TABLE OF CONTENTS


Overview of the Collection

Historical Note

Scope and Content

Arrangement

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Container List

Series 1. Drawings and Specifications 1952-1973

Series 2. Photographs 1972-2011

Series 3. Home Ownership Program 1951-1962

Series 4. Groundbreaking and Dedication Programs 1991-2011

Series 5. Videos 1985-2004

Series 6. News Clippings 1931


RG 181, Department of Public Works

Inventory of Records

Finding aid prepared by Connecticut State Library staff.

Copyright © 2013 by the Connecticut State Library


Overview of the Collection

Repository: Connecticut State Library
Creator: Connecticut. Dept. of Public Works
Title: Department of Public Works records
Dates: 1931-2011, bulk 1951-2011
Quantity: 77.25 cubic feet
Abstract: Materials in the collection include architectural plans and specifications for for State Captiol maintenance and repair projects, photographs of various Public Works projects, groundbreaking and dedication programs, and files documenting the Home Ownership Program.
Identification: RG181
Accession: Multiple
Language: The records are in English.

Historical Note

1951, January 3, Public Act 50-4, Public Works Department established
1977, October 1, Public Act 77-614, Public Works Department becomes the Bureau of Public Works within the Department of Administrative Services
1987, July 1, Public Act 87-496, An independent Department of Public Works is reestablished
2011, July 1, Public Act 11-51, Department of Public Works eliminated; construction responsibilities transferred to the new Department of Construction Services; all other functions transferred to Department of Administrative Services

See also the brief description of the Department of Public Works.

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Scope and Content

Series 1. Drawings and Specifications, 1938-1973, bulk 1952-1973 pertain to projects at the State Capitol.

Series 2. Photographs, 1972-2011 depict completed construction projects, groundbreakings, ribbon cuttings, and Dept. of Public Works events.

Series 3. Home Ownership Program, 1951-1962 contains mortgage loan files related to the program.

Series 4. Groundbreaking and Dedication Programs, 1991-2011 document the order of exercises for the groundbreaking for and the dedication of completed construction projects.

Series 5. Videos, 1985-2004 include videos of Gampel Pavillion at the University of Connecticut and the dedication of the University of Connecticut Law School Library.

Series 6. News Clippings, 1931 consists solely of a copy of the Hartford Times, Second Section (November 28, 1931), concerning the opening of the State Office Buillding.

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Arrangement

Series 1. Drawings and Specifications, 1952-1973
Series 2. Photographs, 1972-2011
Series 3. Home Ownership Program, 1951-1962
Series 4. Groundbreaking and Dedication Programs, 1991-2011
Series 5. Videos, 1985-2004
Series 6. News Clippings, 1931

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Some of 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 027, Board of Capitol Commissioners, 1871-1880, Connecticut State Library.

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Index Terms

Organizations:

Connecticut. Dept. of Public Works
Connecticut. Public Works Dept.

Subjects:

Connecticut State Capitol (Hartford, Conn.) -- Maintenance and repair
Connecticut. Dept. of Public Works -- Records and correspondence
Connecticut. Public Works Dept. -- Records and correspondence
Housing -- Connecticut
Public buildings -- Connecticut -- Design and construction
Public works -- Connecticut

Document Types:

Application forms
Blueprints (reprographic copies)
Correspondence
Photographs
Programs (documents)
Specifications
Videocassettes

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Administrative Information

Provenance

Accessions were transferred to the Connecticut State Library on the following dates:

1984-110: 1984 (exact date not known)

1989-001: 1989 (exact date not known)

