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The New London redevelopment collection

Identifier: MS-057

About the Collection

This collection includes documents such as reports and plans created for the city government to aid in redevelopment, similar documents sharing these plans with the public, and materials created by the government for the public to promote tourism, in addition to documents created by the community that document the area’s historic sites and the effort to preserve them. While some materials in this collection speak to Connecticut or the Southeastern region of the state as a whole, the majority of the materials are focused on the city of New London--specifically the downtown area. The creator and origin of this collection is unknown, though it clearly represents the assembly of different materials that show different facets of the urban redevelopment program in New London.


  • 1913 - 1989
  • Majority of material found within C.1963-1978

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.


2.25 Linear Feet (This collection contains 2 legal document boxes and 1 oversize box.)

Language of Materials



Reports and documents pertaining to the redevelopment of New London, particularly in the 1960s and 1970s.


The collection is divided into two series, Series I: Government Materials and Series II: Public Materials. The materials are organized chronologically, though many of the items in Series II are also arranged by subject matter.

Guide to The New London redevelopment collection
Eve O'Brien
July 2019
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the Linda Lear Center for Special Collections and Archives Repository

Connecticut College
270 Mohegan Ave
New London CT 06320 United States