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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CT State Historian Walter Woodward will give a talk on one of Connecticut’s most popular governors, Governor John Dempsey at the State Library

(Hartford, CT) In celebration of American Archives Month, Connecticut State Historian Walter Woodward will lead a discussion on one of Connecticut's most popular governors , Governor John Dempsey on October 20,  2016, from 12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m., at the Connecticut State Library.  Walter Woodward's talk is based on his research at the State Library, in preparation for the cent...
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Remembering World War I- Avon “Hears the Call”

(Hartford, CT ) 2017 year marks the 100th Anniversary of this country's entry into World War One. In an effort to help preserve this significant part of our history, the Avon Free Public Library will be working with the Remembering World War One project at the Connecticut State Library, to gather old photos, documents, mementos and other materials from the war to digitize an...
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Remembering World War I – New Britain “Hears the Call”

        (Hartford, CT) 2017 year marks the 100th Anniversary of this country’s entry into World War One. In an effort to help preserve this significant part of our history, the New Britain Industrial Museum will be working with the Remembering World War One project at the Connecticut State Library to gather old photos, documents, mementos and other mater...
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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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The History & Genealogy Unit of the Connecticut State Library is the recipient of the 2015 Donna Holt Siemiatkoski Award Fund

The History & Genealogy Unit of the Connecticut State Library is extremely happy to announce that our library was chosen as the recipient of the 2015 Donna Holt Siemiatkoski Award Fund! Presented by the Connecticut Professional Genealogists Council, the fund allowed for the purchase of $1,000 dollars worth of books and reference materials for use by library patrons. Several...
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Members of the Vintage Dance Society will perform Popular Dances from the World War I Era, at the State Library’s Third Thursdays Program

Marc Casslar and Martha Griffin, members of the Vintage Dance Society of CT’s performance arm ‘Polite Society, will discuss and recreate some of the most popular dances from the World War I era on June 16, from 12:00 pm-12:30 pm, at the Connecticut State Library. The duo will be performing the Ragtime dances like the Tango, Waltz, Hesitation, Blues, Foxtrot and Castle Walk. The...
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