State Archives

Since 1855 the Connecticut State Library has acquired historical records from the three branches of State government. In 1909, the General Assembly made the State Library the official State Archives. The Archives contains more than 46,000 cubic feet of records documenting the evolution of state public policy and its implementation, the rights and claims of citizens, and the history of Connecticut and its people.

Reference services and access to archival records are available through History & Genealogy.

For a chronological history see: Time-Line of Important Dates in the History of Connecticut’s Public Records and State Archives Programs (PDF). 

October 10 is Electronic Records Day!

October is Connecticut Archives Month!


How do I transfer records to the State Archives?
State agency staff members should work with their agency’s Records Management Liaison Officer (RMLO) to transfer public records with permanent archival value to the State Archives. For guidelines and procedures on transferring records refer to General Letter 2009-1. Please contact State Archivist Lizette Pelletier with any questions.

How do I donate an item to the Connecticut State Archives?
Individuals and groups wanting to or have questions about donating items to the Connecticut State Archives should contact State Archivist Lizette Pelletier.

Lizette Pelletier is the State Archivist.