Featured here is electronic content developed by UConn students, researchers and collaborators utilizing collections held at the Archives & Special Collections. These transformations of traditional archival collections have resulted in various forms of visual media utilizing new technologies from the classroom, scholarly communications, and promotional materials generated by the University of Connecticut. The Archives works to expand access to collections by promoting new interpretations of the documented past through transformative projects.

Stolen Childhoods In 4D


Students from Professor Anna Lindemann’s Motion Graphics I course used various techniques to bring motion and dynamics to photographs from Robin Romano’s Stolen Childhoods Collection. These images are part of the U. Roberto (Robin) Romano Papers at the University of Connecticut’s Archives & Special Collections Department; the collection documents child laborers around the world in a wide array of industries.

Sam Charters – Singing the Blues at UConn


The Samuel and Ann Charters Archives of Blues and Vernacular African American Musical Culture at the University of Connecticut spans the entire 20th century, beginning with African-American spirituals and the ragtime of Scott Joplin and other early composers, and ending with Snoop Doggy Dogg and the rappers of the late 20th century.

Bill Clinton Dedicates the Dodd Center


The Thomas J. Dodd Research Center was dedicated by President Bill Clinton on October 15, 1995. The Center houses the Archives & Special Collections, with a particular focus on human rights. It was named for Thomas J. Dodd, who served as executive trial counsel at the Nuremberg Trials, U.S. Representative from 1953 to 1957, and Connecticut Senator from 1959 to 1971. Thomas Dodd dedicated his entire public life to fighting against the infringement and suppression of human rights in the United States and abroad.