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by Mosley, Samuel
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Drawing of the June 16, 1806 solar eclipse by Middlebury College student Samuel Mosley. This is a scanned version of the original image in Special Collections and Archives at Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vt.
Topics: Solar eclipses, Astronomy, Alumni and alumnae
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by Strong, Noble Davies
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Manuscript copy of address delivered by Noble Davies Strong, Middlebury College Class of 1813, entitled "Ambition." The address is described as an "exhibition exercise delivered in Middlebury College, Dec. 1812." This is a scanned version of the original image in Special Collections and Archives at Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vt.
Topics: Middlebury College, Middlebury College alumni, Ambition, Speeches, Addresses
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by Plath, Sylvia
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Signed typescript containing an approximately 300-word story written by Sylvia Plath as a child. The story is signed "by Sylvia" and includes pasted-in illustrations from a 1943 advertisement for "Junket" Rennet Powder. The story follows a young boy who comes to live with Aunt Rennie and the elves after being sent into the forest by his cruel stepfather. This is a scanned version of the original image in Special Collections and Archives at Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vt.
Topics: Short stories, women poets, women authors
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by Gl�ck, Louise, 1943-
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Draft of "Easter Poem" by Louise Gluck. This is a scanned version of the original image in Special Collections and Archives at Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vt.
Topics: Poets, American, Women poets, Poetry, Female poets
Abernethy Collection of American Literature
by Dana, Richard Henry,, 1787-1879
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This is a scanned version of the original document in the Abernethy Manuscripts Collection at Middlebury College.
Topic: Abernethy manuscripts collection
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25 x 20.5 cm b&w photograph I.5, Box 4, Folder 09-266 In the photograph, reading from left to right, upper row step: Dr. Woodworth, Wallace; Olney, Marguerite; Professor Ballantine, Edward; Moses, Johnathan, singer; bottom step, Davis, Asa, singer; Granny, Fish, singer; Flanders, Hartness Helen, and Dr. Leichtentritt. This photograph proved to be the last of some fifteen programs with "Granny Fish" (as Lena Bourne Fish preferred to be known).
Topics: Group photos, Harvard (Mass.), Photographs
25 x 20 cm b&w negative transparency; 25 x 20 cm b&w photograph I.5, Box 4, Folder 05-143 Reading from left to right, upper row step: Dr. Woodworth, Wallace; Olney, Marguerite; Professor Ballantine, Edward; Moses, Johnathan, singer; bottom step, Davis, Asa, singer; Granny, Fish, singer; Flanders, Hartness Helen, and Dr. Leichtentritt
Topics: Group photos, Harvard (Mass.), Photographs
25.5 x 20.5 cm b&w photograph I.5, Box 4, Folder 05-167 Reading from left to right, upper row step: Dr. Woodworth, Wallace; Olney, Marguerite; Professor Ballantine, Edward; Moses, Johnathan, singer; bottom step, Davis, Asa, singer; Granny, Fish, singer; Flanders, Hartness Helen, and Dr. Leichtentritt
Topics: Group photos, Harvard (Mass.), Photographs
25 x 20 cm b&w photograph I.5, Box 4, Folder 05-161 Reading from left to right, upper row step: Dr. Woodworth, Wallace; Olney, Marguerite; Professor Ballantine, Edward; Moses, Johnathan, singer; bottom step, Davis, Asa, singer; Granny, Fish, singer; Flanders, Hartness Helen, and Dr. Leichtentritt
Topics: Group photos, Harvard (Mass.), Photographs
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by Gl�ck, Louise, 1943-
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Draft of "It Must Be a Tender Country". This is a scanned version of the original image in Special Collections and Archives at Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vt.
Topics: Poets, American, Women poets, Poetry, Female poets
Final project produced by students in Professor Kathryn Morse's Fall 2003 ENVS401 senior seminar.
Topics: ENVS401, Environmental Studies, Environmental science, Academics, Student work, Coursework, Mines,...
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by Gl�ck, Louise, 1943-
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Draft of "Life is a Nice Place". This is a scanned version of the original image in Special Collections and Archives at Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vt.
Topics: Poets, American, Women poets, Poetry, Female poets
Manuscript copy of commencement oration delivered by Noble Davies Strong, Middlebury College Class of 1813, in 1813. The oration is entitled, "Political duty of Clergymen in the United States. This is a scanned version of the original image in Special Collections and Archives at Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vt.
Topics: Middlebury College, Middlebury College alumni, Orations, Clergy, Commencement
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Students with "Speech=Resistance" mortar boards receive their diplomas and canes at the 2017 Middlebury College commencement. Middlebury College President Laurie Patton is pictured with head bowed. 
