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James Whitcomb Riley papers

 Collection
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

 Collection
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...

J.H. Massey Letters (digital facsimiles)

 Collection
Identifier: C-55
Scope and Contents Collection contains digital scans of 163 handwritten letters written by J.H. Massey during his time in the English Army (Cheshire Regiment) during World War II. Most of the letters were written and sent from Palestine, and discuss naval life, the Cheshire Regiment, England, World War II, the Middle East, and the English Army. The letters in this collection were written by Massey to his wife, Barbara, in England.

John Godfrey Saxe papers

 Collection
Identifier: C-26
Overview The Saxe Papers are arranged in 4 series which include published and unpublished works, letters, family documents and scrap books. The letters especially tell the story of a tragic family life, but also reveal life in Vermont and New York in the 19th Century. Not exactly a poet, but a popular "versifier", Saxe was in fact a lawyer, a publisher, a journalist, a lecturer and ran for public office. He ended his life with his only surviving child, his son Charles, in Albany, where he died at the...

John P. Wallach papers

 Collection
Identifier: C-31
Scope and Contents Collection contains the papers of journalist John Wallach, and includes book drafts, video and film interviews, transcribed interviews and research for books and articles, newswires and backgrounders, and notes. Note that collection contains audio and visual materials, such as cassette tapes, VHS tapes, and photographs.

John S. Freidin Vermont bicycle touring collection

 Collection
Identifier: C-133
Scope and Contents Eleven boxes containing Vermont Bicycle Tours business records, scrapbooks, correspondence, promotional materials, and ephemera, including a VBT bicycle cap, from the founding of the company in 1972 to its sale in 1986 Shelburne, Vemront businessman Bill Perry. The collection includes some promotional materials and records through the early 2000s.

John T. Andrews and Elizabeth B. Parker letters

 Collection
Identifier: C-76
Overview The collection consists of 353 letters, including postcards, some newspaper clippings, and programs of various shows. These letters represent the correspondence between Elizabeth Burditt Parker and John Thayer Andrews. The majority of the letters are written by E. B. Parker to J. T. Andrews. The bulk of these letters are written from Cohasset, MA, and Hartford, CT, where she worked as a high school English teacher between 1934 and 1936. Some letters are written from E. B. Parker’s parents’ home...

Johnson Gallery

 Record Group
Identifier: A16

Jon Turner collection

 Collection
Identifier: C-161
Scope and Contents Collection contains manuscript poetry, handmade paper and artwork, published materials, and ephemera. Of the handmade paper and artwork in the collection, a majority were created using military uniforms. Also includes an art installation entitled, "Prayer Boots."

Joseph Kimball Hayden Civil War memoir

 Collection
Identifier: C-72
Overview This is an autobiographical manuscript written by a Civil War veteran, a volunteer of 1861. It compromises Harris' childhood through his experience in the Civil War. It is clear that Harris was an educated man as his writing is clearly influenced by the transcendentalist movement and speaks a great deal about the value of hard manual labor and the outdoors. It mirrors many war veterans across time who felt their experiences needed to be felt and heard by the rest of the population, though their...

Joseph McElroy collection

 Collection
Identifier: C-22
Scope and Contents The Joseph McElroy collection contains 37 catalogued Hollinger boxes and 28 uncatalogued Hollinger boxes with the materials in these boxes spanning 34 years from 1953 to 1987. Series I of the collection, correspondence, contains both catalogued and uncatalogued correspondence and spans 4 boxes. In all there are possibly 500 letters, 306 of those are catalogued and kept in individual folders. Series II, Reviews, is comprised of only 1 box and contains reviews by McElroy. Finally, Series III,...

J.S. Walker letters

 Collection
Identifier: C-90
Scope and Contents Collection contains 5 folders containing holograph letters written by J.S. Walker to his parents. This extensive file of extraordinarily fluent, candid, and detailed manuscript letters details the experiences of the well-heeled, well-connected, strongly opinionated, and bigoted young American expatriate John Sydney Walker from January 1865 to April 1867 in Paris and Geneva. These letters also cover, in young Walker's questions to his parents, and his responses to their questions and news, many...

