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Vermont Farm Bureau Papers

Identifier: mss-006

Scope and Contents Note

The Vermont Farm Bureau Papers contain correspondence, reports, newspaper clippings and printed matter. Although the material spans the period 1895-1968, most of the papers fall between the years 1919-1930. The overall arrangement is chronological, and topics with each year are arranged alphabetically. In addition to the statewide concerns of the Bureau, the collection includes correspondence with county and out-of-state farm bureaus, and the American Federation of Farm Bureaus. Some of the more prominent subjects in the collection are dairy, livestock and grain marketing; the Muscle Shoals Project; minutes of the annual meetings of the Vermont Farm Bureau; publicity, and relevant legislation. Pre-1915 material consists of a few clippings and publications.


  • 1895-1968


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Curator of Manuscripts.

Historical Note

The Vermont Farm Bureau was organized in 1915 with Ellsworth B. Cornwall as its first president. Prior to 1915 only independent county farm bureaus existed. The Vermont Farm Bureau has been instrumental in bringing about legislation beneficial to farmers, and it has served the farmer as an educational and social institution.


10 Linear Feet (8 cartons)

Language of Materials



The Vermont Farm Bureau Papers contain correspondence at multiple levels, reports, legislation, newspaper clippings, publicity, and printed matter.

Physical Location

Library Research Annex; contact for access.

Guide to the Vermont Farm Bureau Papers
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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)