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CT Digital Collections
A service of the Connecticut State Library and your local library

About the Digital Collections

The following 6 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 digital collections.

Search All Collections At Once

Central Connecticut State University's (CCSU) Digital Collections contains more than 4500 digital objects including oral histories, rare publications and archives materials, Polish posters and publications, student publications, theses and dissertations.


Connecticut History Online (CHO) is a collection of over 20,000 digital primary sources, together with associated interpretive and educational material. CHO is a statewide repository of photographs, maps, broadsides, oral histories, manuscripts, paintings and more from the collections of eighteen museums, libraries and archives. These resources document events, people, and places that are part of the fabric of Connecticut and American social, business, political, educational, cultural, and civic life.


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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.


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Newspapers of Connecticut 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.


Southern Connecticut State University's (SCSU) Digital Collections include antique library postcards, student publications, the newsletter of the Connecticut Library Association, and the Mayor John DeStefano Jr. papers.  SCSU has also partnered with the Connecticut Women's Hall of Fame to digitize materials from their collection.  Highlights of that collection include awards and citations that were granted to the late Governor Ella Grasso. 


Treasures of Connecticut Libraries is a joint project of the Connecticut State Library and the Library Connection Inc. network.  The collection includes 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.


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