Farmington Room Collections

Amistad Letters
Book Collections
Finding Aids
Manuscript Collection
Maps
Microfilm
Photographs
Serial Collection

Amistad Letters
The Amistad Letters are a collection of digitized letters regarding Farmington’s role in the Amistad incident. The library’s copies were typed and have been digitized. The originals are held in a university in Louisana.

Book Collections
Local History: Farmington and daughter towns; (Avon, Berlin, Bristol, Burlington, New Britain, Plainville, Southington)
Geneaology: Colonial Farmington families: some Hartford geneaology
Geneaological reference materials

Finding Aids
Online Catalog via homepage
Card Catalog in Farmington Room
Written finding aids for Gay & Gleason Papers, Farmington First Church of Christ Papers & the Klauser Photograph collection – ask librarian
The library is the process of digitizing quite number of its historical collections. They will be linked here upon completion

Manuscript Collection
Archives of Farmington Library & earlier libraries
Selectman’s papers, 19th century: roads & bridges, welfare, Civil War bounty payments
Julius Gay Collection: Rev. War, genealogical & other
Geneaology: Lee-Patterson, Gleason, Sperry and some charts
Bickford Collection: working papers for the book Farmington in Connecticut, 1982
Grand Lists for Farmington and daughter towns, 1750-1829

Maps
Baker & Tilden Atlas of Hartford Co., 1869
1930 Atlas of Hartford Co.
Farmington early divisions & lot holders (copies)
Current street maps
Maps of early Farmington, Hartford, etc. taken from other sources

Microfilm
Computer Resources
U.S. Census Records, Farmington reels, 1790-1920
Farmington Valley Herald, 1901-86

Photographs
Visual Materials
Klauser collection: Farmington River & local scenes (see finding aid)
Postcard Collection: Farmington & Unionville buildings, street scenes, Porter School
Portraits: Julius Gay, John Pitkin IV
Farmington veterans
Photo Contest Winners & 350th Anniversary Photos for the Future
Gravestone photos (old cemetery)

Serial Collection
Farmington High School Yearbooks
CT. Nutmegger, V.5, no.4-
NEHGS Register, 1979-Jan., 2003
Lure of the Litchfield Hills, incomplete

Amistad Letters
Memorial Stones in Farmington (Treasures of Connecticut Libraries)
Farmington Homes (in progress)
Postcards from Yesteryear