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Thomas P. Salmon Papers
Creator: Salmon, Thomas P.
Dates:  1957-1976
Extent:  11.0 Linear feet
Abstract: Collection contains correspondence, notes, memoranda, speeches, reports, proceedings, printed materials, legal client/case files, Democratic party committee materials, campaign financial and other records, and other materials documenting his activities as a lawyer, VT state legislator, VT Governor, and his campaigns for VT Legislature, Governor, and U.S. Senate and other work in the Democratic party.
I.L. Salomon Collection
Creator: Salomon, Isidore Lawrence, 1899-1985
Dates:  1952-1972
Extent:  3 boxes.
Abstract:  I. L. Salomon was an American poet and translator.
Savage Family Papers
Creator: Savage Family
Dates:  1768-1902
Extent:  2.0 Linear feet5 boxes
Abstract: Collection includes primarily letters (1860-79) recieved by Reuben A. and Elizabeth R. Ladd Savage, residents of Stowe, Vt., from family members in New England, Baraboo, Wisconsin, Esondido, California, Lawrence, Kansas, and Metamora, Illinois, concerning everday life; includes a few civil War letters from Stowe men serving in the Army.
Francis O. Sawyer Civil War Collection
Creator: Sawyer, Francis O.
Dates:  1862-1870
Extent:  1 carton
Abstract:  The Francis O. Sawyer Papers consist of approximately one linear foot of manuscript material from the Quartermaster Corps, U.S. Volunteers.
Hayward Merriam Severance Papers
Creator: Severance, Hayward Merriam, 1887-
Dates:  1931-1971
Extent:  2 boxes
Abstract:  The Hayward Severance Memorial Collection contains personal correspondence, typescripts, and handnotes.
Shelburne Spinners Records
Creator: Shelburne Spinners
Dates:  1972-1978
Extent:  2 Boxes, 1 loose-leaf binder
Abstract:  The collection contains the records for internal management of the co-operative, e.g., minutes of weekly meeting for four years, newsletters for three years, dye recipes for five years.
Charles Monroe Sheldon Papers
Creator: Sheldon, Charles Monroe
Dates:  1887-1967
Extent:  1 carton
Abstract:  The Charles Monroe Sheldon collection includes fourteen (14) printed sermons which were delivered by Dr. Sheldon at the Waterbury (Vermont) Congregational Church from October 1887 to September 1888. The first nine of these form a series which outlines the "Reasons for Living the Christian Life."
Winfield T. Sherwood Collection
Creator: Sherwood, Winfield T.
Dates:  late1860s-1926
Extent:  1 carton
Abstract:  The Winfield T. Sherwood collection contains the correspondence of W.T. Sherwood with two editors, and either the manuscripts or typescripts, or both, for thirty-eight short stories and novelettes.
Mary Jean Simpson Papers
Creator: Simpson, Mary Jean, 1888-1977
Dates:  1930-1968
Extent:  21.0 Linear feet
Abstract: Collection contains correspondence, notes, photos, diaries, and other materials documenting Simpson's political, educational, public affairs, and personal activities.
Wilder Arthur Simpson Papers
Creator: Simpson, Wilder Arthur, 1887-1971
Dates:  1930-1968
Extent:  6 boxes
Abstract:  Approximately half of the Simpson papers are newsclippings; the other half consists of correspondence, addresses, court dockets, news releases, notes, pages from assorted U.S. Congressional Records, and miscellaneous material such as insurance forms and material written by other people.
Smith-Kilborn Papers
Creator: Smith Family of New Haven, Vermont
Dates:  1862-1880
Extent:  0.2 Linear feetOne small document box
Abstract: The Smith-Kilborn Letters consist of Kilborn family correspondence from 1862-1863, mostly consisting of letters from the Kilborn men who were serving in the army. The collection also contains Smith correspondence from 1872-1880. Most of these letters are addressed to one Eva E. Smith (occasionally spelled Evah).
Smith Family Papers
Creator: Smith family
Dates:  1797-1956
Extent:  11.0 Linear feet11 cartons
Abstract: Collection includes correspondence and other papers of a prominent Vermont political family. The Smith Family Papers contain correspondence, legal documents, notes, typed and printed material, newspaper clippings and assorted family memorabilia.
Len Solo, Teacher Drop Out Center papers
Creator: Solo, Len
Dates:  circa 1965-1980
Extent:  8.3 Linear feet
Abstract: Collection contains correspondence, printed matter, and completed questionnaires from and about alternative schools, as well as video and audio recordings of interviews, newsletters, directories, articles, and other materials about alternative education, educators, and institutions.
