steve Grant; Courant Staff Writer Taking up much of the seventh-floor attic in the Connecticut State Library are thousands of yellowed newspapers that were published in Connecticut between 1850 and 1975, papers such as the… Continue Reading New Work Keeps Old News Alive: Library Hunting Down, Preserving Newspapers of Past

History of Connecticut Newspapers

The First Newspaper in the Colonies While newspapers are an integral part of modern life, the idea of a published, circulating paper containing news did not begin to come into its own until the mid-1600s in London, England. Those early newspapers were for members of the wealthier classes, who had the education and the leisure… Continue Reading History of Connecticut Newspapers

Newspapers

The State Library holds an extensive collection of Connecticut newspapers. This includes town newspapers, every daily newspaper and the majority of weekly papers, business newspapers and special interest publications; major national newspapers and indexes to newspaper collections. Current original newspapers, and newspapers on microfilm are available during regular business hours. We do not retain the… Continue Reading Newspapers