Bringing Research on New England Native Communities into the 21st Century

(Hartford, CT)- In celebration of Connecticut Archives Month, Tobias Glaza and Paul Grant-Costa will discuss the Yale Indian Papers Project on October 19, 2017, from 12:00 P.M.-12:45 P.M. at the Connecticut State Library. The Yale Indian Papers Project (http://yipp.yale.edu/) is a robust virtual collection of New England Native American primary source materials gathered, from p...
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John Barry Re-elected as Chair of CT State Library Board

HARTFORD—John N. Barry was re-elected unanimously to serve another term as Chairman of the Connecticut State Library Board on September 18th. Serving on the Board since 2005, this marks the seventh time that John Barry was nominated and supported by his fellow Board members. Mr. Barry presently serves on the Southington Town Council.  He is also a member of the Board of Directo...
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Alan Crane Discusses the History of Connecticut’s Troops in World War One

(Hartford, CT)-  Alan Crane, President of the New England Great War Living History Association, gave a Third Thursday presentation about Connecticut’s 102nd Infantry Regiment at the Connecticut State Library. Crane explored the story of the 102nd from its birth at the Yale Bowl to its baptism at Seicheprey, triumph at St. Mihel, and its ultimate return to the Nutmeg State. &nb...
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The Connecticut State Library is the recipient of a Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program Grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services

(Hartford, CT)-The Connecticut State Library is the recipient of an FY2017 Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program award from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) in the amount of $387,250 for the EXCITE Transformation for Libraries project.  “As centers of learning and catalysts of community change, libraries and museums connect people with programs, services,...
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2017 Third Thursday Fall Schedule

Fall 2017 Third Thursday Schedule   September 21, 2017 President of the New England Great War Living Museum Alan Crane will lead a discussion on the             The 102nd Infantry over There. October 19, 2017 Tobias Glaza and Paul Grant-Costa will discuss their work with the Yale Indian Papers Project to gather New England Native American primary source materials ...
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Fall 2017 WWI Digitization Days

    (Hartford, CT)- Somewhere in France in 1918, a Yankee Division soldier named Frank Rivers, a 23-year old from New Haven, took shelter in a cave after a long march. He collapsed, exhausted, onto a bunk carved into the wall of the cave. As he lay there, he noticed a newspaper sticking out of a crevasse in the wall. He contemplated whether or not he had the strengt...
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Connecticut State Library Receives Grant for Phase 3 of Newspaper Digitization

  NEWS   Connecticut State Library Receives Grant for Phase 3 of Newspaper Digitization   Hartford-The Connecticut State Library is pleased to announce that it has received a supplemental grant award of $320,536 from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to continue to digitize historically significant Connecticut newspapers through the National Digital N...
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Connecticut State Library Signs Preservation Steward Agreement with Government Publishing Office

For Immediate Release: July 25, 2017 Contact:       Kris Abery (860)757-6599 Kris.Abery@ct.gov      Robert Kinney (860)757-6668 Robert.kinney@ct.gov                        Connecticut State Library Signs Preservation Steward Agreement with Government Publishing Office (Hartford, CT) The Connecticut State Library is the first Library in New England to become a preservation ...
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Third Thursday Speaker Katherine Noonan Presents: Wilfred Owen

(Hartford, CT) Katherine Noonan  read and discussed poems that were written by Wilfred Owen, a famous poet from the World War I era.  Wilfred Owen was an English poet and soldier and considered to be one of the leading poets of the First World War. His war poetry is a spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings about the human experience during the war. Through his poetry, he exp...
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Third Thursday: Author Laura Macaluso “New Haven in World War I”

(Hartford, CT ) Author Laura Macaluso discussed her latest book, New Haven in World War I. During World War I, New Haven, Connecticut was a hive of wartime activity. The city hummed with munition production from the Winchester Repeating Arms Company, while food conservation campaigns, canning kitchens, and book drives contributed to the war effort. Meanwhile, Walter Camp, fathe...
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