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Read about the CRIS Radio project: CRIS Radio, the IDEAL Group, and the Connecticut State Library (CSL) are working together on a collaborative pilot project to improve access to archival records and historical documents for individuals who are blind or unable to read due to other disabilities.   World War I […]

CRIS Radio World War 1 Archives


ColtFactory1918
General view of a section of the Colt’s automatic firearms plant in Hartford, where many American women took the places of men who had joined the services, April 1918. Image source: Imperial War Museum. Finding-Aid: http://ctstatelibrary.org/RG103.html archived at Connecticut State Library.

Women at War


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Workers making Browning machine guns at the Winchester Repeating Arms Company at New Haven (Connecticut), 6 April 1918. Part of the workforce were Yale alumni: Arthur Huntington Gulliver, B.A. 1877. Born December 13, 1856, in Norwich, Conn. Died April 12, 1942, in Framingham, Mass. lived in Norwich 1911-29, insurance and […]

New Haven’s Home Front Manufacturing