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Malvine Cole Papers

 Collection
Identifier: mss-969

Scope and Content

The Malvine Cole papers are arranged alphabetically by topic. Principal subjects include: COPA, Daniel Webster Day (Stratton festival celebrating the anniversary of Webster's visit in 1840), Friends of Rehabilitation, Hills of Vermont (a real estate venture), Offski Theatre, and material relating to Cole's public relations work with Stratton Mountain, and the political campaigns of Luke Crispe, Henry Vail and Philip Hoff.

Dates

  • 1950-1972

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.

Biography

Malvine Cole was born in New York in 1914. She attended Cornell University where she received her B.A. in English in 1934. Malvine is a multi-faceted woman whose talents and ambitions have brought her into the fields of writing, public relations and politics. Her accomplishments are noteworthy: free-lance writer for N.Y. World Telegram, Christian Science Monitor, N.Y. Times Sunday Magazine, Vermont Life and other publications since 1934; news reporter for the Washington Post and the Washington Times Herald, 1935-37; correspondent for the Bascom Timmons News Bureau, Fairchild Publications and the New York Times Bureau, 1937-40; Fawcett Publications correspondent, 1941-45; Rutland Herald columnist, 1954-55; published articles in the Atlantic Monthly, 1965-66; wrote and produced The Drama of Lincoln, N.H. for the Lincoln bicentennial Celebration in 1964.

Malvine's love of the arts motivated her to organize the Offski Theatre in Stowe (1968), and in the same year she became the artistic director of the Community of performing Arts (COPA) in Ripton. A year earlier she had been the public relations director of the Weston Playhouse.

Following her divorce in 1952, Malvine pursued a career in public relations, and she worked for: Henry Vail's Gubernatorial Campaign (1954-55), Norwich University (1955-56), Vermont MS Society (1957), Vermont Maple Industry Council (1957-61), A. Luke Crispe Congressional (1958) and Gubernatorial (1960) campaigns, Stratton Mountain Ski Development (1956-61), and the Philip H. Hoff Gubernatorial Campaign of 1964. Her interest in politics began in 1941 when she began a war nursery in Washington, D.C. (1941-45), and in 1955 her Vermont political career began when she was elected State Representative from Stratton. She served in various elected offices on the town level, but she failed to gain the State Senate seat in 1957. In 1968 she was a delegate to the New Party (founded by Dick Gregory) convention.

Extent

5 Linear Feet (5 cartons)

Overview

Principal subjects include: COPA, Daniel Webster Day (Stratton festival celebrating the anniversary of Webster's visit in 1840), Friends of Rehabilitation, Hills of Vermont (a real estate venture), Offski Theatre, and material relating to Cole's public relations work with Stratton Mountain, and the political campaigns of Luke Crispe, Henry Vail and Philip Hoff.

Physical Location

Library Research Annex; contact uvmsc@uvm.edu for access.

