Business & Industry
Business & Industry Collections represent the diverse nature of the state’s industries, ranging from textile mills to complex technology. Many of the companies had their start as family-owned and operated small businesses and evolved into nationally known producers of such products as brass, hardware, machine tools, cutlery, clocks and watches, silk and other textiles, and and the networks that made them driving forces in the national economy. The collections are composed of a wide variety of materials including administrative and financial records, photographs, maps and drawings, and artwork and realia. Included in these materials are the historical records of southern New England railroads in general and the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad in particular.