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Burlington, Vermont Town/City Records

 Collection
Identifier: mss-688
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.

Dates

  • 1800?-1900

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.

Extent

17.25 Linear Feet (14 cartons)

Abstract

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
Title
Inventory of the Burlington Town/City Records, Burlington, Vermont, 1790-1900
Status
unverified-full-draft
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)