Online Resources

Useful Sites for Connecticut History

Connecticut History Online: digital database of 14,000 images from the 19th and early 20th century.

Connecticut's Heritage Gateway: includes online encyclopedia of state history, bibliography, and links to many diffrent history resources in the state

Connecticut History on the Web: A very useful collection of primary sources and classroom activities connecting Connecticut examples to different eras and themes in American history.

Public Records of the Colony of Connecticut, 1636-1776

Connecticut Women's Hall of Fame: Information about women reformers, artists, political leaders, scientists, and educators, from the early 1800s to the present. Site includes curriculum guide and documents.

Historic USGS Maps of New England , 1890s-1950

Silas Deane Online: the Curious Life and Death of an American Revolutionary

Exploring Amistad: Mystic Seaport's site includes over 500 primary documents including court documents, journal entries, and newspaper stories, as well as curriculum ideas and bibliography.

Amistad: Seeking Freedom in Connecticut: A National Park Service site highlighting historic sites related to the Amistad case

Complicity: The Hartford Courant's special reporting on the history of slavery in Connecticut

Hartford Black History Project: Online exhibit narrative with some images of documents and photographs.

Hartford Studies Project at Trinity College: Includes digitized photographs of 20th-century Hartford, bibliography, and research papers on different aspects of local history