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Robert S. Babcock Papers

Collection Summary

Repository
University of Vermont, Bailey/Howe Library, Special Collections
Creator
Babcock, Robert S.
Title
Robert S. Babcock Papers
ID
mss.161
Date [inclusive]
1952-1968
Extent
0.8 Linear feet 2 boxes
Location
Special Collections, Bailey/Howe Library
Language
Abstract
Robert S. Babcock was a Republican Vermont state senator, a member of the Eisenhower State Committee, an alternate to the 1952 national convention, Lieutenant Governor for Vermont in 1959-1961, worked for the Political Science Department of the University of Vermont, and contributed to The Burlington Free Press, WCAX-radio, and WCAX-TV. Included in this collection are manuscripts for some of Babcock's writings and radio and TV addresses, a collection of his writings on the Vermont legislature, “International Federalism”, and an address given to the Middlebury Conference.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item] Robert S. Babcock Papers, Special Collections, University of Vermont Library.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

University of Vermont, Bailey/Howe Library, Special Collections 2009-04-29 

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.

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Biographical Note

Robert S. Babcock was a Vermont state senator for the Republican Party and became a member of the Eisenhower State Committee. He was elected an alternate to the 1952 national convention where he reported on presidential campaign. Mr. Babcock also served as Lieutenant Governor for Vermont in 1959-1961, but he lost the election for Governor in 1961. He worked for the Political Science Department of the University of Vermont for a period of time. Mr. Babcock contributed to The Burlington Free Press, where he authored the column “Critic’s Chair”, WCAX-radio, and WCAX-TV.

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Scope and Content Note

Included in this collection of two boxes are manuscripts for “The Presidential Campaign in Vermont 1952” by Robert S. Babcock and with contributions by Joan Pauley of Bennington College; manuscripts for “Critic’s Chair” column in Burlington Free Press, 1949-1950; manuscripts for series of radio and TV addresses, WCAX-radio and WCAX-TV; and a collection of his writings on the Vermont legislature, “International Federalism”, an address given to the Middlebury Conference, and other miscellaneous writings.

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Controlled Access Headings

Genre(s)

  • Manuscripts for publication
  • Speeches
  • Writings

Subject(s)

  • Education, higher--Vermont
  • Political campaigns
  • Presidents--Election--1952

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