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Archives and Special Collections


Archives and Special Collections

The University of Hartford Archives and Special Collections is a part of Harrison Libraries, and is responsible for preserving materials of historic value pertaining to the University and its community members for the benefit of students, staff, faculty, and other researchers.



Visiting Archives and Special Collections

Archives and Special Collections is open by appointment only. Patrons should review the University Archives and Special Collections Rules and Procedures before arriving. Patrons will be required to sign a copy upon arrival. If you have any questions or would like to make an appointment, please contact us at or 860.768.4143.


Searching Our Collections

Researchers can use our finding aid database to see what research materials are available.



Access Our Digital Materials

Digital archival materials are available in our digital repository, which is shared with the University of Hartford's Hartford Art School Art History Department. Access requires a UHart username and password.


University Timeline

Choose a time period from 1957 through 2007 and capture text, photos and videos of highlighted events from the University of Hartford avrchives.

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U.S.S. Hartford

The warship, U.S.S. Hartford, served our country from 1859 until 1926. Over and over again she was repaired, rebuilt, and made ready to sail. She came to a shameful end in 1957. A hundred years before that, in 1857, Congress had authorized construction of five sailing warships with auxiliary

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