Julia C.R. Dorr papers

 Collection
Identifier: C-9
Scope and Contents Seven archival boxes of materials pertaining to the poet and novelist. The bulk of the papers date from the 1890s and early 1900s. Mrs. Dorr’s correspondence includes a wide selection of esteemed literary figures of the late 19th century, including Ralph Waldo Emerson, who states that, “You Vermonters should have rare inspirations: Nature, our travelers tell me, has made no fairer land”; Ivy Compton Burnett; William Dean Howells; Henry Wadsworth Longfellow; and Oliver Wendell Holmes, who...

Julian Willis Abernethy papers

 Collection
Identifier: C-17
Scope and Contents Materials in the collection include holograph and typescript manuscripts of creative and critical works, holograph notes, newspaper clippings, announcements, articles, tributes, reviews, and letters. Some materials are in bound volumes. Note that very few documents in the collection are dated. For detailed item listing, see "Other Finding Aids" note.

Kit Wilson Civil War collection

 Collection
Identifier: C-97
Scope and Contents Collection contains two series: Newspapers and Realia. Newspapers include Harper's Weekly Newspapers from 1862, and Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, also from 1862. Realia includes tintype portraits, bone artifacts, bullets, rifles, buttons, a sewing kit, medals, and a flute. See "Other Finding Aids" for more complete inventory. Note that some items have been removed by Kit Wilson. Collection contains photographs of Alfred A. Stratton, an amputee soldier of the Civil War. Stratton...

L. Warren King diaries

 Collection
Identifier: C-112
Scope and Contents Collection contains ten handwritten diaries documenting the life of L. Warren King, a Taunton, Massachusetts mill worker during the mid-19th century and the Civil War. The name of L. Warren King and Marion King Eastey are written on the front blank endpage of each diary, with the addition of Austin King in two of the diaries. The diaries were likely kept by L. Warren King, and document part of 1854, all of 1855-1864, part of 1865, and all of 1870. There is an entry for each day, giving an...

Lawrance Thompson manuscripts

 Collection
Identifier: C-51
Scope and Contents Lawrance Thompson’s collection consists of three Hollinger boxes containing drafts of The Years of Triumph (1970). Included are drafts with corrections by Thompson and his designer P. J. Conkwright, as well as end notes with corrections by Thompson and his editor.

Leicester Hemingway collection of Ernest Hemingway and Hemingway Family archives

 Collection
Identifier: C-50
Scope and Contents The Hemingway Family Archive joins Hemingway archives in more than 75 private and institutional collections, the most distinguished of which include those at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum, in Boston, and the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center at the University of Texas at Austin. Compiled by writer Leicester Hemingway (1915-1982), the younger brother of Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961), in the process of researching and writing his biography, ...

Leslie Epstein papers

 Collection
Identifier: C-30
Overview Leslie Epstein's collection is made up of material from each of his eight novels, including some complete drafts, galleys, and setting copes, as well as many incomplete drafts and alternate versions. He also has saved many notes covering his ideas as well as his research. Also included are his papers from college and graduate school – plays, essays, stories, his undergraduate thesis, and his dissertation. The collection also has a number of correspondences, multiple reviews of his work,...

Levi Parsons correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: C-45
Scope and Contents This collection of letters written to family and friends details the travels and observations of Levi Parsons as a missionary in the Middle East as well as general correspondence from his student days at Middlebury College. Folder #4 without address or salutation is a sort of prayer or anthem detailing Parsons’ religious epiphany while a student. A letter to his brother details the massing of 300 men in Shoreham on the eve of the Battle of Plattsburgh and its aftermath. (Folder #12). Levi...

LLewellyn R. Perkins bookbinding collection

 Collection
Identifier: C-149
Scope and Contents Collection contains books editied by Llewellen Perkins, primarily the Centenniel Editions of works by his father-in-law, Rowland E. Robinson, as well as works by Mary Robinson Perkins. Collection also contains Elementary Mathematical Analysis: A Course in Mathematics for College Freshman, by Llewellyn Perkins and John G. Bowker (also a Middlbury College professor of mathematics). Also included in the collection are printing and binding tools owned and used by Llewellyn Perkins, including etched...

