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Hartford Bibliography


Andrews, Gregory E. and David F. Ransom, Historical survey report: the Connecticut riverfront in the greater Hartford area. 1989. Dodd Center

Burpee, Charles, History of Hartford County, Connecticut, 1633-1928: being a study of the first makers of the Constitution and the story of their lives, of their descendents and of all who have come. 1928.
Trecker Library: F102.H3 B8 REF

Friedland, Joan W. and Wilson H. Faude, Birthplace of democracy. 1979.
Dodd Center

Grant, Ellsworth Strong and Marion Hepburn Grant, The city of Hartford, 1784-1984: an illustrated history. 1986.
Trecker Library: F104.H3 G68 1986 Oversized

Murphy, Kevin, Water for Hartford: the story of the Hartford Water Works and the Metropolitan District Commission .2004.
Babbidge Library: HD4464.H37 M87 2004

Stave, Sondra Astor, ed., Hartford , the city and the region: past, present, future, a collection of essays. 1979.
Babbidge Library: F104.H3 S85

Trumbull, Hammond J. ed., The memorial history of Hartford County, Connecticut, 1633-1884. 1886.
Babbidge Library: F102.H3 T8 1886

Weaver, Glenn, Hartford : an illustrated history of Connecticut's capital. 2003.
Trecker Library: F104.H3 W438 2003

Wright, George E, Crossing the Connecticut; an account of the various public crossings of the Connecticut River at Hartford since the earliest times, together with a full description of Hartford bridge; fully illustrated with excellent half-tone reproductions. 1908.
Babbidge Library: F104.H3 W8


Barbour, Lucius Barnes, Families of early Hartford, Connecticut. c1930.
Babbidge Library: F104.H3 B37 1997

Hartley, W. M. ed., Hartford in the olden time; its first thirty years. 1853.
Babbidge Library: F104.H3 S88

Love, William DeLoss, The colonial history of Hartford: gathered from the original records. 1914.
Trecker Library: F104.H3 L9


Dowling, William C., Poetry and ideology in revolutionary Connecticut. 1990.
Trecker Library: PS314 .D69 1990

Selig, Robert A., Rochambeau's cavalry : Lauzun's legion in Connecticut, 1780-1781 : the winter quarters of Lauzun's legion in Lebanon and its march through the state in 1781 : Rochambeau's conferences in Hartford and Wethersfield : historical and architectural survey. 2000.
Babbidge Connecticut Documents


Alexopoulos, John, The nineteenth century parks of Hartford : a legacy to the nation. 1983.
Babbidge Library: SB483.H36 A44

Andrews, Kenneth R , Nook Farm; Mark Twain's Hartford circle. 1950.
Trecker Library: PS1334 .A6 1967

Baldwin, Peter C., Domesticating the street: the reform of public space in Hartford, 1850-1930. 1999.
Trecker Library: HT168.H29 B35 1999

Banner, James M., To the Hartford Convention: the Federalists and the origins of party politics in Massachusetts, 1789-1815. 1970.
Trecker Library: E357.7 .B3

Boydston, Jeanne et al., The limits of sisterhood : the Beecher sisters on women's rights and woman's sphere. 1988.
Trecker Library: HQ1236.5.U6 B69 1988

Chapman, Helen Post, My Hartford of the nineteenth century. 1928.
Dodd Center

Dempsey, Terrell, Searching for Jim: slavery in Sam Clemens's world. 2003.
Babbidge Library: PS1342.S58 D46 2003

Farrow, Anne, Complicity: how the North promoted, prolonged, and profited from slavery . 2005.
Trecker Library: E441 .F35 2005

Field, Katherine W., Catharine Beecher, Virginia Thrall Smith, and Mary Hall: from benevolence to women's rights in Hartford, Connecticut during the nineteenth century. 2003.

