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Material Available for Research at the Hartford History Center: People, Organizations, and Topics

A guide to some of the people, places, and organizations represented within the collections of the Hartford History Center.

Hartford Research

The collections listed below are among those held by the Hartford History Center at Hartford Public Library. Both primary and secondary sources are included. No two collections are the same; the quality, quantity, formats, and accessibility of each collection varies greatly. Please contact us if you have specific questions about any of these.  

Our online catalog contains records for all of the books held by the HHC, as well as our periodical collection, some of our manuscript collections, and a number of photographs. For more in depth information regarding our manuscript collections, please visit our finding aids page. Our photographs may also be accessed via the Connecticut Digital Archive.   860.695.6297


Gwen Reed

Hartford actress Gwen Reed

Athanson, George A.
Berkman, Florence
Bonee, John L.
Brooks, Faye Fish
Crockett, John
Davis, Malcolm
DeBonee, Tony
Fuoco, Rob
Greggon, Robert 
Hamersley, William J.
Hausman, Norm (Bulkeley Stadium)
Hewins, Caroline
Hinds, Boyd
Hobby, Josephine S.
Holcombe Collection
Kidney, Phillis
Lowry, William J.
Mahoney postcard collection
Mahoney, David C.
Martin, (Constitution Plaza)
Maxim, Hiram Percy
McNulty, Henry
Mele, Olga
Murphy-Boyle family
O'Fiara, Sylvan
Parsons Collection
Radcliffe, David
Reed, Gwen
Regis, Marc-Yves
Roberts, W.A.
Robinson Collection
Robinson, Henry C. (Mayor)
Sigourney, Lydia
Steele, Bob
Steincrohn, Peter J.
Stoeckel, Herbert
Trahan, Joseph
Tucker, Thelma
Twichell, J.H.
Uccello, Antonina
Walden, Stanley
Wallace, Stuart
Ward, Kenneth
Webster, Noah
Weinberg, Elbert
Welles, Gideon
Wells, Horace


Royal Typewriter

Royal Typewriter Plant

AAA Hartford
Acorn Club of Connecticut
Aetna Insurance
Allyn House
American Asylum of Deaf and Dumb
American Red Cross Hartford
Bachelors Club of Hartford
Belknap and Hamersley
Boston Symphony Orchestra (in Hartford)
Burr Fund Memorial
Business and Professional Women's Club
Capitol Region Planning Agency  
Center City Churches (Hands on Hartford)
Charter Oak Study Club
Choral Club of Hartford
Citizens' Network of the Capital Region 
City of Hartford
City Parks
College Club of Hartford
Colonization Society of the State of CT  
Community Council of the Capitol Region 
Community Renewal Program
Connecticut Bank and Trust Co., The  
Connecticut Bible Society
Connecticut Center for the Book
Connecticut Commission on the Arts
Connecticut General Life Insurance Co.
Connecticut Humane Society, The
Connecticut Mutual Life Insurance Co.
Connecticut Natural Gas Co.
Connecticut Opera
Connecticut State Society of the Cincinnati
Connecticut Watercolor Society
Cricket Hall of Fame
Diocesan Bureau of Social Service
Elks Lodge No. 19
G. Fox & Co.
Grand Old Army  
Gray Lodge Shelter
Greater Hartford Chamber of Commerce
Greater Hartford Council of Churches
Hands on Hartford (Center City Churches)
Hartford Architecture Conservancy
Hartford Audobon Society  
Hartford Ballet
Hartford Board of Education
Hartford Citizens' Assembly
Hartford City Guard
Hartford Community Development Credit Union
Hartford Conservatory
Hartford Dispensary
Hartford Downtown Council
Hartford Family Service Society
Hartford Foundation for Public Giving
Hartford Hospital
Hartford Jewish Community Center  
Hartford Junior Ballet  
Hartford Library Association
Hartford Medical-Dental Society
Hartford National Bank and Trust
Hartford Oratorio Society, The
Hartford Parks
Hartford Public Library history
Hartford Rotary Club
Hartford Stage
Hartford Steam Boiler
Hartford Symphony Orchestra
Hartford Times
Hartford Tuberculosis and Public Health Society
Hartford Union for Home Work
Hartford Urban League
Hartford Woman's Club
Hartford Young Men's Institute 
Historic Hartford Committee
Institute of Living
Italian Mothers Club
Jefferson House
Kellogg Concert Course, The
League of Women Voters of Hartford
Mark Twain Masquers, The
McCook Hospital
Metropolitan District Commission
Missionary Society of Connecticut
Mount Sinai Hospital 
Musical Club of Hartford, The 
New England Blizzard
Northwest Child Welfare Club, The
Old State House
Open Hearth Association
Phoenix Mutual Life Insurance Co.
Pilgard Company
Real Art Ways
Retreat for the Insane
Riverfront Recapture
Royal Typewritter
Saint Francis Hospital 
Smith Edwards
Sons of Temperance
Southend Community Services 
Southside Media  
Travelers Aid Society
Travelers Insurance Co.
Twilight Club
United  Way Community Council of the Capitol Region
United Aircraft Corporation  
United Technologies Corporation
Urban League
Veteran City Guard
Visiting Nurse Association
Wadsworth Atheneum
West End Civic Association
Western Hill Organization
Women in Crisis


Morgan G. Bulkeley, Voter Registration Card

Morgan G. Bulkeley, Voter Registration Card

Climatological data
Hartford architecture
Hartford Circus Fire
Hartford neighborhood reports
Hartford social services (Trecker Library, UConn School of Social Work)
Hartford Street Railway
Hartford Voter Registration records
Hartford zoning
Sheff vs. O'Neill
Street Lighting in Hartford (HeL Co.)

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