Topics: Commencement, Graduation, Free speech, Activism, Protests, Middlebury College
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by Middlebury College News Bureau
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13 x 10.5 cm b&w negative transparency. "The Constant Symbol" : Lecture by Robert Frost in Mead Chapel
Topics: Middlebury College, Photographs, Events
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by Sexton, Anne, 1928-1974
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Poem by Anne Sexton entitled, "The Execution". This poem was dictated by Sexton to her therapist, Barbara Schwartz, over the telephone after a suicide attempt. This is a scanned version of the original image in Special Collections and Archives at Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vt.
Topics: Poets, American, Women poets, Suicide, Manuscripts
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by Gl�ck, Louise, 1943-
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Draft of "The Inlet". This is a scanned version of the original image in Special Collections and Archives at Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vt.
Topics: Poets, American, Women poets, Poetry, Female poets
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by Gl�ck, Louise, 1943-
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Draft of "The Inlet" with letter to Madeline Tracy Brigden from Louise Gluck. This is a scanned version of the original image in Special Collections and Archives at Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vt.
Topics: Poets, American, Women poets, Poetry, Female poets
Abernethy Collection of American Literature
by Drake, Joseph Rodman, 1795-1820
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This is a scanned version of the original document in the Abernethy Manuscripts Collection at Middlebury College.
Topics: Abernethy manuscripts collection, Poetry
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Valentine's Day card from Middlebury College's collection of holiday cards. This is a scanned version of the original image in Special Collections and Archives at Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vt.
Topics: Valentine's Day, Postcards, Holiday cards, Greeting cards
Abernethy Collection of American Literature
by Emerson, Ralph Waldo, 1803-1882
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This is a scanned version of the original document in the Abernethy Manuscripts Collection at Middlebury College.
Topics: Abernethy manuscripts collection, Poetry
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by Gl�ck, Louise, 1943-
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Draft of "Witness to the World". This is a scanned version of the original image in Special Collections and Archives at Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vt.
Topics: Poets, American, Women poets, Poetry, Female poets
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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A building is almost totally devastated from a major fire in Lyndonville, Vermont, on January 21, 1924
Topics: Fires, Lyndonville (Vt.), Postcards
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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Ruins of several buildings consumed by a major fire in Lyndonville, Vermont, on January 21, 1924
Topics: Fires, Lyndonville (Vt.), Postcards
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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An outside wall is all that remains of a building gutted by a major fire in Lyndonville, Vermont, on January 21, 1924
Topics: Fires, Lyndonville (Vt.), Postcards
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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A building is largely collapsed from damage in a major fire in Lyndonville, Vermont, on January 21, 1924
Topics: Fires, Lyndonville (Vt.), Postcards
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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Street scene showing the extent of the devastation from a major fire in Lyndonville, Vermont, on January 21, 1924
Topics: Fires, Lyndonville (Vt.), Postcards
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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Two outside walls are all that remain of a building consumed by a major fire in Lyndonville, Vermont, on January 21, 1924
Topics: Fires, Lyndonville (Vt.), Postcards
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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Water is shooting from fire hoses into a thick cloud of smoke while fighting a major fire in Lyndonville, Vt., on January 21, 1924
Topics: Fires, Lyndonville (Vt.), Postcards
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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Icicles hang from the ruins of the building consumed by a major fire in Lyndonville, Vermont, on January 21, 1924
Topics: Fires, Lyndonville (Vt.), Postcards
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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Many spectators are gathered on the street near the smoking ruins of several buildings burned in a major fire in Lyndonville, Vermont, on January 21, 1924
Topics: Fires, Lyndonville (Vt.), Postcards
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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A house is heavily coated in ice from firefighting a major fire in Lyndonville, Vermont on January 21, 1924
Topics: Fires, Lyndonville (Vt.), Postcards
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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Several men are standing outside of a building that is heavily coated in ice from firefighting a major fire in Lyndonville, Vermont, January 21, 1924. Lettering on sign says "The Hotel Cafe"
Topics: Fires-Vermont, Lyndonville (Vt.), Postcards
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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From the Vermont Postcards collection.
Topics: Floods, Vermont, Postcards
Final project produced by students in Professors Nadine Barnicle's Fall 2017 ENVS401 senior seminar.
Topics: Student work, Coursework, ENVS401, Environmental Studies, Environmental science, Academics, Wate,...
An account of Old Home Week celebrations carried out on August 11-16, 1912 in Newbury, VT. Digitized from the original print version in the Vermont Collection of Middlebury College.
Topics: Newbury (Vt.), Vermont, Municipal incorporation, Local history, Centennial celebrations
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by Middlebury College
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1813 Middlebury College commencement program, dated August 18, 1813
Topics: Commencement, Commencement programs, Programs, Graduation, Middlebury College
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by Marlow & Regan (composer)
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19.5x11.5 cm. First Line: "We'll sing you a song of things that will be" Note: "Composed and Sung with immense success by Marlow & Regan." 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
Middlebury College Map Collection
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52 x 40 cm color map of railroad lines in Vermont in 1902.
