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Bartlett Family papers

Identifier: C-70

Scope and Contents

Donated by Charles H. and Doris Wolff Bartlett, both of the class of 1941, the collection contains their papers and correspondence while missionaries, a large portion of which consist of sermons and prayers from the 1940s until 1984. The collection also includes the papers of their 19th century ancestors Needham Drury and Needham Bartlett, including Prohibition literature, newspaper clippings of religious gatherings, and original compositions of hymns.


  • circa 1940-1984


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Conditions Governing Access

Open for research without restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

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Biographical / Historical

Charles Bartlett (1919-2013) was born in Berea, Kentucky, to Earnest H. and Ruby Couser Bartlett. Bartlett graduated from Bennington High School in 1937, and from Middlebury College in 1941. While at Middlebury, he met his wife, Doris Wolff. Bartlett worked as a chemist in Louisville, Kentucky for Dupont during World War II, and for Raymond Laboratories in St. Paul, Minnesota after the war. He entered McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago, Illinois, after which he served churches in Illinois and New York. He served as Correctional Counselor for the Illinois State Prison in Peoria. After retiring, the Bartletts served as Volunteers in Mission at Lees College in eastern Kentucky, before moving to Lake Winnott in Hawthorne, Florida. The Bartletts had five daughters and two foster sons.

Doris Wolff Bartlett (1918-2010) was born in New Jersey. She graduated from Middlebury College in 1941, and earned her Master's degree in French from Syracuse University. Bartlett also worked toward a PhD at Northwestern University. She taught public school in Syracuse, NY, French at Elmhurst College and Judson College in Chicago, and taught at Central Community College in Peoria, IL. Bartlett was chair of the Peoria IL Refugee Committee.


16 Boxes


Collection is arranged into five series: Early family papers, Family/friends correspondence, Sermons and prayers, Miscelanneous papers, and Pictures and Reallia. Collection is arranged chronologically.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Collection was donated in 2009 by Charles H. and Doris Wolff Bartlett, both of the Middlebury College class of 1941. A second installment of materials was donated by their daughter Constance Bartlett Schulz in 2022 and included photographs, manuscript letters and Middlebury ephemera. Schulz will send materials as she finds them as she herself clear her home to move. As of June 17, 2022, her contct information is 10450 Lottsford Rd. #4210, Mitchellville, MD 20721.

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Repository Details

Part of the Middlebury College Special Collections & Archives Repository

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