Hartford Public Library Scrapbook Collection
A Guide to the collection at the Hartford History Center
The Hartford History Center’s collection of scrapbooks was compiled by different individuals and organizations for a variety of purposes. Most scrapbooks contain newspaper and magazine clippings from local papers and reflect the interests of the compilers.
Scrapbooks contain newspaper and magazine clippings, printed ephemera such as theater programs and tickets, and some photographs. Subjects represented included a wide variety of topics related to Hartford and its history. A group of nine scrapbooks compiled by Walter S. Garde include material relating to the Garde Theater from 1901-1937; two additional scrapbooks include programs from the Capitol Theater. A group of four scrapbooks are related to Bushnell Park. Four scrapbooks compiled by the Hartford Fire Department in the 1970s are primarily related to fire prevention. Three volumes relate to the Connecticut Charter Revision in 1945-1947 and one scrapbook was compiled by John L. Bonee for the Capitol Region Planning Agency between 1966 and 1970. Eighteen volumes are entirely comprised of newspaper clippings. For additional details, see the subject headings listed below.
The scrapbooks are arranged sequentially, by number.
The records are stored in a restricted area and therefore may not be available on a same-day basis.
See Hartford History Center’s Collection Use policy. Permission to publish from the Hartford Public Library Scrapbook Collection must be obtained in writing from the Executive Director of the Hartford History Center, and a copy of the published work may be requested by the Hartford History Center. The Hartford History Center reserves the right to refuse permission to publish, etc. to those who have not complied with its policies. Use of the collections will normally not be permitted for the purpose of promotion of commercial products and services or political campaigns. Hartford History Center at Hartford Public Library reserves the right to limit the number of photographic prints/captures and to restrict the use or reproduction of rare, fragile, or valuable objects. Some scrapbooks are in poor condition and will require special handling.
Johnson, Francis H.
Capitol Region Planning Agency
Capitol Theater (Hartford, Conn.)
Charter Revision Commission
G. Fox & Co. (Hartford, Conn.)
Garde Theater (Hartford, Conn.)
Grand Army of the Republic
Hartford Public Library (Hartford, Conn.)
State Savings Bank (Hartford, Conn.)
New England Hurricane, 1938
World War, 1914-1918
Bushnell Park (Hartford, Conn.)
Item, Collection Title, Collection number (Box #, Folder #). Hartford History Center, Hartford Public Library, Hartford, Connecticut.
Collection was processed by Donald C. Eiler and Nancy Finlay in 2018.
EAD Finding Aid created by Kathy Foulke in January 2019.
1.1 - Hartford Public Library Business, 1944-1945, compiled by Hartford Public Library, Business and Technical Branch, 1945
1.2 - United States Libraries, 1944-, after 1944
1.3 - Hartford Public Library, n.d.
2.1 - Garde Theater, 1932-1934, compiled by Walter S. Garde, 1934?
2.2 - Garde Business, 1915-1925, compiled by Walter S. Garde, 1925?
2.3 - Garde Business, 1915-1925, compiled by Walter S. Garde, 1925?
2.4 - Garde Arts, Theater and Concerts, 1909-1919, compiled by Walter S. Garde, 1919?
2.5 - Garde Hartford News, 1936-1937, compiled by Walter S. Garde, 1937?
2.6 - Garde General, 1914-1916, compiled by Walter S. Garde, 1916?
2.7 - Garde General, 1904-1908, compiled by Walter S. Garde, 1908?
2.8 - Garde General, 1912-1915, compiled by Walter S. Garde, 1915?
2.9 - Garde General, 1901-1912, compiled by Walter S. Garde, 1912?
4.1 - Automobile Advertisements, 1905
4.2 - Hartford Courant History, 1914?
4.3 - Hartford Times Miscellaneous Clippings, 1966
4.4 - Hartford Courant Radio Advertising Accounts, 1949-1953, compiled by Ames Owens, Hartford Courant, 1953
4.5 - Hartford Courant Magazine, 1951-1956, 1956
5.1 - Bushnell Park Fund Benefit at Patis Restaurant, 1998
5.2 - Bushnell Park "Adopt a Tree" Catalog with Map, 1988
5.3 - Bushnell Park "Adopt a Tree" Catalog, 1988
5.4 - Bushnell Park Tree Photos (loose), 1988
6.1 - Personal Travel to Europe, 1896-1898, 1901, compiled by Francis H. Johnson, 1896-1898, 1901
6.2 - Personal Travel in United States and Canada, 1903-1921, compiled by Francis H. Johnson, 1903-1921
6.3 - Father's Personal Scrapbook of Newspaper and Magazine Clippings, compiled by Mabel H. Johnson, 188-
6.4 - Personal: Poetry Obituaries, compiled by H. H. White, 1877
6.5 - Personal (Connecticut Newspapers): Sports, Social, News, Photos, Programs, Concerts, Announcements, 1876-1903
6.6 - General Interest, 1879-1907
6.7 - House Keeping, Personal Hints, 1940s?
6.8 - Cookery, 1940s?
6.9 - News and Politics, 1880-1915
6.10 - News, n.d.
