An Orderly & Decent Government: Searching for the Common Good, 1905-1929

April 12, 2018

J. Henry Roraback dominated Connecticut like no political leader before him. …[more]

Categories: An Orderly & Decent Government, Emergence of Modern America, Mansfield, Politics and Government

Hard Times: Governor Wilbur Cross and the Great Depression in Connecticut

April 10, 2017

In addition to having a section of the Merritt Parkway named after him, Governor Wilbur Cross helped see Connecticut through the Great Depression and several natural disasters. …[more]

Categories: Disaster, Great Depression and World War II, Mansfield, Politics and Government, Wilbur Cross

Vietnam Protests in Connecticut

October 15, 2016

Opposition to the war in Vietnam manifested itself in Connecticut in many of the same ways it did across the country. The most extensive protests occurred in 1969 and 1970. …[more]

Categories: Connecticut History Day 2017, Hartford, Mansfield, New Haven, Postwar United States, Social Movements, Vietnam War

University of Connecticut, Commencement

UConn and the Evolution of a Public University

September 28, 2016

From farming and war work to physics and sports, the University of Connecticut has diversified over the years and become New England’s leading public university. …[more]

Categories: Education, Everyday Life, Mansfield

The Black Panther Party in Connecticut: Community Survival Programs

May 22, 2016

The Black Panthers had a significance presence in Connecticut in the 1960s and '70s, particularly through community programs aimed to serve minorities living in the state's more urban areas. …[more]

Categories: Bridgeport, Connecticut History Day 2017, Hartford, Mansfield, New Haven, Postwar United States, Social Movements, Stamford, Windham

University of Connecticut main campus

Homer D. Babbidge, Leader in Education

May 18, 2016

Homer Daniels Babbidge, Jr., made his mark as president of the University of Connecticut from 1962 through 1972 and transformed the once-quiet university into a national leader in higher education. …[more]

Categories: Education, Mansfield, Vietnam War

Nutrition class, Connecticut Agricultural College

From Aprons to Lab Coats: The Art and Science of Home Economics

September 11, 2015

In 1893 the Storrs Agricultural College (the precursor to the University of Connecticut) began training women in domestic science, the discipline that would later be called home economics. …[more]

Categories: Education, Everyday Life, Food and Drink, Mansfield, Women

Silkworms, Cheney Brothers, Manchester

Connecticut’s Mulberry Craze

August 30, 2015

In pursuit of silk thread, the state went crazy for mulberry trees. …[more]

Categories: Agriculture, Business and Industry, Expansion and Reform, Manchester, Mansfield, The Industrial United States

Over Time: Mansfield’s Historical Population

January 29, 2014

Census data, from colonial times on up to the present, is a key resource for those who study the ways in which communities change with the passage of time.  …[more]

Categories: Mansfield

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