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Sep 2, 2022 Middlebury College News Bureau
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Photographic portrait of Mary Belle Chellis: first woman to graduate from Middlebury .
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Topics: Middlebury College, Photographs, College archives, Alumni and alumnae
Source: A10 photo file (MCNB)
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May 30, 2022 Middlebury College News Bureau
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William Harris: Professor of Classics (1956-88); Professor Emeritus (1988).
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Topics: Middlebury College, Photographs, College archives, Faculty
Source: A10 photo file (MCNB)
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
Apr 30, 2022
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Mailed to Mr. Ford Hagadorn, of Preston Hollow, New York. Railroad bridge over the Otter Creek, in Middlebury, Vermont.
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Topics: Railroad bridges, Middlebury (Vt.), Postcards
Source: Vermont Postcards collection
Middlebury Special Collections
Mar 29, 2022 Middlebury College
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Photograph of Battell Hall at Middlebury College, taken in or around 1891..
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Topics: Middlebury College, College buildings, Buildings, structures, etc., Battell Hall
Source: A12 photo file
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Zoom panel discussion initiated by Bee Ottinger '70 with ROTC classmates Paul Bohlen '70, Larry Colvin '70; Alexander "Sandy" Daignault, Jr. '70; Hersey Egginton '70; Stuart Parnes '70; Alan Perry '70; and Jeffrey Sturges, Sr. '70. Panelists answered a series of questions regarding ROTC and its effect on their experiences on campus. Questions and additional information can be found in an accompanying document, available by clicking PDF from the download options on this page. Panel...
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Topics: Middlebury College, Alumni and alumnae, ROTC, Oral histories, Vietnam War, As We Recall (series)
Middlebury Special Collections
Sep 12, 2021
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28x11 cm. First Line: "You true Sons of Erin draw near me" Note: This is not All Fours This is a scanned copy of the original broadside in the Helen Hartness Flanders Collection at Middlebury College.
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Topics: Helen Hartness Flanders, Broadsides, Folk music, Folksongs, Ballads, New England
Source: Helen Hartness Flanders Ballad Collection
Middlebury Special Collections
May 12, 2021 Parker, Calvin J.
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Letter written by Calvin J. Parker to his mother, Caroline Parker, and sister, Marietta Parker, dated September 15, 1862. This is a scanned version of the original image in Special Collections and Archives at Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vt. Help us improve our transcriptions! If you see an error, email us at specialcollections@middlebury.edu .
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Topics: Correspondence, United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865, Civil War, Manuscripts
Source: C49
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May 6, 2021 Middlebury College
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Photograph of Alpha Chi, created around 1889.
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Topics: Middlebury College, Photographs, College fraternities and sororities, Greek letter societies,...
Source: S3 photo file
Middlebury Special Collections
Apr 21, 2021 Frost, Robert, 1874-1963
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Incomplete recording of lecture at the Bread Loaf School of English by Robert Frost in which the poet discusses understanding his and others' poems. Frost says, "there's a good deal of sway in my poetry." This is a digitized version of the original recording in Special Collections and Archives at Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vt.
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Topics: Bread Loaf School of English, Poetry, Lectures
Middlebury College Archival Images
Jan 30, 2020
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I. A. Horowitz playing simultaneous chess games at Middlebury College, during Spring 1941. Howoritz played 16 simultaneous games with Vermont chess enthusiasts, and won them all. German department professor Werner Neuse is pictured among the players, elbows on table.
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Topics: Student activities, Chess, Simultaneous chess, Horowitz, I. A. (Israel Albert), 1907-1973
Source: S6 photo file
Middlebury Special Collections
Dec 28, 2019
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20.5 x 25.5 cm b&w photograph I.5, Box 3, Folder 01-063 Photograph of Jonathan Moses sharpening his axe and about to get ready to begin working
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Topics: Moses, Jonathan, Orford (N.H.), Photographs
Source: Helen Hartness Flanders Ballad Collection
1 volume (various pagings) : illustrations ; 16 cm This is a scanned copy of the original text in the Helen Hartness Flanders Collection at Middlebury College Special Collections and Archives, Middlebury, VT.
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Topics: Minstrel shows, Racism -- United States, Songsters, African-americans, Burlesque, Racism,...
