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Collection Summary
Administrative Information
Access:
Publication Rights:
Biography
Scope and Content
Separated Material
Container List
Miscellaneous Organizations
Books
Autobiography
Diaries
Lantern Slides
UVM Old Buildings Project
Building Photos
Old Vermont Houses
Oversize Drawer
File Drawers
Portfolios

Herbert W. Congdon Papers Collection

Collection Inventory

Miscellaneous Organizations   

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Notes on collection, UVM correspondence with Mrs. Congdon   1966-1969 

Carton 1 Folder 1

Long Trail/Green Mountain Club: correspondence   1919-1920 

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Long Trail/Green Mountain Club: correspondence   1924-1930 

Carton 1 Folder 3

Long Trail/Green Mountain Club: Green Mountain Club Prize Photographs   1928 

Carton 1 Folder 4

Long Trail/Green Mountain Club: National Guard reconnaissance trip, diary   1914 

Carton 1 Folder 5

Long Trail/Green Mountain Club: National Guard reconnaissance trip, miscellaneous papers   1914 

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Long Trail/Green Mountain Club: The Long Trail in Vermont, blueprint map   1926 

Carton 1 Folder 7

Long Trail/Green Mountain Club: The Long Trail in Vermont, blueprint map   1930 

Carton 1 Folder 8

Long Trail/Green Mountain Club: maps and guides   no date 

Carton 1 Folder 9

Long Trail/Green Mountain Club: New York section bulletins, printed miscellaneous.   1921-1924 

Carton 1 Folder 10

Long Trail/Green Mountain Club: New York section bulletins, printed miscellaneous.   1924-1927 

Carton 1 Folder 11

Long Trail/Green Mountain Club: newspaper clippings reprints   1920 

Carton 1 Folder 12

Long Trail/Green Mountain Club: newspaper clippings reprints   1923-1930 

Carton 1 Folder 13

Long Trail/Green Mountain Club: photos and postcards   no date 

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Long Trail/Green Mountain Club: printed ephemera   1921-1922 

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Long Trail/Green Mountain Club: printed ephemera   1926-1942 

Carton 1 Folder 16

Long Trail/Green Mountain Club: report of the Committee on Requirements for Long Trail Camps   no date 

Carton 1 Folder 17

Long Trail/Green Mountain Club: manuscript miscellaneous., scraps, notes, etc.   no date 

Carton 1 Folder 18

Society of Colonial Wars: Correspondence   1926 

Carton 1 Folder 19

Mortar Board initiation: correspondence, and directions for ceremony   1926 

Carton 1 Folder 20

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Books   

Carton Folder

The Covered Bridge: contract with Publishers, Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.   1945 

Carton 1 Folder 21

The Covered Bridge: correspondence with photographer Edmund H. Royce   1942-1946 

Carton 1 Folder 22

The Covered Bridge: correspondence with publishers   1959-1972 

Carton 1 Folder 23

The Covered Bridge: correspondence with readers   1945-1952 

Carton 1 Folder 24

The Covered Bridge: newspaper clippings, publicity releases, etc.   1946 

Carton 1 Folder 25

Covered Bridges: miscellaneous notes   no date 

Carton 1 Folder 26

Covered Bridges: transcripts of newspaper clippings   no date 

Carton 1 Folder 27

Dake of Castleton: monograph, typescript   1949 

Carton 1 Folder 28

Dake of Castleton: monograph, correspondence with readers   1949-1960 

Carton 1 Folder 29

Dake of Castleton: monograph, correspondence concerning new edition   1963-1964 

Carton 1 Folder 30

Vermont Life magazine, correspondence regarding article on Vermont Churches   1955 

Carton 1 Folder 31

Personal correspondence with Charles M. Ford   1955-1956 

Carton 1 Folder 32

Some Old Vermont Meeting and Churches Vermont History   1959 January 

Carton 1 Folder 33

Early American Homes for Today: typescript   1962 

Carton 1 Folder 34

Early American Homes for Today: proof copy and Index   1962 

Carton 1 Folder 35

Early American Homes for Today: proofs with Illus.   1962 

Carton 1 Folder 36

Early American Homes for Today: correspondence with publisher and review   1959-1965 

