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Lee E. Emerson Papers

 Collection
Identifier: mss-101

Scope and Content

The collection covers the years 1941-(1951-1955)-1962. It is divided into 4 series. It includes the official papers of the governor's office (1951-1954), which were donated by the State of Vermont after they had been microformed by the Vermont Public Records Division. These official papers form series 1, which is designated "Gubernatorial Papers." The collection also includes nine cartons of personal papers donated by the Governor in July 1973.

Series 2 of the collection, "Proclamations, Publicity and Speeches," covers 1949-1962 and includes materials from Emerson's U.S. Senate campaign (1958) and his U.S> House of Representatives campaign (1960). Series 3 of the collection, "Newspaper Clippings," that cover Emerson's gubernatorial years. They are arranged by subject. Highlights of the clippings include the dismissal of Peter A. Howe, State Liquor Control Board Commissioner, the Oleo Margarine Bill, U.S. Senator Ralph Flanders, and the UVM Alex Novikoff case. Series 4 of the collection contains reports, proceedings and other evidence relating to the Emerson vs. Bove Liquor Board Case, 1941-1946.

Dates

  • 1941-1962

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.

Biography

Lee E. Emerson was born in Hardwick, VT, on December 19, 1898, and moved to Barton, VT, at the age of 16. Emerson graduated from Barton Academy in 1917, received an A.S. from Syracuse University in 1921 and a L.L.B. from George Washington University Law School in 1926. He was elected as a Republican to the Vermont House of Representatives in 1939, the Vermont State Senate in 1943, served two terms as lieutenant governor, 1945-47, before he was elected governor in 1951-53 and 1953-55. His religious preference was Baptist. He died in Berlin, VT, on May 26, 1976.

Extent

14 Linear Feet (14 cartons)

Overview

Emerson was elected as a Republican to the Vermont House of Representatives in 1939, the Vermont State Senate in 1943, served two terms as lieutenant governor, 1945-47, before he was elected governor in 1951-53 and 1953-55. The collection covers the years 1941-(1951-1955)-1962.

Physical Location

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

Acquisition Information

donated by Vermont Public Records Office and by Governot Emerson, 1969 and 1975, respectively
Title
Guide to the Lee E. Emerson 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:
Silver Special Collections Library
48 University Place, Room B201
Burlington Vermont 05405 U.S.A. US
(802) 656-2138
(802) 656-4038 (Fax)