Louis Untermeyer correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: C-53
Scope and Contents This collection primarily consists of typescript and holograph letters written to Louis Untermeyer between 1916 and 1977. Untermeyer frequently wrote to unknown or little-known poets when he appreciated their work. Correspondents include Stanley Burnshaw, Robert Grant Burns, Allen Ginsberg, John Tagliabue, Guy Daniels, Peter Viereck, Myron Wilder, and others. The letters typically pertain to the poetry of Untermeyer and his correspondents, and also include works that were mailed to Untermeyer...

Louise Gluck manuscripts

 Collection
Identifier: C-37
Scope and Contents This collection contains original typescript and photocopies of some of Gluck's poetry, as well as correspondence between Gluck and the fiction editors of "Mademoiselle Magazine," Madeline Tracy Brigden and Ellen Stoianoff, as Gluck negotiates her first book and emerges as a poet. The collection is arranged into two series: Manuscripts and Correspondence. Collection contains 1 box and 23 folders.

Lyle E. Glazier collection

 Collection
Identifier: C-32
Scope and Contents Collection contains academic papers, including class and teaching notes, professional and personal correspondence, literary papers, including correspondence related to publishing and writing by contemporaries of Glazier, written works by Glazier, documents related to Glazier's community involvement, and commentaries written by Glazier, in the form of letters to the editor of various newspaper, most often the Bennington Banner. Collection also contains cassette tapes, a vinyl record, and a...

M. Kimberly Sparks collection

 Collection
Identifier: C-154
Scope and Contents Collection primarily contains Sparks' research for his educational CD-ROM on Vienna, Austria. Materials include travel guides, course materials, photographs, research, and drafts. Note that collection contains CD-ROMs and cassette tapes.

Margaret MacArthur collection

 Collection
Identifier: C-165
Scope and Contents Four boxes primarily containing reel-to-reel tapes recorded by MacArthur between 1948 and 1965. Tapes contain performances by various folk singers as well as lectures by Helen Hartness Flanders.
Note that not all tapes are labeled.

Marguerite Olney collection

 Collection
Identifier: C-91
Overview The collection comprises correspondence, official documents, song transcriptions and notes and recordings created during Olney’s tenure as primary field collector and curator of the Helen Hartness Flanders Ballad Collection during its greatest period of growth at Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vermont, 1941-1960.

Marguerite Wilkinson correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: C-5
Overview This collection comprises letters written to Marguerite Wilkinson from contemporary American poets. The bulk of the correspondence was written in 1919, and primarily concerns Wilkinson’s poetry anthologies: Golden Songs of the Golden State (1917), New Voices (1919), Contemporary Poetry (1923) and The Way of the Makers (1925), with responses from authors to her requests for permission to use their poems. These responses frequently include suggestions of different poems or discussions of poetry...

Marquise de Robiac monograph

 Collection
Identifier: C-64
Scope and Contents Collection contains 440 page manuscript (30 X 21 cm) with leather cover with traces of gold embossing. 426 of the 440 sheets are numbered and filled on both sides with 17-century French. The final 13 pages are unnumbered and blank, perhaps suggesting that the volume originally contained bound blank sheets. The first 13 sheets are copies of letters variously addressed, two of them to the members of the Royal Academy at Arles. Most of the letters are addressed only by initials. 289 of...

Martin Missionary collection

 Collection
Identifier: C-127
Scope and Contents This collection includes the writings, photographs, and personal artifacts and handiwork of a young Methodist missionary family in Foo Chow (Fuzhou), China, 1859-1865. There are three holograph journals - two written by Rev. Carlos Roscoe Martin (CRM) from 1859-1864, and one written by his wife Mary Elizabeth [Allen] Martin (MEM), 1864-1865, with full typewritten transcriptions available for all three journals. Carlos Roscoe Martin’s journal begins when he and Mary leave New York...

Masters Theses

 Record Group
Identifier: S11

Middlebury College collection of miscellaneous photographs

 Collection
Identifier: C-158
Scope and Contents Approximately 45 black and white photographs (mostly cabinet cards) of various individuals taken during the late 19th century through the early 20th century. Most photographs are studio portraits of unidentified subjects and are undated. A number of the studio portraits were taken in studios in New England, primarily in Maine and Massachusetts. Individuals identified in the photographs include Alice Ethel Loynes of Springfield, Massachusetts. The photograph of Loynes appears to be...

