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The State’s Filing Cabinet

May 25, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

In collaboration with the Connecticut State Library
In-person or online

State Archivist Lizette Pelletier 
Digital Records Archivist Barbara Austen

Connecticut governing bodies began producing documents as soon as settlers arrived in the early 1600s. The history of government record keeping from then until today is almost as fascinating as the information found within the documents themselves. In the first installment of The State’s Filing Cabinet series, experts from Connecticut’s State Archives will take us on a journey through the history of recordkeeping in Connecticut.

E-mails and Zoom meetings have largely replaced missives handwritten on paper with ink and quill pens. From handmade inks and quills, parchment, and rag paper to the latest information technologies of the digital age, we will discover how local and state government officials created and maintained records and the physical challenges of preserving historically significant information today. 

This event is free and open to the general public. To register, click here: https://bit.ly/OSH2023StatesFilingCabinet


May 25, 2023
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Connecticut’s Old State House, 800 Main St, Hartford, CT 06103, USA