Welcome to the WWI Collections Survey

The Connecticut World War One Centennial Committee (CTWWICC) is collecting data to inform the planning of a new exhibit at the Museum of Connecticut History that explores Connecticut’s critical role in WWI, both at home and abroad. The exhibit (to open in Fall, 2017) will combine a major exhibition at the museum, with satellite exhibits that will travel (upon request, and at a nominal fee) to museums, historical societies, libraries, historic sites, etc. throughout the state.

In order to build the foundation and initial interpretation of Connecticut's WWI story we are seeking to identify collections and resources in museum and libraries throughout Connecticut. To assist us in this effort we ask you to complete this short survey that outlines your organization’s WWI era holdings. (This includes items that reflect the period from 1914 to the 1920s, when many towns were erecting WWI monuments.) In responding to the survey, think broadly about the time period and your institutional collections as they may relate to both individuals and to activities on the home front (such as bandage making, parades, events to raise money for the war effort, Victory gardens, new businesses, etc.) as well as the battlefront.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation. Every organization that completes the survey will receive a special invitation to the exhibit opening in Hartford for its volunteers and staff, and priority reservations for the traveling exhibit (if desired).

On behalf of the Connecticut World War One Centennial Committee,

Ken Wiggin, Connecticut State Library and Liz Shapiro, Connecticut League of History Organizations (CLHO)