African-American Historical Society
c/o Ethnic Heritage Center 270 Fitch Street
on the campus of
Southern Connecticut State University
Tel: (203) 392-6126 Fax: (203) 392-5140
Archival/Library Donations - We are always interested in
good archival items. If you have an item(s) you would like
to donate, please let us know. Our collections are not
limited to the New Haven area.
Monetary Donations - If you can make a monetary
donation, please either use the form on the
"membership page" of this site or send your
contribution to the above address.
Volunteer Opportunities - If you would like to volunteer
your time or have an interesting program idea, please
let us know.
Research - If you have a question or you would like to
stop by to speak to someone about researching,
please remember that most of our staff is volunteer
therefore it is best to arrange a mutual time.
Exhibits, etc.- To view our archives, exhibits and/or speak to our
archivist,Geraldine Poole, please call and ask for our hours of
operation or leave messages for us at: (203) 392-6126.
New Haven's Public School Records
Five historical societies house their archives at the Ethnic Heritage Center. The Center
home to New Haven's School Records. For some schools the records are fairly
complete,other schools the records are not complete.
Now on microfilm, the records are arranged alphabetically by school. The information is
arranged by school, grade and room number (where possible). In some periods the
students are listed by country of origin, parent's names and occupations.
To view the New Haven School Records please call for an appointment
at (203) 392-6126,
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African American Historical and Cultural Society
Connecticut Freedom Trail Quilt
Four quilts representing each region of Connecticut, were completed in
1998. Many people from Connecticut contributed to the Freedom Trail
Quilt. Just to name a few:
the members of the Dixwell Senior Center, Sadie Holley, Mattie Dew, Ann
Louther, Florence Cables, Shirley Wilcox, Irrita Osborne, Ruth Anderson
and Charlotte Williams
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