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Abernethy manuscript miscellany collection

Identifier: ABER MS MISC
Scope and Contents The Abernethy manuscript miscellany collection is comprised of 19 boxes (18 regular and 1 oversize) organized alphabetically by author last name. This collection includes original manuscript and typescript letters and writings from American authors throughout the 19th and 21st centuries. Transcriptions of original manuscript letters are available for some items.

Academic Administration/Vice President for Academic Affairs

 Record Group
Identifier: A4
Scope and Contents The papers of the Office of the Dean for Academic Affairs consist of administrative records of the office including correspondence of the deans and department chairs, department reviews, subject files, reports of faculty committees, and revisions of the faculty handbook. Materials also include the official records for the Committee on Educational Policy (CEP), and the Faculty Resources Committee (formally the Faculty Research Committee). There are records regarding the process of establishment...

Academic Deans

 Record Group
Identifier: F3

Addie Parkhill papers

Identifier: C-114
Scope and Contents The collection comprises 157 folders in 6 Hollinger boxes. The bulk of the collection is correspondence to Addie Parkhill and to her mother Lottie Parkhill. Other materials directly related to Addie Parkhill include her school compositions and papers associated with organizations to which to she belonged (see Series IV). Also included in the collection are papers associated with the Vermont Asylum for the Insane, where Addie’s father resided in the late nineteenth century (see Series II), and...


 Record Group
Identifier: A8
Scope and Contents This record group contains both registrar and admissions records for regular terms (i.e. not summer term) as well as promotional materials and other miscellaneous admissions-related papers.

Albert Arnold photographs

Identifier: C-142
Scope and Contents The Albert E. Arnold Jr. photograph collection documents Middlebury College activities, student life, faculty and staff, and the physical campus during Arnold's undergraduate years, 1927-1931. His images also appear in the 1932 Kaleidoscope, the college's yearbook. Photographs of note include those of fraternity events (including the Delta Tau initiation), photographs of students in blackface, as well as photos of male students in drag.

Aldace Freeman Walker papers

Identifier: C-73
Overview This collection compromises the multifaceted life of Aldace Walker, Valedictorian of Middlebury College Class of 1862. The bulk of the original letters and bound transcription written between 1862 and 1865 come from various camps, forts, and battles around the United States during Walker’s service in the Civil War. Walker was commissioned as a First Lieutenant and eventually rose to the rank of Major. The handwritten letters cover the time between August 1862 and May 1864. Also included is a...

Alexander Hamilton Fulton family papers

Identifier: C-34
Overview Eight archival boxes of materials belonging to and assembled by Alexander Hamilton Fulton, a trustee of Middlebury College. Boxes #1 through #4 are devoted to Fulton’s Tait and Thomson ancestors; Boxes #5 through #7 contain materials and documents pertinent to Alexander Hamilton Fulton personally, his education, his travels, his tenure as college Trustee, the farm in Essex, NY on Lake Champlain, as well as material on his Fulton ancestry.

Alice and Ellen Stiles correspondence

Identifier: C-46
Scope and Contents Collection contains approximately 175 handwritten letters, totaling about 960 pages, many with original used envelopes. The collection is in very good condition, clean, and mostly legible. About three-quarters of the letters were written by female friends and relatives living in various Connecticut towns, another quarter were written by male friends and female friends living in other states. The bulk of the archive dates from the late l870’s, 80’s and 90’s. There are a several letters from...

Alice Cooke Brown typescript of Vermont's Role in American Art

Identifier: C-25
Scope and Contents Collection contains typescript draft of Alice Cooke Brown's Vermont's Role in American Art (Since Settlement), with a foreword by H.R. Bradley Smith. The typescript includes Smith's foreword, a table of contents, the text of the book, a checklist, bibliography, and index. Also included are three folders of plates, along with a holograph note (presumably) by Brown to her editor, asking him to select an image for the jacket of the book. Also included is an Outstanding Educators of America Award,...


 Record Group
Identifier: A9

Ann Beattie correspondence

Identifier: C-82
Scope and Contents Collection contains two folders containing correspondence between Ann Beattie and Greg Gatenby between 1984-2005. The letters are both personal and professional in nature, as their writers discuss writing, the Harbourfront Reading Series and Festival (mentioning authors in attendance such as Margaret Atwood and J.K. Rowling), and their personal lives. It is clear from the letters that the two are friends. Most of the letters are typed (some are print-outs of emails), and Gatenby and Beattie...