Goodheart, Lawrence B., Mad Yankees: the Hartford Retreat for the Insane and nineteenth-century psychiatry . 2003.
Babbidge Library: RC439 .G66 2003

Hartford, Conn., as a manufacturing, business and commercial center; with brief sketches of its history, attractions, leading industries, and institutions ... 1889.
Babbidge Library: HC108.H4 A3

Hoffman, Betty N, Jewish hearts: a study of dynamic ethnicity in the United States and the Soviet Union. c2001.
Trecker Library: F104.H3 H64 2001

Sutherland, J. H., The city of Hartford and vicinity and their resources. 1900.
Babbidge Library: F104.H3 S97

Teed, Melissa Ladd, Work, domesticity and localism: women's public identity in nineteenth-century Hartford, Connecticut. 1999. Trecker Library: F104.H39 A1 2000a

Walsh, Andrew H., Virginia Thrall Smith: Protestant social benevolence and the formation of Connecticut's child welfare bureaucracy in late 19th century Hartford. 1993.
Trecker Library: HV40.46 .W357 1993

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Brick, Timothy J., Emergency public child welfare service in Hartford, Connecticut ; a descriptive study of the Emergency Service provided by the Child Welfare Unit of the Hartford Department of Public Welfare. 1962.
Trecker Library Theses: HV741 .B7 1962

Delaney, Kevin J., Public dollars, private stadiums: the battle over building sports stadiums . 2003.
Babbidge Library: GV413 .D45 2003

Delaney, Stephen B., Sheff vs. O'Neill, Connecticut's landmark desegregation case. 2001.
Trecker Library: LC212.2 .S54 2001a

Hartford in 1912: story of the capitol city, present and prospective ... 1912.
Babbidge Library: F104.H3 H4

Trecker Library: HQ797 .H42 1993a

O’Nan, Stewart, The circus fire: a true story. 2000.
Trecker Library: F104.H3 O5 2000

Simmons, Louise B., Organizing in hard times: labor and neighborhoods in Hartford. 1994.
Trecker Library: HD6490.O72 U68 1994

Wilson, Tracey Morgan, From assembly line to steno pool: women workers at Colt's Firearms and the Travelers Insurance Company, 1910-1955. 1993.
Trecker Library: HD6060.65 .U55 C8 1993a


Achieving the balance: a plan of conservation and development for the Capitol Region . 2003.
West Hartford Public Library

Coltsville Study Act of 2003: report (to accompany S. 233) (including cost estimate of the Congressional Budget Office). 2003.
URL Voyager


Ammerman, Nancy T., Doing good in Hartford: congregations and service organizations building the community : a research report from the Organizing Religious Work Project. 2001.
Trecker Library: BL2525 .O7454 2001

Citizens' Research Education Network; with data provided by City of Hartford Planning Department, Neighborhood profiles.. 1995.
Trecker Library: HA730.H4 C52 1995

___ CREN Neighborhood profiles 2000 available online

Fortier, Wendy et al., Blue Hills; an interracial neighborhood. 1972.
Greater Hartford Theses

RSA, Rapid Sociodemographic Assessment Project, Institute for Community Research, in collaboration with Asylum Hill Organizing Project (AHOP), Asylum Hill, Inc., Neighborhood profiles. 1991.
Trecker Library: HA730.H4 A7 1991 REF

Schack, Brenda, Hartford North Neighborhood Revitalization Zone census profile from the 2000 U.S. census . 2004.
Hartford Public Library


Abramson, Harold J., Ethnic pluralism in the Connecticut central city. 1970.
Trecker Library: HT108 .U73 no. 17

Clouette, Bruce Alan, “Getting their share": Irish and Italian immigrants in Hartford, Connecticut, 1850-1940. 1992.
Trecker Library: F104.H39 A25 1992a

Cruz, Jose E., Consequences of interest group political mobilization: a case study of the Puerto Rican Political Action Committee (PRPAC) of Connecticut. 1994.
Trecker Library: E184 .P85 C78 1994a

Cruz, Jose E., Identity and power: Puerto Rican politics and the challenge of ethnicity. 1998.
Trecker Library: F104.H3 C78 1998

Dalin, David G. and Jonathan Rosenbaum, Making a life, building a community: a history of the Jews of Hartford. 1997.
Trecker Library: F104.H3 D15 1997

Decker, Robert Owen, Hartford immigrants: a history of the Christian Activities Council (Congregational), 1850-1980. 1987.
Trecker Library: BV639.I4 D43 1987

