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Vermont Collection photos

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, stored in plastic sleeves. Collection also includes oversize photographs, panoramic photographs, stereoptican views, and glass negatives. Photos are a variety of sizes and formats, while some are mounted on cardboard backings. Most depict natural scenery and town life around Vermont, notably, the Middlebury fire of 1891 and the Great Bellows Falls Flood of 1927. Note that a large portion of the photographs are of the town of Middlebury.

Note that not all photographs and postcards are dated. Note that some images have been scanned and are available online. Collection contains CD ROM backups of digitized postcards.


  • 1883-1941

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Conditions Governing Access

Open for research without restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

For permission to publish materials, contact: Special Collections & Archives Middlebury College Phone: (802) 443-2387 Email:

Biographical / Historical

Middlebury College has extensive collections relating to the history, politics and culture of Vermont. Older material (pre-1900) and fragile, rare material is shelved in Special Collections. Material in the collection includes early Vermont maps, postcards, the Rutland Railroad Archives, and the Crown Point Road Archives.


19 Boxes


Collection is arranged into two series: Photographs and Postcards. Each series is organized by format and is arranged alphabetically by location name.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Please email Special Collections at for access to stereopticon views using one of our stereoscopes.
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Repository Details

Part of the Middlebury College Special Collections & Archives Repository

Middlebury College
Davis Family Library
110 Storrs Avenue
Middlebury Vermont 05753 United States