Connecticut Digital Archive

The Connecticut Digital Archive (CTDA) is a collaborative effort of the Archives & Special Collections at the University of Connecticut Libraries and the Connecticut State Library. The CTDA is dedicated to the maintenance, delivery, and preservation of a wide-range of digital resources for educational and cultural institutions and state agencies in the State of Connecticut. Documents from the Bethel Library’s collection include items from the P. T. Barnum collection generously donated by Laurence Gibson and Cynthia NeJame, including letters and correspondence, rare broadsides, photographs, and cartes-de-visite, as well as artifacts from General Tom Thumb, Jenny Lind and Commodore Nutt. The collection will also include a variety of other materials from the local history collection. Click here to access the Bethel Collection.

Treasures of Connecticut Libraries

Treasures of Connecticut Libraries is a collection of items from libraries across Connecticut that has been digitized. The collection includes historical photographs, maps, postcards and more. Documents from the Bethel Library’s collection include the Town of Bethel’s Sesquicentennial Commemorative booklet. Up to 100 items from the Library’s collection will be posted over time and will include excerpts from the Historic Architectural Survey of the Village of Bethel produced in 1986 by the Bethel Historical Society and CT Historical Commission; Maria Parloa’s book Camp Cookery, plus excerpts from her longer books; photographs and articles on Parloa and the Seelye family; and the library history book written by the director. Other items to be submitted include centennial documents, postcards, photographs and other materials from the local history collection.

To access the Bethel Collection: Once on the homepage, select the drop down menu from “participating towns,” then choose Bethel.


CT.GOV State of Connecticut website.

CTHousingSearch Affordable rental housing

Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development

Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles

Connecticut General Assembly

Connecticut History
A project of the Connecticut Humanities Council, is your home for stories about the people, traditions, innovations, and events that make up the rich history of the Nutmeg State with new content and connections each and every week.

Connecticut History Online
Connecticut History Online (CHO) is a digital collection of over 15,000 digital primary sources, together with associated interpretive and educational material. Now in its tenth year, CHO is embarking on a collaboration with the Encyclopedia of Connecticut History Online (ECHO) to serve the needs of scholars, K-12 and post-secondary teachers and students, genealogists, and the general public. This new initiative builds upon a very successful collaboration of libraries and museums focusing on digital capture of historical artifacts, including photographs, maps, broadsides, oral histories, manuscripts and oral histories.

The four current CHO partners, the Connecticut Historical Society, Connecticut State Library, Mystic Seaport, and the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center represent three major communities – libraries, museums, and historical societies – who preserve and make accessible historical collections within the state of Connecticut. Their combined assets include book and periodical volumes, manuscript materials, photographs and graphics, oral histories, maps, artifacts, and broadsides.

Connecticut Licensing Info Center

Connecticut Network Cable news coverage of Connecticut government.

Connecticut State Statutes

Connecticut Siting Council Television and Electrical Transmission Project.

Directory of Women’s Organizations in Connecticut

Town Census Profiles for CT

United Way 211 Connecticut

Visit Connecticut! – The official Connecticut state vacation guide.

Western Connecticut Council of Governments Consisting of 18 member towns, it is dedicated to preserving and improving the quality of life and economic vitality in western Connecticut. WestCOG works on topical areas such as transportation, housing, community development, environment and open space while providing technical and planning assistance and expertise.