Millicent Fairhurst Middlebury Women, 1959- collection

 Collection
Identifier: C-157
Scope and Contents Includes two copies of the 1999 first printing of Middlebury Women, 1959- by Millicent Fairhurst, 1999 galley proof of Middlebury Women, 1959-, and correspondence and questionnaire responses sent by Fairhurst to her female classmates.

Note that a number of the survey responses in the collection were received after the first printing and were subsequently included in a second printing.

Miscellaneous manuscripts collection

 Collection
Identifier: C-Misc
Scope and Contents The Miscellaneous manuscript Collection at Middlebury College Library contains single, unbound manuscripts and small groups of manuscripts acquired for the Library's Special Collections. The material include chiefly individual and small groups of letters, as well as diaries and journals, records and account books, and some sermons and speeches. Many items in this collection were primarily collected and/or purchased because they were thought to be relevant to curriculum

Mitchell Goodman papers

 Collection
Identifier: C-21
Scope and Contents Collection contains typescript poetry manuscripts, typescript and holograph correspondence written to and by Goodman between 1978 and 1984, drafts and manuscripts, and various notes and fragments written by Goodman. For detailed inventories of materials within Series I, see "Other Finding Aids" note for that series. Note that most of the materials are undated.

Movie Queen film and related materials

 Collection
Identifier: C-124
Scope and Contents Collection contains two DVD copies of the 1939 silent film, Movie Queen, one DVD copy of Middlebury Remembers (2001), and newspaper articles, cast lists, and promotional materials from showings of Movie Queen from 1939, 1989, and 1992.

Nelle Richmond Eberhart collection

 Collection
Identifier: C-125
Scope and Contents The collection contains 3 boxes containing 37 folders dating from 1897 to 1942, as well as two file boxes containing one scrapbook each, both memorabilia of Nelle Eberhart’s daughter, Constance, who was a noted singer. An important archive of the manuscript writings of author and lyricist Nelle Richmond Eberhart (1871-1944), containing much material relating to the Indianist Movement in American music. Eberhart is best known for her work with composer Charles Wakefield Cadman, and is credited...

Nicholas Delbanco manuscripts

 Collection
Identifier: C-23
Scope and Contents Collection primarily contains typescript manuscripts written by Nicholas Delbanco between 1962 and 2001. Many documents have holograph corrections and additions. Collection also contains correspondence between Delbanco and various literary contacts, as well as research materials and notes. Note that many materials are undated.

Northern Studies

 Record Group
Identifier: A19

Office of the President

 Record Group
Identifier: A2
Scope and Contents The volume of materials collected for each President varies widely from earliest appointees to current. The holdings for each presdient are primarily correspondence, published essays, sermons, and speeches, and since the 1970s-1980s includes reports generated by the Office of the President. For presidents prior to 1908, additional information may be located in associated record groups, including Board of Trustee records and correspondence, and early subscription/development records.

Office of the Treasurer (historic)

 Record Group
Identifier: A6
Scope and Contents The records in this collection include: early financial reports, pledge subscriptions, salary records, deeds, tuition records, scholarship awards, correspondence, and other records of financial activity. Many of the records have been bound into volumes. Other record types are arranged by keyword (as received) and date.

Orlando L. French Civil War collection

 Collection
Identifier: C-115
Scope and Contents This collection contains the letters written by Orlando L. French to his wife, Lydia, during his service in the Civil War from 1862-1865 and the original transcription of these letters prepared in the 1970s (along with bound working photocopy of transcription). French enlisted as a Quarter Master Sergeant in Co. A., 75th Illinois Infantry. Each of his letters is dated and has the location on it. His service took him throughout the South, especially Kentucky and Tennessee. He records places he...

Orrin P. Allen diaries

 Collection
Identifier: C-61
Scope and Contents A series of manuscript pocket diaries, alternately terse and unusually expressive, kept by Vermont-born druggist and (in later life) local historian Orrin Peer Allen of Palmer, Worcester County, Massachusetts, to record concisely his extensive reading, writing for periodicals, drugstore work, love, married life, grief, socializing, use of photography, war and political news, and travel from 1860 to 1866. Most of his most expressive entries record his delight in his wife's presence, and his...