Topics: Vermont, maps
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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Submerged railroad tracks in 1909 near the crossing that goes to Haverhill, New Hampshire from Newbury, Vermont. A row of telephone poles stretches from the left foreground to the center background. Several persons are standing on a handcar in the background and one man is standing with a rifle on the railroad ties.
Topics: Floods, Vermont, Postcards
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by Lake Champlain Association
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47 pages. This is a digitized version of the original book in the Vermont Collection at Middlebury College.
Topics: Lake Champlain Association, Social clubs, Lake Champlain
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Black and white photograph of 1910 Middlebury College commencement parade through downtown Middlebury, Vermont. 
Topics: Commencement, Middlebury College, Graduation, Parades, Middlebury (Vt.), Middlebury
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1912 Middlebury College commencement parade descending the Middlebury College campus. 
Topics: Middlebury College, Middlebury, Commencement, Parades, Graduation
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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Scene of damage from the flood of Nov. 3, 1927, with automobiles and train rails under wreckage, Barre, Vermont.
Topics: Barre (Vt.), Flood, 1927, Postcards
Vermont Railroads Collection
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Derailed passenger cars partly submered in the Winooski River at West Berlin, near Montpelier, Vermont. Accident caused by the Flood of 1927. Heavy duty railroad crane and locomotive with railroad cars are in the background.
Topics: Railroad accidents, Vermont, West Berlin, Railroads, Natural disaster effects, Vermont
Source: Middlebury Special Collections
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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Title supplied by cataloger Derailed passenger cars partly submerged in the Winooski River at West Berlin, near Montpelier, Vermont. Accident caused by the Flood of 1927. Heavy duty railroad crane and locomotive with railroad cars are in the background.
Topics: Railroad accidents, West Berlin, Postcards
Early Vermont Postcards Collection
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Title supplied by cataloger Flooded railroad yard in Brattleboro next to the Connecticut River in Vermont in the spring of 1936. Steam locomotives, freight cars and passenger cars are in the south yard looking north.
Topics: Railroads, Natural disaster effects, Postcards
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Black and white photograph of the 1938 Middlebury College commencement ceremony in Mead Chapel. 
Topics: Commencement, Mead Chapel, Middlebury College, Middlebury, Graduation
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Black and white photograph of 1938 Middlebury College commencement processional down the hill away from Mead Chapel. 
Topics: Commencement, Graduation, Middlebury College, Middlebury
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by Middlebury College
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Color; baby in stroller; French Summer Language School on Chipman Hill and Lake Dunmore, picnicking, music; office 1:50, “Business Manager”, “Registrar”; students on Battell Beach 3:10; reception 4:03; student activities, dinner, choir, students on Mead steps 5:00; model cabin 6:12; views inside Munroe Hall 6:19; science observations 6:54; more Munroe; obstacle course, sports, tug of war 7:53; construction of Munroe 9:05; graduation behind Forest Hall and on Battell Beach 9:30, choir,...
Topics: Middlebury College, 16mm film clips
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1947 commencement footage; 00:40 Art Pepin '47 Copied from reel to reel 16mm film shelved in dedicated film media archives shelving, call number: FF094. Label on leader read "Midd newsreel EXCESS 1947-1948"; wraped in rubber band. There are 2 DVD access copies, call number: ff094. Access copies created by George Blood, 2018.
Topics: Middlebury College, 16mm film clips
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decorations for 1947 Homecoming; see FF109 for more Copied from reel to reel 16mm film shelved in dedicated film media archives shelving, call number: FF110. Label on box read "Homecoming Excess '47". There are 2 DVD access copies, call number: ff110. Access copies created by George Blood, 2018.
Topics: Middlebury College, 16mm film clips
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footage of 1947 Homecoming decorations including the Panther Playhouse marquee showing "March of Time 1800-1947", "Happy Holiday", "The Return of the Native", "Happy Holiday | Duke Nelson's All Stars" "Return of the Native | Cast of Thousands"; decorations in front of fraternities including various posed dummies and a cornucopia "welcome back to a school that's loaded" and "in the fold" signs Copied from reel to reel 16mm...
Topics: Middlebury College, 16mm film clips
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footage of 1948 commencement including seated graduates, President Stratton, and a student speaker Copied from reel to reel 16mm film shelved in dedicated film media archives shelving, call number: FF114. Label on film read "1948 Excess Commencement ©". There are 2 DVD access copies, call number: ff114. Access copies created by George Blood, 2018.
Topics: Middlebury College, 16mm film clips
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Track and field; male students walking in graduation gowns commencement Copied from reel to reel 16mm film shelved in dedicated film media archives shelving. There is one DVD access copy, one high resolution Quicktime file in "cold storage", and one access mp4 file on the Digital Halcyon server. Access copies created by George Blood, 2019.