6.11 - Photographs of Western USA Travel, 1901-1911
7.1 - Capitol Region Planning Agency, Town Meeting for Tomorrow, John L. Bonee1966-1970
7.2 - Hartford Charter Revision Volume 1, 1945-1946
7.3 - Hartford Charter Revision Volume 2, 1945-1946
7.4 - Hartford City Finances, 1979-1980
7.5 - Hartford Housing Authority: Sale of 79 Vine Street, compiled by Hartford Housing Authority(?), 1946
7.6 - Hartford Clippings, compiled by Samuel Tanenbaum, 1934-1937
7.7 - Hartford City Charter Revision Campaign, 1948
8.1 - Illustrations to Tom Sawyer, John Wolfer1946
8.2 - Hartford Arts and Libraries, 1888-1906
8.3 - Capitol Theater: Kellogg Opera Series Programs, 1929-1930
8.4 - Capitol Theater Kellogg Opera Series Programs (Boxed Scrapbook Pages), 1923-1930 after 1930
9.1 - Biographical, late 1800s
9.2 - Francis Murphy's Fiftieth Anniversary Commemoration, 1989
9.3 - Veteran Obituaries from Hartford Times and Hartford Courant, 1908-1935
9.4 - Mayor Henry C. Robinson Memorial, 1832-1900
9.5 - Jimmy Owens, Rockville Baseball Player, 1940s?
10.1 - State Savings Bank: Clippings and Correspondence, compiled by John Q. Goodrich, President, 1930s
10.2 - Financial Periodicals (New York and New England Railroad Company), 1892
10.3 - Banking and Insurance, 1913
10.4 - G. Fox and Company, 1949-1952
11.1 - Nature (Out-of-Doors) Agassiz Association: Newspaper and Magazine Clippings, late 1800s
11.2 - Clubs: Working Girls Clubs, Employment for Women, Boys Clubs, College Settlements, 1940s?
12.1 - Flood of 1936, 1936
12.2 - Hurricane of 1938 Cemetery Brook and Other Locations, 1938
12.3 - Great Flood of Connecticut, 1936
13.1 - Health Related, 1969
14.1 - Folk Lore, Superstitions, Christmas Customs: Newspaper Clippings, 1940s?
14.2 - Amusements and Holidays: Newspaper and Magazine Clippings, late 1800s
14.3 - Cigar Valley Festival, H.C. Kellogg1951
14.4 - Circus Ephemera: Programs, Advertisements, Tickets, 1914-1916, 1916
15.1 - Clippings about Connecticut from Magazines and Newspapers, circa 1850
16.1 - Meat Rationing, 1917-1918
17.1 - Clippings about Sociology, including Monroe Doctrine, Venezuelan Controversy, 1895
17.2 - Clippings, 1880
18.1 - F.A. Brackett School Grade 1 Room 102 Collection of Greeting Cards, Magazine Photos, 1950s
19.1 - Hartford Fire Department, 1907-1911
19.2 - Hartford Fire Department: Fire Prevention, 1974
19.3 - Hartford Fire Department: Fire Prevention, 1972-1973, 1973
19.4 - Hartford Fire Department: Fire Prevention, 1971-1972, 1972
20.1 - Grand Army of the Republic Memorial Committee, 1882
21.1A - Hartford Scrapbook [newspaper clippings], Vol. 1, Part 1: Art and Music, 1930-1943, 1944
21.1B - Hartford Scrapbook [newspaper clippings], Vol. 1, Part 2: Art and Music, 1917-1939, 1939
21.2A - Hartford Scrapbook [newspaper clippings], Vol. 2, Part 1: Obituaries, n.d.
21.2B - Hartford Scrapbook [newspaper clippings], Vol. 2, Part 2: Obituaries, 1933-1936, 1936
21.3 - Hartford Scrapbook [newspaper clippings], Vol. 3, 1911-1944
21.4 - Hartford Scrapbook [newspaper clippings], Vol. 4, 1911-1944
21.5 - Hartford Scrapbook [newspaper clippings], Vol. 5: health, Welfare, Transportation, 1923-1937, 1937
21.6 - Hartford Scrapbook [newspaper clippings], Vol. 6: Education, 1917-1935, 1935
21.7 - Hartford Scrapbook [newspaper clippings], Vol. 7: History, Weather, Parades, Fire Department, 1926-1935 1935
21.8 - Hartford Scrapbook [newspaper clippings], Vol. 8: Insurance, Banking, Newspapers, Business Leaders' Obituaries, 1923-1937, 1937
21.9 - Hartford Scrapbook [newspaper clippings], Vol. 9: Obituaries, 1923-1937, 1937
21.1 - Hartford Scrapbook [newspaper clippings], Vol. 10: Churches, Welfare, Sports, Parks, Tercentenary, 1929-1936, 1936
21.11 - Hartford Scrapbook [newspaper clippings], Vol. 11: Art, Museums, History, Fire Department, 1937-1940, 1940
21.12 - Hartford Scrapbook [newspaper clippings], Vol. 12: Street Names, Museum, Obituaries, 1929-19391939
21.13 - Hartford Scrapbook [newspaper clippings], Vol. 13: World War II, Obituaries, 1941-19441944
21.14 - Hartford Scrapbook [newspaper clippings], Vol. 14, Education, Theater, 1937-1944, 1944
21.15 - Hartford Scrapbook [newspaper clippings], Vol. 15, History, World War II, Works Progress Administration, 1936-1944, 1944
21.16 - Hartford Scrapbook [newspaper clippings], Vol. 16, Health, Welfare, Housing, 1940-1944, 1942
21.17 - Hartford Scrapbook [newspaper clippings], Vol. 17, Business, Floods, Flood Control, Memorials, 1938-19421944
21.18 - Hartford Scrapbook [newspaper clippings], Vol. 18, Transportation, Police and Fire Departments, Religion, 1911-1942, 1942