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Middlebury Special Collections
Feb 18, 2018 Middlebury College
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This clip from the late 1930s to early '40s takes us to the Snow Bowl with the Middlebury College Ski Team. After runs down the slalom course and ski jump, we are even treated to an exhilarating ski stunt. If you're impressed enough to try out skiing for yourself, you're in luck: Snow Bowl membership is only $1 and allows you to hit the slopes for just 40 cents a day! For more information or permission to use this clip, please contact Special Collections and Archives, Middlebury College,...
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Topics: Archival video, 16mm films, Skiing, College athletics, 1940s, Snow Bowl (Hancock, Vt.)
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
Jun 6, 2017
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Washed out railroad bridge over the Otter Creek. Though labelled "Proctor, Vermont" this image appears to have been taken at Mead's Falls in Central Rutland, about 4 miles south of Proctor.
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Topics: Railroad bridges, Proctor (Vt.), Postcards, Rutland (Vt.)
Source: Vermont Postcards collection
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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Title supplied by cataloger Railroad tracks along the Lamoille River, Vermont, with automobiles and a wagon drawn by two horses on the road next to the railroad tracks. Several homes and barns are in the distance.
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Topics: Lamoille River (Vt.), Railroads, Postcards
Source: Vermont Postcards collection
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
Apr 4, 2017
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Mailed to Mrs. C.N.S. Wright, Williamstown, Vermont. View of large building with wrap-around porch on the bank of Joe's Pond, Danville, Vermont.
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Topics: Danville (Vt.), Buildings, structures, etc., Postcards
Source: Vermont Postcards collection
Middlebury Special Collections
Dec 10, 2016
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This is a digitized archival cassette in the Helen Hartness Flanders Ballad Collection at Middlebury College Special Collections & Archives, which holds both the audiocassette and the original reel-to-reel tape. Track 01 : Le Credo du paysan - voice performance by Lawrence LeCours at Hardwick (Vt.). Dated 1954. Track 02 : La Babillarde - voice performance by Jacquline LeCours at Hardwick (Vt.). Dated 1954. Track 03 : Les Cloches du Hameau - voice performance by Roger LeCours at Hardwick...
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Topics: Field recordings, Ethnography, Helen Hartness Flanders, New England, Folksongs, Folk Music,...
Middlebury College Archival Images
Sep 19, 2016
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From the Middlebury News Bureau collection.
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Topics: Baseball, College sports
Source: A10 photo file (MCNB)
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
May 21, 2016
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Submerged railroad tracks in 1909 near the crossing that goes to Haverhill, New Hampshire from Newbury, Vermont. Several people are standing on a handcar on the tracks.
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Topics: Railroads, Natural disaster effects, Postcards
Source: Vermont Postcards collection
Middlebury Special Collections
- Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Middlebury College
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Topics: Middlebury College, Bread Loaf Writers Conference, Writers, Lectures, O'Brien, Tim
This video is part of the Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive.
Topics: Middlebury College, Lectures, Women, Gender, HIV
Source: MiddMedia A/V exports
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- Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Middlebury College
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Topics: Middlebury College, Bread Loaf Writers Conference, Writers, Readings, Irving, John
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Topics: Middlebury College, Bread Loaf Writers Conference, Writers, Readings, Gluck, Louise
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Topics: Middlebury College, Bread Loaf Writers Conference, Writers, Readings, Bryant, Ellen
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Topics: Middlebury College, Bread Loaf Writers Conference, Events, Writing, Literature, Readings
Middlebury Special Collections
- Bread Loaf Writers' Conference
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Topics: Middlebury College, Bread Loaf Writers Conference, Events, Writing, Literature, Lectures
Middlebury Special Collections
- Bread Loaf Writers' Conference
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Digitized from VHS original, held by Middlebury College Special Collections.
Topics: Middlebury College, Bread Loaf Writers Conference, Events, Writing, Literature, Lectures, BLWC, VHS
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Through its innovative management of 29,000 acres of New York City land, the Parks Department has emerged as a national and international leader in urban sustainability. Parks Commissioner and Middlebury Alumnus Adrian Benepe '78.5 has overseen the largest expansion of the City parks system since the 1930s. Commissioner Benepe will discuss how the agency's initiatives related to sustainable design and construction, natural resources management and fuel and energy conservation are transforming...