Anne Sexton papers

Identifier: C-11
Overview The Anne Sexton Papers were compiled by Sexton’s therapist during the last nine months of her life. The collection offers a glimpse into the mind of the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, a mind tormented by suicidal thoughts, depression and bipolar disorder. Onionskin carbon copies of her published and unpublished poetry from 1974 reveal both the depths of her despair and the eloquence with which she expressed it – before she finally ended her life on October 4, 1974. Also included in the...

Asa Hemenway collection

Identifier: C-100
Scope and Contents Collection contains hardbound, handwritten journal kept by Asa Hemenway from 1850 until 1891, and handwritten, hardbound volume containing "Notes of Siamese Customs Presented to Middlebury College by Rev. A. Hemenway, Dec. 1860," written in Old Thai. Collection also contains two hand-drawn maps.

Bailey's Vermont pamphlet archive

Identifier: C-137
Scope and Contents Collection contains original card index for the collection, used for finding each item when bound (pamphlets have since been disbound), as well as the original table of contents from volumes that have been disbound. Bailey's Vermont pamphlet's are shelved in Special Collections. All of the cataloged pamphlets (over 900) can be found in Midcat by doing a title search on Bailey’s Collection of Vermont Pamphlets. The earliest pamphlet in the collection dates back to 1794 and other...

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.

Bee Ottinger collection of Lesbian House photographic negatives

Identifier: C-71
Scope and Contents The photographs in this collection of the women and their daily activities at the Lesbian House in Los Angeles were taken in 1972-1973 by Ottinger for her thesis project at the California Institute of the Arts. Includes negatives for photographs taken using 35, 46, and 60 mm film.

Also included in the collection is an interview with Ottinger from 2010.

Benjamin Leslie Haydon collection

Identifier: C-126
Scope and Contents Collection contains 53 folders, dated from 1894 though 1897, the years of Benjamin Haydon’s education at Middlebury College. Included in the collection are 28 textbooks*, also from Haydon’s years at Middlebury. The collection represents the materials generated in classwork, books used in Middlebury College classes, notes taken for classes by Benjamin Leslie Haydon, who was graduated in 1897. His classes at Middlebury prepared him for the career that he followed as a teacher and principal in...

Bernard DeVoto manuscript, Mark Twain: a preface

Identifier: C-19
Scope and Contents Contains one manuscript: "Mark Twain: a Preface" by Bernard DeVoto. Holograph, on lined paper, later published as "Mark Twain's America." Notes on title page include: "Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1929" and "Begun Friday, April 5."

Board of Trustees

 Record Group
Identifier: A1
Scope and Contents The records of the Middlebury Board of Trustees are the official records of Middlebury College. The College Archives holds the official minutes of the meetings of the Middlebury Board of Trustees and records of their votes, policies and decisions. There are printed by-laws and rules dating from 1803 and including revised editions to the present. A substantial part of the Trustees record group includes Trustee Committees records and reports from both temporary and long-standing committees. There...

Brook Farm correspondence

Identifier: C-151
Scope and Contents The Brook Farm correspondence totals one box (19 folders), autograph letters, signed, to and from some of the founders and participants in Brook Farm. Most folders include copies of typewritten transcriptions. Of particular interest: John Allen's, James Kay's, John Orvis's, and John Sullivan Dwight's lengthy and descriptive letters relating to Brook Farm and other matters; Elizabeth Blackwell's feminist viewpoints, including those about a woman's role in medicine, as well as her own struggles...

Bruce D. Winstein collection on Michelangelo Antonioni

Identifier: C-110
Overview Spanning 49 years in the 20th century, the Antonioni Collection traces the professional career of the Italian film director Michelangelo Antonioni. Screenplays, still photographs from movies, and publications illuminate his work as a director, screenwriter and editor.

Burt A. Hazeltine collection

Identifier: C-155
Scope and Contents The Burt A. Hazeltine collection contains diaries, manuscripts, correspondence, and photographs.

