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Burlington, Vermont Town/City Records

Identifier: mss-688

Scope and Content

This is a preliminary description of the records that the City of Burlington donated to the Wilbur Collection in July 1988. Arrangement and sorting of the collection is approximately three-quarters completed, with all of the papers unfolded, cleaned or repaired if necessary, assigned to a portion of the collection based on subject or department of town/city government, and placed in labeled acid-free folders. The collection fills 14 Paige cartons. What remains to be done is to put the papers in chronological order within each category (in a few categories approximately half of the papers are already in order by year) and to write up a final inventory for the collection. As the following category-by-category description indicates, the collection is a varied mixture of local records, not a full archive of town/city government to 1900. Some categories are rich in sources for Burlington history; others contain only a few folders of scattered material. Certainly any researchers who use the collection should check at City Hall for additional papers of interest.


  • 1800?-1900


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.


17.25 Linear Feet (14 cartons)


The collection is a varied mixture of local records, not a full archive of town/city government to 1900.

Shelf location

Silver Special Collections, Billings Library.

Acquisition Information:

Donated by the City of Burlington, July, 1988
Inventory of the Burlington Town/City Records, Burlington, Vermont, 1790-1900
Unverified Full Draft
© 1998
Language of description

Repository Details

Part of the University of Vermont Libraries, Special Collections Repository

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