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New Haven and Connecticut History: Home


Welcome to the New Haven and Connecticut research guide. These pages cover key resources for research in the history of New Haven and Connecticut. In this guide, you will find information on:

Historical newspapers and magazines

City directories

Archival materials drawn from Yale's special collections and beyond

Census data

Legal records

Whether you are working on a senior essay, research paper for a class, dissertation, or any other project, this guide provides a starting point for finding materials in all formats, both at Yale and elsewhere, to support your research.

Top resources

Links to some best bets for getting started on your research. Be sure to check the remaining pages on this guide for more resources and suggestions.

Collection Highlight

David Plowden

Former New York, New Haven Hartford Railroad Depot. Canaan, Connecticut, 1963

Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library

Library Contacts

James Kessenides, Kaplanoff Librarian for American History