Finding aids are guides to collections. They are more in-depth than an online catalog record might be, helping researchers to locate the material in a collection most relevant to their topic.
While we still have many collections without finding aids, we are very excited that 30 have been added so far this summer. We hope the list will continue to grow. All of them may be accessed through our website (go to the Research page, online catalogs, scroll to Manuscript Finding Aids) as well as Connecticut Archives Online, where you may search the collections of several Connecticut repositories.
Through our website you have the option of viewing in HTML or a printable PDF. The PDFs are also available in binders in our Research Center. Included in the binders are finding aids that have yet to be digitized. Have a favorite? Let us know and we will move it to the top of the list. Yes, that’s right. We take requests!