Harris W. Soule Papers
Creator: Soule, Harris W.
Dates:  1953-1973
Extent:  1carton
Abstract:  The Harris W. Soule Papers are made up almost entirely of materials relating to his book, Northwoods Tales and Unusual Recipes. Included are manuscripts, typescripts and printer's galleys of the work, as well as correspondence with publishers, prospective buyers and reviewers.
South Burlington Town Records
Creator: South Burlington (Vt.).
Dates:  1807?-1900
Extent:  2.0 Linear feet
Abstract: Collection consists of scattered records of the town of South Burlington, mostly from the 1870s to 1890s. Includes highway expenditures, school bills and reports, and vital records, as well as non-official records, including those relating to the Grange, correspondence, letters of inquiry, and old newspapers.
John Spargo Papers
Creator: Spargo, John,, 1876-1966
Dates:  1750-1966
Extent:  18.34 Linear feet5 cartons, 23 boxes, 18 volumes
Abstract: John Spargo was a historian and reformer.The founder of the Bennington Museum, president of the Bennington Battle Monument and the Vermont Hsitorical Society. Collection includes correspondence, notes, writings, newspaper clippings, and other papers, relating to Spargo's activities as a Socialists (1901-16), and subsequently as political analyst, historian, and anti-communist; together with letters, deeds, court records, government documents, and other autograph and ms. material relating to Vermont collected by him.
Spear Family Papers
Creator: Spear Family
Dates:  1793-1942
Extent:  Two cartons, two oversize bound volumes
Abstract:  Richard Spear (1737 - 1788) moved to Shelburne, Vermont, from Braintree, Massachusetts, in the summer of 1783. He died five years later, but his sons Asahel (1778 - 1849) and Elhanan W. Spear (1782 - 1869) remained in Shelburne and raised families there. The Spear Family Papers contain an interesting variety of manuscripts from the 1790s to the 1940s.
St. Paul's Episcopal Church Records
Creator: St. Paul's Episcopal Church (Burlington, Vt.)
Dates:  1830-1973
Extent:  2 cartons, 1 box
Abstract:  The St. Paul's Episcopal Church Papers include a wide range of materials from the period 1830-1973. There are letters and other papers relating to the establishment of the Episcopal Diocese of Vermont in the early 1830s, as well as the record book of the Episcopal Society of Burlington from its foundation on December 6, 1830, through the mid-1870s.
Robert T. Stafford Papers
Creator: Stafford, Robert T.
Dates:  circa 1955-1988
Extent:  645.0 Linear feet647 containers
Kaye Starbird Papers
Creator: Starbird, Kaye
Dates:  1922-1975
Extent:  8.0 Linear feet
Abstract: Collection contains correspondence with friends and family, including a group of correspondence with her first husband, James Dalton, some personal records including medical and financial records, and various drafts and revisions of her writings, including short stories and poetry for children.
Henry Stevens Papers
Creator: Stevens, Henry, 1791-1867
Dates:  1757-1870
Extent:  6.0 Linear feet6 cartons, 1 box
Abstract: Collection includes family correspondence and business papers (mostly 1832-63) including letters from Stevens’ sons, Benjamin Franklin Stevens (1833-1902), bookman and antiquarian who established the firm of Stevens and Brown in London; and Henry Stevens Jr. (1819-1866), London bookseller and collector who was instumental in building the libraries of John Carter Brown, James Lenox and Peter Force. Includes letters to Henry Stevens Jr., from Peter Force (1790-1868), Charles C. Jewett (1816-1868), Francis Parkman (1823-1893), Jared Sparks (1789-1866), and other collectors and librarians.
Gloria May Stoddard Papers
Creator: Stoddard, Gloria May, 1942-
Dates:  1959-1979
Extent:  3.75 Linear feet
Abstract: Collection consists of the typescripts of Stoddard's writings about Vermont persons and activities.
William Stow Civil War Letters
Creator: Stow, William
Dates:  1861-1864
Extent:  0.2 Linear feet1 narrow box.
Abstract: Letters of Private William Stow of the Second Vermont Infantry in the Civil War. Includes a few letters of his brother Lewis, also in the second.
Summit House Records
Creator: Summit House (Mount Mansfield, Vt.)
Dates:  1869-1958
Extent:  3 boxes and 25 large bound manuscript volumes
Abstract:  Records of the Summit House at Mount Mansfield, chiefly correspondence and hotel registers.

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