Diaz Rivera, Eva I., Underachievement among high ability Puerto Rican high school students: perceptions of their life experience. 1994.
Trecker Library: LC3993 .D53 1994a

Grant, Lynroy A., The West Indian community of Greater Hartford , Connecticut . 1983.
Babbidge Library: JV6934.H3 G73 1983

Griffin, Farah Jasmine, ed., Beloved sisters and loving friends: letters from Rebecca Primus of Royal Oak, Maryland, and Addie Brown of Hartford, Connecticut, 1854-1868. 1999.
Trecker Library: F189.R69 P75 1999

Hoffman, Betty N., Jewish hearts: a study of dynamic ethnicity in the United States and the Soviet Union. 2001.
Trecker Library: F104.H3 H64 2001

Johnson, Art et al., Beyond ourselves: community impact index; a perspective on Black networking, associational relationships, and community agendas. 1983.
Trecker Library: F104.H3 J64

Johnson, Fay Clarke, Soldiers of the soil. 1995.
Trecker Library: HD9137.C8 J6 1995

Kernstock, Elwyn Nicholas, How new migrants behave politically: the Puerto Rican in Hartford, 1970 . 1980.
Babbidge Library: F104.H3 K47 1980

Meswick, Susan Anne, Migration, health and schooling: a case study of Puerto Rican adolescents in urban Connecticut. 1982.
Trecker Library: E184.P85 M47 1982a

Pawlowski, Robert E., How the other half lived; an ethnic history of the old East Side and South End of Hartford. 1973.
Trecker Library: F104.H3 P3 REF

Smith, Jim H. photography by Lanny Nagler, Greater Hartford: celebrating cultural diversity. 1996.
Trecker Library: F104.H3 S54 1996 Oversized


Citizens' Committee for Effective Government, Inc., Hartford management study: a report. 1981.
Babbidge Library: JS903 .A2 1981

Kardestuncer, H., Hartford Civic Center Coliseum roof collapse: final report. 1978.
Babbidge Library: TA656 .H37

Parsons Transportation Group, Inc., Adriaen's Landing, Hartford, Connecticut: environmental impact evaluation/draft environmental impact statement, prepared pursuant to 42 U.S.C. 4332(2)(c) and Public Act 99-241 and amended in Public Act 00-140. 2001.
Babbidge Connecticut Documents

State of the city: historical overview, trends, and future projections. 1983.
Trecker Library: F104.H3 H3 1983


Burpee, Charles W., First century of the Phoenix national bank of Hartford, covering the span between the federal banking epochs of 1814 and 1914. 1914.
Babbidge Library: HG 2613 H24 P55

Clouette, Bruce. The healing triangle: Hartford Hospital's first 150 years. 2004.
Babbidge Library: RA982.H67 C5 2004

Greater Hartford manufacturers directory. Periodical.
Trecker Library: HF5068.H3 G73

Hosley, William, Colt: the making of an American legend. 1996.
Trecker Library: TS533.62.C65 H67 1996 Oversized

Passbook to a proud past and a promising future; 1819-1969, 150th anniversary. 1969.
Trecker Library: F104.H3 S6


Andrews, Gregory and David F. Ransom, Structures and styles: guided tours of Hartford architecture. 1988.
Torrington Library: NA735.H37 A71 1988

Hartford architecture: Hartford Architecture Conservancy survey. 1978-80.
Babbidge Art


Atlas of Hartford city and county: with a map of Connecticut, from actual surveys. 1869.
Babbidge Map Library

Atlas of the city of Hartford, and the town of West Hartford, Connecticut. 1909.
Babbidge Map Library

U.S. Department of Commerce, Social and Economic Statistics Administration, Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Labor, Manpower Administration. Urban atlas, tract data for standard metropolitan statistical areas: Hartford, Connecticut. 1974.
Babbidge Maps


1990 census of population and housing. Population and housing characteristics for census tracts and block numbering areas. Hartford-New Britain-Middletown, CT CMSA. 1993.
Trecker Library: HA201 1990.C6 H3 1993 REF

Connecticut population projections: projections of the population of Connecticut, its municipalities and regions by age and sex: 1980to 2010. 1989.
Trecker Library: HB2195.C6 C6 1989 REF

