National Historical Publications & Records Commission

Connecticut Grants

NHPRC Grants by State and Territory


  • Entries span the dates of projects funded in that state since 1976.
  • Each list is categorized by:
    1. Records Projects
    2. Publications Projects
  • Each award is identified in parentheses by the year of the award and grant number.

These Connecticut grants span 1976 - 2014

Records Projects

Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford, CT
$35,126 to support Digitizing Early Connecticut Manuscript Collections, a project to digitize approximately 118,000 microfilm pages from 11 collections documenting the life, business, and politics in the colonial, Revolutionary, and early national period. (RD10153-14)

Connecticut State Library, Hartford, CT
$55,000 to support the Connecticut State Historical Records Advisory Board, an archival management symposium, a series of workshops, and a traveling archivist program that will provide training and advice to repositories across the state. (RC10135-13)

Connecticut State Library, Hartford, CT
$24,599 to support the work of the Connecticut Historical Records Advisory Board, including a statewide disaster planning and response project. (RC10094-11)

Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford, CT
$95,004 to catalog and make available 4,200 manuscript and archival collections from 1681-1978, to create two onsite databases, and identify items for inclusion in Connecticut History Online. (RB50089-10)

City of Bristol, Bristol, CT
$26,013 to support its city-wide records management and archives initiative and create online access to information about its archival holdings. Through this grant, historic 19th and 20th century records will be surveyed and relocated to standard storage, finding aids to collections will be created, and public access to these materials will be provided. (RB50039-09)

Litchfield Historical Society, Litchfield, CT
$31,200 to support a three-year project to improve access to its backlog of 200 linear feet of uncatalogued collections, including the papers of a Civil War chaplain, the records of the 2nd Connecticut Heavy Artillery, and the redesign of the town green by the landscape architect Frederick Law Olmstead. (RB50051-09)

Connecticut State Library, Hartford, CT
$62,638 to support basic activities and expand on work underway as part of the Connecting to Collections initiative for a pilot project to conduct 60 onsite archival collection assessments. (RC10054-09)

Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford, CT
$88,959 to support a two year project to catalog and improve access to 900 manuscript and archival collections from 1714-2004.(RB50008-08)

Mystic Seaport Museum, Inc., Mystic, CT
$33,206 for the Daniel S. Gregory Ships Plans Electronic Access Project, to convert descriptive information from a card catalog and worksheets into various electronic formats. The project staff will create 20 collection-level records, 3,412 design-level records, and at least 3,412 vessel authority records. (2004-067)

Connecticut State Library, Hartford, CT
$75,526 for its Judicial Records Project to complete the processing of the records of four county courts and formulate a plan for preserving and providing access to all of the state's early county court records. (2002-087)

Connecticut State Library, Hartford, CT
$68,197 for its Judicial Records Preservation and Access Project to process the records of four county courts and formulate a plan for preserving and providing access to all of the state's early county court records. (2001-070)

Connecticut State Library, Hartford, CT
$9,300 in partial support of the Connecticut board's administrative expenses for ten months. (2001-009)

University of Connecticut Libraries, Storrs, CT
$9,184 for a project to develop a strategic plan for identifying, preserving, and providing access to electronic records at the University of Connecticut. (2000-055)

The Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford, CT
$75,600 ($20,000 matching) for a project to process, catalog, and produce finding aids for 30 significant manuscript collections documenting the French and Indian War, the American Revolution, and the early national period through the Civil War. (98-101)

Connecticut State Library, Hartford, CT
$19,843 to help the Connecticut State Historical Records Advisory Board improve the state's educational and training programs for the management of historical records. (98-005)

University of Connecticut, Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, Storrs, CT
$43,500 to host an archival administration fellowship. (97-057)

Mystic Seaport Museum, Mystic, CT
$27,511 to arrange, describe, and catalog approximately 2,100 ship drawings and 53 fore books (which contain sketches and statistical information on the sail plans of vessels), dating from the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries. (91-106)