Additional Information

Correspondents of Note

  1. Aiken, George D to Cole, Malvine

    Location: Box 1 Folder 3

  2. Aiken, George D. to Cole, Malvine

    Location: Box 1 Folder 19

  3. Arnold, Martin to Cole, Malvine

    Location: Box 1 Folder 10

  4. Alexander, Myrl to Grady, Wes

    Location: Box 1 Folder 32

  5. Baget, Julien to Korn, Richard

    Location: Box 2 Folder 4

  6. Bayh, Birch to Korn, Richard.

    Location: Box 2 Folder 4

  7. Buckley, Garry to Cole, Malvine

    Location: Box 4 Folder 21

  8. Collins, Kenalene J. to Cole, Malvine

    Location: Box 1 Folder 15

  9. Crispe, Luke A. to Hoff, P.

    Location: Box 1 Folder 19

  10. Crispe, Luke A. to Hoff, P.

    Location: Box 1 Folder 19

  11. Crispe, Luke A. to Hoff, P.

    Location: Box 1 Folder 19

  12. Crispe, Luke A. to Hoff, P.

    Location: Box 1 Folder 27

  13. Cowles, William to Cole, Malvine

    Location: Box 2 Folder 6

  14. Duffy, Clinton T. to Grady, Wes

    Location: Box 1 Folder 19

  15. D'Amore, Kristin to Cole, Malvine

    Location: Box 2 Folder 1

  16. Davis, Deane C. to Cole, Malvine

    Location: Box 2 Folder 3

  17. Dellmus, Ronald V. to Reagan, R.

    Location: Box 2 Folder 4

  18. Forrest, Arnold to Cole, Malvine

    Location: Box 2 Folder 10

  19. Forrest, Arnold to Cole, Malvine

    Location: Box 2 Folder 10

  20. Gourdine, Meredith C. to Cole, Malvine

    Location: Box 1 Folder 10

  21. Galligan, Arthur J. to Cole, Malvine

    Location: Box 1 Folder 1

  22. Grady, Wes to Cole, Malvine

    Location: Box 1 Folder 19

  23. Grady, Wes to Cole, Malvine

    Location: Box 1 Folder 28

  24. Grady, Wes to Cole, Malvine

    Location: Box 1 Folder 30

  25. Grady, Wes to Cole, Malvine

    Location: Box 1 Folder 30

  26. Grady, Wes to Alexamder, Myrl

    Location: Box 1 Folder 32

  27. Grady, Wes to Governor Davis

    Location: Box 2 Folder 3

  28. Grady, Wes to Sands, B.

    Location: Box 2 Folder 3

  29. Grady, Wes to Cole, Malvine

    Location: Box 2 Folder 3

  30. Gill, Howard E. to Conlin, E.

    Location: Box 1 Folder 20

  31. Gibson, Ernest W. to Stafford, R.

    Location: Box 1 Folder 20

  32. Gibson, Ernest W. to Cole, Malvine

    Location: Box 2 Folder 21

  33. Gushing, Gertrude to Grady, Wes

    Location: Box 1 Folder 24

  34. Harrison, Alfred C. to Cole, Malvine

    Location: Box 1 Folder 29

  35. Harmon, Ernest N. to Cole, Malvine

    Location: Box 2 Folder 7

  36. Hoff, Philip to Cole, Malvine

    Location: Box 2 Folder 31

  37. Ireland, Russell to Stafford, R.

    Location: Box 1 Folder 15

  38. Korn, Richard to Cole, Malvine

    Location: Box 1 Folder 19

  39. Korn, Richard to Cole, Malvine

    Location: Box 2 Folder 4

  40. Kilpatrick, Bill to Cole, Malvine

    Location: Box 1 Folder 25

  41. Keysar, Steven E. to Cole, Malvine

    Location: Box 2 Folder 13

  42. Keysar, F. Ray to Cole, Malvine

    Location: Box 5 Folder 21

  43. Lamb, Arthur to Stafford, R.

    Location: Box 1 Folder 15

  44. Meachem, Sydney J. to Cole, Malvine

    Location: Box 2 Folder 23

  45. McLaughlin, [unknown] to Cole, Malvine

    Location: Box 4 Folder 21

  46. Morrison, Leonard to Cole, Malvine

    Location: Box 4 Folder 21

  47. Murtagh, Reverend George to Cole, Malvine

    Location: Box 1 Folder 19

  48. Murtagh, Reverend George to Cole, Malvine

    Location: Box 1 Folder 20

  49. Mahar, Fred to Com. Woodhull

    Location: Box 1 Folder 30

  50. Pilnick, Saul to Korn, Richard

    Location: Box 1 Folder 28

  51. Pringle, Val to Cole, Malvine

    Location: Box 4 Folder 10

  52. Pillon, Charles to Cole, Malvine

    Location: Box 2 Folder 26

  53. Rogers, Mrs. William P. to Cole, Malvine

    Location: Box 1 Folder 10

  54. Robertson, William R. to Cole, Malvine

    Location: Box 1 Folder 10

  55. Ross, Sid to Cole, Malvine

    Location: Box 1 Folder 25

  56. Reginbald, Richard to Cole, Malvine

    Location: Box 2 Folder 6

  57. Rugg, William C. to Cole, Malvine

    Location: Box 2 Folder 15

  58. Rugg, William C. to Cole, Malvine

    Location: Box 2 Folder 19

  59. Sheridan, William H. to Cole, Malvine

    Location: Box 1 Folder 19

  60. Sheridan, William H. to Cole, Malvine

    Location: Box 1 Folder 20

  61. Sandor, Frank E. to Cole, Malvine

    Location: Box 1 Folder 30

  62. Stevens, Rick to Cole, Malvine

    Location: Box 2 Folder 10

  63. Salmon, Thomas P. to Cole, Malvine

    Location: Box 2 Folder 13

  64. Salmon, Thomas P. to Parker, A.

    Location: Box 2 Folder 13

  65. Sprague, Sherman to Cole, Malvine

    Location: Box 2 Folder 28

  66. Spencer, John M. to Cole, Malvine

    Location: Box 2 Folder 31

  67. Sobers, Jean to Cole, Malvine

    Location: Box 3 Folder 25

  68. Snyder, F. V. to Cole, Malvine

    Location: Box 4 Folder 23

  69. Smith, John A. to Cole, Malvine

    Location: Box 5 Folder 16

  70. Smith, Mary to Cole, Malvine

    Location: Box 5 Folder 16

  71. Taft, Elsie to Cole, Malvine

    Location: Box 2 Folder 14

  72. Taylor, Edwin to Cole, Malvine

    Location: Box 3 Folder 14

  73. Tead, Ordway to Cole, Malvine

    Location: Box 5 Folder 29

  74. Wilson, Kenneth to Cole, Malvine

    Location: Box 1 Folder 3

  75. Wilson, Douglas to Cole, Malvine

    Location: Box 1 Folder 19

  76. Wilson, Douglas to Cole, Malvine

    Location: Box 1 Folder 21

  77. Wilcock, Reverend Fred to Cole, Malvine

    Location: Box 1 Folder 21

  78. Wright, Mary to Cole, Malvine

    Location: Box 2 Folder 7

  79. Williams, Henry B. to Cole, Malvine

    Location: Box 2 Folder 38

  80. Williams, Clyde to Cole, Malvine

    Location: Box 4 Folder 10

  81. Watson, Thomas to Cole, Malvine

    Location: Box 4 Folder 8

  82. Wright, Bob to Cole, Malvine

    Location: Box 4 Folder 23

Title
Guide to the Malvine Cole Papers
Status
Completed
Date
1998
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the University of Vermont Libraries, Special Collections Repository

Contact:
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