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The Connecticut Museum of Culture and History’s Waterman Research Center is your point of access to the millions of objects, manuscripts, photographs, prints, books, maps, and historical documents in our collection. Begin your search here.

Access to the Waterman Research Center is by appointment only.

Researching at CMCH

What you need to know to begin research. For questions about donating items please visit the Object Donation – Frequently Asked Questions page. Book a…

Digital Reproductions

Available for personal, educational, and commercial use Digital reproductions of images, manuscripts, and artifacts in the Connecticut Museum of Culture and History collection are available…

Research Tools

A list of the extensive resources to begin your research. The catalogs and subject guides available online are a great introduction to the many materials…

Independent Researchers for Hire

Please note: Researchers for hire are not Connecticut Museum of Culture and History employees. Inclusion on the independent researcher list should not be viewed as…

Family History & Genealogy

The CMCH is an excellent resource for researching your family history. The Connecticut Museum of Culture and History is a great place to start or…

Credit Line, Citations, and Copyright

How to use images from the CMCH collection The Connecticut Museum of Culture and History is committed to digitizing its collections to make them available…

Research Fellowships

A participant in the New England Regional Fellowship Consortium (NERFC) The Connecticut Museum of Culture and History is a participant in the New England Regional…

The Women of Color Suffrage project

Colored Women’s Liberty Loan Committee, October 21, 1917, RG012, State Archives, Connecticut State Library | From left to right, Elizabeth R. Morris, Mary A. Johnson,…

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