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Gloria May Stoddard Papers

Identifier: mss-530

Scope and Contents

This collection contains typescripts of Stoddard's writings, from various stages of production. Materials include articles, books, correspondence, publishing arrangements, and lists of works.


  • 1959-1979



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 / Historical

Goria May Stoddard wrote several books and articles; the most well known were about notable Vermonters. Her first book, Snowflake Bentley: man of science, man of God was published in 1979. She continued to publish books through the 1980s with Henry Leland: The story of the Vermonter who invented Cadillac and Lincoln and Grace and Cal: a Vermont love story.

She was born Gloria Chadburn in Barton, Vermont in 1942 to Gerald Chadburn and Gladys (Dwyer) Chadburn. She attended Orleans High School where she was involved in the school newspaper and yearbook. She next attended Becker Junior College in Worcester, Massachusetts and worked in the accounting office at the University of Vermont. In 1962, she married Roger Stoddard of Newport. They had two children, Christine Kim (b. 1963) and Roger Dean (b. 1968).


3.125 Linear Feet (3 cartons)

Language of Materials



Collection consists of the typescripts of Stoddard's writings about notable Vermonters "Snowflake" Bentley (Wilson Bentley), Henry Leland, and Calvin Coolidge and Grace Coolidge. Maples and maple sugaring are also covered as a topic alongside more general articles printed in publications for children.


Library Research Annex; contact for access.

Guide to the Gloria May Stoddard Papers
2018 July
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Repository Details

Part of the University of Vermont Libraries, Special Collections Repository

Silver Special Collections Library
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Burlington Vermont 05405 U.S.A. US
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