Resources for History Day.
These are only examples.
Please be advised that some of these resources--particularly those created in previous eras--contain descriptions for ancestral, racial, ethnic, and gender identity that may be offensive or harmful to individuals investigating these records, and are considered inappropriate to use in modern times. The descriptions and treatment of historically marginalized groups, women, and animals may be upsetting. Also, please note that inclusion in this subject guide does not necessarily constitute endorsement of the views therein--we encourage investigators to use their own judgment when evaluating books, websites, articles, documents, and other resources.
These are examples of some of the resources available from the Connecticut State Archives.
Much of this information is not available online. It is recommended to contact the History & Genealogy desk before coming to visit, as items need to be pulled from secured collections.
These are a few examples of items found at the Connecticut State Library (CSL), with a focus on unique items.
Selected items to highlight our collection.
These only a few suggestions. See also our complete list.
Many subscription databases require a card from the Connecticut State Library for remote access.
This section focuses on slavery in what is now U.S.A. Resources might be listed in other sections - such as, for example, Amistad.
First check our research guide:
Then check under the Law & Courts page.
See page under Law & Courts
Both African Americans serving in the military and their interactions with military.
Following the Treaty of Paris, which ended the Spanish American War in December of 1898, the United States took control of the former Spanish colonies of Puerto Rico, Guam, and the Philippines.
These are not all the significant court cases. This guide is based on past History Day topics researched at the Connecticut State Library.
See also boxes for specific cases.
See also resources for Amistad, Prudence Crandall, and Sheff v. O'Neill
See other boxes and pages for items already listed.
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