Help Us Identify Materials To Be Digitized

Do you know of pre-1923 monographs held by any of the UConn Libraries (excepting the Health Center and Law School) that you would like to see digitized and made available on the web? If so, read on:

As reported in the latest issue of University of Connecticut Libraries, the Libraries are at the beginning stages of a two year commitment to scan and provide online access to some three thousand pre-1923 monographs from our local collections. This initiative is part of an international effort that aims to bring scholarly publications free of copyright restrictions into the online environment.

To learn more about this project please see
At this time, we are particularly interested in making accessible, materials that would facilitate the research and educational programs of the University.

To this end, if there are specific pre-1923 single volume monographs held by the University of Connecticut Libraries that have not already been digitized here or elsewhere and which you would find valuable to have online, please contact one of the Trecker liaisons (list at end) who will recommend them for the Libraries’ digitizing workflow.
These digital copies will become part of the Internet Archive, which is a non-profit initiative dedicated to providing permanent access to digital surrogates of works in the public domain important to researchers, historians, and scholars.

Below are listed seven books from our collections that have already been added to the Internet Archive. To view the digitized version, just click on the title. Note that these may be viewed in a variety of ways, depending on your need (see especially the DjVu and Flip Book viewers). Note also that each digitized text is keyword searchable.

History of the Ninth Regiment, Connecticut Volunteer Infantry, “The Irish Regiment,” in the War of the Rebellion, 1861-1865.

Knightly soldier: a biography of Major Henry Ward Camp, Tenth Conn. vols.

Illustrated popular biography of Connecticut

Address delivered to the people of Goshen, Connecticut at their first centennial celebration, September 28, 1838

North Haven in the nineteenth century: a memorial

History of Waterbury and the Naugatuck Valley, Connecticut

Diary of Christopher Columbus Baldwin, librarian of the American Antiquarian Society 1829-1835

Once the quality of the digital version has been checked, a record for the online version will be added to HOMER, the University Libraries catalog.

For this initial go round, please consider recommending up to five titles meeting the following criteria:

*Held by the University of Connecticut Libraries

*Single volume monograph

*Pre-1923 imprint

*Not yet available in digital form

Trecker Library Liaisons:
Jan Lambert for Social Work
Marsha Lee for Humanities
Janice Mathews
for Social Sciences
Bill Uricchio for History and Sciences


William Uricchio — Library Director (with special thanks to Dr. Scott Kennedy, University Libraries Area Director for Research and Information Services for much of the text)