Connecticut History Online

If you are in need of information about the history of Connecticut as well as photographs, drawings or prints you need to look at a website called Connecticut History Online. It is a joint project of the Connecticut Historical Society, the Connecticut State Library, Mystic Seaport and the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center of the University of Connecticut . It is a collection of over 15,000 digital primary sources, together with associated interpretative and educational material. It can be used in a specific way. If you want photographs of Danbury just use the search feature and type Danbury in as your subject. You will get one hundred and forty-two photographs, drawings and prints of Danbury. The first result is an interactive map of Danbury from 1875 drawn by O. H. Bailey. A copy of this map is located in the library near the Local History Room. The record includes a detailed description of the photograph, drawing or print. If you want information on the history of Connecticut just click on the icon Journeys and you will explore the important themes in Connecticut history. It is a great resouce and very user-friendly. Try it.

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