Finding Aids

Below is a list of finding aids, or collection guides, to a number of our manuscript collections. They are designed to give you an idea where in a collection it might be best to begin your research; not every item is listed. Additionally, this is only a portion of our holdings; we continue to make finding aids available as time allows. Please email or call us (860.695.6297) for help locating material.

PLEASE NOTE: We are in the process of migrating our finding aids to a new platform. Those which have yet to be migrated will link to PDFs. The new platform gives the finding aids a different look and feel, as well as more functionality. As always, please let us know if you encounter any issues.

Business and Professional Women’s Club

Business Ephemera

City Parks

David C. Mahoney Company Records

DeBonee, Anthony S. "Tony"

Hartford Public Library Annual Reports

Hartford Public Library Scrapbook Collection

Hartford Town and City Clerk Archives

Hartford Voter Registration Records

Hewins, Caroline M.

Hinds, Boyd

Map Collection

Pinnell, Patrick

Pamphlets, Noah Webster Collection

Real Art Ways

Reed, Gwen

Smith Edwards Architects Photograph Collection

Steele, Bob

Veteran City Guard of Hartford Collection

Weinberg, Elbert

Welling, Richard


Subject Guides

The guides listed here are a compilation of resources (both published and non-published) pertaining to some of our popular research topics. 

Caribbean Heritage

Hartford Changemakers

Hartford Housing

Hartford Poetry

Indigenous Peoples

Puerto Rican/Hispanic Genealogy

Women's History

Women's Suffrage


List of Hartford Newspapers


"Do you have anything about..."

A specific person or collector? 

A Hartford organization?

Hartford events or data?

Hartford government?

Hartford places?

Hartford schools?

If the focus of your research is included in these lists, yes, we do have material on the topic. These lists are not exhaustive; please contact us if your topic is not included. We may have material, or be able to suggest where you might find it.