1992-076: June 4, 1992

2011-120: April 6, 2011

2013-022: December 18, 2012

2013-043: April 16, 2013

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Container List

Series 1. Drawings and Specifications, 1952-1973
State Capitol projects, 1952-1973, Accession: 1984-110
A list in the first folder titled "Drawings from Capitol Basement" lists 63 items. Numbers given below correspond to the item on the list. Not all items on the list are present. The location of the items not included here is not known.
Box Folder
List 1 1
36. Protective railings and screens, 1965 February 16 2
38. Repair, plaster, and paint upper walls of light wells, 1964 July 1 3
39. Refinish gold dome, 1971 August 5 4
40. Exterior lighting, 1971 August 5 5
41. Lighting of Capitol dome, 1971 January - April, 2 copies 6-7
42. Structural repairs, 1949 July 29 8
44. Public address and paging system, House of Representatives, 1956 October 30 9
45. Fixtures and wiring, public areas, 1959 10
46. Locker plans, House coat rooms, 1956 May 11
47. Snow guards for Captiol roof, 1964 July 12
48. Repairs to Connecticut State Capitol, 1959r July 29 13
49. Protective railings and screens, 1965 February 16 14
50. First floor paging ststen, 1956 July 26, 3 copies 15-17
51. Paint and repair all exteriror windows, 1961 August 10 18
52. Conversion of storage area to hearing room, 1958 November 19
53. Misc. alterations to State Capitol, 1962 November 15 20
54. Refinishing exterior doors, 1956 March 21
55. Misc. accident reports, 1952,1955-1966, undated 22-28
55. Misc. accident reports, blank forms, undated 29-31
56. Sidewalks, State Capitol, Library, Office Building areas, 1962 December 32
57. Sidewalk repairs, 1961 January 17 33
58. Repair boiler setting, 1956 August 34
59. State Office Building, floor plan, 1969 June 18 35
60. Replace wood platforms, 1973 November 28 36
61. Convert Room 214 to women's rest room, 1962 July 37
62. Misc. memos, use of hearing rooms, parking, etc., 1966-1967 38
63. Refinishing exterior doors, 1956 March 39
Series 2. Photographs, 1972-2011
Box
Photographic negatives, 1972-1985, Accession: 1989-001, 1.75 cubic feet (3 boxes)
Unprocessed.
Completed projects, 1987-2008, Accession: 2011-120, 100 photographs on foam boards (24 cubic feet), 20 in. x 30 in.
Completed projects, groundbreakings, and ribbon cuttings, 1988-2011, undated, Accession: 2013-022
Boxes 1-5 contain 8 in. x 10 in. prints. Box 6 contains snapshots.
1988-2001 1
2002-2003 2
2004-2006 3
2007-2011, undated 4
undated 5
Unlabeled and loose photographs are included in this box.
1990-1998 6
Series 3. Home Ownership Program, 1951-1962, Accession: 1992-076, 24 cubic feet
Box
Loans 1 - 298, 1951-1960 1
Loans 311 - 615, 1951-1960 2
Loans 657 - 999, 1951-1960 3
Loans 1014 - 1483, 1951-1960 4
Loans 1538 - 1848, 1951-1960 5
Loans 1911 - 2376, 1951-1960 6
Loans 2408 - 2985, 1951-1960 7
Loans 3007 - 3681, 1951-1960 8
Loans 3708 - 4279, 1951-1960 9
Loans 4229 - 5094, 1951-1960 10
Loans 5114 - 6015, 1951-1960 11
Loans V21 - V875, 1955, 1961-1962 12
Loans V894 - V1592, 1961-1962 13
Loans V1600 - V2302, V2285, V2307, 1960-1962 14
Loans V2337 - V3460, V2548, 1959, 1961-1962 15
Loans V3468 - V4734, V2712, V4492, 1957, 1961-1962 6
Loans V4738 - V5630, V5506, V5505, V5396, 1956, 1959-1962 17
Loans V - V6026, 1961-1962 18
Series 4. Groundbreaking and Dedication Programs, 1991-2011, Accession: 2013-022
Box Folder
1991-2011 7 1-7
Duplicates, 1991-2010 8-15
Series 5. Videos, 1985-2004, Accession: 2013-022
Box
Video cassette tapes, 1988-2004 8
Beta max, 1985-1993 9
Series 6. News Clippings, 1931
Hartford Times, 1931 November 28, Accession: 2013-043 Item 1
Second Section. "New State Office Building Costing Over $2,000,000 Distinctive for Simplicity, Practicability and Strength."
This item is RESTRICTED due to fragile condition.