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United States National Weather Service Records

 Collection
Identifier: mss-541

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of volumes and binders logging hourly meteorological data under the following official title: US Department of Commerce, Environmental Science Services Administration, Weather Bureau, Meteorological Record, Surface Weather Observations, Burlington Municipal Airport. Occasionally newspaper clippings are inserted.

Dates

  • 1919-1986

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.

Historical

The National Weather Service was established by President Grant in 1870. First a duty of the Signal Corps within the War Department, then under the Agriculture Department, the Weather Bureau opened an office on the University of Vermont campus in Burlington, Vermont in 1906. In 1940, the bureau was transferred to the Commerce Department and in 1943, the Burlington site was moved to the airport on Williston Road. The primary duties are to record meteorological data and issue forecasts and warnings for the area, including Lake Champlain. Information pertinent to agriculture and aviation is also shared.

Extent

18 Linear Feet (50 volumes)

Abstract

Collection consists of bound volumes and binders of loose leaves of meteorological data for Burlington, Vermont, each volume containing data for one year.

Location

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

Bibliography

  • Sproston, Betty. "Weather Service Now Centenarian." Burlington Free Press (Burlington, VT), Feb. 9, 1970.
  • Ingram, Robert S. "Signal Service Took First Weather Observations Here." Burlington Free Press (Burlington, VT), June 14, 1963.
Title
Guide to the United States National Weather Service Records
Status
Completed
Date
2018 October
Description rules
dacs
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)