Railroad History Archive
What's New in the Archive
We have a new brochure! It can be downloaded and distributed to interested researchers and donors. Let us know what you think of it!
Our reading room hours are Mondays through Fridays, 10a.m. to 4p.m. If you are a first-time researcher please contact the curator prior to your visit. It might be necessary to make an appointment, or to create a plan on what resources you will use when you conduct your research.
We have a new way to search the online railroad maps!
Thanks to the staff at the UConn Libraries' Map and Geographic Information Center (MAGIC), we now have an index to search the New Haven Railroad Valuation Maps! Michael Howser, the map librarian, and his staff, created a "mash-up" that includes a location search box and the ability to click on the valuation map outline to view a pop-up window that has a direct link to the map in the database. The index catches almost all of the maps that are in the database but not all; work is underway to include everything.
Researchers can access the index at http://magic.lib.uconn.edu/mash_up/nynhhrr_index.html
And a new way to search the finding aids to the collections!
Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center now provides a new way to find in-depth information about primary resources across all of its collections. Using keyword or subject searches, this new search tool can provide full-text searching in over 600 finding aids -- descriptive inventories of materials in the collections -- and allows researchers a quick way to find information specific to their unique searches.
Please note that the new search box, located on the left, will search across all of the collections we have at the Dodd Research Center -- literary, human rights, political, business -- as well as the railroad collections.