Book Collections

  • Local History of Avon and neighboring towns
  • Book Collection of Northington Library
  • Genealogy of selected Avon families
  • Genealogical reference materials

Serial Collections

  • Avon High School Yearbooks, 1961+
  • Ct. Nutmegger, v. 32, no. 1 to present
  • Avon Town Reports, 1877 to present
  • Lure of the Litchfield Hills, Dec. 1940-Winter 1975
  • City Directories, 1913, 1918, 1928, 1932, 1964+
  • American Canals, May. 2002 to present

Manuscript Collections

  • Archives of Avon Free Public Library and earlier libraries
  • Rev. Rufus Hawley Family: diaries, letters & genealogical notes
  • Diaries of Frank Hadsell, 1859-1942
  • Selected letters of Mabel Bishop, 1907-1925
  • Avon Newsletter (WWII) January 1944-December 1945

Maps

  • Smith’s Map of Hartford County, Connecticut. 1855
  • Baker Tilden, Avon & surrounding towns. 1869
  • Avon Map of 1830
  • Commercial street maps, 1980+

Photographs & Visual Materials       

  • The Clinton Hadsell Collection, 1899-1914
  • Gravestone photos & index for cemeteries: Cider Brook, East Avon, West Avon
  • Photograph Collections of Case Family, Hawley Family & Robert Holmes Family ( not inventoried)
  • Photograph album of Hillandale-William House, 1926.
  • Vintage photographs arranged by topic
  • Postcard collections of Bishop Family, circa 1907-1925

Paper Ephemera

  • Scrapbooks:  Mother’s Club, 1931-1993 (Avon Womans Club);Garden Club of Avon, 1954-2004; Alsop Family Scrapbook, 1950-1953; Scrapbook of Mabel Bishop, 1892-1903

  • Resource Subject Files by Category*:  Businesses & Industry; Events & Incidents; Government, including military; Avon History - Organizations & groups; Parks; Places, Streets & Structures; People-Families & individuals; Schools.

*Contains a wide range of formats such as pamphlets, minutes, letters, reports, newspaper clipping and real photo postcards

Microfilm Resources

  • U.S. Census Records, Avon reels, 1790-1930
  • Avon News, 1986-1996

 

 

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