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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 College Athletics
Middlebury College Athletics
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Middlebury's varied athletic programs, including intercollegiate, club sports, intramurals, physical education courses, and recreation have created opportunities for all students regardless of their background or level of expertise for over two centuries. Our growing archive documents baseball, football,  skiing, track and field,  Quadball (formerly  Quidditch),  archery,  hiking, sailing, logrolling, and more.
Topics: College athletics, Athletes, NESCAC, NCAA, Middlebury College
Middlebury College Archival Images
Middlebury College Archival Images
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A collection of historic photos and other graphic materials documenting the history of Middlebury College and the surrounding community. Digitized from original materials held by Middlebury Special Collections, Middlebury, Vt.
Bread Loaf Writers' Conference and School of English
Bread Loaf Writers' Conference and School of English
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Middlebury's Bread Loaf Mountain campus, nestled amid the Green Mountain National Forest in Ripton, Vermont, is home to two venerable programs: Bread Loaf Writers' Conference and the Bread Loaf School of English. Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference is the oldest writers' conference in America, convening yearly in mid-August. Bread Loaf School of English has offered a rich array of graduate courses in literature, the teaching of writing, creative writing, and theater arts to students from across...
Topics: Bread Loaf School of English, Bread Loaf Writers Conference, Middlebury College, American...
Middlebury College Newspapers and Magazines
Middlebury College Newspapers and Magazines
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This is a collection of campus newspapers and alumni newsletters, among other College publications, from the 19th Century to the present.  Downloadable items include complete back issues of The Undergraduate, The Middlebury Campus, Middlebury College magazine, and more, currently held and maintained by Middlebury College Special Collections & Archives, Middlebury, Vt.
Vermont Life Magazine
Vermont Life Magazine
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Vermont Life magazine was a quarterly magazine, published by the State of Vermont, covering Vermont’s "people, places and culture." The state-owned magazine was founded in 1946 and ceased publication in the summer of 2018. Vermont Life was digitized from originals held by the State of Vermont, Middlebury College Special Collections, and the Dorothy Alling Memorial Library with funding support from the following: Davis Family Foundation, Middlebury College Friends of the Library,...
Topics: Vermont Life, magazine
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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Among the many historical items in Middlebury College's Vermont Collection are over 1,100 photographic postcards from depicting landscapes, structures, disasters, and daily life in early 20th Century Vermont. Many of Vermont's towns and villages are represented in the collection, and we are proud to share digitized versions of these important historic images via the Internet Archive. For more information about any of the items in the collection, please contact Middlebury College Special...
Middlebury College Historic Texts
Middlebury College Historic Texts
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A collection of archival texts - including letters, manuscripts, journals, and printed ephemera from the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries - held and digitized by Middlebury College Special Collections.
Topics: Middlebury College, Manuscripts
Historic Middlebury from the Henry Sheldon Museum
Historic Middlebury from the Henry Sheldon Museum
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Historic photographs from the Henry Sheldon Museum of Vermont History, originally presented in 'A Walking History of Middlebury' by Glenn M. Andres. This digital image collection is hosted by Middlebury College Special Collections, Middlebury, Vt.
Topics: Middlebury, Vt.,, Photographs
Middlebury College Yearbooks
Middlebury College Yearbooks
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This collection contains copies of the Middlebury Kaleidoscope – Middlebury College’s yearbook – digitized by Middlebury College Special Collections & Archives, Middlebury, Vt.
Helen Hartness Flanders Ballad Collection
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
Abernethy Collection of American Literature
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
Vermont Railroads Collection
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
Middlebury College Digital Lecture Archive
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
Middlebury Language Schools
Middlebury Language Schools
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This is a collection of publications, photos, video, and other archival content documenting the long and rich history of the Middlebury Language Schools, which have taken place during 6 to 8 week long summer sessions each year since 1915. Items in this collection are digitized versions of objects currently held by Middlebury College Special Collections & Archives, Middlebury, Vt.
Middlebury College Map Collection
Middlebury College Map Collection
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These 19th and Early 20th Century maps of Vermont and the surrounding region have been scanned from original documents in Special Collections and Archives at Middlebury College. For more information about any of the items in the collection, please contact Middlebury College Special Collections and Archives at specialcollections@middlebury.edu .
Middlebury Special Collections
by Williams, William Carlos, 1883-1963
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93 p. ; 18 cm.
Topic: Poetry
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Student Activism at Middlebury College
Student Activism at Middlebury College
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As part of Middlebury College Special Collections' commitment to preserving and providing access to a complex record of student life, we are sharing a selection of 19th-21st Century primary documents related to student activism at Middlebury.  We hope that the items in this collection contribute to a more complete history of the College, its student body, the broader communities in which they reside, and the rich - and sometimes controversial - history of political and cultural...
Topic: student activism
Middlebury Special Collections
by Middlebury College
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Dorm room in Hadley Hall belonging to Christina Puchinelli, Class of 2019.
Topics: Middlebury College, Hadley Hall, Student life, Campus buildings, College students, Dormitories
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Dorm room in Hadley Hall belonging to Anonymous student, Class of 2019.