C-135 Alexander Hamilton Fulton game collection

Identifier: C-135
Scope and Contents Collection contains over 100 toys and games primarily from the 20th century, which document the leisure pursuits of families during that time. The collection includes handheld dexterity and coordination games, board games, dice and card games, and tabletop games. The games are made primarily of metal, wood, paper, plastic, and glass. Many games are by R Journet.Note that some games contain mercury and are to be handled with caution.Partial inventory available in Other...

Carol Berge collection of Zebras manuscripts

Identifier: C-24
Scope and Contents Collection contains typescript draft versions of Berge's 1991 book, Zebras, or, Contour Lines. Also includes proof copies. Some pages have holograph comments and corrections, others are photocopies of typescript draft pages.

Note that items in collection are undated, but Zebras was published in 1991.

Carrie E. and Carrie J. Aiken letters

Identifier: C-123
Scope and Contents Collection contains mostly handwritten letters and some typescript letters addressed to Carrie Evelyn Aiken and Carrie Joie Aiken from various senders between 1884 and 1903. Most letters have accompanying envelopes. Many of the letters are personal in nature and detail the senders' daily activities. Collection contains one folder of handwritten letters to miscellaneous recipients from 1885 to 1938. Collection also contains various miscellaneous items including an 1899 map of Ceylon,...

Carrigan Family letters

Identifier: C-159
Scope and Contents Collection contains holograph letters written between members of the Carrigan family, primarily to Mrs. (Bridget) Frank B. Carrigan (1847-1935) of Pittsford, Vermont. The letters are mostly written by Mrs. Carrigan's children (including Gertrude), siblings, and grandchildren and discuss family news. Some of the letters discuss medical issues experienced by various family members. Collection also includes letters written to Frank B. Carrigan (1842-1919) and James F. Carrigan.

Cephas Rockwood letters

Identifier: C-95
Scope and Contents The Rockwood letters paint a picture of the life of Cephas Rockwood, an up and coming lawyer from Chester, Vermont. The letters are mostly between Cephas and Lovista Foote of Canton, New York, regarding their courtship and future life together. These letters are quite intimate and also demonstrate the inherent difficulty in holding a long distance relationship during the 19th century. Furthermore, the letters document Cephas's rise to legal prominence, both in Vermont and later in Wisconsin...

Charles Langdon Williams correspondence

Identifier: C-57
Scope and Contents These letters, though primarily from Charles Langdon Williams to family while he was traveling to southern climes for his health in 1859-60, also cover earlier and later years in the family. Genealogy seems to have been of continuing interest, as is shown in correspondence to Charles Kilborn Williams the elder and the younger. The fact that two brothers (Charles Langdon and Chauncey Kilborn) married two sisters (Louisa and Alexina Bedell) goes some way to explaining Charles’ obviously...

Charles Malam papers

Identifier: C-12
Scope and Contents This collection includes manuscripts as well as poetry workbooks.

Chelsea House Folklore Center collection

Identifier: C-163
Scope and Contents The Chelsea House Folklore Center was located in West Brattleboro, Vermont and was a performance center for regional and international folk musicians between 1974 and 1981. The collection includes nearly 2500 recordings of performances from the Center. Performers represented include folk and traditional musicians from New England as well as other parts of the United States, Canada, Ireland, Scotland, and England. Additional materials include newsletters from folklore organizations, programs,...

Chester M. Way papers

Identifier: C-18
Scope and Contents Collection contains the writing of Chester Way in typescript and holograph form, including creative works (including fiction, plays, songs, and poetry) childhood writings, correspondence, economic and political writings, class notes, and diaries.

Note that most materials are undated.

Cid Corman papers

Identifier: C-27
Overview The Cid Corman Papers consist of correspondence to the poet/publisher from friends and family, exclusively from the year 1963. The collection also has the manuscripts for the unpublished Year One, a book of excerpts from Corman’s 1963 letters. The materials represent “a year in the life” of Cid Corman while in Japan, a year in which, Corman observes, “time becomes confused, seasons bury themselves in one another, children adults and the dead merge. The past becomes a future in terms of a...

Civil War miscellaneous manuscripts collection

Identifier: C-92
Overview A collection of letters encompassing some of the foremost years of the Civil War. Letters come from both Union and Confederate soldiers and are mostly to or from family members or friends. These letters are generally soldiers writing home with reports of recent events or others writing letters of support to their husbands, brothers, and friends at war. Throughout are mentions of famous battles such as Vicksburg, Chattanooga, and Atlanta. The letters also discuss some of the famous personalities...