Institute for Community Research, Hartford sociodemographic profile, RSA. 1989.
Trecker Library: HA730.H4 H4 1989

------, RSA, Rapid Sociodemographic Assessment Project. 1991.
Trecker Library: HA730.H4 R7 1991 Oversized

Kuzyk, Ivan, A Hartford primer & field guide. 2001.
Trecker Library: HN80.H3 K89 2001

Social indicators for planning and evaluation: 1980 U.S. census of population for Hartford County, Connecticut. 1985.
Trecker Library: HA201 1980 .A5313 REF



McCullagh, James G., “ School social work in Hartford, Connecticut: correcting the historical record,” Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare, June 2002 v29 i2 p93.


Holdsworth, William K., “Adultery or witchcraft? A new note on an old case in Connecticut,” New England Quarterly 1975 48(3): 394-409.

Warren, William Lamson, “ Connecticut’s first lady: Susannah Garbrand Hooker,”Connecticut Antiquarian 1985 37(1): 5-34.

Warren, William Lamson, “A house for Thomas Hooker, part 1,” Connecticut Antiquarian 1982 34(1): 5-24.

Warren, William Lamson, “A house for Thomas Hooker, part 2,” Connecticut Antiquarian 1983 35(1): 3-29.


Hogan, Neil, “A loyalist execution,” New-England Galaxy 1978 20(2): 52-60.

Mock, Sanford J., “Medicare-Social Security…18 th century style,” Manuscripts 1997 49(2): 113-117.

Poteet, James M., “Unrest in the ‘land of steady habits’: the Hartford riot of 1722,” Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society 1975 119(3): 223-232.


Baldwin, Peter, “Antiprostitution reform and the use of public space in Hartford, Connecticut, 1878-1914,”  Journal of Urban History Sept 1997 v23 n6 p709(30).

Banner, James M. Jr., “A shadow of secession. (The Hartford Convention, 1814),” History Today Sept 1988 v38 p24(7).

Brown, Irene Quenzler, “Death, friendship, and female identity during New England’s Second Great Awakening,” Journal of Family History 1987 12(4): 367-387.

Carter, Paul J., Jr., “Mark Twain and the American labor movement,” New England Quarterly 1957 30(3): 382-388.

Clouette, Bruce, “Antebellum urban renewal: Hartford’s Bushnell Park,” Connecticut History 1976 18: 1-21.

Gaddis, Eugene R., “Foremost upon this continent: the founding of the Wadsworth Atheneum,” Connecticut History 1985 (26): 99-114.

Goodheart, Lawrence B., “The concept of insanity: women patients at the Hartford Retreat for the insane, 1824-1865,” Connecticut History 1995 36(1): 31-47.


Hirsch, Lester M., “The sweet singer of Hartford,” New-England Galaxy 1974 16(2): 28-33.

Jones, Trudy K., “ Hartford’s Bushnell Park: antidote to urban ills,” Connecticut Antiquarian 1990 41(2): 11-21.

Kruse, Horst H., “A matter of style: how Olivia Langdon Clemens and Charles Dudley Warner tried to team and to tame the genius of Mark Twain,” New England Quarterly 1999 72(2): 232-250.

Kushner, Howard I., “ Suicide, gender, and the fear of modernity in nineteenth-century medical and social thought ,” Journal of Social History Spring 1993 v26 n3 p461(30).

Lazarus, Barry A., “ The practice of medicine and prejudice in a New England town: the founding of Mount Sinai Hospital, Hartford, Connecticut,”   Journal of American Ethnic HistorySpring 1991 v10 n3 p21(21).

Leach, Eugene E., “Charles Dudley Warner’s ‘little journey in the world,’” New England Quarterly 1980 53(3): 329-344.

Poirier, David A. et al., “Urban archaeology in Hartford, Connecticut: setting the table at the Butler-McCook homestead,” Connecticut Antiquarian 1982 34(2): 19-27.

Swift, Lester L., ed., “’A Hartford boy in a Waterbury Company’: the adventures of a Connecticut volunteer,” Lincoln Herald 1966 68(1): 20-35.