Carton 1 Folder 37

John Hutchins, The Hunt Mansion, school paper   ca. 1963 

Carton 1 Folder 38

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Autobiography   

Carton Folder

Autobiography: Contents   no date 

Carton 1 Folder 39

Autobiography: prologue   no date 

Carton 1 Folder 40

Autobiography: chapters 1-3   no date 

Carton 1 Folder 41

Autobiography: chapters 4-6   no date 

Carton 1 Folder 42

Autobiography: chapters 7-8   no date 

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Autobiography: chapters 9-10   no date 

Carton 1 Folder 44

Autobiography: chapters 11-12   no date 

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Autobiography: chapters 13-14   no date 

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Autobiography: chapters 15-16   no date 

Carton 1 Folder 47

Autobiography: chapters 17-18   no date 

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Autobiography: chapter 19   no date 

Carton 1 Folder 49

Autobiography: chapter 20   no date 

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Autobiography: chapters 21-22   no date 

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Autobiography: chapters 23-24   no date 

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Autobiography: chapters 25-26   no date 

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Autobiography: chapters 27-28   no date 

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Autobiography: chapters 29-30   no date 

Carton 1 Folder 55

Autobiography: chapters 31-33   no date 

Carton 1 Folder 56

Autobiography: chapters 34-35   no date 

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Autobiography: chapters 36-37   no date 

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Autobiography: chapters 38-39   no date 

Carton 1 Folder 59

Autobiography: chapter 40   no date 

Carton 1 Folder 60

Autobiography: chapters 41-42   no date 

Carton 1 Folder 61

Autobiography: chapter 43   no date 

Carton 1 Folder 62

Autobiography: chapter 44   no date 

Carton 1 Folder 63

Autobiography: chapter 45   no date 

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Autobiography: chapters 46-47   no date 

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Autobiography: completion by Helen W. J. Congdon   no date 

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miscellaneous, scraps, etc.   miscellaneous. dates 

Carton 1 Folder 67

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Diaries   

Scope and Content

Diaries: 1928-1938, 1942-1965 (36 volumes).

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Lantern Slides   

Scope and Content

  • Lantern Slides of Long Trail, 250 color slides, 43 black and white slides and 1 negative.
  • Lantern Slides of Vermont Structures, 50 color slides, 130 black and white slides and 7 negatives

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UVM Old Buildings Project   

Carton Folder

UVM Old Buildings Project: Warren R. Austin, Legal opinion on using Wilbur Funds for Project   May 1935 

Carton 5 Folder 1

UVM Old Buildings Project: Cover letter introducing the Project   June 1936 

Carton 5 Folder 2

UVM Old Buildings Project: Correspondence   Nov.-Dec. 1935 

Carton 5 Folder 3

UVM Old Buildings Project: Correspondence   Jan.-March 1936 

Carton 5 Folder 4

UVM Old Buildings Project: Correspondence   April-May 1936 

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UVM Old Buildings Project: Correspondence   June-July 1936 