Parker Family collection

 Collection
Identifier: C-49
Overview The Parker Family Collection includes manuscript letters, photograph albums, papers and ephemera, scrapbooks and realia. Notably, the collections provides 43 Civil War letters written by Calvin Joseph Parker to his mother and sisters. C.J. Parker served in the 123rd Regiment of New York Volunteers in the Union Army and the letters range in date from January 1862 to April 1865. The bulk of the letters are written from Virginia, but he also moved with his regiment through Maryland, Alabama,...

Paul Blackburn papers

 Collection
Identifier: C-13
Scope and Contents Materials are largely from the mid-1950s, including letters and poems that reveal the poet’s life, work and travels in Europe, Toulouse, Banyalbufar in Majorca, Vienna, Frankfurt, and Perugia are among the places from which the poet writes. Some correspondence and work from later years. Robert Buckeye’s research and correspondence in preparation of and the article for Credences itself gives considerable useful comment on the poet’s work.

Paul Metcalf miscellaneous manuscripts

 Collection
Identifier: C-164
Scope and Contents Collection includes 21 holograph poems by Paul Metcalf as well as three reviews of writing by other authors. Metcalf reviews Todd Moore's poetry (1985), The Lyric Return by Lucille Coleman, and The Night Traveler by Mary Oliver. Note that most of the materials in the collection are undated.

Peter Kohn photographs

 Collection
Identifier: C-146
Scope and Contents The collection contains approximately 28,000 color photos taken by and related to Peter Kohn during his time as lacrosse manager at Middlebury. Photographs are primarily of lacrosse events and players, but also includes photos taken at events, parties, ceremonies, and other sporting events.

Pliny Fisk letters, journals, and other materials

 Collection
Identifier: C-116
Scope and Contents The collection consists primarily of two journals and letters from Fisk to fellow missionaries, describing his journey to the Middle East, encouraging them to join him, and telling them what to expect and how to prepare, and what languages to study. The two Pliny Fisk journals at Middlebury (1821-1823, 1823-1824) plus the journal excerpts from 1820-1821, represent Fisk's experiences as a pioneering American missionary in the Middle East. Also included is a typed transcript of the 1823-1824...

Poetry miscellany archives

 Collection
Identifier: C-15
Scope and Contents This collection shows the process by which a small poetry magazine is compiled and published. It contains the correspondence and/or manuscripts of many 20th and 21st century writers.

Polly Upson Kahler collection of Parker Family letters

 Collection
Identifier: C-80
Scope and Contents Collection contains five holograph letters addressed to William H. Parker and/or his wife Catherine Denton Parker between 1838 and 1862.

Potomac Theatre Project (PTP) records

 Collection
Identifier: C-147
Scope and Contents The collection includes programs, posters, newspaper articles and reviews, and photographs. Also included are records from the New York Theatre Studio (NYTS) from 1979-1986, which was a New York-based, off-Broadway theatre company run by Richard Romagnoli and Cheryl Faraone, who later established the Potomac Theatre Project.

Preston Family letters

 Collection
Identifier: C-96
Overview This collection of 220 letters comprises eight series of letters and correspondence of and among the extended family of John B. Preston (Middlebury College Class of 1827), of his brother Nathaniel O. Preston (Middlebury College Class of 1831), and of their sister Hannah Maria Preston (m. Johnson), including their mother, two siblings and each of their spouses. Most of the letters in this collection breach the quotidian subjects of personal and familial health, happenings in the village, as...

Quilty Family Civil War letters

 Collection
Identifier: C-120
Scope and Contents The approximately 80 letters, many of which were written at the battlefront, are detailed in their descriptions of camp duties, food and disease, building bridges and corduroy roads, rifle pits, marching and fighting. In one letter, George Quilty mentions the creation of a "colored regiment." Many of the letters from home to the Quilty brothers describe conditions in Vermont. Some of the battles mentioned in the letters include Antietam, Bull Run, Burkleysville, Williamsburg in the Peninsular...

Reginald L. Cook collection

 Collection
Identifier: C-4
Scope and Contents From the mid-1920s until Frost's death in 1963, Reginald L. Cook, Middlebury College graduate, professor, head of the American Literature department, and long-time director of the Bread Loaf School of English, kept detailed notes of all his meetings with Robert Frost. The resulting journals include records of private conversations, trivia such as what Frost wore and ate, and transcriptions of Frost's formal lectures. The diary entries are presented with accuracy rather than style, by the...

