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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
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
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
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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
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
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,...
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: s6pf.chessmatches.1941.01
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
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,...
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.)
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
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
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: Middlebury College Special Collections & Archives: a10pfmcnb01-00-1951-03n
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
Middlebury College Map Collection
- Beers, F. W. (Frederick W.)
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27 x 17 cm color maps of the towns of Fairfax and Georgia, Vermont.
Topics: Fairfax (Vt.), maps
Middlebury College Map Collection
- Beers, F. W. (Frederick W.)
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35 x 27 cm color map of Middlebury, Vermont
Topics: Middlebury (Vt.), maps
Railroad bridge over the Black River in Ludlow, Vermont, with steam locomotive on bridge
Topics: Railroad bridges, Vermont, Ludlow
Source: Middlebury Special Collections
Railroad tracks and washed out roadbed along the Connecticut River at Wells River, Vermont, with the top of the railroad station showing in the right background.
Topics: Railroad stations, Vermont, Wells River, Railroads, Natural disaster effects, Vermont
Source: Middlebury Special Collections
Middlebury Special Collections
- Bread Loaf School of English
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Topics: Middlebury College, Bread Loaf School of English, Posters, Pamphlets, Writing programs
Topics: Middlebury College, Bread Loaf School of English, College archives, Records, Administrative...
Middlebury Special Collections
- Bread Loaf Writers' Conference
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Topics: Middlebury College, Bread Loaf School of English, Course catalogs, Curricula, American literature,...
Middlebury Special Collections
- Buerge, Kaitlin; Irwin, Rebekah
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Shop sign displayed at Shafers in Middlebury, Vermont. This image is part of a series of photographs depicting signage created during the COVID-19 pandemic by local businesses, and was created by Middlebury College Special Collections staff.
Topics: Middlebury College, COVID-19, Middlebury (Vt.), Shop signs, Local businesses, Masks, Pandemic...
Source: A13 Historical Topics
Middlebury Special Collections
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This born-digital item was selected by, or donated to, Middlebury College Special Collections for archiving and preservation. If you have questions about this item, or additional information you would like to share, please contact us at specialcollections@middlebury.edu .
Topics: Middlebury College, Born-digital, College archives, Town hall meetings, COVID, Staff Council, SLG
Source: Downloaded from Zoom
Middlebury Special Collections
- Parton Center for Health and Wellness
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Guide for students who have already received a positive COVID-19 test result, produced by Parton Center for Health and Wellness during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Topics: Middlebury College, Born-digital, COVID-19, Student health, Guides
Middlebury Special Collections
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Letter written by "Hammond" to Eliza Quilty. This is a scanned version of the original image in Special Collections and Archives at Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vt.
Topics: Correspondence, United States - Army - Vermont Infantry Regiment, 2nd (1861-1865), United...
Middlebury Special Collections
- Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Middlebury College
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Topics: Middlebury College, Bread Loaf Writers Conference, Writers, Presentations, St., David
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- Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Middlebury College
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Topics: Middlebury College, Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Writers, Speakers, Collier, Michael, Mallon,...
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- Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Middlebury College
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Topics: Middlebury College, Bread Loaf Writers Conference, Writers, Presentations, Samantha, Lan
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- Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Middlebury College
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Topics: Middlebury College, Bread Loaf Writers Conference, Writers, Presentations, Lopez, Barry
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- Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Middlebury College
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Topics: Middlebury College, Bread Loaf Writers Conference, Writers, Readings, Kumin, Maxine
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- Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Middlebury College
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Topics: Middlebury College, Bread Loaf Writers Conference, Writers, Presentations, Strand, Mark
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- Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Middlebury College
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Topics: Middlebury College, Bread Loaf Writers Conference, Writers, Readings, Strand, Mark
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- Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Middlebury College
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Topics: Middlebury College, Bread Loaf Writers Conference, Writers, Lectures, Pack, Robert
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- Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Middlebury College
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Topics: Middlebury College, Bread Loaf Writers Conference, Writers, Readings, Prose, Francine
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- Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Middlebury College
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Topics: Middlebury College, Bread Loaf Writers Conference, Writers, Readings, Reiss, Bob
Middlebury Special Collections
- Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Middlebury College
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Topics: Middlebury College, Bread Loaf Writers Conference, Writers, Readings, Bryant, Ellen
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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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- Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Middlebury College
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Topics: Middlebury College, Bread Loaf Writers Conference, Writers, Readings, Powers, Ron
Middlebury Special Collections
- Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Middlebury College
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Topics: Middlebury College, Bread Loaf Writers Conference, Writers, Readings, Prose, Francine
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- Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Middlebury College
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Topics: Middlebury College, Bread Loaf Writers Conference, Writers, Readings, Banks, Russell
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- Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Middlebury College
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Topics: Middlebury College, Bread Loaf Writers Conference, Writers, Readings, Prunty, Wyatt
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- Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Middlebury College
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Topics: Middlebury College, Bread Loaf Writers Conference, Writers, Readings, Pack, Robert
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- Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Middlebury College
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Topics: Middlebury College, Bread Loaf Writers Conference, Writers, Readings, Pack, Robert
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- Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Middlebury College
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Topics: Middlebury College, Bread Loaf Writers Conference, Writers, Readings, Kumin, Maxine
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- Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Middlebury College
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Topics: Middlebury College, Bread Loaf Writers Conference, Writers, Readings, Messud, Claire
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- Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Middlebury College
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Topics: Middlebury College, Bread Loaf Writers Conference, Writers, Readings, Holman, Amy
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- Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Middlebury College
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Topics: Middlebury College, Bread Loaf Writers Conference, Writers, Readings, D. Wright, C.
