TABLE OF CONTENTS


Overview of the Collection

Historical Note

Scope and Content

Arrangement

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Container List

Series 1. Connecticut Development Commission 1939-1971

Series 2. Department of Commerce 1957-1973

Series 3. Tourism Division 1997 January


RG 022, Department of Economic and Community Development

Inventory of Records

Finding aid prepared by Connecticut State Library staff.

Copyright © 2007 by the Connecticut State Library


Overview of the Collection

Repository: Connecticut State Library
Creator: Connecticut. Dept. of Economic and Community Development
Title: Department of Economic and Community Development records
Dates: 1939-1997
Quantity: 13.75 cubic feet
Abstract: The Department of Economic and Community Development is the state's agency for the development and implementation of policies, strategies and programs all of which are designed to enhance Connecticut's communities and business and housing environments.
Identification: RG022
Accession: Multiple
Language: The records are in English.

Historical Note

The Department of Economic and Community Development administers programs and policies to promote business, housing and community development. The agency combines housing, tourism, and economic growth. It began in 1937 with the Publicity Commission and in 1939 established as the Development Commission; in 1973 became the Connecticut Development Authority in the Department of Commerce; in 1979 a separate agency known as the Department of Economic Development; and in 1995 the agency became the Department of Economic and Community Development to consolidate the Department of Economic Development and the Department of Housing.

See also the Economic and Community Development Agency History.

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Scope and Content

Records include: Connecticut Development Commission, lists of members, 1939-1971; minutes and attachments, January 1958-December 1969; a newsletter for members only, March 1941-February 1953; a printed bulletin, February 1940-June 1951; scrapbooks covering the peacetime draft in 1939-1940. Department of Commerce records pertaining to the development of an industrial park for New Britain, 1957-1973. There is also a report on a “Tourism Product Development Strategy,” 1997.

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Arrangement

Series 1. Connecticut Development Commission, 1939-1971, 6.5 cubic feet
Accession: 1974-002, 4 cubic feet
Accession: 1989-075, 2.5 cubic feet

Series 2. Department of Commerce, 1957-1973, Accession: 1974-003, 7 cubic feet

Series 3. Tourism Division, 1997, Accession: 1999-175, 0.25 cubic feet

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

These records are stored at an off-site facility and therefore may not be available on a same-day basis.

See the Rules and Procedures for Researchers Using Archival Records and Secured Collections policy.

Restrictions on Use

See the Reproduction and Publications of State Library Collections policy.

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Related Material

RG 058 Research Commission

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Index Terms

Organizations:

Connecticut Development Commission
Connecticut. Dept. of Economic and Community Development

Subjects:

Community development -- Connecticut
Connecticut Development Commission -- Records and correspondence
Connecticut. Dept. of Economic and Community Development -- Records and correspondence
Housing -- Connecticut
Tourism -- Connecticut

Document Types:

Contracts
Correspondence
Membership lists
Minutes
Newsletters
Reports
Testimonies

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Administrative Information

Processing Information

April 2010: Remove Development Commission material from 34 binders, place in folders and record center boxes.

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Container List

Series 1. Connecticut Development Commission, 1939-1971, 6.5 cubic feet
Box Folder
Minutes and activities reports, 1958-1969, Accession: 1974-002, 25 volumes
Minutes of meetings, with related agenda, correspondence, staff reports, budget requests, etc.
1958 January-1962 1 1-25
1963-1966 April 2 1-22
1966 May-1969 3 1-15
Attachments of official minutes, 1955-1968 16-24
Lists of former members and chairmen, 1939-1971, Accession: 1974-002 4 1
Compilations of names, titles and addresses of Development Commission chairmen and members.
General Assembly file, 1969, Accession: 1974-002 2-5
Texts of statements before General Assembly committees on behalf of the Development Commission, with related papers.
Commission Doings, 1941 March-1953 February, Accession: 1974-002 6-18
A mimeographed, "confidential" newsletter reporting Development Commission activities.
Connecticut Progress, 1940 February-1951 June, Accession: 1974-002 19-21
Printed bulletin for public distribution.
Scrapbooks, 1939-1940, Accession: 1989-075, 5 volumes
1940 October 1-1940 October 11, 1 volume Item 1
1940 October 11-1940 October 22, 1 volume Item 2
1939 October 23, 1940 October 22-1940 November 1, 1 volume Item 3
1940 November 8-1940 November 18, 1 volume Item 4
1940 December 1-1940 December 15, 1 volume Item 5
Series 2. Department of Commerce, 1957-1973, Accession: 1974-003, 7 cubic feet
Box
New Britain Industrial Park, 1957-1973, Accession: 1974-003, 7 cubic feet
Correspondence, agreements, contracts, reports, memoranda and related materials pertaining to the Development Commission's work on the Public Act No. 8 (May 1958) project.
Public Act No. 8 correspondence and reports, New Britain Industrial Park general correspondence, financial and budget files, miscellaneous and unfiled materials. 1
Classified ("Coded") files
Subjects include planning, market analysis, renewal action program, quarterly reports, disposition agreements, contracts, change orders.
Arranged by subject and thereunder unarranged.
Code 100 (Planning) - Code 306 (Market Analysis) 2
Code 320 (Renewal Action Program) - Code 501 & 540 (Quarterly Reports) 3
Code 501 & 540 (Quarterly Reports) - Code 507 (Disposition Agreements) 4
Code 507 (Disposition Agreements) 5
Code 507 (Disposition Agreements) - Code 551 (Contracts) 6
Code 551 (Contracts, Change Orders) 7
Series 3. Tourism Division, 1997 January, Accession: 1999-175, 0.25 cubic feet
Connecticut Strategic Tourism Cluster Plan: Tourism Product Development Study, prepared by SRI International, 1997 January, 1 volume Envelope