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History Day

Suggested resources based on topics sent to us.

Floods & Hurricanes

Floods & Hurricanes

See also guides and boxes below for specific events and/or agencies involved.


Much of these resources are not online.

Flood 1955

Flood 1955

Hurricane of 1938

Hurricane 1938

The Connecticut State Library has quite a bit on the Hurricane of 1938 in several different collections.

Researching the clean up efforts - see also the WPA and the CCC.

While some historic sources use the term "tidal wave", it was actually a storm surge.


Books, Documents, etc.

Some are  online.


  • Newspapers- Use our online and microfilmed newspapers to see how it was reported at the time.