Veterans Call number ranges

For the past several years, almost all newly published items added to the library’s collection have been in electronic format only. These items are accessible in full text through the library’s intranet catalog. Many old print materials have also been digitized and uploaded to the library’s catalog.

To get a general sense of a subject’s history, however, you may find it useful to browse the library stacks in certain locations to see print copies of older publications (and the occasional newer item that was published both electronically and in print). For publications related to veterans’ affairs, call number ranges include, but are not limited to:

338.48 production – government policies
(defense industry)

355 military science

Hard copies of mandated reports that were produced only once or as a limited series are shelved by the number of the act that required the report. Hard copies of mandated reports produced regularly with no set end date (for example, state agencies’ annual reports) are shelved in the stacks by subject.

Veterans Other resources in the library’s collection

The Choice Act and veterans’ educationThe Choice Act and veterans’ education – by Suzanne Hultin, NCSL, 2015

Department of Veterans’ Affairs: Office of Advocacy and AssistanceDepartment of Veterans’ Affairs: Office of Advocacy and Assistance – by the Office of Program Review and Investigations, 2015

Preparing for duty: state policy options to sustain military installationsPreparing for duty: state policy options to sustain military installations – by Jennifer Schultz, NCSL, 2016

State policies on service dogs for military veteransState policies on service dogs for military veterans – by James B. Reed, NCSL, 2015

Veterans’ Home at Rocky Hill: residential servicesVeterans’ Home at Rocky Hill: residential services – by the Office of Program Review and Investigations, 2014

Who is a “veteran”? – basic eligibility for veterans’ benefitsWho is a “veteran”? – basic eligibility for veterans’ benefits – by Scott D. Szymendera, Congressional Research Service, 2016

Veterans Mandated reports

Please note this is not an exhaustive list. Contact the library for these and other reports.

Armory construction/purchase program – annual report by the CT Military Dept. and CT National Guard; pursuant to CGS 27-45

Digitization of military records: recommendations of the state librarianDigitization of military records: recommendations of the state librarian – by the CT State Library; pursuant to SA 15-3

Military facility usage annual report – by the CT Office of the Adjutant General; pursuant to CGS 27-39(f)

Military occupational licensing data report – two annual reports, one by the Dept. of Emergency Services and Public Protection and one by the Dept. of Consumer Protection; pursuant to CGS 4-61bb(c)

Military relief fund annual report – by the CT Office of the Adjutant General; pursuant to CGS 27-100a(f)

Office of Military Affairs annual report – pursuant to CGS 32-58b

Services available to veterans enrolled at the Connecticut State Colleges and UniversitiesServices available to veterans enrolled at the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities – by CSCU; pursuant to SA 15-1

Services available to veterans enrolled at the University of ConnecticutServices available to veterans enrolled at the University of Connecticut – by UConn; pursuant to SA 15-1

Veterans Finding OLR Reports and more in the vertical files: index headings

For OLR Reports and other materials related to the Veterans Affairs’ Committee’s work, index headings include:

Cemeteries
Education-Higher
Employment
Flags
Funerals
Military
Soldiers, Sailors and Marines Fund
Tax Exemptions-Veterans
Veterans

The library assigns topical index headings to all OLR Reports and keeps hard copies of the reports organized by these index headings. Reports from 1994 to the present are in the library’s file cabinets (aka the “vertical files”) in the red-tabbed folders, as well as online in full text. Older reports are in two sets of bound volumes (one set for the 1970s, and one for 1980-1993) on the library’s shelves.

The same index headings the library uses for OLR Reports have been used to organize over 600 subject files of materials such as newspaper clippings, court decisions, press releases, pamphlets, and other resources that would be more difficult to locate if they were dispersed throughout the library’s general collection. The subject files are in the blue-tabbed folders in the file cabinets. (Many of the items in these folders have also been digitized by the library, and their electronic versions can be found in the library’s intranet catalog.)

Veterans Recent OLR Reports

The Office of Legislative Research writes nonpartisan reports for legislators on various topics. Recent reports related to the Veterans’ Affairs Committee’s subject areas include:

July 2, 2019: Acts Affecting Veterans and the Military (2019-R-0122)

Feb. 26, 2019: Veterans’ Discounts for Public Bus Fares (2019-R-0084)

Feb. 8, 2019: Questions for the Office of Military Affairs Executive Director (2019-R-0077)

Feb. 6, 2019: Questions for the Department of Veterans Affairs Commissioner Nominee (2019-R-0076)

Feb. 4, 2019: State Benefits for Veterans’ Surviving Spouses (2019-R-0015)

Oct. 25, 2018: OLR Backgrounder: Veterans’ Property Tax Exemptions (2018-R-0236)

Oct. 4, 2018: OLR Backgrounder: State Veterans’ Benefits (2018-R-0235)

Sept. 21, 2018: Armed Forces Members’ Motor Vehicle Tax Exemption (2018-R-0255)

Jan. 2, 2018: Veterans’ Property Tax Benefits in the New England States and New York (2018-R-0025)

Nov. 28, 2017: Benefits for Veterans without Wartime Service (2017-R-0168)