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Holocaust Memorial at the Mandell JCC in West Hartford and plaster model of same sculpture. Elbert Weinberg collection, Hartford History Center, Hartford Public Library.

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Explore the digital collections of Hartford Public Library!  The Hartford Collection, housed in the library’s downtown Hartford History Center, is a growing multi-media compilation of hundreds of thousands of items that convey more than 300 years of community life in Hartford.  Now, through the library’s digital repository, we are able to enjoy some of the wonderful image and video collections online.

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Image: Can You See What I See?
Hartford author and respected photographic illustrator Walter Wick, known for his inventive children’s series of “I Spy” and “Can You See What I See” books photographed a small sample of the Hartford Collection at Hartford Public Library. Like a modern “cabinet of curiosities,” material objects from the library’s special collections and archive are displayed to emphasize the rich variety of a public archive and the many points of access available to all ages.

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Butch Lewis Video Collection Documenting Civil Rights Era, Hartford

Elbert Weinberg Collection

Elbert Weinberg Video Collection

Find Your Voice Collection

Find Your Voice Video Collection

Hartford: The Making of a City, 1900-1930

Hartford Hip Hop Collection

Real Art Ways Collection

Reflection of The Times

Richard Welling Collection

Souvenirs of Hartford

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