Topics: Middlebury College, Hadley Hall, Student life, Campus buildings, College students, Dormitories
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Middlebury College Catalogs
Middlebury College Catalogs
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A complete archive of Middlebury College course catalogs starting in 1804, from Middlebury College Special Collections, Middlebury, Vt.
Topic: course catalogs
Robinson Family letters at Rokeby Museum
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The Robinson Family letters from Rokeby Museum represent several generations of Quaker families in Vermont, especially the Robinsons - a family of farmers, abolitionists, artists, and authors whose home in Ferrisburgh is now a National Historic Landmark and one of the best-documented Underground Railroad sites in the country. The letters concern personal, farming, and business matters relating to the various families, and major political and social issues of their times, including abolitionism,...
Topics: Rokeby Museum, Robinson Family papers, Abolitionism, United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865,...
Middlebury Special Collections
by Middlebury College
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Dorm room in Hepburn Hall belonging to Kyle Schlanger, Class of 2018.
Topics: Middlebury College, Hepburn Hall, Student life, Campus buildings, College students, Dormitories
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Middlebury Special Collections
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v. : ill.
Topics: 28cm., Middlebury College, Middlebury College Magazine, College newspapers
Source: College Archives
Middlebury Special Collections
by Middlebury College
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Dorm room in Battell belonging to Anonymous student, Class of 2018.
Topics: Middlebury College, Battell Hall, Student life, Campus buildings, College students, Dormitories
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Hemingway Family Archive at Middlebury College
Hemingway Family Archive at Middlebury College
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The Hemingway Family Archive at Middlebury College 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, 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), our physical collection contains more than 1,600...
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Dorm room in Pearsons belonging to Amy Tat, Class of 2018.
Topics: Middlebury College, Pearsons Hall, Student life, Campus buildings, College students, Dormitories
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Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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Train wreck, with "#707" on engine, and "Canadian National; C.N. 403632" on car, Jonesville, Vermont.
Topics: Railroad accidents, Jonesville, Postcards
Source: Vermont Postcards collection
Middlebury Special Collections
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v. : ill.
Topics: 28cm., Middlebury College, Middlebury College Magazine, College newspapers
Source: College Archives
Middlebury Special Collections
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20x11 cm. First Line: "A Soldier of the Legion lay dying in Algiers" This is a scanned copy of the original broadside in the Helen Hartness Flanders Collection at Middlebury College.
Topics: Helen Hartness Flanders, Broadsides, Folk music, Folksongs, Ballads, New England
Source: Helen Hartness Flanders Ballad Collection
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Images scanned from 35mm film negatives
Topics: Middlebury College, Bread Loaf Writers Conference, Events, Photographs, College faculty, Alumni and...
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Color; views of campus in winter incl. snow sculptures; Sugaring Off Party 0:33; “Commencement” 2:55 behind Forest Hall and in front of Middlebury Chapel; various views of people on campus and students in class/studying; students on Battell Beach 6:18 with name tags; faculty at Bread Loaf 6:53, playing tennis and football 7:55; military vehicles and tanks at Bread Loaf 8:25, on campus; various shots of students studying, in airplane, theater,cartoons, dancing, band, tug-of-war, three-legged...
Topics: Middlebury College, 16mm film clips
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Dorm room in Hadley Hall belonging to Jenna Flug, Class of 2019.
Topics: Middlebury College, Hadley Hall, Student life, Campus buildings, College students, Dormitories
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Dorm room in Gifford Hall belonging to Timo van der Geese, Class of 2018.
Topics: Middlebury College, Gifford Hall, Student life, Campus buildings, College students, Dormitories
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Middlebury Chapel Archive
Middlebury Chapel Archive
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A collection of documents detailing the planning, foundation, and historical transformations of Middlebury Chapel. Middlebury removed the name “Mead” from its chapel in 2021 because of Governor John A. Mead’s role in advancing eugenics policy in the early 20th century. Mead graduated from Middlebury in 1864. The building is now referred to as Middlebury Chapel.
Topics: Middlebury College, Middlebury Chapel, Mead Chapel, Historical buildings, Campus buildings, Churches
Middlebury Special Collections
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Topics: Middlebury College, Bread Loaf Writers Conference, Events, Photographs, College faculty, Alumni and...
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Dorm room in Stewart Hall belonging to Peter Martin, Class of 2019.
Topics: Middlebury College, Stewart Hall, Student life, Campus buildings, College students, Dormitories
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Middlebury Special Collections
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Topics: Middlebury College, Bread Loaf Writers Conference, Events, Writing, Literature, Lectures
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Dorm room in Hadley Hall belonging to Christina Puchinelli, Class of 2019.
Topics: Middlebury College, Hadley Hall, Student life, Campus buildings, College students, Dormitories
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View of the rear of Forest Hall, looking southeast, ca. 1940.
Topics: Middlebury (Vt.)--Buildings, structures, etc., College buildings--Vermont, Middlebury College,...
Source: Gipson Collection, Stewart-Swift Research Center at the Henry Sheldon Museum of Vermont History
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