Teed, Melissa Ladd, "IF I ONLY WORE A COAT AND PANTS": GENDER AND POWER IN THE MAKING OF AN AMERICAN PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOL, 1847-1851,” Gender & History [ Great Britain] 2004 16(1): 123-145.

Teed, Melissa Ladd, “’A large sphere of usefulness’: women’s education and public life in Hartford, 1815-1850,” Connecticut History 2000 39(1): 1-22.

Trecker, Janice Law, “A genteel tradition,” New-England Galaxy 1974 16(2): 19-27.

Valentine, Phyllis Klein, “A nineteenth-century experiment in education of the handicapped: the American Asylum for the Deaf and Dumb,” New England Quarterly 1991 64(3): 355-375.

Wheeler, Sandra L., “’To get an honest livin’: professional boarding house keepers in Hartford, 1890,” Connecticut History 1995 36(1): 48-65.


Alvarez, David J. and True, Edmond J., “Critical elections and partisan realignment: an urban test-case,” Polity 1973 5(4): 563-576. 

Andersson, Elna Serafia, “A description of my journey from Sweden to America,” Swedish-American Historical Quarterly 1993 44(3): 148-158.

Bach, Eve et al., “Running the city for the people,” Social Policy 1982 12(3): 15-23.

Clark, Edie, “ Hartford's historian,” (Tony DeBonee; includes related article on photographs). Yankee Nov 1987 v51 p124(12).

“Family values: the gangster version,” (excerpts from Los Solidos Nation's rule book) Harper's Magazine, April 1995 v290 n1739 p18(3).

Fitzgerald, Joan and Louise Simmons, “ From consumption to production: labor participation in grass-roots movements in Pittsburgh and Hartford,”   Urban Affairs Quarterly June 1991 v26 n4 p512(20).

Glasser, Irene et al., “ Homelessness in Quebec City, Quebec and Hartford, Connecticut: a cross-national and cross-cultural analysis,” Urban Anthropology and Studies of Cultural Systems and World Economic Development Summer 1999 v28 i2 p141(2).

Johnstone, Quintin, “The Hartford Community Court: an experiment that has succeeded,” Connecticut Law Review Fall 2001 v34 i1 p123-156.

Kemper, Vicki, “Operation urban storm: a new generation of activists is fighting to bring back the cities,” Common Cause Magazine July-August 1991 v17 n4 p10(9).

Kindleberge, Richard, “Hartford's bread and butter is beginning to go stale,” (Aetna Life and Casualty Co. and Travelers Corp. suffering financial setbacks) Journal of Commerce and Commercial Nov 27, 1990 v386 n27362 p9A(1).

Schensul, Stephen L., “Anthropological fieldwork and sociopolitical change,” Social Problems 1980 27(3): 309-319.

Simmons, Louise B., “ A new urban conservatism: the case of Hartford, Connecticut,” (North American Cities at Century's End: Common Challenges, Common Solutions?) Journal of Urban Affairs Spring 1998 v20 n2 p175(24).

Wheeler, Sandra L., “From hospital to sanatorium: institutional care of the tubercular poor in Hartford, 1900-1910,” Connecticut History 1997-99 38(1): 1-11.


Glasser, Irene, “Homelessness and Substance Misuse: A Tale of Two Cities,” Substance Use & Misuse, 2003, 38, 3-6, 551-576.

Romero-Daza, Nancy ‘"Nobody Gives a Damn if I Live or Die": Violence, Drugs, AND Street-Level Prostitution in Inner-City Hartford, Connecticut,’ Medical Anthropology, Jul2003, Vol. 22 Issue 3, p233-259.


Becker, Sandra Hartwell and Pearson, Ralph L., “The Jewish community of Hartford, Connecticut, 1880-1929,” American Jewish Archives 1979 31(2): 184-214.

Close, S. K., “The ties that bind: southwest Georgians, black college students and migration to Hartford,” Journal of South Georgia History 2000 15: 19-53.

Clouette, Bruce, “Irish-Americans in Hartford city politics, 1850-1900,” Connecticut History 1993 34(1): 36-51.

Cruz, Jose E., “ A decade of change: Puerto Rican politics in Hartford, Connecticut, 1969-1979,” Journal of American Ethnic History Spring 1997 v16 n3 p45(36).

