TABLE OF CONTENTS


Overview of the Collection

Historical Note

Scope and Content

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Other Finding Aid

Container List

Records 1896-1910, undated

RG 121, The Connecticut Magazine

Inventory of Records

Finding aid prepared by Connecticut State Library staff.

Copyright © 2008 by the Connecticut State Library



Overview of the Collection

Repository: Connecticut State Library
Creator: Connecticut Magazine Co.
Title: Connecticut Magazine Co. records
Dates: 1896-1910, undated
Quantity: 5.75 cubic feet
Abstract: The Connecticut Magazine, described itself as "Incorporated under the laws of Connecticut for the purpose of collecting in permanent form the various phases of history, literature, art, science, genius, industry and all that pertains to the maintenance of the honorable record which this state has attained," in its company letterhead. The Connecticut Magazine was the successor to Connecticut Quarterly (1895-1898). Both magazines included photographs, drawings, poems, reminiscences, stories, and historical articles. The Connecticut Magazine appears to have ceased publication after volume 12, number 3 in 1908.
Identification: RG121
Accession: 1974-001
Language: The records are in English.

Historical Note

The Connecticut Magazine, described itself as "Incorporated under the laws of Connecticut for the purpose of collecting in permanent form the various phases of history, literature, art, science, genius, industry and all that pertains to the maintenance of the honorable record which this state has attained," in its company letterhead. The Connecticut Magazine was the successor to Connecticut Quarterly (1895-1898). In its day the Connecticut Quarterly described itself as dedicated to "showing the manner of life and the attainment thereof in the commonwealth of a diligent people." Both magazines included photographs, drawings, poems, reminiscences, stories, and historical articles. The Connecticut Magazine appears to have ceased publication after volume 12, number 3 in 1908. The editor at that time, Francis T. Miller, was the publisher of another periodical, The Journal of American History1, which continued until 1935.

Endnotes
1Not to be confused with the present day Journal of American History (1964-presenet), formerly known as the Mississippi Valley Historical Review, published by the Organization of American Historians.

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Scope and Content

The collection contains three series, manuscripts, correspondence (1896-1910), and photographs. The manuscripts series includes copies of materials submitted for publication such as articles, poems, short stories and related correspondence. The majority of these materials are in very poor condition. Correspondence is arranged alphabetically by name of correspondent and documents the editorial process. The final series is comprised of photographs and glass plate negatives. Not all of the images in this series were published in the magazine and the quality of the images varies greatly. A majority of the images having been touched up by magazine staff to increase the contrast or have crop lines indicating where the publisher cut the picture off in the final printed version.

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Due to their weight and fragile nature, the glass plate negatives are only available to the public with permission from the State Archives staff. Additional instruction (i.e. handling) will be provided before they may be accessed. Whenever possible, we recommend the photograph prints or original magazine images be used for research purposes.

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

Copies of the following publications are available at the Connecticut State Library: Connecticut Quarterly, 1895-1898, The Connecticut Magazine, 1898-1908, and the Journal of American History, 1907-1935.

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Index Terms

Organizations:

Connecticut Magazine Co.

Persons:

Miller, Francis Trevelyan, 1877-1959

Subjects:

Connecticut magazine (Hartford, Conn.)
Connecticut Magazine Co. -- Records and correspondence

Document Types:

Articles
Cliches-verre (negatives )
Correspondence
Photographs
Poems
Short stories

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Administrative Information

Provenance

In 1974 Library Staff partially processed the collection but was unable to determine when the materials came to the State Library and who transferred/donated the collection. The collection was reprocessed and re-housed in 2001. Additional investigation did not provide any provenance information.

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Other Finding Aid

An index to The Connecticut Magazine, compiled in 1943, is available at the History and Genealogy reference desk.

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Container List

Records, 1896-1910, undated
Box
Manuscripts, undated 1-2
The materials are very fragile. The following is a partial list.
The Part of Connecticut in the Framing of the Federal Constitution
A Special Work of Education: The Connecticut Institution for the Blind
Genesis of the Typewriter
Ernest Clay or the British Spy: A Tale of the Revolution
Some Interesting Facts Concerning Our Calendar
Burial Customs
Historic Woodstock, by William Harrison, Founder of the Connecticut Editorial Association, Putnam, Conn.
The Patriotism of Madam Faith Trumbull
Thomas Hooker in America
Patriots Book, Bethel, Conn.
Settlement of a Boundary: A Test Case in the Early History of Barkhamsted
The Passing of the Shakers, by Emily Williams
A Steamboat Trip on the Housatonic
Some Colonial Reminisces and Facts of the Town of New Haven
A New England Childhood When Nothing Happened
The Danbury Library
Dismantling Litchfield Hills or The Ravages of the Saw Mill
Copy of Captain Samuel Richards Original Entries from March 17, 1776 to September 5, 1781
Norwalk’s Anniversary
A Deed Entailing Merwin’s Point, on Record at Milford, CT
The Founding of the Colonies of New Haven and Connecticut
Jefferson and Lincoln and Their Administrations
Old Indian Fordway, across the Housatonic River, and the Major Talcott incident of 1676
Rural Improvement: How it works in Stamford
The Story of the Charter
Narrative of the Indian Wars in New England
Short History of Lake “Compounce” Compound’s Pond, Bristol, Conn.
The New Tiffany Building, An Architect’s Description, 5th Ave and 37th
Colonial Days in Greenwich, Connecticut by Emily Stuart Weed
New London as a Ship Building Center
Correspondence, 1896-1910 3
Photographs, undated 3-5
Glass plate negatives, undated 6-12
Many unidentified.
Restricted.