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Hartford Town and City Clerk Archives: Building Permits

 Collection
Identifier: MS-TownCityClerk-Building

Scope and Content

The building permits series is arranged alphabetically by street, and then by year. When availalbe, they are arranged by specific address. Occasionally, more than one street is referenced on the permit, but only one is listed in the finding aid. Folder labels are more specific, and also note the type of building.

Dates

  • 1845 - 1899

Conditions Governing Access

The records are stored in a restricted area and therefore may not be available on a same-day basis.

Conditions Governing Use

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.

Historical

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.

Extent

33.5 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

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.

Accruals

The Hartford Town and City Clerk Archive remains open, and individual series may continue to receive additional accruals.

Processing Details

The collection was initially processed by Wilson H. Faude, beginning in 2006.
Title
Hartford City and Town Clerk Archives
Subtitle
Building Permits
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Hartford History Center Repository

Contact:
Hartford History Center
Hartford Public Library
500 Main St
Hartford CT 06103 USA
860.695.6297