Windham Textile and History Museum, Willimantic, CT
$2,500 for a consultant to make recommendations on an appropriate records management program for the museum as well as recommendations for the construction of appropriate archival facilities for housing the museum's archives and special collections. (89-013)

University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
$76,513 on behalf of New England Archivists, a regional archival organization, to develop and present a series of 15 basic archival training workshops throughout the New England region. (87-098)

Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, CT
$59,640 to support the establishment of the Connecticut Polish-American Archive and Manuscript Collection at the university. Project staff will survey, accession, arrange, and describe records documenting the Polish-American experience. (86-075)

Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT
$17,950 to organize its archives. Founded in 1842, the Atheneum is the nation's oldest public art museum. (85-064)

Connecticut State Library, Hartford, CT
$99,595 for a two-year project to plan and develop an archival program for the state's judicial records. (85-040, 85-137)

Connecticut Historical Society and the Connecticut State Historical Records Advisory Board, Hartford, CT
$35,557 for a joint project to develop an archival education network in Connecticut and other New England states, publish a resources handbook, conduct workshops, and hold conferences. (83-062)

Archdiocese of Hartford, Hartford CT
$2,500 to employ an archival consultant to assist in the planning and development of an archival program for the Archdiocese. (82-031)

Connecticut State Historical Records Advisory Board, Hartford, CT
$25,000 to analyze the current condition of historical records in the state, identify problems, frame potential solutions, and outline actions that can be taken now and in the future. (81-111)

University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
$41,803 to develop a comprehensive archival program for the statewide university system. (81-099)

Yale-China Association, New Haven, CT
$12,337 to preserve and make available for use photographs and films from the association's collection relating to American educational and social services in China from the early to mid-20th-century. (79-144)

Torrington Historical Society, Torrington, CT
$4,425 to preserve and make available images on glass plate negatives in the Torrington, Goshen, and Winchester historical societies. The collections document life in late 19th- and early 20th-century Litchfield County, Connecticut. (79-118)

New Haven Colony Historical Society, New Haven, CT
$9,835 to provide copy prints and descriptive access to selected glass plate photograph negatives in the society's collections. (79-047)

Yale University, New Haven, CT
$38,021 to survey and accession university records and to develop a university-wide records program. (79-003)

Connecticut State Library, Hartford, CT
$5,000 to study the state's early court records, appraise their condition and potential research value, and prepare a program for preserving them and making them available for use. (77-053)

Bridgeport Public Library, Bridgeport, CT
$23,431 to survey and accession business and labor records in Bridgeport. (77-047)

Mattatuck Historical Society, Waterbury, CT
$6,000 for preservation and processing of business records, especially records relating to the manufacture of brass. (77-043)

Subtotal (Records Projects) $1,240,513

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Publications Projects

Yale University, New Haven, CT
$4,493,682 for the Papers of Benjamin Franklin. (1976-2014)
Project In Progress
Project Web Site

Yale University Press, New Haven, CT
$8,000 for subvention support to print The Frederick Douglass Correspondence Series, Volume 1: 1843-53 (PS10014-07)

Yale University Press, New Haven, CT
$217,783 for subvention support for the Papers of Benjamin Franklin, the Papers of Frederick Douglass, the Peale Family Papers, and the Papers of Benjamin Henry Latrobe. (through 1997)

Yale University, New Haven, CT
$623,670 for the Papers of Frederick Douglass. (1976-91)
Project In Progress

University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
$169,671 for the Papers of Jonathan Trumbull, Sr. (1976-81)

Yale University, New Haven, CT
$108,900 for the Edward M. House Diaries. (1978-79)
Formerly Funded by NHPRC

Stowe-Day Foundation, Hartford, CT
$31,432 for the Isabella Beecher Hooker Project: A Microfiche Edition of Her Papers and Suffrage-Related Correspondence Owned by the Stowe-Day Foundation. (1977-78)
Project Completed

Yale University, New Haven, CT
$95,554 for Mary Chesnut's Civil War. (1977-78)
Project Completed

Subtotal (Publications Projects) $5,598,692

TOTAL $6,839,205

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