Carton 5 Folder 6

UVM Old Buildings Project: Correspondence   Aug.-Sept. 1936 

Carton 5 Folder 7

UVM Old Buildings Project: Correspondence   Oct.-Dec. 1936 

Carton 5 Folder 8

UVM Old Buildings Project: Correspondence   January 1937 

Carton 5 Folder 9

UVM Old Buildings Project: Correspondence   Feb.-April 1937 

Carton 5 Folder 10

UVM Old Buildings Project: Correspondence   May-June 1937 

Carton 5 Folder 11

UVM Old Buildings Project: Correspondence   July-Sept. 1937 

Carton 5 Folder 12

UVM Old Buildings Project: Correspondence   Oct.-Dec. 1937 

Carton 5 Folder 13

UVM Old Buildings Project: Correspondence   Jan.-March 1938 

Carton 5 Folder 14

UVM Old Buildings Project: Correspondence   April-June 1938 

Carton 5 Folder 15

UVM Old Buildings Project: Correspondence   July-Sept. 1938 

Carton 5 Folder 16

UVM Old Buildings Project: Correspondence   Oct. 1938 

Carton 5 Folder 17

UVM Old Buildings Project: Correspondence   November 1938 

Carton 5 Folder 18

UVM Old Buildings Project: Correspondence   December 1938 

Carton 5 Folder 19

UVM Old Buildings Project: Correspondence   1939 

Carton 5 Folder 20

UVM Old Buildings Project: Correspondence   Jan.-April 1940 

Carton 5 Folder 21

UVM Old Buildings Project: Correspondence   May-July 1940 

Carton 5 Folder 22

UVM Old Buildings Project: Correspondence   Aug.-Oct. 1940 

Carton 5 Folder 23

UVM Old Buildings Project: Correspondence   Nov.-Dec. 1940 

Carton 5 Folder 24

UVM Old Buildings Project: Correspondence   1941 

Carton 5 Folder 25

UVM Old Buildings Project: Correspondence   1942 

Carton 5 Folder 26

UVM Old Buildings Project: Correspondence   1943 

Carton 5 Folder 27

UVM Old Buildings Project: Correspondence   1944 

Carton 5 Folder 28

UVM Old Buildings Project: Correspondence   Jan.-July 1945 

Carton 5 Folder 29

UVM Old Buildings Project: Correspondence   August 1945 

Carton 5 Folder 30

UVM Old Buildings Project: Correspondence   Sept.-Dec.1945 

Carton 5 Folder 31

UVM Old Buildings Project: Correspondence   Jan.-July 1946 

Carton 5 Folder 32

UVM Old Buildings Project: Correspondence   Aug.-Dec. 1946 

Carton 5 Folder 33

UVM Old Buildings Project: Correspondence   Jan.-Aug. 1947 

Carton 5 Folder 34

UVM Old Buildings Project: Correspondence   Sept.-Dec. 1947 

Carton 5 Folder 35

UVM Old Buildings Project: Correspondence   1948-1949 

Carton 5 Folder 36

UVM Old Buildings Project: Correspondence   1950 

Carton 5 Folder 37

UVM Old Buildings Project: Correspondence   1951 

Carton 5 Folder 38

UVM Old Buildings Project: Correspondence   1952 

Carton 5 Folder 39

UVM Old Buildings Project: Correspondence   no date 

Carton 5 Folder 40

UVM Old Buildings Project: expense account for fieldwork, supplies   1936-1941 

Carton 5 Folder 41

UVM Old Buildings Project: detailed report of first trip, buildings photographed   July 1936 

Carton 5 Folder 42

UVM Old Buildings Project: partial list of photographs   Aug. 1936 

Carton 5 Folder 43

UVM Old Buildings Project: partial list of photographs   Oct. 1936 

Carton 5 Folder 44

UVM Old Buildings Project: partial list of photographs   Nov. 1936 

Carton 5 Folder 45

UVM Old Buildings Project: partial list of photographs   May 6, 1937 

Carton 5 Folder 46

UVM Old Buildings Project: partial list of photographs   May 8, 1937 

Carton 5 Folder 47

UVM Old Buildings Project: partial list of photographs   June 1937 

Carton 5 Folder 48

UVM Old Buildings Project: partial list of photographs   Jan. 1, 1939 

Carton 5 Folder 49

UVM Old Buildings Project: partial list of photographs   Jan. 1939 

Carton 5 Folder 50

UVM Old Buildings Project: list of photographs sent to Yankee Magazine   Nov. 1939 

Carton 5 Folder 51

UVM Old Buildings Project: partial list of photographs   June 1940 

Carton 5 Folder 52

UVM Old Buildings Project: list of photographs ordered by Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY   July 1940 