Commons System

 Record Group
Identifier: A23


 Record Group
Identifier: A7

Conferences, Lectures, Symposia

 Record Group
Identifier: A20
Scope and Contents These materials date from 1900 onward and include pamphlets and posters, programs, correspondence, and printed lectures.

Corinne Davids collection of J.J. Lankes woodcuts and letters

Identifier: C-54
Scope and Contents Collection primarily contains correspondence and prints. Correspondence includes letter written by either J.J. or J.B. Lankes, usually to Corrine Davids. Collection also contains woodcut bookplates, Christmas cards, and mementos printed by Lankes. Note that some items in this series are also signed by Lankes. This series also contains cutouts from magazines and newspapers pertaining to Lankes, multiple various obituaries for J.J. Lankes, miscellaneous notes and letters by Lankes, and...

Crown Point Road Association papers

Identifier: C-118
Scope and Contents Collection is a part of the Vermont Collection at Middlebury College, and contains materials pertaining to the history of the Crown Point Road. Collection contains the papers of key Crown Point Road Association historians, Flora Weeks, Barbara Jones, Al Ransom, and Sanborn Partridge, including correspondence, maps, planning documents, and materials pertaining to the upkeep and maintenance of the road.

Dean of Students

 Record Group
Identifier: A26
Scope and Contents The bulk of the Dean of Students' records begin in 1970 and end in 2000. Programs such as orientation, the Commons, fraternities, and residential life all fall under the Dean of Students.

Dean of the Library

 Record Group
Identifier: A11
Scope and Contents The records for the Dean of the Library include the administrative records and correspondence of the head of the library system since 1900. In addition, correspondence and other records concerning the libraries and collections are also included.

The Dean of the Library went by the title College Librarian until 2001 and by Dean of LIS until 2014.


 Record Group
Identifier: A3

Dike Blair papers

Identifier: C-40
Scope and Contents The collection is divided into two series: Bookshop and publishing, and authors. The first series contains four folders pertaining to general bookshop/publishing business or to Dike Blair. Materials in this series include mailing pieces, ads, and reviews, newspaper clippings, promotional materials, and one folder of Shard Villa photographs (Salisbury, VT), given to Dike Blair. The second series primarily pertains to the various authors whose books were sold by The Vermont Book Shop and were...

Donald E. Axinn collection

Identifier: C-41
Scope and Contents Collection contains galleys and drafts of Axinn's book, Ego Makers, poetry submissions, business materials, poetry publications that include Axinn's poems, poetry drafts and edits, and materials related to Axinn's novels.

Edward Everett Hale collection

Identifier: C-8
Overview Letters to William Howell Reed from Edward Everett Hale, author, publisher, pastor and social advocate. Both men worked at the South Congregational Church, in Boston, and much of the correspondence revolves around the day-to-day activities of running the church. Hale’s social views, his literary projects and travel impressions can be gleaned from the almost 40 years worth of correspondence. The collection primarily consists of Hale’s letters to Reed, but also includes correspondence written...

Ellen Bryant Voigt collection

Identifier: C-29
Scope and Contents Collection contains typescript drafts of poems (many with holograph changes and notes), copies of poems published in magazines, uncollected and unpublished poems, notebooks, lecture notes, and correspondence

Ephraim L. Hackett letters

Identifier: C-99
Overview Born in Maine in 1837, Ephraim L. Hackett was living in Baraboo, Wisconsin, in August 1861, when he enlisted as a Sergeant in the 1st Independent Battery, Wisconsin Light Artillery. Small in number and mobile, the Battery recruited barely over 100 men before being sent into the field in Kentucky that fall, and they fought up and down the Mississippi Valley until the end of the war. The letters provide accounts of major engagements at the Cumberland Gap, the Siege of Vicksburg and the ensuing...

Erastus Phelps Civil War collection

Identifier: C-98
Scope and Contents Collection contains 334 holograph letters, and 4 diaries (3 war date). Also included is a bound volume containing handwritten notes from Phelps' time at Albany Law School. Collection also contains a photographic class album from the Middlebury College class of 1861. Album includes salted paper prints of members of the class and faculty, with each image signed by the subject. Some later images are pasted on facing the original images. Collection also includes (stored separately) Phelps'...

