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Black Caterer Managed UVM’s Hash House

The 1900 federal census recorded approximately 115 Black residents in Burlington, Vermont. Almon J. Clark, listed as colored in the 1900 census, lived with his wife Anna (54), his daughters Mary (24) and Ellen (22) and his sons John (19) … Continue reading

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UVM’s Dairy School: Short and Intense Practical Training

For National Dairy Month, Silver Special Collections student assistant Michael Maloney (UVM 2022) writes about the UVM Dairy School, which began in 1891. His research was prompted by two early twentieth-century photos of Dairy School students that were recently donated … Continue reading

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Billings Library: A Most Delightful Place for Dancing

For over forty years, Commencement Week activities at the University of Vermont included what a 1912 headline called a “brilliant commencement function.” From 1894 to 1936, the evening of Class Day ended with a senior reception followed by a senior … Continue reading

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Summer Session at UVM, 100 Years Ago

Note: This post was inspired by archival material that we shared with UVM Continuing and Distance Education staff during a great tour of Special Collections earlier this summer. In 1919, the UVM summer session, which ran from July 7 to … Continue reading

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Spotlight: Billings Library Souvenir Ceramics

One of the best parts of working in a library is that there is always something to discover (or rediscover) in the collections. While preparing for our move to new quarters in the Billings Library, we came across an unassuming … Continue reading

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UVM Experiments with Rubber Plant

I’ve been on the lookout for photos of local World War II victory gardens, so this image caught my eye as I was searching through a carton of publicity photographs that Special Collections received from UVM’s Extension Service.  It is … Continue reading

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Spring 2016 Programs–March 1 and 17

MARCH 1, 5:30 In and Out of Print On March 1 at 5:30, Special Collections will host UVM art professor Steven Kostell for a discussion of his work investigating forms of mediation, production and collaboration through explorations in art, design and … Continue reading

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Touring Old Mill With Local School Children

I recently had the opportunity to lead a group of six Edmunds Elementary second graders on a tour of Old Mill. The students were from the classrooms of Mrs. Bellevance and Ms. McMorris, and were visiting as part of a … Continue reading

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“She knew something about seeds” – A Tribute to Celia Thaxter

A casual conversation about favorite gardening books led us to browse a copy of Celia Thaxter’s An Island Garden from the University of Vermont’s Rare Book collection. We discovered that our copy is especially interesting for content that was added … Continue reading

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Special Collections Faculty Receive Humanities Center Awards

Special Collections faculty members are involved in two initiatives supported by grants from the Humanities Center at the University of Vermont (UVM). Chris Burns, Manuscripts Curator and University Archivist, is one of five faculty members who received a Lattie F. … Continue reading

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