The rich resources of the Archives & Special Collections, which encompass holdings as diverse as human rights, the alternative press, 20th century American poets and authors, and Connecticut’s history, are now easier than ever to discover online.

Our new online tool enables users to search, either by key word or subject, the inventories and detailed descriptions of over 600 collections housed here in the Center.

For example, a search of the word “ecology,” returns the papers of the Connecticut Citizens Action Group, the first state-based consumer interest group created in 1971 by Ralph Nader, the poem, “The Ecology of the Soul,” by Joel Oppenheimer, a poet affiliated with the experimental Black Mountain College, as well and the papers of Walter Landauer, a professor in animal genetics at UConn’s Experiment Station, best known for his research on chickens.

Delivering Chickens

The inventories reveal the strength and variety of our holdings which extend to railroad history, Connecticut business, labor and industry, ethnic heritage, immigration, politics, and social movements throughout the world.

Try out the new tool by visiting: