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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.



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Middlebury Special Collections
Jan 17, 2023
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Images scanned from mixed folder of photographic prints, slides, & negatives. Negative sizes are 4x5, 2.25x2.25, 3.25x4.5
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Topics: Middlebury College, Bread Loaf Writers Conference, Events, Photographs, College faculty, Alumni and...
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Jan 17, 2023
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Images scanned from mixed folder of photographic prints, slides, & negatives. Negative sizes are 4x5
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Topics: Middlebury College, Bread Loaf Writers Conference, Events, Photographs, College faculty, Alumni and...
Source: A10 PF
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Dec 28, 2022 Middlebury College
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Dating back to at least the 1920s as part of Class Day activities before commencement, Middlebury graduates once gathered to take a few puffs on long white pipes to celebrate their big day. This compilation of 16mm film footage from the College archives captures the tradition from the 1930s to the 1940s, after which it seems to have disappeared from the Senior Week festivities. For more information or for permission to use this clip contact specialcollections@middlebury.edu . Original 16mm...
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Topics: Middlebury College, 16mm films, Graduation, College traditions, 1930s-1940s
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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)
Middlebury Special Collections
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
Middlebury Special Collections
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,...
Source: RBMS
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
Bread Loaf School of English, 1959
Topics: Bread Loaf School of English, Bread Loaf Campus, Ripton, Vt., Photographs, Middlebury College
Source: A10 photo file (MCNB)
Middlebury Special Collections
- Middlebury College News Bureau
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Chinese School Professor posing for a photograph
Topics: Middlebury College, Photographs, Middlebury Language Schools, Summer language schools
Source: A10 photo file (MCNB)
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Cherry, Birch, and Maple Cottages along Route 125 Caption on front reads ""Row of Cottages at Bread Loaf-- Cherry, Birch, and Maple-- Middlebury College, Vermont""
Topics: College buildings, Ripton (Vt.), Bread Loaf Campus (Ripton, Vt.)
Source: A12 photo file
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Tennis courts and Tea Cabin
Topics: College buildings, Bread Loaf Campus (Ripton, Vt.), Ripton (Vt.)
Source: A12 photo file
Middlebury Special Collections
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Looking through trees towards Tamarack
Topics: Ripton (Vt.), Bread Loaf Campus (Ripton, Vt.)
Source: A12 photo file
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People on the front porch of the Bread Loaf Inn
Topics: College buildings, Ripton (Vt.), Bread Loaf Campus (Ripton, Vt.)
Source: A12 photo file
Bread Loaf Plateau from the Widow's Clearing, showing the Inn and part of the mountain, 1870s Description written on verso of photograph
Topics: College buildings, Ripton (Vt.), Bread Loaf Campus (Ripton, Vt.)
Source: A12 photo file
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Bread Loaf Inn front porch at night
Topics: College buildings, Ripton (Vt.), Bread Loaf Campus (Ripton, Vt.)
Source: A12 photo file
Middlebury College Archival Images
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Father Seely at well in rear of Middlebury home
Topics: College buildings, President's House, Chaplains
Source: A12 photo file
Middlebury Special Collections
- Middlebury College
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Photograph of Hepburn Hall at Middlebury College, taken in or around 1930..
Topics: Middlebury College, College buildings, Buildings, structures, etc., Hepburn Hall
Source: A12 photo file
Middlebury Special Collections
- Middlebury College
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Photograph of Starr Library at Middlebury College, taken in or around 1945..
Topics: Middlebury College, College buildings, Buildings, structures, etc., Starr Library
Source: A12 photo file
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Lacrosse at Middlebury College, taken in or around 1958.
Topics: Middlebury College, Lacrosse, Athletics, College sports
Source: A28 photo file
Middlebury Special Collections
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Photograph of two young men in an unnamed dormitory room.
Topics: Middlebury College, Dormitories, Student life, Campus buildings, College students
Source: S6 photo file
Middlebury College Archival Images
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Students dancing at the Winter Carnival Ball.
Topics: Student activities, Dance, Winter festivals
Source: S6 photo file
Middlebury College Historic Texts
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Letter regarding a scholarship given to Frank Thomas. This is a scanned version of the original image in Special Collections and Archives at Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vt.
