New London, CT

Art Lecture by Anna Vallye: Mapping Urban Renewal in New London, CT, 1940–1975

Thursday, March 30, 2023 at 4:30pm
Boger Hall, Room 112


Anna Vallye is Assistant Professor of Art History and Architectural Studies, Connecticut College.

New London was one of over 1,200 American cities to undergo large-scale redevelopment at midcentury, funded by federal “urban renewal” grants. During the same time, 41,000 miles of highways were built across the country, including a stretch of Interstate 95 that went through north New London. Together, those changes dramatically transformed the face of the city. This talk addresses ongoing public history research conducted by Connecticut College students and faculty, which includes ArcGIS mapping, oral history interviews, and extensive archival work, and has resulted in multiple print and digital publications.

Sponsored by the Samuel Silipo ’85 Distinguished Visitor’s Fund and Department of Art and Art History.