Digital Collections

Activism
Activism
Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, University of Connecticut Libraries, Activism includes collections emanating from individual, organizational and mass movements for social, cultural and political change. The Alternative Press and Human Rights Collections contain materials ranging from the early 20th century to the present consisting of thousands of newspapers, serials, books, pamphlets, photography, posters, personal papers, ephemera and artifacts documenting activist themes and organizations. Subjects include the Vietnam era, prisons, LGBTQ, child labor, liberation struggles, peace and justice, civil rights, anarchism, student activism, feminism and related unrest among many others., Activism includes collections emanating from individual, organizational and mass movements for social, cultural and political change.
Business & Industry
Business & Industry
Business & Industry Collections represent the diverse nature of the state’s industries, ranging from textile mills to complex technology. Many of the companies had their start as family-owned and operated small businesses and evolved into nationally known producers of such products as brass, hardware, machine tools, cutlery, clocks and watches, silk and other textiles, and and the networks that made them driving forces in the national economy. The collections are composed of a wide variety of materials including administrative and financial records, photographs, maps and drawings, and artwork and realia. Included in these materials are the historical records of southern New England railroads in general and the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad in particular.
Connecticut History
Connecticut History
The Connecticut History Collections include materials that document individuals, businesses, organizations located in or about Connecticut., Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, University of Connecticut Libraries, The Connecticut History Collections include materials that document individuals, businesses, organizations located in or about Connecticut.
Connecticut State Museum of Natural History
Connecticut State Museum of Natural History
The Connecticut State Museum of Natural History and Office of State Archaeology are home to the University of Connecticut's Anthropological Collections that represent the single largest repository of Connecticut Native American, colonial and industrial artifacts in existence. The materials housed here document over 12,000 years of Connecticut's past. Many of the artifacts are one-of-a-kind, representing a last link to our early cultural heritage. The Office of State Archaeology is charged with both the conservation of these collections, to ensure their continued physical preservation, and their curation, to make sure the information they contain is systematically organized and readily usable. Since the formation of the OSA, the collections have evolved into an invaluable resource for historical and archaeological research projects, graduate student theses and dissertation research, and public educational exhibits. In addition to the state’s archaeological collections, the Anthropological and Natural History collections include cultural and natural materials from around the world. The collections are not only a vital resource within the University community; their reach is felt throughout New England and beyond.
International Cultural and Political Movements
International Cultural and Political Movements
Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, University of Connecticut Libraries, Collections that document cultural and political movements that occurred primarily outside the United States., Collections that document cultural and political movements that occurred primarily outside the United States.
Literary & Artistic Expression
Literary & Artistic Expression
Documents creative expression in the literary arts represented in the papers of authors, poets, musicians and artists., Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, University of Connecticut Libraries, Creative expression in the literary arts represented in the papers and works of authors, poets, musicians and artists.
MAGIC Historical Map Collection
MAGIC Historical Map Collection
Historical maps collected by the Maps and Geographic Information Center at the University of Connecticut Libraries, located on the Storrs campus.
Political Collections
Political Collections
The Political Collections document the careers, interests and activities of individuals and organizations active in representing the interests of Connecticut in the political arena at the local, state and federal level.The records provide researchers with documentation of the changing political, economic and social environment of twentieth and twenty-first century Connecticut, New England and the United States., Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, University of Connecticut Libraries, The careers, interests and activities of individuals and organizations active in representing the interests of Connecticut in the political arena at the local, state and federal level.
University of Connecticut History
University of Connecticut History
The University Archives is responsible for the institutional memory of the University of Connecticut and is the largest and most comprehensive source of information on the history and cultural heritage of UConn. As the collective memory of the university, the repository contains official records and items having historical value such as records of governance, policy, operation of administrative offices, research, programs, and publications. Unpublished materials in the Archives include photographs, films, memorabilia, administrative records of major university offices, and the papers of presidents, administrative officers, and members of the faculty. Special collections have also been established to document such important events as UCONN 2000 and the men’s and women’s national athletic championships., Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, University of Connecticut Libraries, The institutional memory of the University of Connecticut and a comprehensive source of information on the history and cultural heritage of UConn.
University of Connecticut Records
University of Connecticut Records
Records documenting the official actions and activities of the University since it's establishment in 1881., Records documenting the official actions and activities of the University since it's establishment in 1881., Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, University of Connecticut Libraries