Hartford Studies Project Collection
Scope and Contents
The collection also contains older documents and publications related to Hartford's history and identity during the 18th and early 19th centuries such as "Hartford's First 100 Years" (1835), as well as documents from the Hartford Jewish Community and Jewish Historical Society from the 1980s to early 2000s.
- 1835 - 2008
- Trinity College (Hartford, Conn.) (Organization)
Conditions Governing Access
Conditions Governing Use
Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs unless otherwise specified. It is the researcher's responsibility to secure permission to publish materials from the appropriate copyright holder.
Archival materials may contain sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal and/or state right to privacy laws or other regulations. While we make a good faith effort to identify and remove such materials, some may be missed during our processing. If a researcher finds sensitive personal information (e.g. social security numbers) in a collection, please bring it to the attention of the reading room staff.
Biographical / Historical
The Hartford Studies Project was multi-faceted and eventually involved dozens of faculty members, undergraduates, graduate students and independent scholars. Affiliated with the American Studies Department at Trinity College, the Hartford Studies Project acquired original items and secondary sources related to Hartford (Conn.) during the past decades, leading to a multitude of visual, audio, and audio-visual material as well as paper-based reports, studies, and papers on the city. Various facets such as housing, neighborhoods, and political activities were covered.
Oral history interviews were an important component of the Hartford Studies Project. They built upon the 1969 films of Julian Biggs, an acclaimed filmmaker from Canada brought the Fogo Method to the project by filming community leaders during the 1960s in conjunction with the Office of Equal Opportunity.
related to the Hartford Studies Project which began in 1969 as part of an initiative to bring various ethnic groups in Hartford together for dialogue in the wake of civil and political unrest marked by riots in the North End of Hartford in the wake of Martin Luther King Jr.'s death and police shootings the year before. Julian Biggs, Pennybacker and the Hartford Studies Project planned the creation of a documentary based on archival and more recent film footage.
In the summer of 2007 and spring 2008, Henry Arneth (Trinity College IDP graduate 2009) organized and helped inventory the collection during an internship and a class taken with Professor Susan D. Pennybacker. The project wound down in 2010 upon the departure of Pennybacker to UNC-Chapel Hill.
25 Cubic Feet (26 records storage cartons, 6 film reels, 1 carton of discs and floppies, and 6 vertical document boxes of VHS tapes. )
Language of Materials
- Guide to the Hartford Studies Project Collection
- Henry Arneth and Michelle C. Sigiel
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
Part of the Watkinson Library Manuscripts Repository
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