Erik Borg photographs

Identifier: C-139
Scope and Contents Collection contains 21 boxes of black and white photographic negatives and 22 boxes of contact sheets. Borg's photographs are of Middlebury College and its students, professors, and campus buildings. Also depicted are campus events such as guest speakers (like the Dalai Lama), commencement, professors, the snowbowl, and many other aspects and events of student life. Borg's photographs were taken using Kodak 5063 TX, Kodak Safety 5063, and Kodak Tri-x Pan film.

Faculty Meeting Minutes

 Record Group
Identifier: F1
Scope and Contents Contains both Faculty Meeting Minutes and Faculty Council Minutes.

Farr and Rowe Civil War archive

Identifier: C-108
Scope and Contents This collection includes 2 boxes containing 42 holograph letters, 30 photograph and photographic items, and roughly sent between members of the Rowe family. The majority of the letters were written to John Rowe of Jersey City, New Jersey, by family serving in the Union Army. These letters were sent from battle locations throughout the deep south and Missouri describing in clear detail camp life, troop movements, scouting expeditions, battle details, and personal observations of other soldiers,...

Forbes bee-keeping diaries

Identifier: C-62
Scope and Contents Collection contains 44 diaries kept by Rollin Forbes (1853-1909) and his son Benjamin Forbes (1888-1974), and concisely document their daily activities on their farm, with special attention given to beekeeping. Diaries are handwritten.

Francis Brewer Paine diary

Identifier: C-74
Overview Francis Paine grew up on his family’s farm in Randolph, Vermont, and was the youngest of eight siblings. Paine worked the farm with his father and brothers, tending crops and sheep during the summer and sugaring maple syrup in the spring. He also served as a school teacher during the winter, teaching around 30 students of varying ages. Paine had an active social life, and wrote regularly about parties, visits, and other social engagements. In addition, he stayed informed of current events,...

Frederick Franklyn Van de Water papers

Identifier: C-1
Scope and Contents Box 1: Typescript drafts of “Catch a Falling Star” and “Lake Champlain and Lake George;” Box 2: Typescript drafts of “Reluctant Rebel,” and “Reluctant Republic.”

Drafts include handwritten notes/edits.

Freeman Family archives

Identifier: C-79
Overview Spanning 130 years in the history of four families, the Freeman Family Archives traces the ancestry, education and professional career of Dr. Stephen A. Freeman, culminating in his pivotal role at Middlebury College. Photographs, letters and documents illuminate Freeman’s ancestors as well as those of his wife, Ruth Hayden Freeman, and allow for a comparative study of four middle-class families (Freeman, Reed, Hayden, and Smith) from the late 19th to mid-20th centuries. The archive also holds...

General Clinton Dugald MacDougall papers

Identifier: C-106
Scope and Contents Collection contains holograph letters written to and by MacDougall. Letters are primarily personal in nature (collection contains many letters written by MacDougall to his wife, Eva Sabine MacDougall, as well as from miscellaneous friends, family members, and associates). Collection also contains miscellaneous documents produced by and related to MacDougall, including a handwritten address (perhaps by MacDougall) intended for an audience of some kind, photographs of MacDougall, as well as...

George Oppen letters

Identifier: C-39
Scope and Contents This collection consists of 32 letters written by George Oppen to various recipients (including Cid Corman and Paul Auster) between 1960 and 1980. No return correspondence is included. The collection includes both typescript and holograph letters, most of which discuss literary matters, with some mentions of Oppen's personal life and his experiences running To Publishers in France. One letter to Paul Auster was dictated by Oppen to his wife near the end of his life and discusses the effect that...

George P. Tyler letters

Identifier: C-75
Overview George Palmer Tyler is referred to as: Rev. George P. Tyler, Rev. G.P. Tyler, George Tyler, Rev. Geo. P. Tyler, Rev. Mr. Tyler, and G.P. Tyler. For clarity, he will be referred to as G.P. Tyler in this finding aid. G.P. Tyler was born in Brattleboro, Vermont in 1809. The son of lawyer/playwright Royall Tyler who wrote the first performed American comedy, The Contrast (1787), as well as The Algerine Captive (1797) and Mary who also authored The Maternal Physician (1811). He was a native to...

