New Haven Bibliography

EARLY NEW HAVEN HISTORY: A BASIC BIBLIOGRAPHY
Prepared by James W. Campbell, Librarian and Curator of Manuscripts, The Whitney Library

The following works are helpful for the student of New Haven history. Most are out of print. A few canstill be purchased. Some may be available through public libraries. Researchers should note that none of the material in the Whitney Library circulates and we do not participate in inter-library loan.

Records of the Colony and Plantation of New Haven from 1638 to 1649. Edited by Charles J. Hoadly. Hartford, Conn.: Case, Tiffany & Co., 1857.

Records of the Colony or Jurisdiction of New Haven from May 1653 to the Union. Edited by Charles J. Hoadly. Hartford, Conn.: Case, Lockwood 7 Co., 1858.

Ancient Town Records. Vol. I: New Haven Town Records. 1649-1662. Edited by Franklin Bowditch Dexter. New Haven, Conn.: New Haven Colony Historical Society, 1917.

Ancient Town Records. Vol. II: New Haven Town Records. 1662-1684. Edited by Franklin Bowditch Dexter. New Haven, Conn.: New Haven Colony Historical Society, 1919.

Ancient Town Records. Vol. Ill: New Haven Town Records. 1684-1769. Edited by Zara Jones Powers. New Haven, Conn.: New Haven Colony Historical Society, 1962. [This volume may be purchased from the Historical Society.]

Edward E. Atwater, History of the Colony of New Haven. New Haven, Conn.: Printed for the Author, 1881.

Edward E. Atwater, History of the City of New Haven. New York: W.W. Munsell & Co., 1887. Isabel MacBeath Calder, The New Haven Colony. New Haven, Conn.: Yale University press, 1934.

Rollin G. Osterweis, Three Centuries of New Haven. 1638-1938. New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1953.

New Haven: An Illustrated History. Edited by Floyd Shumway and Richard Hegel. Woodland, CA: Windsor Publishing Co., 1981. [This volume may be purchased from the Historical Society.]

Floyd M. Shumway and Richard Hegel, New Haven: A Topographical History. New Haven, Conn.: New Haven Colony Historical Society, 1988. (Published as vol. 34, no.2 of The Journal of the New Haven Colony Historical Society.) [This volume may be purchased from the Historical Society.]

Myrna Kagan, Vision in the Sky. New Haven’s Early Years. 1638-1783. Hamden, Conn.: Linnet Books, 1989. (Written especially for young people, but of interest to all.)

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