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Connecticut State Library to Twitter lines from Witchcraft Documents Wednesday, September 30, 2009

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Twenty people were accused of witchcraft in Connecticut during the seventeenth century, thirteen in the Hartford witchcraft outbreak of 1662-1663 and seven during the Fairfield outbreak of 1692-1693. Seven of those were tried and four were executed. The Samuel Wyllys Papers at the Connecticut State Library contains documents from these trials. The Matthew Grant Diary established the identity of the first person executed as a witch in New England. During the month of October, the Connecticut State Library will be posting lines from these documents on Twitter. You can follow us at http://twitter.com/LibraryofCt or find us using #CTwitch.


Upcoming Holiday Closing: October 10 & 12 Friday, September 25, 2009

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All Connecticut State Library facilities will be closed on Saturday, October 10 & Monday, October 12, 2009 for the Columbus Day holiday. Regular hours will resume on Tuesday, October 13.

New Legal Resources @ CSL Monday, September 21, 2009

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Tribal Contracting: Understanding and Drafting Business Contracts with American Indian Tribes. M. Brent Leonhard. KF 801 .L46 2009.

The Little White Book of Baseball Law. John H. Minan, Kevin Cole. KF 3989 .M563 2009.

The Busy Lawyer’s Guide To Success. Reid F. Trautz, Dan Pinnington. KF 315 .T72 2009.

The Law Firm Associate’s Guide to Connecting with Your Colleagues. Barbara Miller, Martin Camp. KF 300 .M552 2009.

Responding To National Security Letters: A Practical Guide For Legal Counsel. David P. Fidler, Sarah Jane Hughes. KF 4850 .F53 2009.

WPA Survey of Historic Houses Available Online Monday, September 14, 2009

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The Connecticut State Library is making photos and descriptions of Connecticut’s historic homes available online. Library staff members are working alphabetically through a list of the state’s 169 towns. Andover through Fairfield are currently available, with more towns coming online soon. As towns are completed, their local organizations and newspapers will be notified by the library.
Digitized materials include survey forms and photos from the Census of Old Buildings in Connecticut. Also known as “The WPA House Survey”, the project took place from 1934 through 1937 under the Works Progress Administration (W.P.A.). The survey forms provide descriptions of nearly 5,000 buildings. Photographs were taken of most buildings and clipped to the survey forms. Some forms also include sketches of interior and/or exterior architectural details and a brief history of the building.
The project was recently featured in an article in the Cheshire Herald.