The papers of Lydia Hastings Stevens (1918-2014) span the years 1964-2008, with the bulk of the material concentrated in the 1980’s and 1990’s. The collection is composed primarily of correspondence, printed matter, and material relating to state and local politics, supplemented by notebooks, speeches, research notes, press clippings, and miscellaneous items.
The Legislative Records series document Stevens’ time as a Connecticut State Representative from 1988-1992. Sub-series include Campaign Materials, Legislative Information such as voting records, and Legislative Records arranged by subject.
The Correspondence Series include 3 journals, personal and professional letters, and correspondences from constituents. Correspondences of note include Governor Lowell P. Weicker, Sally Bolster, Eunice Groark and Joan Tweedy.
The majority of the materials are in the Local Affiliation series. Arranged by Subject and then chronologically, materials are arranged into six sub-series: Children & Education, Environment, General, Housing, United Way, and Women.
The other series include Press and Photographs, Events, and Objects, which include a commemorative gavel and plaque.