Connecticut State Library with state seal

Final Performance Report
Grant Number: PS-20464-91


Microfilming Efforts By Other Connecticut Institution, Since 1991
(Does not include dailies and weeklies acquired by subscription from the major vendors or filmed annually by local institutions.)




Years covered

Filmed for

Filmed by

Avon news N/A N/A 1987-1996 Avon Free Public Library NEM
Bridgeport light 2 N/A 1988-1990 Bridgeport Public Library AMS
Bridgeport times and times-star 174 93,088 (page count N/A for some reels) 1918-1925, 1927-1936,
and still working on 1926, 1937-1941
Bridgeport Public Library AMS
Clinton recorder 76 N/A 1907-1980 Clinton Historical Society NEM
Enfield press 11 N/A 1983-1992 Enfield Public Library NEM
Housatonic ray [New Milford, Conn.] 2 1,474 1874-1900   NEM
Monroe courier 7 16,250 1985-1997 Monroe Public Library NEM
New Milford gazette 12 13,200 1885-1886, 1909,1919   NEM
New Milford times 48 43,146 1915-1946   NEM
Newington life 5 3,094 1996-2001 Lucy Robbins Welles Library, Newington NEM
Newtown bee N/A 23,604   Publisher of Newtown bee NEM
Rockville journal 30 27,370 1911-1959 Rockville Public Library, Vernon NEM
Rockville leader 31 25,619 1902, 1908, 1910, 1926-1964 Rockville Public Library, Vernon NEM
Waterbury Democrat 131 120,124 1887-1925 Silas Bronson Library, Waterbury NEM
Windsor Locks Journal 30 N/A 1880-1974 Windsor Locks Historical Society AMS

Filming companies:
Archival Microfilm Services, 1133 Dixwell Ave., Hamden, CT 06514
New England Micrographics, 344 Boston Post Road, Marlboro, MA 01752

Articles And Publicity For The Connecticut Newspaper Project
"Connecticut Newspaper Project", Connecticut Libraries (Connecticut Library Association), Sept. 1988, p. 6.
"CT Begins Newspaper Project", The Inquirer (Hartford, CT), Aug. 24, 1988, p. 2.
"Connecticut Begins Newspaper Project", Newtown Bee, Sept. 2, 1988
"Newspaper Preservation Plan Begins in Connecticut", New Milford Times, Aug. 25, 1988
"State Begins Newspaper Project", Bristol Press, Aug. 24, 1988
"State Begins Newspaper Project", Voices (Southbury, CT), Aug. 24, 1988
"State Joins Project for Newspapers", Westport News, Aug. 24, 1988, p. 38.
"State Library Receives Grant", Hartford Courant, July 29, 1988
"Tracking Down Newspapers State Project", Darien News-Review, Aug. 25, 1988

Bill Ryan, "19th Century Journals Often Short-lived, Always Lively", Hartford Courant, Apr. 2, 1989, p. H1

Richard Tambling, "Preserving Connecticut's Newspapers: Librarians to Identify, Locate, Microfilm Historic Pages of the Past", Journal Inquirer (Manchester, CT), Jan. 21, 1992, pp. 27, 28.

Jane Cullinane, "Connecticut Newspaper Project Begins Roadwork", CSL Update (Connecticut State Library), Fall 1993, p. 8.

David Friedman, "Long Line of Papers Heralds Town News", Bethel Home News, (Bethel, CT), Aug. 3, 1994, pp. 1, 18.
Matthew Lubanko, "Newspapers Wanted: State Library Seeks Many Old Editions", Record-Journal (Meriden, CT), May 28, 1994
Kevin McKeever, "Old Newspapers Needed", Greenwich Time (Greenwich, CT), May 3, 1994, p. 1.
Laura Kahkonen, "State Project Searches for Old Newspapers", Windsor Journal (Windsor, CT), May 27, 1994, p. 12.
"Wanted: Old Missing Newspapers For Inclusion In Statewide Project", Litchfield County Times, May 13, 1994
radio interview with WREF [news], Ridgefield, CT, aired approximately Apr. 27, 1994
radio interview with WGCH, Greenwich, CT, aired approximately Apr. 27, 1994

"Project seeks missing newspapers", Main Street News [Deep River, CT], June 27-July 10, 1996

J. Cris Yarborough,"The Battle Against Time and Money: Racing to Save Connecticut's History in Newspapers", The Herald Press (Middletown, CT), Feb. 23, 1997, pp. D1, D7.
"Connecticut Newspaper Project Offers Its First Microfilmed Newspaper", Connecticut Libraries (Connecticut Library Association), May 1997, p. 7
Joanne M. Godfrey, "Old New Era Newspaper Now on Microfilm", Main St. News (Deep River, CT), Vol. 8, No. 7, Apr. 1997, pp. 1, 23.
Douglas Black, "State Library Seeks Microfilm to Preserve Old Newspaper", Journal Inquirer, (Rockville, CT), Oct. 15, 1997, p. 10?

"Back Issues Sought For Microfilming", Hartford Courant [Stafford ed.], Feb. 17, 1998
Glenn McNamara, "Library Seeks Newspaper Issues", Voices (Southbury, CT), Vol. 30, No. 6, Feb. 11, 1998, p. 4.
Steve Grant, "New Work Keeps Old News Alive: Library Hunting Down, Preserving Newspapers Of Past", Hartford Courant, Mar. 15, 1998, pp. B1, B4. Also appeared under title: "New interest keeps old news alive" in Stamford Advocate, Vol. 168, No. 337, Mar. 15, 1998.
Elizabeth Ganga, "Old Editions From ‘Herald's' Archive To Be Preserved Through Microfilm", The Herald (New Britain, CT), Mar. 18, 1998, p. A3.
Shawn Mawhiney, "Project Seeks To Find, Catalog And Preserve History", Sunday Bulletin (Norwich. jCT), Jan. 25, 1998, p. B3.
Bill Ryan, "Read All About It! Before It Molders Away", New York Times [Connecticut ed.] Vol. 147, No. 51,153, May 10, 1998, Sect. 14, p. 1, 4-5.
Carr Vernon, "State Project Seeks Missing Issues Of Paper", Reminder [Stafford ed.] (Vernon, CT) Mar. 17, 1998, p. 1.
Jennifer A. Peyton,"Who Wants Yesterday's Paper?", Litchfield County Times (New Milford, CT), Vol. 18, No. 8, Feb. 20, 1998, p. 15.

Jane F. Cullinane, "Newspaper Union List Available", CONNector [State Library], Vol. 1, No. 2, July 1999, p. 3
Jane F. Cullinane, "1000th Reel Microfilmed by Connecticut Newspaper Project", CONNector [State Library], Vol. 1, No. 3, Nov. 1999, p. 6

"Historical Society, Library Receive Cultural Grants", Hartford Courant, Apr. 7, 2000, p. B7.
Laura Moulton, "New Grant For Connecticut Newspaper Project", CONNector [State Library], Vol. 2, No. 3, July 2000, p. 3

Jane F. Cullinane, "Access to Newspapers Increased With 2000th Reel Of Microfilm", CONNector [State Library], Vol. 3, No. 4, Nov. 2001, p. 8

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