Carton 5 Folder 53

UVM Old Buildings Project: partial list of photographs   Nov. 1940 

Carton 5 Folder 54

UVM Old Buildings Project: partial list of photographs   Dec. 3, 1940 

Carton 5 Folder 55

UVM Old Buildings Project: partial list of photographs   Dec. 15, 1940 

Carton 5 Folder 56

UVM Old Buildings Project: partial list of photographs   Jan. 11, 1941 

Carton 5 Folder 57

UVM Old Buildings Project: partial list of photographs   Jan. 13, 1941 

Carton 5 Folder 58

UVM Old Buildings Project: bills for photograph work, supplies   1946 

Carton 5 Folder 59

UVM Old Buildings Project: partial list of photographs   

Carton 5 Folder 60

UVM Old Buildings Project: partial list of photographs   

Carton 5 Folder 61

UVM Old Buildings Project: list of photographs sent to Huntington Library, California   

Carton 5 Folder 62

UVM Old Buildings Project: list old buildings selected by State Committee   

Carton 5 Folder 63

UVM Old Buildings Project: key to photographs taken by J. R. Whipple   

Carton 5 Folder 64

UVM Old Buildings Project: notes on condition of display photographs   

Carton 5 Folder 65

UVM Old Buildings Project: key to filing system for negatives   

Carton 5 Folder 66

UVM Old Buildings Project: newspaper clippings about the project   

Carton 5 Folder 67

UVM Old Buildings Project: clippings on similar projects elsewhere   

Carton 5 Folder 68

UVM Old Buildings Project: suggested minimum standards for negatives   

Carton 5 Folder 69

UVM Old Buildings Project: state committee on Old Buildings Project membership list   

Carton 5 Folder 70

UVM Old Buildings Project: Asher, Benjamin, biographical sketch   

Carton 5 Folder 71

UVM Old Buildings Project: notes on buildings, Addison County   

Carton 5 Folder 72

UVM Old Buildings Project: notes on buildings, Addison County   

Carton 5 Folder 73

UVM Old Buildings Project: notes on buildings, Addison County   

Carton 5 Folder 74

UVM Old Buildings Project: notes on buildings, Bennington County   

Carton 5 Folder 75

UVM Old Buildings Project: notes on buildings, Addison County   

Carton 5 Folder 76

UVM Old Buildings Project: notes on buildings, Addison County   

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UVM Old Buildings Project: notes on buildings, Addison County   

Carton 5 Folder 78

UVM Old Buildings Project: notes on buildings, Addison County   

Carton 5 Folder 79

UVM Old Buildings Project: notes on buildings, Caledonia County   

Carton 5 Folder 80

UVM Old Buildings Project: notes on buildings, Chittenden County   

Carton 5 Folder 81

UVM Old Buildings Project: notes on buildings, Addison County   

Carton 5 Folder 82

UVM Old Buildings Project: notes on buildings, Franklin County   

Carton 5 Folder 83

UVM Old Buildings Project: notes on buildings, Grand Isle County   

Carton 5 Folder 84

UVM Old Buildings Project: notes on buildings, Lamoille County   

Carton 5 Folder 85

UVM Old Buildings Project: notes on buildings, Orange County   

Carton 5 Folder 86

UVM Old Buildings Project: notes on buildings, Rutland County   

Carton 5 Folder 87

UVM Old Buildings Project: notes on buildings, Rutland County   

Carton 5 Folder 88

UVM Old Buildings Project: notes on buildings, Rutland County   

Carton 5 Folder 89

UVM Old Buildings Project: notes on buildings, Rutland County   

Carton 5 Folder 90

UVM Old Buildings Project: notes on buildings, Orleans County   

Carton 5 Folder 91

UVM Old Buildings Project: notes on buildings, Washington County   

Carton 5 Folder 92

UVM Old Buildings Project: notes on buildings, Windham County   

Carton 5 Folder 93

UVM Old Buildings Project: notes on buildings, Windham County   

Carton 5 Folder 94

UVM Old Buildings Project: notes on buildings, Windsor County   

Carton 5 Folder 95

UVM Old Buildings Project: notes on buildings, Windsor County   

Carton 5 Folder 96

UVM Old Buildings Project: notes on buildings, Windsor County   

Carton 5 Folder 97

UVM Old Buildings Project:miscellaneous. Notes on buildings   

Carton 5 Folder 98

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Building Photos   

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Building Photos: Addison County Ferrisburg   

Carton 5 Folder 99

Building Photos: Addison County Middlebury   

Carton 5 Folder 100

Building Photos: Addison County Panton   

Carton 5 Folder 101

Building Photos: Addison County Vergennes   

Carton 5 Folder 102

Building Photos: Bennington County Arlington   

Carton 5 Folder 103

Building Photos: Bennington County Dorset   

Carton 5 Folder 104

Building Photos: Bennington County Manchester   

Carton 5 Folder 105

Building Photos: Caledonia County Danville   

Carton 5 Folder 106

Building Photos: Caledonia County Lyndon   

Carton 5 Folder 107

Building Photos: Caledonia County Peacham   

Carton 5 Folder 108

Building Photos: Caledonia County Ryegate   

Carton 5 Folder 109

Building Photos: Chittenden County Burlington   

Carton 5 Folder 110

Building Photos: Chittenden County Jericho   

Carton 5 Folder 111

Building Photos: Essex County Concord   

Carton 5 Folder 112

Building Photos: Franklin County Berkshire   

Carton 5 Folder 113

Building Photos: Franklin County Enosburg   

Carton 5 Folder 114

Building Photos: Franklin County Fairfield   

Carton 5 Folder 115

Building Photos: Franklin County Georgia   

Carton 5 Folder 116

Building Photos: Franklin County St. Albans   

Carton 5 Folder 117

Building Photos: Franklin County St. Albans   

Carton 5 Folder 118

Building Photos: Franklin County Swanton   

Carton 5 Folder 119

Building Photos: Grand Isle County South Hero   

Carton 5 Folder 120

Building Photos: Lamoille County Stowe   

Carton 5 Folder 121

Building Photos: Orange County Bradford   

Carton 5 Folder 122

Building Photos: Orange County Brookfield   

Carton 5 Folder 123

Building Photos: Orange County Corinth   

Carton 5 Folder 124

Building Photos: Orange County Randolph   

Carton 5 Folder 125

Building Photos: Orange County Thetford   

Carton 5 Folder 126

Building Photos: Orange County Thetford   

Carton 5 Folder 127

Building Photos: Orleans County Beebe Plain   

Carton 5 Folder 128

Building Photos: Rutland County Castleton   

Carton 5 Folder 129

Building Photos: Rutland County Poultney   

Carton 5 Folder 130

Building Photos: Washington County Barre   

Carton 5 Folder 131

Building Photos: Washington County Calais   

Carton 5 Folder 132

Building Photos: Windham County Brattleboro   

Carton 5 Folder 133

Building Photos: Windham County Marlboro   

Carton 5 Folder 134

Building Photos: Windham County Vernon   

Carton 5 Folder 135

Building Photos: Windsor County Bethel   

Carton 5 Folder 136

Building Photos: Windsor County Norwich   

Carton 5 Folder 137

Building Photos: Windsor County Royalton   

Carton 5 Folder 138

Building Photos: unidentified   

Carton 5 Folder 139

covered bridge photos   

Carton 5 Folder 140

Long Trail Photos   Oct. 1917 

Carton 5 Folder 141

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Old Vermont Houses   

Carton Folder

Old Vermont Houses: geographic classification for proposed photographs   Oct. 1938 