Duffy, Joseph W., “Images of Hartford’s Irish-Catholic community: 1827-1867,” Connecticut History 1990 30[i.e., 31]: 21-32. 

Hansen, Karen V., “’No kisses is like youres’: an erotic friendship between two African-American women during the mid-nineteenth century,” Gender & History [Great Britain] 1995 7(2): 153-182.

Himmelgreen, David A. et al., “Food Insecurity Among Low-Income Hispanics in Hartford, Connecticut: Implications for Public Health Policy,” (Statistical Data Included) Human Organization Fall 2000 v59 i3 p334(9).

Morrow, Diane Batts, “ Beloved Sisters and Loving Friends: Letters from Rebecca Primus of Royal Oak, Maryland, and Addie Brown of Hartford, Connecticut, 1854-1868,” Journal of Southern History Feb 2001 v67 i1 p175.

Parker, Dennis D., “ Racial and ethnic isolation, post Sheff v. O'Neill,” (Hartford, Connecticut schools segregation case).  Equity & Excellence in Education Sept 1999 v32 i2 p5(7).

Rustigian, Stella, “The Armenian community of Hartford, Connecticut,” Armenian Review 1981 34(1): 32-38.

Schuster, Ellen, “ Community Nutritional Problems Among Latino Children in Hartford, Connecticut,”  Journal of Nutrition Education July-August 1998 v30 n4 p240(2).


Channels, Noreen and Diane Zannoni, “ Trinity center for neighborhoods: connecting a small liberal arts college to its neighborhoods,” American Behavioral Scientist Feb 1999 v42 i5 p855(8).

Foster, Lloyd A., “ Breaking down racial isolation; when students interact with peers of other races, they learn to reject stereotypes,” Educational LeadershipOct 1989 v47 n2 p76(2).

McMiller, Darryl L., Public opinion and school desegregation in Hartford, Connecticut,” (Statistical Data Included)(Polling Data). Equity & Excellence in EducationSept 2000 v33 i2 p68(13).

Mercer, Joye, “Building hope in a city; Trinity College adopts ambitious plan to revitalize its troubled neighborhood,” The Chronicle of Higher Education March 15, 1996 v42 n27 pA35(2).

Oliver, John, “The development process and outcome of an alternative school: a case study,” Journal of Negro Education 1980 49(2): 154-164.

Petty, Ray, “ Managing disruptive students,” Educational Leadership March 1989 v46 n6 p26(2).

Piliawsky, Monte, “Remedies to defacto school segregation: the case of Hartford,” Black Scholar 1998 28(2): 29-35.

Trostle, James “Lessons from a College Promoting Civic Engagement,” Peer Review Spring2003, Vol. 5 Issue 3, p16.

Traub, James, “Can separate be equal? New answers to an old question about race and schools,” Harper's Magazine June 1994 v288 n1729 p36(10).

Uline, Cynthia L., “Decent Facilities and Learning: Thirman A. Milner Elementary School and Beyond,” Teachers College RecordApr2000, Vol. 102 Issue 2, p442.


Burns, Peter, “ The intergovernmental regime and public policy in Hartford, Connecticut,” Journal of Urban Affairs Wntr 2002 v24 i1 p55(19).


Epperson, Bruce, “ Failed colossus: strategic error at the Pope Manufacturing Company, 1878-1900,” Technology and Culture April 2000 v41 i2 p300(2).

Davis, J. M. K., “Glimpses of early Hartford book publishing,” New-England Galaxy 1970 11(3): 44-55.

Hosley, William N., Jr., “Wright, Robbins & Winship and the industrialization of the furniture industry in Hartford, Connecticut,” Connecticut Antiquarian 1983 35(2): 12-19.

Kihn, Phyllis, “The American Hotel, 1845-1848,” Connecticut Historical Society Bulletin 1965 30(1): 26-32.

Kihn, Phyllis, “ Connecticut and the California gold rush: the Connecticut Mining and Trading Company,” Connecticut Historical Society Bulletin 1963 28(1): 1-13.

Kihn, Phyllis, “The Smiths: Hartford saddlers, 1794-1966,” Connecticut Historical Society Bulletin 1966 31(3): 76-83.