Topics: Urban parks, Environmental studies, Sustainable development, Lectures, Middlebury College
Source: Digital Lecture Archive, Middlebury College Special Collections, Middlebury, Vt.
Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive
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Lecture; 1 mini-dv (83 min.) Part of the International Studies Colloquium Lunchtime series series and Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive. Colander examines U.S. economics Ph.D. programs and notes the changes in methodology that have taken place since the 1990 publication of his and Arjo Klamer's book, "The Making of an Economist." Colander's latest book, "The Making of an Economist, Redux," was published this year by Princeton University Press.
Topics: Economists, Economics, Higher education, Europe, Pedagogy, Lectures
This video is part of the Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive.
Topics: Middlebury College, Lectures, Environmentalism, Journalism, Media
Source: MiddMedia A/V exports
Robinson Family letters at Rokeby Museum
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This is a scanned copy of the original manuscript, held by Rokeby Museum and digitized by Middlebury College Special Collections (Middlebury, Vt.)
Topics: Correspondence, Manuscripts, Civil War letters, Civil War, 1861-1865, Ferrisburgh (Vt.), Robinson...
Source: C131 Box 40 File 11
Robinson Family letters at Rokeby Museum
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This is a scanned copy of the original manuscript, held by Rokeby Museum and digitized by Middlebury College Special Collections (Middlebury, Vt.)
Topics: Correspondence, Manuscripts, Civil War letters, Civil War, 1861-1865, Camp Parole (Annapolis, Md.),...
Source: C131 Box 40 File 11
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Portrait of Middlebury alum E. Gollnick, class of 1925.
Topics: Middlebury College, Middlebury alumni, Portraits, College archives, Alumni and alumnae
Source: A9 PF
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Portrait of Middlebury alum P. Ward, class of 1925.
Topics: Middlebury College, Middlebury alumni, Portraits, College archives, Alumni and alumnae
Source: A9 PF
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- Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Middlebury College
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Topics: Middlebury College, Bread Loaf Writers Conference, Writers, Readings, Powers, Ron
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Topics: Middlebury College, Bread Loaf Writers Conference, Writers, Lectures, Pack, Robert
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Topics: Middlebury College, Bread Loaf Writers Conference, Writers, Readings, Powers, Ron
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Topics: Middlebury College, Bread Loaf Writers Conference, Writers, Readings, Wolitzer, Hilma
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Topics: Middlebury College, Bread Loaf Writers Conference, Writers, Readings, Justice, Donald
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Topics: Middlebury College, Bread Loaf Writers Conference, Writers, Readings, Prose, Francine
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Topics: Middlebury College, Bread Loaf Writers Conference, Writers, Readings, Orlean, Susan
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Topics: Middlebury College, Bread Loaf Writers Conference, Writers, Lectures, Tempest, Terry
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Topics: Middlebury College, Bread Loaf Writers Conference, Writers, Readings, Mori, Kyoko
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Topics: Middlebury College, Bread Loaf Writers Conference, Writers, Readings, Collier, Michael
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Topics: Middlebury College, Bread Loaf Writers Conference, Writers, Readings, Maxwell, William
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Topics: Middlebury College, Bread Loaf Writers Conference, Writers, Readings, Prose, Francine
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Topics: Middlebury College, Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Writers, Readings, Chang, Lan Samantha,...
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Topics: Middlebury College, Bread Loaf Writers Conference, Writers, Readings, Collier, Michael
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Topics: Middlebury College, Bread Loaf Writers Conference, Writers, Readings, Collier, Michael
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Topics: Middlebury College, Bread Loaf Writers Conference, Writers, Readings, Lopez, Barry
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Topics: Middlebury College, Bread Loaf Writers Conference, Writers, Lectures, Brown, Rosellen
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Topics: Middlebury College, Bread Loaf Writers Conference, Writers, Readings, Hempel, Amy
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Topics: Middlebury College, Bread Loaf Writers Conference, Writers, Presentations, Cohen, Rob
Bread Loaf Writers' Conference and School of English
- Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, Middlebury College
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Topics: Middlebury College, Bread Load Writers Conference, Readings, Lectures
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Topics: Middlebury College, Bread Loaf Writers Conference, Writers, Presentations, Kinnell, Galway
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Topics: Middlebury College, Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Writers, Speakers, Orlen, Steve, Castellani,...