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Maple Research, University of Vermont

 Record Group
Identifier: RG-073

Scope and Contents

The Maple Research, University of Vermont records include materials from University of Vermont faculty members involved in the maple research project. The collection is organized primarily according to various faculty members; most prominent among these are James (Jim) W. Marvin, Mariafranca Morselli, Charles H. Jones, and Fred Laing, also with materials from Fortis Abbott, C. F. Coons, and M. Lynn Whalen, as well as general materials not linked to any specific researcher. Among these are materials from a UVM Vermont Maple History Research Committee.

The materials include manuscripts of published and unpublished research papers, reference articles, correspondence (both professional and personal), newspaper clippings, photographs, media (16mm films, slides, microfilm), digital materials (videocassettes, cassettes, computer tapes), newsletters, research proposals, grants, and reports, data and experiments, meetings and symposia, graduate and undergraduate student research and projects, and course information. Also included is maple industry information: statistics, reports, equipment, and professional organizations including the Vermont Maple Industry Council, the International Maple Syrup Institute, the Vermont Maple Sugar Makers' Association, as well as the Green Mountain Audubon Society. Much research was conducted at the Proctor Maple Research Farm.


  • 1874-2004

Language of Materials

Collection is primarily in English, with some materials in French and German.


Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

All requests for permission to publish or quote from archives must be submitted in writing to the University Archivist.


The Maple Research collection includes papers from UVM faculty members prominent in the maple research project. C. H. Jones was among the first maple researchers at UVM. Fred Laing, James Marvin, Mariafranca Morselli, Raymond Foulds, and Lynn Whalen became involved with maple research at UVM following in C. H. Jones' footsteps, dates ranging from the 1950s to early 2000s.


149 Linear Feet (116 cartons, 16 boxes, 1 oversize folder)


The Maple Research, University of Vermont collection includes materials from UVM faculty members prominent in the maple research project. Includes data and experiments, manuscripts, and maple industry information.


Library Research Annex, contact for access

Guide to the Maple Research Records
2017 May
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Repository Details

Part of the University of Vermont Archives Repository

Silver Special Collections Library
48 University Place, Room B201
Burlington Vermont 05405 U.S.A. US
802-656-4038 (Fax)