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Suggested resources based on topics sent to us.

Education Resources

Education Resources

This guide offers suggested starting points and resources when researching with Connecticut state and federal government information. The page on General Resources for Student Research may also help.

The primary audience is intended to be History Day students, although teachers, parents and other researchers may find this useful as well.

Many topics in the field of education will overlap with other social sciences (psychology, sociology, etc.) as well as social services (aid to the poor, mental health, etc.). It is hard to separate them out at times.

The scanned Archives finding aid for RG010, Department of Education, includes a brief history of education in Connecticut.

Education Topics of Interest

Education Topics of Interest

These are some topics that have been researched at the CT State library in the past.

  • Gallaudet and Education of the Deaf
  • Yung Wing and the Chinese Educational Mission
  • Helen Keller (she died in Easton, CT)
  • Civil and Human Rights as they impacted education (ex. Brown v Board of Education and Sheff v O'Neill).


These are a few examples. Please search our library catalog and archival finding aids, or contact the library for reference help.

Books, Documents, etc.

Books, Documents, etc.

Other Institutions

Other Institutions

The Connecticut State Library may has these resources and/or related resources.

Library of Congress (LOC)

U.S. Depart of Education

Federal Agencies

Terminology & Usage Disclaimer

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.

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