Reginald L. Cook collection (addition)

 Collection
Identifier: C-119
Scope and Contents Collection contains the handwritten journals (1943-1955) of Reginald L. Cook, notes from his early years teaching at Middlebury, unpublished typescript drafts of various novels and other writings, newspaper clippings, typescript draft of 1951 "Frost Book," typescript draft of Henry Thoreau: A Problem in Tactic, Frost research materials, Frost lectures and talks on cassette and reel-to-reel tapes, various literary publications, books belonging to Cook, as well as...

Retention inventory

 Collection
Identifier: RTN
Scope and Contents Retention contains materials acquired by Middlebury College Special Collections that typically have yet to be processed. Note that some materials in retention are restricted and cannot be accessed by researchers until a specified date.

Richard Jackson papers

 Collection
Identifier: C-42
Overview The Richard Jackson Papers include material from each of his five books of poetry and four chapbook adaptations, including some complete drafts and setting copies, as well as many incomplete drafts and alternate versions of poems. He also has several boxes of notebooks that record his ideas as well as his research. The collection also includes correspondences, literary projects, lectures, articles, essays, reviews, unpublished works, and personal memorabilia.

Richard Jewett letters

 Collection
Identifier: C-107
Overview Letters from Leigh Updike, Middlebury College Class of 1956, to her boyfriend, Richard Jewett ’55, while he attended graduate school at MIT. From 1955 to 1956, through almost daily correspondence that reads like a diary, Ms. Updike describes the details of her life as a councilor at a summer camp for disabled children and as a college senior during the 1950s. Updike was involved in the Student Educational Policy Committee during a period of curricular change and the formative years of the...

Richardson and Manning Family archive

 Collection
Identifier: C-101
Scope and Contents Collection contains manuscript family letters and related papers, 1844-1875, documenting the lives of Abijah Richardson, Jr., and his wife, Frances M. Manning Richardson of Medway and (later) Lawrence, Mass. Letters are often loving and informative, written by Abijah to his wife and parents in Medway, while he and his brother-in-law, Alvan W. Manning, sought their fortunes in California during the Gold Rush, 1852-1856. In total, there are 10 letters concerning the Gold Rush, in which Richardson...

Richmond Family letters

 Collection
Identifier: C-47
Overview This collection is mostly compromised of letters from Charles Richmond to his brother Lorenzo Richmond. As Charles traveled west in search of opportunity and wealth he related his adventures to his brother back home in Vermont. Charles does a lot of travelling among the western cities of the time period including Detroit, Chicago, Cleveland, and Buffalo. He talks about opportunity and loss during the Jacksonian Era. The Panic of 1837 caused by the specie circular had detrimental effects across...

Robert Buckeye correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: C-14
Scope and Contents The correspondence in this collection between Buckeye and various authors was typically started by Buckeye when he invited them to speak at the Middlebury College library as a part of the speaker series he implemented during his time at the College. In a number of cases, communication developed into friendly correspondence. Authors with whom Buckeye corresponded with frequently include Bob Arnold, Carol Berge, Nicholas Delbanco, Lyle Glazier, and Mitchell Goodman. Box 1 contains 47 folders for...

Robert Pack manuscripts

 Collection
Identifier: C-10
Overview The Pack Manuscripts document the creative genesis of one of a major American poet long-associated with Middlebury College. Harold Bloom described Robert Pack as a “humane and eloquent poet who follows Robert Frost and Edwin Arlington Robinson in a major American tradition.” Pack was also a highly regarded teacher of American literature at Middlebury College who served as Director of the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference from 1972 to 1995. His poems take inspiration from the landscape of...

Robinson Family letters

 Collection
Identifier: C-131
Scope and Contents Letters of several generations of a number of related Quaker families in Vermont: principally the Robinsons, who were early settlers in Ferrisburgh, Vt., and the Stevens family, who were early settlers in East Montpelier, Vt. Also the Hoag and Jewell family of Charlotte, Vt., the Byrds of Vergennes, Vt., and the Rogers family of Ferrisburgh. Also the Donaghy family, who came to Vergennes from Ireland during the Potato Famine and apparently changed their name to Donoway. The letters...

