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The Southern New England Telecommunications Corporation (SNET), a pioneer in the telecommunications industry, generously donated a significant collection of its early corporate archives to the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center at the University of Connecticut in 2002.

The collection covers the time period from the company's inception in 1878 to the breakup of the Bell System in 1983 and consists of thousands of items. Some major categories include: The collection is now available for use by interested researchers. A detailed finding aid is available at the reference desk in Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center. In addition, two on-line exhibits are available to provide a look at some of the treasures of SNET's long and important history, at: www.lib.uconn.edu/online/research/speclib/ASC/exhibits/snet/firstfifty.

Contact: Laura Katz Smith
Curator of Business, Railroad, Labor, and Immigration Collections

Thomas J. Dodd Research Center
405 Babbidge Road, Unit 1205
University of Connecticut
Storrs, CT 06269-1205
E-mail: Laura.Katz.Smith@uconn.edu
Phone: (860) 486-2516



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PICTURED: During the 1936 Hartford, CT flood, when the entrance to the Hartford SNET headquarters was impassible and crews had to set up a catwalk from another building so that workers could enter the headquarters (from the SNET Collection, Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, University of Connecticut Libraries).