Hartford Town and City Clerk Archives: Streets
Scope and Content
The streets series consists of four subseries: Hartford Streets, General, Highway Committee, and Street Lighting. Hartford Streets comprises the bulk of the material. Records of the Board of Street Commissioners as collected by the Town and City Clerk, folders are arranged alphabetically by street name, and contain requests for paving, requests for the addition of street lamps, petitions to move buidings, documents pertaining to the establishments of building lines, and other similar material. The General series covers maintenance of the streets such as cleaning, snow removal, and numbering, as well as upkeep to the surface, including paving and watering. Assorted documents pertaining to the Highway Committee (and its predecessors) make up the Highway Committee series. Street Lighting also includes an assortment of material.
The records are stored in a restricted area and therefore may not be available on a same-day basis.
Permission to publish from the Town and City Clerk Archive must be obtained in writing from the head of the Hartford History Center, and a copy of the published work may be requested. The Hartford History Center reserves the right to refuse permission to publish, etc. to those who have not compiled 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 reserves the right to limit the number of photographic prints/captures and to restrict the use or reproduction of rare, fragile, or valuable objects.
In 2005, the Town/City Clerk of Hartford, Daniel Carey, under a grant from the Connecticut State Library, hired a firm to survey the Clerk's five story vault. The next year, under a second grant, an archival aide was hired to remove the records and documents from the vault. They were sorted into record groups, placed in acid free folders, and then into manuscript boxes. In the fall of 2010, with the permission of the Mayor of Hartford, the Court of Common Council of Hartford, the Town/City Clerk of Hartford, and the Public Records Administrator and State Archivist of the Connecticut State Library, the Town and City Clerk Archive was formally transferred to the Hartford History Center, Hartford Public Library.
Language of Materials
The archive is a comprehensive record of the City of Hartford, as collected by the Town and City Clerk Office. It includes record groups by department, government entity, or area of focus, as well as single subjects, such as bridges, railroads, and celebrations. Additionally, the collection holds vital statistics for select years.
The Hartford Town and City Clerk Archive remains open, and individual series may continue to receive additional accruals.
The collection was initially processed by Wilson H. Faude, beginning in 2006.
- Hartford Town and City Clerk Archives: Streets
- A guide to the collection at the Hartford History Center
- Conversion to ArchivesSpace by Jennifer Shakshober and Jennifer Sharp
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Description is written in: English, Latin script.
- Edition statement
- The initial finding aid was completed in 2012. It was updated and uploaded to ArchivesSpace in 2020.