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October 2011 CONNector Newletter Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Posted by kabery in CSLmade, history, updates.
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The October 2011 issue of the CONNector Newsletter is now available online at: http://www.cslib.org/connector/11connector10.pdf .  This issue of the Connecticut State Library’s newsletter includes the following topics:

A Stormy Season of Change
This Fall has been particularly stormy – first with Hurricane Irene and then the great snow storm. Libraries across the state were there for anyone …

The Day Jack Johnson Boxed at Camp Hines, Niantic, Connecticut
While I was looking through town folders in our Picture Group 200, Connecticut Cities and Town Collection, 1885-1965, I came across a folder for Niantic, Connecticut and looked inside. I found around fifty black and white snapshots of something called Camp Hines …

Your Legislator Said What?
It is not uncommon for many of us to rely on how the media portrayals of our elected officials.  Many times political coverage is editorialized with very few direct quotes.

The Photography of Lewis Sprague Mills
The church in this photograph no longer exists.  The graves surrounding the church were moved to Barkhamsted Center in 1939 in anticipation of the coming man-made flood.

Recovery of Public Records in Connecticut
In 2004, The Council of State Historical Records Coordinators, The Society of American Archivists, and The National Association of Government Archives & Records Administrators. (NAGARA) issued a “Statement Regarding the Sale of Historical Public Records through Online Auctions”

Connecticut Forum on Digital Initiatives
On October 28, 2011 the Connecticut State Library hosted an event called the Connecticut Forum on Digital Initiatives. The purpose of this Forum was to bring together people from academic, public and research libraries, museums, historical societies…

Ancestry.com Digitizing Partnership
There has been a great deal of activity this past year in the small, closet sized room that the camera operator from Ancestry calls home.

Storm Stories
We grew up with our elders telling us just how different today was from ‘their days.”  The day before Tropical Storm Irene struck, I realized just how different today was.

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