Welcome to the Connecticut Digital Archive (CTDA)

Welcome to the Connecticut Digital Archive! The CTDA is a service of the University of Connecticut Libraries and developed in collaboration with the Connecticut State Library. Our primary focus is to provide digital preservation services to Connecticut-based non-profit cultural and memory organizations, including libraries, archives, galleries and museums.

The first public phase of the Connecticut Digital Archive launched on November 13, 2013 and featured the Thomas J. Dodd Papers - Series VII: Nuremberg Trial collection which debuted at Dodd Prize Presentation at the Thomas J. Dodd Center. This site includes the ability to search both the metadata and the optical

character recognition (OCR) and provides users with the ability to view pages from each folder, share the link to the object via social media, and each object in the archive is assigned a persistent handle which provides a persistent web address for each object.

Forthcoming phases of the Connecticut Digital Archive will feature collections from libraries, museums, and organizations in Connecticut and will include unique interfaces for searching, accessing, and viewing objects from the CTDA.

Collections publicly available via the Connecticut Digital Archive currently include the following collections from the University of Connecticut Libraries Archives and Special Collections:

Thomas J. Dodd Papers
School of Nursing War Veteran Oral History Collection
University of Connecticut, Health Center Records
New Haven Railroad Glass Negatives Collection
Robin Romano Papers
Marriage Equality and LGBT Activism in Connecticut Oral History Collection
Hampton Antiquarian and Historical Society Collection
J. W. Swanberg Papers

Additional collections will be added to the CTDA in the coming months including content from Connecticut History Online and we encourage our visitors to check back often as new sites and content are added. To learn more about the CTDA and its programs and services follow the CTDA Blog.