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
We recently converted the finding aid of the New Haven Railroad Historical and Technical Association Collection to conform to our standard finding aid format. This large collection of almost 200 boxes, donated by NHRHTA in the 1980s, is composed of documents of the New Haven Railroad, not the association, and is a rich resource of historical materials about the railroad line. Changing the finding aid from the old html page to one that is integrated into our collection management system will facilitate the discovery of information and benefit our researchers. You can find the new finding aid here: http://doddcenter.uconn.edu/asc/findaids/nhrhta/MSS19980177.html
This page is maintained by L. Smith.