Carton 6 Folder 1

Old Vermont Houses: subject classification for proposed photographs   Oct. 1938 

Carton 6 Folder 2

Old Vermont Houses: contract with Stephen Daye Press to publish first edition   Jan. 1940 

Carton 6 Folder 3

Old Vermont Houses (1st ed.): Table of contents, list of Illustrations)   1946 

Carton 6 Folder 4

Old Vermont Houses (1st ed.): Chapter One, The Background   1940 

Carton 6 Folder 5

Old Vermont Houses (1st ed.): Chapter Two, Wooden Houses   1940 

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Old Vermont Houses (1st ed.): Chapter Three, Brick Houses   1940 

Carton 6 Folder 7

Old Vermont Houses (1st ed.): Chapter Four, Stone Houses   1940 

Carton 6 Folder 8

Old Vermont Houses (1st ed.): Chapter Five, An Inn, Three Taverns and a Stand   1940 

Carton 6 Folder 9

Old Vermont Houses (1st ed.): Chapter Six, A Dozen Doorways   1940 

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Old Vermont Houses (1st ed.): Chapter Seven, Virtues from Necessities   1940 

Carton 6 Folder 11

Old Vermont Houses (1st ed.): Chapter Eight, Meeting Houses   1940 

Carton 6 Folder 12

Old Vermont Houses (2nd ed.): Table of Contents, List of Illustrations   1945 

Carton 6 Folder 13

Old Vermont Houses (2nd ed.): Introduction   1945 

Carton 6 Folder 14

Old Vermont Houses (2nd ed.): Chapter One, The Background   1945 

Carton 6 Folder 15

Old Vermont Houses (2nd ed.): Chapter Two, Wooden Houses   1945 

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Old Vermont Houses (2nd ed.): Chapter Three, Brick Houses   1945 

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Old Vermont Houses (2nd ed.): Chapter Four, Stone Houses   1945 

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Old Vermont Houses (2nd ed.): Chapter Five, Build Thee More Stately Mansions   1945 

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Old Vermont Houses (2nd ed.): Chapter Six, A Courthouse, Some Taverns and a Stand   1945 

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Old Vermont Houses (2nd ed.): Chapter Seven, A Dozen Doorways   1945 

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Old Vermont Houses (2nd ed.): Chapter Eight, Carved in Common Sense   1945 

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Old Vermont Houses (2nd ed.): Chapter Nine, Meeting Houses   1945 

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Old Vermont Houses (2nd ed.): Definitions for some Architectural terms   1945 

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Old Vermont Houses (2nd ed.): Index   1945 

Carton 6 Folder 25

Old Vermont Houses: correspondence with Alfred A. Knopf, Publishers   1945-1957 

Carton 6 Folder 26

Old Vermont Houses: correspondence with publishers   1965-1967 

Carton 6 Folder 27

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Oversize Drawer   

Scope and Content

  • 7 negatives for Drawings of Vermont buildings , no date
  • 6 architectural drawings ov Vermont buildings , no date
  • 37 maps of the Long Trail , no date
  • Blueprint of Sherman Library entrance , no date
  • Map of Norwich , 1940
  • Hand drawn map of Marjorie Hulburd Trail , no date
  • Map of NY/NJ , 1916
  • Map of Wyanokie Plateau , no date
  • 4 blueprints of Long Trail, no date
  • 3 maps of Vermont covered bridges, 1946
  • Hand drawn map of Long Trail, no date
  • Map of Middlebury College, 1926
  • Photo: General Stark Trail, 1917

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File Drawers   

Scope and Content

There are ten 5 x 8 file drawers of materials relating to Congdons work on the Old Buildings Project and his later individual study of Vermont's architectural heritage. Five of the drawers contain prints of Vermont buildings, three contain corresponding negatives, and two contain Congdons notes.

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Portfolios   

Scope and Content

There are 270 11 x 14 photos, arranged alphabetically by county and then by town. These photos are enlargements of the prints in the file drawers, made for the museum exhibits compiled from the Old Buildings Project files in 1937-38.

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