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Robert S. Babcock Papers

 Collection
Identifier: mss-161

Scope and Content Note

Included in this collection of two boxes are manuscripts for “The Presidential Campaign in Vermont 1952” by Robert S. Babcock and with contributions by Joan Pauley of Bennington College; manuscripts for “Critic’s Chair” column in Burlington Free Press, 1949-1950; manuscripts for series of radio and TV addresses, WCAX-radio and WCAX-TV; and a collection of his writings on the Vermont legislature, “International Federalism”, an address given to the Middlebury Conference, and other miscellaneous writings.

Dates

  • 1952-1968

Creator

Access

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Curator of Manuscripts.

Biographical Note

Robert S. Babcock was a Vermont state senator for the Republican Party and became a member of the Eisenhower State Committee. He was elected an alternate to the 1952 national convention where he reported on presidential campaign. Mr. Babcock also served as Lieutenant Governor for Vermont in 1959-1961, but he lost the election for Governor in 1961. He worked for the Political Science Department of the University of Vermont for a period of time. Mr. Babcock contributed to The Burlington Free Press, where he authored the column “Critic’s Chair”, WCAX-radio, and WCAX-TV.

Extent

0.8 Linear feet (2 boxes)

Overview

Robert S. Babcock was a Republican Vermont state senator, a member of the Eisenhower State Committee, an alternate to the 1952 national convention, Lieutenant Governor for Vermont in 1959-1961, worked for the Political Science Department of the University of Vermont, and contributed to The Burlington Free Press, WCAX-radio, and WCAX-TV. Included in this collection are manuscripts for some of Babcock's writings and radio and TV addresses, a collection of his writings on the Vermont legislature, “International Federalism”, and an address given to the Middlebury Conference.

Physical Location

Library Research Annex; contact uvmsc@uvm.edu for access.
Title
Guide to the Robert S. Babcock Papers mss.161
Status
Completed
Date
2009-04-29
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the University of Vermont Libraries, Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Silver Special Collections Library
48 University Place, Room B201
Burlington Vermont 05405 U.S.A. US
(802) 656-2138
(802) 656-4038 (Fax)