Since 1855 the Connecticut State Library has acquired historical records from the three branches of State government. In 1909, the General Assembly made the State Library the official State Archives. The Archives contains more than 42,000 cubic feet of records documenting the evolution of state public policy and its implementation, the rights and claims of citizens, and the history of Connecticut and it's people. For a chronological history see: Time-Line of Important Dates in the History of Connecticut's Public Records and State Archives Programs (PDF).
Reference services and access to archival records are available through History & Genealogy.
- Finding Aids
- Recent Accessions
- Guide to the Archives in the Connecticut State Library, Fourth Edition (PDF)
- Aerial Photographs
- Digital Collections
- Online Exhibits
- Databases of Individuals listed in State Archives Records
Transferring records to the State Archives:
Policies and Procedures:
- Collections Policy
- Rules and Procedures for Researchers Using Archival Records and Secured Collections Materials
- Reproduction and Publication of Connecticut State Library Collections
- Statement on Access to Veteran's Military Records