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Myrtle Lane Vermont Slide Collection

Identifier: mss-411

Scope and Contents

The Myrtle Lane Vermont Slide Collection consists of roughly 8,600 slides depicting approximately 150 towns and cities in Vermonts. Myrtle Lane photographed flowers, architecture, state parks, churches, storefronts, museums, and railroads, as well as events by birding groups and the Chittenden County Historical Society. Most of the slides have been dated and annotated by Lane; the collection preserves the slides’ original organizational structure, alphabetically sorted by town name, with each sub-location’s slides sorted chronologically, and then by slide number.


  • 1968-1990



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

Myrtle Daisy Quigley was born on March 22, 1919 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Earl and Nellie Quigley. In 1938, Myrtle Quigley married Frank Graffagnino, and, following their divorce in the 1950s, she chose to adopt the surname Lane for its brevity. In 1961, Myrtle Lane moved to Montpelier, Vermont, where she became involved in a variety of activist movements and organizations, including the Civil Rights Movement and the Peace Concern, as well as Women Strike for Peace, The Box Project, and Vermont in Mississippi. For the latter three, Lane edited the newsletters. In 1969, Lane moved to Williston, Vermont, where she co-founded the Williston Historical Society, serving as its first newsletter editor, and became an active member in the Chittenden County Historical Society. Myrtle Lane moved to Florida in 1977, and died in Ormond Beach, Florida on December 3, 2006 at the age of 87.


22 Linear Feet (22 box albums)

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Collection consists of slides depicting sites in many Vermont towns. The photographs were taken by Myrtle Lane.


Library Research Annex; contact for access.

Guide to the Myrtle Lane Vermont Slide Collection
2018 October
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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)