Gilson, Carpenter, and Coolidge family letters

Identifier: C-67
Overview Letters of three generations of the Coolidge family, poor folks with little education and less fluency with pen and ink. Business and legal documents and letters present a picture of marginal success as well as perennial failure. The earliest letters portray family life, cares and problems, including hazards of travel and weather in rural New England in the 19th century.

Gladys Jane Swift collection

Identifier: C-109
Overview The bulk of the collection consists of letters written to Gladys Jane Swift by men in the armed services during World War II in response to her correspondence with them during her years as a student at Middlebury College. Family correspondence consists largely of letters to her parents from childhood at summer camp, through her college years, and on her European trip in 1953. Memorabilia of Middlebury College years and of her European trip in 1953, includes scripts for elocution, plays,...

Gudrun Brug papers

Identifier: C-28
Scope and Contents According to Healy's account of her correspondence with Gudrun Brug, the letters "are a record of a friendship between two writers." The letters, written by Brug and received by Healy, involve Brug's loves, single motherhood, religion, modernism, Brug's and Healy's novels, and Brug's attempt to have a memorial built on the site of the Synogogueplatz in her home town of Forchheim. Healy also notes that in a sense, each of the women wrote their novels in these letters, as they would share...

Hadley-Starr Family papers

Identifier: C-35
Scope and Contents Six archival boxes of materials pertaining to the Hadleys, Starrs, Merrills and all the families that married into theirs, and into whose families they married. These include Allens, Goves, Cottons, Dibbles, Rowans, Robbins’, Finches, Williams’, Warners, Wells’, Partridges and others. Many hundreds of letters from family members from several generations, genealogies, research into earliest known ancestors and their war records, emigration from country of origin; identification of colleges...

Harry and Ella Fife world trip collection

Identifier: C-94
Scope and Contents Collection contains over 40 holograph letters, over 100 photographs and postcards, and many pieces of memorabilia, such as menus, booklets about the ships, pamphlets, and programs documenting the culture of the countries visited on the Fife's 1934 trip around the world. The letters in the collection are written by the Fife's to their then 10 year-old daughter Nona, in Middlebury, Vermont. The Fifes traveled first class on the presidential series of Dollar Line ships, and began their journey in...

Helen Abel Buffum letters

Identifier: C-58
Scope and Contents The collection consists of two series: Helen Abel Buffum letters, and Clara M. Buffum manuscripts. Helen's letters comprise 20 folders and are primarily from her second husband, Harlan C. Brown, between 1935-1937. Collection includes both holograph and typescript letters. The second series contains handwritten schoolwork, poetry, and stories written by Clara May Buffum. While the work in these four folders is undated, Clara May Buffum...

Helen Hartness Flanders ballad collection

Identifier: HHFBC
Scope and Contents Collection contains more than 4,800 field recordings of New England folk songs and ballads, as well as other materials collected and produced by Helen Hartness Flanders from approximately the 1930s to the 1960s. Primarily of Anglo-American origin, but also including some Franco-American music and fiddle tunes, songs were recorded on wax cylinder, disc, and reel-to-reel magnetic tape. In addition to the content of the songs, the formats document the evolution of recording technology in...

Helen Louisa Phelps Stokes travel journal

Identifier: C-121
Scope and Contents Collection contains Helen Louisa Phelps Stokes' handwritten travel jounral, detailing her travels to Rome, Austria, France, Frankfurt, Germany, and England from April to July, 1905. Journal contains pages with inserted postcards from locations visited.

Helen M. Tarbell letters

Identifier: C-56
Scope and Contents Collection contains 1 box, with 2 folders. The collection includes 24 holograph letters, 4 typed transcriptions, 2 printed deeds, 2 receipts, and 1 printed probate notice.The Helen M. Tarbell letters comprise letters to and about Tarbell ranging in date from 1862-1926, the majority dating from 1864 through the early 1870's. A debilitating spinal weakness ended Tarbell's employ as governess for the family of Liet. Col. Thomas H. Johnson near Beaufort, South Carolina in 1864, but Tarbell...

Helen Sophia Stilphen letters

Identifier: C-68
Overview A collection of 52 letters written to Helen S. Stilphen during her undergraduate years at Middlebury College, 1915-1919. The letters come from her immediate family and friends from her hometown of Swanton, VT, from fellow students at Middlebury College, and boyfriends associated with both locales, most of whom served in the military during WWI, including Stilphen’s future husband, Homer W. Hungerford, of Swanton, Vermont. Contents of the letters provide insights on college and country social...

