Skip to main content

Vincent D'Acuti Papers

Identifier: mss-261

Scope and Content Note

The Vincent D'Acuti Papers show the activity of South Burlington, Vermont while it transitioned from a town to a city. Mr. D'Acuti was a board member for the agencies represented in this collection. The largest extent of the material relates to the Burlington International Airport, followed by that of the City of South Burlington and the Lake Champlain Bridge Commission. The material from the Sara Holbrook Center and UVM Council comprise only a small portion of the collection. The majority of the papers are meeting minutes, correspondence, and reports regarding the finances, activities, or physical characteristics of agency sites. Financial reports consist of budgets, expense reports, invoices and monthly invoice lists, revenue reports, expense reports, expenditure reports, audit reports, and disbursement records. Every effort has been made to maintain the original arrangement; thus, supporting material is regularly filed with meeting minutes in which the topics were discussed with the exception financial information which was often removed and filed separately. Users are encouraged to utilize the files titled "Meeting Minutes and Agendas" throughout the collection. Mr. D'Acuti utilized a mostly chronological filing system, so these files cover a wide variety of topics and show the regular activity of the agencies represented. The papers are arranged in five distinct series (based on agency affiliation), then alphabetically by file title, with similar material grouped together under topical headings. Note that the bulk of the material is from 1963 to 1968 and 1983 to 1988 with very little material present from the 1970s.


  • 1865, 1953 - 1991
  • Majority of material found within 1964 - 1986



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.

Biographical Note

Known as "Mr. South Burlington," Vincent D'Acuti was born on June 19, 1920 and served in the army during World War II, reaching the rank of Master Sergeant. In his civilian life he worked as the owner of the local Dairy Queen and Station Manager of WJOY, WQCR, and JOY Motivation. He was also president of the Vermont Broadcasters Association, Director of the Burlington Boys Club, Director of the Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce, President of the Lake Champlain Sales and Marketing Executives, among others. Specific roles represented in the collection are as follows: Burlington Airport Commission, representative from South Burlington; South Burlington Board of Selectmen, chairman; Lake Champlain Bridge Commission, member; Sara Holbrook Community Center, board member on multiple committees; UVM Council, member. His over fifty years of active membership in the Kiwanis Club is not represented in this collection. He died on September 23, 1998 and was memorialized by Senator James Jeffords in a statement before th US Senate. He was married to Lillian and had two daughters, Donna and Diane.


3 Linear Feet (3 cartons)

Language of Materials



Unpublished papers concerning the Burlington International Airport, The City of South Burlington during its transition from a town to a city, The Lake Champlain Bridge Commission, and other local organizations.


Library Research Annex; contact for access.

Guide to the Vincent D'Acuti Papers
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note

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)