Rutland Railroad archives

 Collection
Identifier: C-117
Overview Collection of a wide variety of material relating to the Rutland Railroad, its predecessor the Rutland and Burlington Railroad, and the Central Vermont Railroad and New York Central Railroad, both of which had controlling interest in the Rutland Railroad at different times. Material types include annual reports, blueprints, correspondence, financial records, legal proceedings, ledgers, manuscript material, photographs, and valuation records.

Sanders Rosenberg papers

 Collection
Identifier: C-130
Scope and Contents Collection contains the personal NASA papers of Sanders Rosenberg, including research materials, various publications, NASA Space Engineering Research Center for Utilization of Local Planetary Resources annual progress reports, binders containing research materials, papers, presentation materials, books, symposium materials, and more.

Schools Abroad

 Record Group
Identifier: F5

Scott Family collection

 Collection
Identifier: C-153
Scope and Contents Collection contains materials primarily related to the family of Marjorie Holbrook Scott and includes family photo albums, scrapbooks containing clippings from magazines and newspapers, photographs, photographic negatives, correspondence, Marjorie Holbrook Scott's school work, and other family documents. Most of the older photographs in the collection are portraits of family members, while the photographic negatives (dating from the early mid 1900s) appear to depict boating and family trips,...

Seth T. Sawyer and James Ashton Hall correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: C-102
Overview Collection of eight letters totaling thirty-two quarto pages, three of which are cross-written in contrasting ink. Each letter incorporates an integral address panel with the Alton, Illinois cancellation. The letters are in good condition, clean and mostly legible, except for a small number of missing edges. The correspondence is written by Seth Sawyer to his nephew, James Ashton Hall.

Shalom Goldman collection on Akhnaten by Philip Glass

 Collection
Identifier: C-148
Scope and Contents Collection contains promotional materials related to performances of Akhnaten (including performances at Emory in 2009, at ENO in London in 2016, and at the LA Opera in 2016), newspaper articles and clippings about composer Philip Glass and his work, and published materials about the opera, Akhnaten. Collection also contains recordings of lectures and talks about the opera, Akhnaten. These recordings take the form of online videos as well as audio cassettes. Please contact Special Collections...

Shawn Ryan film archive

 Collection
Identifier: C-129
Scope and Contents This collection comprises 180 3-ring binders and 19 boxes. Contained in them are materials related to six different TV Shows on which Shawn Ryan has worked, The Shield, The Unit, The Oaks, Lie to Me, Terriers, and The Chicago Code, as well as materials related to other proposed projects. The majority of the collection consists of scripts with pen changes, budget information, preliminary research notes, and various media such as maps, photographs, and clippings related to Ryan's projects and...

Shepardson Family letters

 Collection
Identifier: C-103
Scope and Contents Collection contains approximately 20 handwritten letters exchanged between the Shepardson family between 1892 and 1901. During this time, Shepardson's wife and son appear to have been traveling, writing from such destinations as Spain, Italy, Belgium, and Germany. Letters to Shepardson from his wife and son describe their daily activities abroad. Shepardson's missives often express how much he misses his family, and describe his activities such as lecturing and working on theses. A final folder...

Sinclair Lewis letters

 Collection
Identifier: C-78
Scope and Contents Collection contains 26 holograph and typescript letters from Lewis to Guthrie, from 1926 to 1933. Letters are both personal and professional, touching on subjects from Sinclair's marriages to his writing process. See index for details about individual letters.

Spencer Family correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: C-44
Overview The collection includes 207 letters, written by members of the Charles Porter Spencer family of Brattleboro, Vermont. The majority of the letters are written by his wife Rosamond V. Mann Spencer, and the bulk of those are to their son Porter Newton Spencer during his stateside training and then active duty in France during WWI while he served in The American Expeditionary Forces (U.S. Army). The letters describe daily social and family life in Brattleboro, Vermont, and also the progress of...

Staff

 Record Group
Identifier: A15
Scope and Contents The Staff records contain the records and minutes for the Middlebury College Staff Council (MCSC) and its committees. Staff program records are contained in A15.II. Files on college staff members comprise the lion's share of the Staff files and include especially large amounts on W. Storrs Lee and Elizabeth Baker Kelly.

