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My Favorite Manuscript

August 1, 2013 · Collections ·

We have a great manuscript collection here at CHS, and if you read the blog posts by our Archivist, Barbara Austen, you’ve seen many examples of the great items that collection holds.  But today I wanted to tell you about MY favorite manuscript.  Out of the 3 million and something manuscript items in our collection…
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Getting collections online

March 5, 2014 · Collections ·

Hurray! We just received our official award letter from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission, the granting arm of the National Archives. This $35,000 grant is going to fund the digitization of eleven manuscripts collections that have already been microfilmed. Microfilm is still the best option for preserving manuscript collections, but we all know…
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Not another account book?

November 12, 2014 · Collections ·

CHS has an extensive array of account books ranging in date from the early 18th century to the later 19th century and covering every part of the state.

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The first documented mass murder-suicide in North America? Wethersfield, Connecticut, 1782

August 11, 2015 · Collections, Manuscripts ·

By Barbara Austen What goes through the minds of those who murder groups of people, often our youngest and most vulnerable, for no apparent reason? While these horrible actions continue to haunt our nation, they are not new in our history. Did you know that the first documented mass murder-suicide in North America occurred in…
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The CHS will be open November 11 in honor of Veterans Day. Admission is free to veterans.