Helen Throreau anti-slavery scrapbooks

Identifier: C-122
Scope and Contents Collection contains two scrapbooks containing numerous newspaper clippings from the late 1830s to the 1850s, mounted into volumes originally used as account books from 1813-1817. Much of the subject matter relates to slavery in the United States and the antislavery movement. Clippings of published poems and prose include those by Whittier, Longfellow, Tennyson, and Lydia Maria Child. One volume has a hand-written index and is inscribed: "Begin March 1844. H.L. Thoreau, Concord, Mass." Some of...

Hopkins Family letters

Identifier: C-83
Scope and Contents Collection contains 12 folders with holograph letters from between members of the Hopkins family. Eight folders primarily contain letters written by Erastus Hopkins to his son, daughter, and granddaughter (names unclear), mostly from Northampton, Massachusetts. These letters mostly contain family news with occasional mentions of religous matters One folder contains "Epistles," written by Erastus, and two folders contain letters written to Erastus by one of his children from Europe. A final...

House in the Pines records

Identifier: C-33
Scope and Contents Collection contains school-related documents including trustee documents and minutes, school bylaws, trust agreements, student test results, student council and other student activity documents, published brochures, school calendars, catalogs, year books and real estate records. Collection also contains corporation records including correspondence, student academic records, and financial records. Also included are three embossers for House in the Pines documents, as well as House in the Pines...

Isaac Bevier archive

Identifier: C-111
Scope and Contents Collection consists of 11 handwritten letters by Bevier to his parents from 1862-1864 during his time of service in the Civil War. Also included are photographs from the 50th Anniversary Reunion of the 44th Regiment of the New York Volunteer Infantry.

Isaac N. Wadleigh papers

Identifier: C-48
Scope and Contents Four archival boxes of materials belonging to Isaac N. Wadleigh, born Sept. 4, 1827, died Oct. 13, 1899. Two boxes contain only annual journals; a third contains letters, both business and personal. Legal agreements, bills and receipts, insurance, Church and fraternal materials, town publications, deposit slips and so forth are found in Box #2. There are 8 pocket notebooks with financial memoranda for 1848, 1868-1892, in addition to the pocket diaries for 1857-1899. These commercial diaries...

James Douglas collection of political records and ephemera

Identifier: C-93
Scope and Contents This collection contains thousands of personal items belonging to Governor Jim Douglas (Middlebury '72). There are a few amount of items during his pre-political career (1950s-1960s) and post political career (2011+), but the majority of items are from his political career as a leader of the Middlebury and Vermont College Republicans (early 1970s), State Representative from Middlebury and House Majority leader (1970s), aide to Governor Richard Snelling (1979-1980), Secretary of State...

James Frank Fee letters

Identifier: C-105
Overview A twenty year old clerk from Bloomington, Indiana, James Frank Fee enlisted in the Union army in September 1861, and was respected enough by his comrades to earn the rank of Sergeant. The regiment he joined, the 31st Indiana Infantry, became one of the most active regiments in the Civil War west, earning a distinguished record during its four years of duty, seeing action at Fort Donelson, Shiloh, Corinth, and Perryville; at Stones River, Chickamauga, and Chattanooga; and during the Atlanta...

James Whitcomb Riley papers

Identifier: C-77
Scope and Contents Collection contains 22 folders, containing six holograph poems, fourteen holograph letters, and one typescript letter. All of the poems in the collection have been published in Inter alia: The Complete Poetical Works of James Whitcomb Riley (New York, Grosset and Dunlap, 1937). Of the fifteen letters in the collection, only one has been published. The letters are written to longtime friend of Riley, Howard S. Taylor. The letters are personal as well as literary in content and cover the years...

Jerome Klinkowitz collection of Walter Abish writings

Identifier: C-20
Scope and Contents The collection primarily consists of letters and proofs of stories sent by Abish to Klinkowitz. In many instances, the stories include notations and editorial remarks (presumably by Abish and Klinkowitz). The contents of Abish's letters suggest that the two men developed a friendship following an initial interview of Abish by Klinkowitz. Abish and Klinkowitz sent their work to one another for commentary and review. Works sent by Abish to Klinkowitz are in individual folders with their enclosing...