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1934 Aerial photo survey graphical finding aid

1934 topographic indexes graphical finding aid

1938 Hurricane damage survey graphical finding aid

1965 Aerial photo survey graphical finding aid

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In 1934 Connecticut became the first state to complete a statewide aerial survey. The State Library has several aerial surveys of the entire state, along with some partial surveys, and has put the 1934, 1938 (partial survey), and 1965 surveys online.


Using the Aerial Survey materials in this collection


Flight lines varied from east to west or from north to south in different years.


Photograph numbers were reused each year. For example, there are several photographs with the number 00120. The 1934 photograph shows part of North Stonington and the 1965 photograph shows part of Easton.


The latitude and longitude assigned to each photograph is approximate. No warranty is made as to the accuracy of the data.


The original photographic prints have been digitized as JPEG2000 files. The same photographs are also available in PDF and TIF formats through the University of Connecticut Map & Geographic Information Center (MAGIC) website. Additional aerial photographs available through MAGIC include the 1934, 1951-1952, 1965, 1970, 1985-86, 1990 surveys as well as indexes, and other smaller collections, and can be found here. Click on "Map Preview" which will bring up a search box where you may search by address. Once you've found the area of interest, click on the red flag.


Not all surveys are complete, so if your area is not represented, please feel free to visit the State Library in person to examine the indexes and photographs available here. Before you visit, make sure to read the rules for using archival records for retrieval times and rules concerning the handling of archival materials, including aerial photographs.


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If you plan to publish, exhibit, or broadcast items from this collection, please see the Rules and Procedures for Researchers Using Archival Records and Secured Collections, Copyright and Permission to Publish section. Click here for a fillable PDF version of the form, including a complete explanation of Library policy and rules concerning publishing, on p.2.

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