Traveling Archivist Program

The Traveling Archivist Program (TAP) is a program of the Connecticut State Historical Records Advisory Board with Conservation ConneCTion and funded by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission [NHPRC].The purpose of the Traveling Archivist Program is to encourage best practices in the management, arrangement, preservation, and access of archival...
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State Archives Receives Gustave Whitehead Research Collection

Tue, 05/19/2015 - 09:07 Author(s):  Allen Ramsey , Assistant State Archivist State Archives The State Archives recently received a donation of research materials about Gustave Whitehead, 1901-2014, which can be found in the Gustave Whitehead Research Collection (RG 069:171).  Whitehead (1874-1927) was an early aviation pioneer who i...
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Chauncey Hosford War of 1812 Papers Now Available in Digital Collections

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 18:16Author(s):  Allen Ramsey , Assistant State Archivist State ArchivesThe Connecticut State Library has recently completed the digitization of the Chauncey Hosford War of 1812 papers, which is now available in its digital collections.  During the War of 1812, Chauncey Hosford (1784-1855) enlisted as a first lieutenant in Capt. Elizur Warner’s Company of th...
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June 14th is the 150th Anniversary of Connecticut Flag Day

Thu, 06/14/2012 - 10:40Author(s):  Allen Ramsey , Assistant State Archivist State ArchivesJune 14, 2012 marks the 150thAnniversary of the State of Connecticut's first observance of Connecticut Flag Day. June 14 was the day in 1777 that the Continental Congress adopted the Stars and Stripes as the flag of the United States. The original 1862 Connecticut General Assembly resolu...
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Yurchenco, Basil

Yurchenco, Basil (?)Basil Yurchenco was an Argentine painter who was at Yale when he met Henrietta Weiss of New Haven. They married in 1936. Yurchenco worked for the Public Works of Art Project and then completed one mural with Michele Russo for the WPA Federal Arts Project. In 1941 he took his wife to Mexico, and in 1955 the two were divorced. The dates of Yurchenco’s birth an...
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Wright, Frederick

Frederick Wright (1893-1971?)Little is known about Frederick Wright. He worked for the FAP in 1938 and his residence on the Work Card is East Hartland, CT. The Social Security Death Index lists Frederick Wright whose last known residence was East Hartland as having been born in 1893 and date of death as October 1971. Wright completed six easels for the FAP, four of which were r...
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Woodson, Rodney

Woodson, Rodney (1895-?)Rodney Woodson was born in Baldwin, Louisiana on July 6, 1895. He attended public schools in San Antonio, Texas; Oyster Bay, New York; and Norwalk, Connecticut; and high schools in New York City, Oyster Bay, and Meriden, Connecticut. He moved to Connecticut in 1909. Woodson studied art under Ms. Temple of Oyster Bay, and Ms. Lila C. Yale in Meriden. He r...
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