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Miriam Chapin Papers

 Collection
Identifier: mss-242

Scope and Content Note

The Miriam Chapin Papers contain notes, correspondence, typescripts of Chapin's published and unpublished writings, miscellaneous printed matter, clippings (newspaper and magazines), research material, and essay journals reflecting topics such as women's rights, education, contemporary Canadian affairs, Latin America, Native American rights, linguistics, the Canadian Broadcasting Company, unions in Vermont, and Vermont city life.

Dates

  • 1944-1963

Creator

Access

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

Miriam Chapin was born in Chicago, Illinois in August 1946. She grew up to be a writer who divided her time between the United States and Canada, spending winters in Montreal and summers in East Wallingford, Vermont. Her books included English translations of French-Canadian works as well as her own pieces on Canada.

In 1957, Chapin had an article pushed in the December issue of Harper’s Magazine titled "Vermont: Where are all those Yankees" in which she describes herself as a "sixth generation Vermonter" and turns a critical eye on the current condition of the state and its citizens. The article garnered mostly negative media attention in the area from Vermont citizens who felt she was overly critical. Other research interests included linguistics and labor unions, particularly those in Vermont.

She married Edward Chapin in 1912 and the couple had four children before divorcing in 1947. Chapin died in Montreal in December 1965.

Extent

1.25 Linear Feet (1 carton)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

The Miriam Chapin Papers contain notes, correspondence, typescripts of Chapin's published and unpublished writings, miscellaneous printed matter, clippings (newspaper and magazines), research material, and essay journals reflecting topics such as women's rights, education, contemporary Canadian affairs, Latin America, Native American rights, linguistics, the Canadian Broadcasting Company, unions in Vermont, and Vermont city life.

Location

Library Research Annex; contact uvmsc@uvm.edu for access.

Title
Guide to the Miriam Chapin Papers
Status
Completed
Date
2019 April
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Undetermined
Script of description
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Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the University of Vermont Libraries, Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Silver Special Collections Library
48 University Place, Room B201
Burlington Vermont 05405 U.S.A. US
(802) 656-2138
(802) 656-4038 (Fax)