Tuesday, October 03, 2023
HC News

New and Noteworthy at BHC

The Bridgeport History Center updates our new and noteworthy page on a regular basis!  Check back to see what we’ve added and you can come in and use.  This page was last updated on April 22, 2022.

New Archival Collections
The Papers of Katya and Bert Gilden – Writing as K.B. Gilden, Katya and Bert Gilden were Bridgeport based authors. Their novel tween the Hills and the Sea is set in a lightly fictionalized Bridgeport and noted for its accuracy of union politics and life on the shop floor. This collection features both their individual papers, the creative process and more,
Papers of John Adam Hugo – Composer John Adam Hugo lived in Bridgeport following extensive musical training in Europe.  In addition to having an opera produced at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City, he composed extensive classical and popular works.  The Bridgeport History Center is the sole location to house his composition manuscripts.
Films of Nicholas Pasquariello – Select films from Mr. Pasquariello’s collection of local public television have been digitized and uploaded to the Connecticut Digital Archive.  These include local mayoral debates and discussions about the arts as well as Connecticut state debates and lectures regarding mid-00s politics including the war in Iraq and the USA PATRIOIT Act.

New Photographs
BHC has been continuing to add photographs to the Connecticut Digital Archive.  There are over one thousand images available, with more on the way!  Don’t see what you’re looking for?  Contact us on our contact form.

New Digital Collections
BHC has one of the best newspaper clippings collections in the state. Explore some of the initial offerings from this vast resource.

New Research Guides
At long last, BHC has updated it’s Labor and Industrial History Research guide!  Clocking in at 11 pages,  this contains an in depth list of the material related to labor history available for you to use at the Bridgeport History Center.  Offerings include archival collections, newspaper resources, and secondary works.