Topics: Middlebury College -- Presidents, Thomas, Frank W., 1872-1907, Manuscripts
Source: A2 manuscripts
Middlebury College Archival Images
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Basketball game
Topics: Basketball, Games, College sports
Source: A10 photo file (MCNB)
Middlebury College Archival Images
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Varsity football player Farrell catching a ball during practice
Topics: Football, Varsity, College sports
Source: A10 photo file (MCNB)
Middlebury College Archival Images
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Varsity Lacrosse players C. Sullivan, G. Bemong, D. Elliman, B. Russ, R. Mygatt, and J. Berger posing for a photo near a Lacrosse net
Topics: Lacrosse, Sullivan, C., College sports
Source: A10 photo file (MCNB)
From the Middlebury News Bureau collection.
Topics: Baseball, Scott, Daniel, College sports
Source: A10 photo file (MCNB)
Basketball player Roger Colton '54 poses with the ball, 1952-1953.
Topics: Basketball, Colton, Roger, Colton, Roger S.
Source: A10 photo file (MCNB)
Middlebury College Archival Images
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A Middlbury soccer coach throwing a ball at Varsity soccer player D. Webb during training - men's soccer
Topics: Soccer, Varsity, College sports
Source: A10 photo file (MCNB)
Middlebury College Archival Images
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The Varsity Lacrosse team playing a game on a field behind Meeker House
Topics: Lacrosse, Varsity, College sports
Source: A10 photo file (MCNB)
Middlebury College Newspapers and Magazines
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Topics: College newspapers, Middlebury College, Middlebury Campus, 1888
Source: College Archives
Middlebury Special Collections
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Photograph of Starr Library at Middlebury College, taken in or around 1969..
Topics: Middlebury College, College buildings, Buildings, structures, etc., Starr Library
Source: A12 photo file
Washed out Central Vermont Railroad bridge in Montpelier, Vermont, Nov. 4, 1927.
Topics: Montpelier (Vt.), Flood, 1927, Postcards
Source: Vermont Postcards collection
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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Row of homes on Main Street in Dorset, Vermont
Topics: Dorset (Vt.), Buildings, structures, etc., Postcards
Source: Vermont Postcards collection
Middlebury Special Collections
- Bread Loaf Writers' Conference
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Digitized from audio cassette.
Topics: Middlebury College, Bread Loaf Writers Conference, Events, Writing, Literature, Speakers
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- Bread Loaf Writers' Conference
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Digitized from audio cassette.
Topics: Middlebury College, Bread Loaf Writers Conference, Events, Writing, Literature, Readings
Baseball game at Middlebury College, spring 1969.
Topics: Baseball, Middlebury College, College sports
Source: A10 photo file (MCNB)
Middlebury College Archival Images
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Basketball game
Topics: Basketball, Games, College sports
Source: A10 photo file (MCNB)
Middlebury College Archival Images
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Men's Basketball team in a game (the bench)
Topics: Basketball, Men's Basketball, College sports
Source: A10 photo file (MCNB)
Middlebury College Archival Images
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One member of the Middlebury College cross country team with the coach
Topics: Football, Cross country, College sports
Source: A10 photo file (MCNB)
Middlebury College Archival Images
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Professor Samuel Earl Longwell examining a preserved bird near a taxidermy case
Topics: Faculty & students, Earl Longwell, Samuel, Academics
Source: A10 photo file (MCNB)
Middlebury College Archival Images
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One of Middlebury's golf team training
Topics: Golf, Middlebury, College sports
Source: A10 photo file (MCNB)
Lecture; 1 mini-dv (66 min.) Part of the Charles P. Scott symposium series and Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive. Addressing the common wisdom that post-1965 immigration brought diversity of religion to the U.S., Dr. Yang presents statistical evidence that more than half of all Asian immigrants, and two out of three East-Asians, are either Catholic or Protestant. He suggests that Harvard's Pluralism Project distorts this reality and in doing so harms the assimilation of Asian-American...
Topics: Asian Americans, Pluralism Project (Harvard University), Religious pluralism, Immigration,...
