Subject Guides

Interested in researching a specific topic? The following are guides for starting research on various subjects of interest. Each guide has high resolution images of material in our archival collections and brief explanations. To find listings for each archival collection, please visit the finding aids page.

Have a question? Interested in coming to do research? Want to know about something not listed? Reach out to the archivist, Frances Martin, at

Comfort Homer, Emancipation Document

Slavery in Waterbury

This subject guide explains primary source documents in the Library

and Archive’s collections about slavery and free individuals in Waterbury.