Stevens Family correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: C-60
Overview A collection of letters and other memorabilia from an antebellum family. Edward Stevens, a merchant sailor, wrote many letters home to his wife and children. Often love letters or news of life aboard ship and at various ports throughout the world. Also included are letters from other relatives relating family news and loving support to Edward's wife during her time at home. The letters detail a loving family doing their best to stay in touch in a time of limited communication. Though...

Student Publications

 Record Group
Identifier: S9
Scope and Contents This collection represents publications produced by Middlebury College students through history, including The Undergraduate and The Campus newspapers, Kaleidoscope yearbooks, zines and student ephemera, and miscellaneous publications such as literary magazines organized chronologically.

Student Social Life

 Record Group
Identifier: S6
Scope and Contents Student Social Life currently houses three series: student campus events, Winter Carnival, and College songs and song books. Student campus events contains records on important historical events focused around protest and resistance. Records on Winter Carnival date back to 1934 and include correspondence and programs. Finally, College songs date back to 1860 and song books to 1902.

Susan Reed papers

 Collection
Identifier: C-104
Scope and Contents Collection includes approximately 135 items, including letters, postcards, documents, photographs, and photographic negatives, the bulk of which appear to date between 1944 and 1953, including several letters from Susan Reed to her husband James Karen and her mother Isadora Reed while on the road. Also included are letters to Reed from Irwin Parnes (promoter), Sydney Locker (instrument dealer), Albert Gayzagian, and others. Subjects include radio play, recordings, touring, and Reed and Karen's...

Swift Family letters

 Collection
Identifier: C-59
Scope and Contents Collection contains holograph letters written to Fred Swift, primarily from his mother, Fannie, brother, Herbert, and sisters, Eva abd Bella. Eva also includes notes from [her daughter?] Jessie, who appears to be quite young, and often writes to Fred of her cats. Note that a number of letters from Fannie include notes from Eva. The collection also includes miscellaneous correspondence, including one note from a cousin, Annie. Letters pertain to the domestic lives of the women and their...

Tad Merrick photographs

 Collection
Identifier: C-140
Scope and Contents Collection includes 12 binder containing black and white and color photographic negatives of photographs taken by Merrick at Middlebury College from 1983 to 2012, and one box of CDs containing photographs taken by Merrick from 2002 to 2010. Photographs were taken primarily on Kodak Safety Film.

Tucker Family archive

 Collection
Identifier: C-113
Scope and Contents Collection contains approximately 116 holograph letters, mostly written from New Bedford and Providence, with a few from the Midwest, all from 1860 to 1862. Letters are composed in ink, most retaining their original envelopes. The letters provide insight into the dynamics of the family and their core beliefs of charity and goodwill towards others as they struggled with the damage which was wrought upon their homes, businesses, and community. The family also discusses at length their attempts to...

Tyler Family correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: C-43
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...

Ulli Steltzer photographs

 Collection
Identifier: C-141
Scope and Contents Collection contains over 250 black and white photographs (and proof sheets) taken by Ulli Steltzer of Middlebury College student life from 1958-1961, including campus buildings and the Snow Bowl, formal dance photographs, portraits, graduation photos, sports/athletics photos, classroom photos, and more. Collection also contains photographic negatives on 35mm film.

Undergraduate Honors Theses

 Record Group
Identifier: S10
Scope and Contents The archives hold department-submitted theses from 2000 onwards in S10. Older theses are held in the archives as well. A full list of department-submitted theses is available as a Google Doc under Other Finding Aids. Student-submitted theses and research projects are available on the online archives and the link is also in Other Finding Aids.

Vermont Collection photos

 Collection
Identifier: C-136
Scope and Contents Collection contains photographs and postcards depicting various scenes in Vermont during the 19th and 20th centuries. Most photographs are black and white, and are stored in plastic sleeves. Collection also includes oversize photographs, panoramic photographs, stereoptican views, and glass negatives. Photos are a variety of sizes and formats, and some are mounted on cardboard backings. Most depict natural scenery and town life around Vermont, and, notably, the Middlebury fire of 1891 and the...

Vermont Freedom to Marry records

 Collection
Identifier: C-144
Scope and Contents This collection contains the paper and electronic records of Vermont Freedom to Marry (VFM), a non-profit volunteer organization that successfully led efforts to secure same-gendered couples the freedom to marry in Vermont. materials include social media, promotional materials, correspondence, among others.