Discusses types of activities that are required to take people out of poverty and the role of social institutions in shaping the survival strategies of the poor. Michael Woolcock is Professor of Social Science and Development Policy, and Research Director of the Brooks World Poverty Institute. From 1998-2007 he was a member of the Poverty Team within the Development Research Group at the World Bank, and from 2000-2006 was also a part-time Lecturer in Public Policy at Harvard University’s...
Topics: Economics, Poverty, Public welfare, Lectures, Middlebury College
Source: Digital Lecture Archive, Middlebury College Special Collections, Middlebury, Vt.
Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive
- Middlebury College
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Lecture; 1 sound tape reel : analog, mono. ; 5 in. Part of the Abernethy Lecture series and Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive. Robert Frost takes couplets and pairs as his theme in this Abernethy lecture from the fifties. The introductory segment offered here is two minutes long.
Topics: Frost, Robert, 1874-1963, Modern poetry, Poetry, Literary criticism, Literature, Lectures
Middlebury Special Collections
- Neuse, Werner, 1899-1986
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Classroom at the German summer school. From the scrapbook of Middlebury College professor, Werner Neuse. This is a scanned version of the original image in Special Collections and Archives at Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vt.
Topics: Photographs, Middlebury College, Middlebury Language Schools, German, German School
Source: F6 photo file
Middlebury Special Collections
- Middlebury College News Bureau
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From the Middlebury News Bureau collection.
Topics: Middlebury College, Events, Middlebury News Bureau, Photographs
Source: A10 photo file (MCNB)
Middlebury Special Collections
- Middlebury College News Bureau
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German School: Dr. Gerhard Storz
Topics: Middlebury College, Photographs, Middlebury Language Schools, Summer language schools
Source: A10 photo file (MCNB)
Student Activism at Middlebury College
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Students at Middlebury College stage a “die-in” against racism and police violence in solidarity with protesters at Ferguson, MO and Black Lives Matter.
Topics: Middlebury College, Student activism, Campus protest, Campus politics, Racism on campus, Black...
Source: S6 photo file
Student Activism at Middlebury College
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Community members protesting Donald Trump’s election to the US Presidency at Middlebury College, Middlebury Vermont.
Topics: Middlebury College, Student activism, Campus protest, Campus politics, Trump, Donald, 1946-,...
Source: S6 photo file
Student Activism at Middlebury College
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Walkout in support of a “Sanctuary Campus” at Middlebury College.
Topics: Middlebury College, Student activism, Campus protest, Campus politics, Sanctuary campus, Immigration
Source: S6 photo file
Middlebury College Archival Images
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Basketball game
Topics: Basketball, Games, College sports
Source: A10 photo file (MCNB)
Catcher Arthur Jaques posed outside on the field, spring 1939.
Topics: Baseball, Jaques, Arthur, College sports
Source: A10 photo file (MCNB)
Sports banquet for 1972' spectacular year in soccer and football
Topics: Soccer, Banquets, Football
Source: A10 photo file (MCNB)
Middlebury College Archival Images
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The quaterback for the Varsity football team throwing the ball during a game against Bates on the football field
Topics: Football, Varsity, College sports
Source: A10 photo file (MCNB)
Middlebury College Archival Images
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Several biology students on a bird walk in the woods
Topics: Faculty & students, Biology, Academics
Source: A10 photo file (MCNB)
Middlebury Special Collections
- Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Middlebury College
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Topics: Middlebury College, Bread Loaf Writers Conference, Writers, Readings, Hecht, Anthony
Middlebury Special Collections
- Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Middlebury College
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Topics: Middlebury College, Bread Loaf Writers Conference, Writers, Readings, Gardner, John
Middlebury Special Collections
- Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Middlebury College
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Topics: Middlebury College, Bread Loaf Writers Conference, Writers, Readings, Gardner, John
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
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Letter written by Harry Massey from the No. 6 Palestine company at the Bluffs to Barbara Massey. This is a scanned version of the original image in Special Collections and Archives at Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vt.
Topics: Correspondence, World War, 1939-1945, Great Britain - Army - Regiment of Foot, 22nd (Cheshire),...
Source: C55