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American Libraries

The American Libraries collection includes material contributed from across the United States. Institutions range from the Library of Congress to many local public libraries. As a whole, this collection of material brings holdings that cover many facets of American life and scholarship into the public domain. Significant portions of this collection have been generously sponsored by Microsoft, Yahoo!, The Sloan Foundation, and others.


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Middlebury Special Collections
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With a history spanning across more than two centuries, Middlebury College is a unique institution, among the most highly regarded liberal arts colleges, with a reach extending from our main campus in Vermont's Champlain Valley to specialized and graduate programs located around the world. Special Collections at the Middlebury College Library serves as a research laboratory for both the Middlebury community and independent scholars.  We welcome researchers to explore our collections of...
Topic: Middlebury College
Abernethy Collection of American Literature
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The Julian W. Abernethy Library of American Literature was bequeathed to Middlebury College in 1923, upon the death of Julian W. Abernethy, Class of 1876, College Trustee from 1901-1923. A distinguished teacher and scholar of American and British literature, Abernethy was an avid bibliophile and during his lifetime amassed an extraordinary collection of first editions, collected works, critical editions, and original manuscripts by the most notable men and women in American letters from the...
Topics: Transcendentalism, American writers, Manuscripts, Literature, Middlebury College
Helen Hartness Flanders Ballad Collection
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One of the nation's great archival collections of New England folksong, folklore, and balladry, the Flanders Ballad Collection was the lifework of Helen Hartness Flanders (1890-1972), of Springfield, Vermont.  Over the course of thirty years, and with the assistance of Marguerite Olney, Flanders gathered and preserved more than 4,800 field recordings of New England folksongs and ballads as sung by native Vermonters and other New Englanders. In May, 1941, she donated the collection to...
Topics: folksong, folklore, balladry, Middlebury College, New England, folksongs
Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive
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The Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive includes video of lectures and events from Middlebury College. Lectures and addresses included in this collection have been delivered by speakers from many institutions on a variety of critical topics, and are made available whenever possible via the Internet Archive and other online platforms.
Topics: Lectures, Commencement speeches, Middlebury College
Vermont Railroads Collection
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Contains items related to Vermont’s railroads and their history from Middlebury College Special Collections and Archives' collections of rare books, historical photos, and ephemera.
Topics: Railroads, Vermont, Middlebury College