About the Digital Collections
The following 4 collections may be
searched individually, or together by clicking on the link below that
reads, "Search All Collections at Once." You may also use the "Find
Articles" search box on the iCONN search page to find items from these
Search All Collections At Once
Connecticut History Online (CHO)
is a digital collection of over 15,000 digital primary sources,
together with associated interpretive and educational material. Now in
its tenth year, CHO is embarking on a collaboration with the
Encyclopedia of Connecticut History Online (ECHO) to serve the needs of
scholars, K-12 and post-secondary teachers and students, genealogists,
and the general public. This new initiative builds upon a very
successful collaboration of libraries and museums carried out in two
IMLS National Leadership grant-funded phases (1999-2007) that focused on
digital capture of historical artifacts, including photographs, maps,
broadsides, oral histories, manuscripts and oral histories. These
document events, people, and places that are part of the fabric of
Connecticut and American social, business, political, educational,
cultural, and civic life.
Connecticut State Library's Digital Collections
materials come from the Connecticut State Library, and the State
Archives, and include court documents, law and legal materials,
photographs of buildings and structures, farms, roads and bridges, and
more. The documents and photographs are representative of the history
and genealogy of Connecticut, and the business of state government and
range from 1631 to the present day.
Newspapers of Connecticut
The Newspapers of Connecticut collection is a sample
collection of approximately 80 historical newspaper titles covering the various regions,
perspectives and topics of the Civil War era in Connecticut. Included in this collection is the Connecticut War Record from 1863-1865.
Treasures of Connecticut Libraries is a joint project of the Connecticut State Library and the Library Connection Inc. network.
Collection of more than 1700 items from Connecticut libraries and their
partnering institutions. Items include Civil War letters, historical
photographs, postcards, pamphlets, films and more. New items from CT
libraries are added on an ongoing basis.