Topics: Middlebury College, 16mm film clips
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Alumni Barbeque reunion, picnic, tents, Stephen Freeman Copied from reel to reel 16mm film shelved in dedicated film media archives shelving. There is one DVD access copy, one high resolution Quicktime file in "cold storage", and one access mp4 file on the Digital Halcyon server. Access copies created by George Blood, 2019.
Topics: Middlebury College, 16mm film clips
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Black and white photograph from the 1949 Middlebury College commencement ceremony. 
Topics: Commencement, Graduation, Middlebury College, Photographs
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Black and white photograph from the 1949 Middlebury College commencement ceremony
Topics: Commencement, Graduation, Middlebury College, Photographs
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Black and white photograph of the 1950 commencement ceremony featuring students walking up campus towards Mead Chapel
Topics: Commencement, Graduation, Middlebury College, Mead Chapel, Photographs
16mm film documenting the 1951 US Olympic Ski Team Tryouts in the men’s downhill race held on March 10, 1951, at Sun Valley, ID. It may also contain footage of the slalom held on March 11, and perhaps the 11th Annual Harriman Cup Downhill, Slalom and Combined competition, held on March 17-18, 1951, at Sun Valley, Idaho. Two of the competitors are Middlebury alumni: Verne Goodwin ’53, and Gale Shaw ’53. Verne Goodwin qualified that weekend for the 1952 Olympic downhill team, then competed...
Topics: Middlebury College, Olympic games, Alumni and alumnae, Skiing, Downhill skiing, Slalom skiing,...
Source: A9 1953 Goodwin, Verne
Vermont Railroads Collection
by Rutland Railway Corporation
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14 pages. This is a digitized version of the original book in the Vermont Collection at Middlebury College.
Topics: Railroads, Rutland Railroad, Annual reports
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Black and white photograph from the 1955 Middlebury College commencement ceremony.
Topics: Photographs, Commencement, Graduation, Middlebury College
Middlebury College Archival Images
by n/a
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Photograph of the 1959 kick off, taken in January 1982.
Topics: Photographs, Middlebury College, Class reunions, Middlebury College alumni
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by Middlebury College
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Audio recordings from a Middlebury College fund raising panel in the 1960s.
Topics: Audio recordings, Field recordings, College archives, Middlebury College
Student Activism at Middlebury College
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Protestors gathered against the Vietnam War in 1968. This is a scanned version of the original image in Special Collections and Archives at Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vt.
Topics: 1968 strike, Student activism, Vietnam War, Protests, Student protestors, Activism, Anti-war...
Student Activism at Middlebury College
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Protestors gathered against the Vietnam War in 1968. This is a scanned version of the original image in Special Collections and Archives at Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vt.
Topics: 1968 strike, Student activism, Vietnam War, Protests, Student protestors, Activism, Anti-war...
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by n/a
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The Commencement Exercises Middlebury College 169th Year, Monday, June 2, 1969.  This is a scanned version of the original image in Special Collections and Archives at Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vt.
Topics: Commencement, Commencement programs, Programs, Middlebury College, Graduation
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Commencement excercises, commencement address by Frances Fitzgerald, honorary degrees conferred, Marshall Kay, Zero Mostel, Copied from reel to reel 16mm film shelved in dedicated film media archives shelving. There is one DVD access copy, one high resolution Quicktime file in "cold storage", and one access mp4 file on the Digital Halcyon server. Access copies created by George Blood, 2018.
Topics: Middlebury College, 16mm film clips
Student Activism at Middlebury College
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Students gathered in protest at Middlebury College in 1987. This is a scanned version of the original image in Special Collections and Archives at Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vt.
Topics: Middlebury College, Student activism, Anti-war protests, Campus politics, Student strikes, Angola
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by n/a
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The Commencement Exercises Middlebury College 198th Year, Sunday, May 24, 1998. This is a scanned version of the original image in Special Collections and Archives at Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vt.
Topics: Commencement, Graduation, Commencement programs, Programs, Middlebury College
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by Middlebury College Athletics
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Topics: Middlebury College, Athletics, College Sports, Skiing, Alpine skiing, Photographs, Action shots,...
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by Middlebury College Athletics
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Topics: Middlebury College, Athletics, College Sports, Skiing, Alpine skiing, Photographs, Action shots,...
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by Middlebury College Athletics
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Topics: Middlebury College, Athletics, College Sports, Skiing, Alpine skiing, Photographs, Action shots,...
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by Middlebury College Athletics
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Topics: Middlebury College, Athletics, College Sports, Skiing, Alpine skiing, Photographs, Action shots,...
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by Middlebury College Athletics
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Topics: Middlebury College, Athletics, College Sports, Skiing, Alpine skiing, Photographs, Action shots,...