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Vermont Antiquarian Society Collection

 Collection
Identifier: mss-993

Scope and Content

The Vermont Antiquarian Society Papers are made up of a combination of the materials pertaining to the Society and collected by it. In the first category there are minutes of Society meetings, catalogues of the library and museum, Society correspondence, printed by-laws and promotional pamphlets, membership application forms, and so on, all from 1897-1905 and 1922. There is also a sizeable body of newspaper clippings of Burlington historical items from 1866 to 1923, as well as numerous photographs and pictures of Burlington and other Vermont locales. The historical material relating to Burlington collected by the society and included in the Papers is concentrated mainly in the first half of the nineteenth century. This material includes local deeds from the period 1829-30 pertaining to Chittenden county militia, a record of the meeting of Burlington School District No. 2 on January 14, 1805, and a small group of political papers from the years 1824-38 that shed some light on the Whig party in Burlington and Chittenden County during the administrations of John Quincy Adams and Andrew Jackson.

The Papers have been broken down into the following categories: dated Society materials; undated Society materials; Burlington history clippings and twentieth century miscellany; and early nineteenth century collections of the Society. The dated material in each category has been arranged chronologically, with the undated material grouped alphabetically by subject or type.

Dates

  • 1830-1923

Creator

Language of Materials

English

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.

History

The Vermont Antiquarian Society was founded in Burlington on August 13, 1897. Comprised mainly of Burlingtonians, the Society's purpose was to stimulate interest in local history and genealogy in Vermont and to collect materials relating to Vermont's past for its library and museum. The Society flourished for a few years around the turn of the century, promoting research and lectures and publishing a quarterly periodical, The Vermont Antiquarian, from 1902 to 1905. However, interest in and the membership of the Society gradually fell off around 1905 and by 1910 the organization was defunct. A reorganization effort began in 1922, but apparently ended quickly without success.

Extent

1 Linear Feet (1 carton)

Overview

The Vermont Antiquarian Society Papers are made up of a combination of the materials pertaining to the Society and collected by it.

Physical Location

Library Research Annex.

Separated Materials

From Miscellaneous folder

  1. 1. Confederate bond, $1,000 at 6%; printed, not filled in.
  2. 2. Confederate bond, $500 at 6%; printed, not filled in.
  3. 3. Confederate bond, $ at 4%; printed, not filled in; Feb. 17, 1964.
Added to Reference File, in "Paper Money, Richmond, Va. (Confederate)" folder

From Burlington Pamphlets and Ephemera folder.

  1. 1. Invitation to Birth Night of Washington Ball, American Hotel, Burlington, Vt., Feb. 22, 1833.
  2. 2. Invitation to Washington Ball, Howards Hotel, Burlington, Vt., Feb. 22, 1839.
  3. 3. Invitation to Quadrille Party, Pearl Street House, Feb. 24, 1842, Burlington, Vt.
  4. 4. Invitation to Washington Ball, Howards Hotel, Burlington, Vt., Feb. 22, 1843.
Added to Reference File under "Invitations," folder 1, pre-1870.

General

Added to Reference File, in "Paper Money, Richmond, Va. (Confederate)" folder

General

Added to Reference File under "Invitations," folder 1, pre-1870.
Title
Guide to the Vermont Antiquarian Society Collection, 1830-1923
Status
Completed
Date
1998
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)