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- Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Middlebury College
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Topics: Middlebury College, Bread Loaf Writers Conference, Writers, Lectures, Digges, Deborah
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- Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Middlebury College
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Topics: Middlebury College, Bread Loaf Writers Conference, Writers, Readings, Russell, Scott
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- Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Middlebury College
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Topics: Middlebury College, Bread Loaf Writers Conference, Writers, Readings, Bausch, Richard
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- Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Middlebury College
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Topics: Middlebury College, Bread Loaf Writers Conference, Writers, Lectures, Shahid Ali, Agha
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- Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Middlebury College
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Topics: Middlebury College, Bread Loaf Writers Conference, Writers, Readings, Hansen, Brooks
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- Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Middlebury College
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Topics: Middlebury College, Bread Loaf Writers Conference, Writers, Readings, Hansen, Brooks
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- Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Middlebury College
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Topics: Middlebury College, Bread Loaf Writers Conference, Writers, Readings, Collier, Michael
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- Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Middlebury College
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Topics: Middlebury College, Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Writers, Lectures, Voigt Lecture, Ellen Bryant
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- Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Middlebury College
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Topics: Middlebury College, Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Writers, Introductions, Fremont, Helen,...
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- Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Middlebury College
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Topics: Middlebury College, Bread Loaf Writers Conference, Writers, Readings, Egan, Jennifer
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- Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Middlebury College
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Topics: Middlebury College, Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Writers, Speakers, Everett, Percival, Bloom,...
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Topics: Middlebury College, Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Writers, Lectures, Lecture, Charles Baxter
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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- Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Middlebury College
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Topics: Middlebury College, Bread Loaf Writers Conference, Writers, Presentations, Barrett, Andrea
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- Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Middlebury College
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Topics: Middlebury College, Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Writers, Speakers, Barrett, Andrea, Lopez,...
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- Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Middlebury College
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Topics: Middlebury College, Bread Loaf Writers Conference, Writers, Presentations, Meredith, William
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Topics: Middlebury College, Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Writers, Speakers, Kenan, Randall, Stone,...
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Topics: Middlebury College, Bread Loaf Writers Conference, Writers, Presentations, Phillips, Carl
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- Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Middlebury College
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Topics: Middlebury College, Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Writers, Lectures, Collier, Michael
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Topics: Middlebury College, Bread Loaf Writers Conference, Writers, Presentations, Collier, Michael
Vermont Railroads Collection
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15 pages. Includes details of expenses, statistics, etc. This is a digital version of the original printed edition in the Vermont Collection at Middlebury College.
Topics: Railroads, Western Vermont Railroad
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Letter from Joseph H. Beale to Rowland T. Robinson. The letter mentions the transport of an escaped slave. This is a scanned version of the original image in Special Collections and Archives at Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vt.
Topics: Correspondence, Robinson, Rowland T. (Rowland Thomas), 1796-1879, Antislavery movements, Slavery
Middlebury Special Collections
- Gelhorn, Martha, 1908-1998
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Letter written by Martha Gelhorn to Grace Hall Hemingway, dated June 13, 1942. This is a scanned version of the original image in Special Collections and Archives at Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vt.
Topics: Hemingway, Grace Hall, Gelhorn, Martha, 1908-1998, Correspondence, Hemingway Family
Typewritten 10-page script for a radio June 4, 1936 radio program about Green Hills of Africa. This is a scanned version of the original image in Special Collections and Archives at Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vt.
Topics: Hemingway, Ernest, 1899-1961, Hemingway Family, Radio, Green Hills of Africa