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An excellent site! It includes the communities of Bangall, Belltown, Bull's Head, Caritas Island, Cove Island, Cummings Point, Davenport Point, Glendale Park, Glenbrook, High Ridge, Hunting Ridge, Lockwood's Corners, Long Ridge, Newfield, North Stamford, Overbrook, Peck Point, Rippowam, Riverbank, Roxbury, Scofieldtown, Shippan Point, Southfield, Springdale, Stillwater, Turn of River, Vidal Park, Walluck's Point, Waterside, West Park.

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Articles from The Advocate related to the Historical Society
Frank Zurzola and the class ring
Book Review: Stamford, an Illustrated History
Hoyt Barnum House dig, August 2002
Dr. Estelle Feinstein, historian dies at 78
Stamford decides fate of old documents
Uncovering mysteries
Book Review: A Twig Grows in Springdale
Oldest cemeteries need preservation help
Development threatens ancient cemeteries
Lost stories: Historic cemetery showing ravages of time
Hoyt-Barnum House to get a new roof
Davenports gather to launch exhibit at Historical Society
Articles from The Stamford Times related to the Historical Society
Richard Roberts tracks Stamford's lost graveyard  

All New Searchable Bibliography of Stamford
by Ronald Marcus
Annotated & indexed compilation of books, pamphlets, special editions of newspapers, atlas, articles in periodicals, and motion picture film, containing information relating to the history of Stamford, Connecticut. Ongoing project.

Books of General Interest in the Library - we will add to this from time to time

Business and Industry in Stamford - a work in progress

Cemeteries in Stamford

Civil War Information Stamford's Civil War: At Home and in the Field.
Data as well as a virtual tour through our 2003 exhibit.

"The Guide to Nature Magazine" - Finding Aid
Information on 1908-1919 issues. Illustrated real estate information,articles on Stamford, obituaries, etc.

History of Martha Hoyt School

Inventoried Collection Index

IC13:  Papers of the League of Woman Voters of Stamford
IC112:  Whitman Bailey Drawings aka The Whitman Bailey Sketches

A Childhood on Shippan, 1910 - 1937
Sons of Stamford (Deputy Chief John F. Moriarty) PDF File

Let Rocks Their Silence Break
The William J. Blickensderfer Property in North Stamford

Newsletter: Stamford Pioneer – The Stamford Historical Society Newsletter

Obituaries of Noted Stamfordites - a work in progress

Oral History Interviews - a work in progress
Chester W. Buttery, WWII Experiences
Dr. Jacob Nemoitin, 1962
Sarah Frances Smith, 1986  


Picturesque Stamford, 1892 - transcription a work in progress

Record Groups An up to date listing of all record groups available in our Research Library

Religious Institutions in Stamford

Baseball in Stamford (Photo Selection of the Month)
Football in Stamford (I)
19th Century Yachting
Old Timer's Athletics Association

Murals from the First Fidelity Trust Bank
Stamford scenes from yesteryear

Stamford, Connecticut, 1641-1893, The First Two-and-a-half Centuries
Dr. Estelle F. Feinstein
Dr. Feinstein was honored in 1999 by receiving the Homer D. Babbidge Jr. Award in recognition of her life-long contribution to Connecticut History.

Stamford in the Gilded Age by Dr. Estelle F. Feinstein
Transcription a work in progress
The Town Hall Issue
Police Protection pp. 148-152

The Stamford Historian—Biography of Schuyler Merritt

Stamford Past & Present 1641 - 1976
Transcription a work in progress
Education Spelled Freedom

Stamford Government History
Grand Lists 1641-1821 Taxation in Stamford, CT from 1641 to the Code of 1821.

Stamford History, a condensed version

Stamford Neighborhoods

Stamford Townhalls

The Story of the Seal of the City of Stamford

Urban Renewal, Downtown Stamford

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