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Collection Summary
Administrative Information
Publication Rights:
Acquisition Information:
Scope and Content
Container List
Aldermen/selectmen misc. (mostly 1860's-1890's)
Cemeteries (1840s-1910s)
Elections (late 19th century)
Financial misc. (1820s-1910s)
Fire department (1850s-1900s; 1820s-1910s)
Health department/vital statistics (mostly late 19th century)
Land records (1790s-early 1900s)
Legal/courts (1850s; 1850s-early 1900s)
Libraries (late 19th century)
Licensing requests
Liquor/alcohol control (1840s-1910s)
Marriage certificates (early 1900s)
Mayor (1867-1900)
Military (1805-1860s)
Overseer of the Poor (1820s- 1890s)
Public Buildings and Parks Dept. (1850s-1890s)
Schools (1830s- 1900s)
Streets/Roads (1800s-1890s)
Taxes (1800s-1890s)
Town meeting (1850s-1900s; 1820s-1910s)
Water/Sewer Department (1850s-1890s)

Burlington, Vermont Town/City Records

Collection Summary

University of Vermont Libraries Special Collections Burlington, Vermont 05405-3596
Burlington, Vermont
Burlington, Vermont Town/City Records
14 Cartons
Shelf location
Special Collections, Bailey/Howe Library.
The collection is a varied mixture of local records, not a full archive of town/city government to 1900.

Preferred Citation:

[Identification of item] Burlington Town/City Records, Burlington, Vermont, Special Collections, University of Vermont Library.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

University of Vermont, Bailey/Howe Library, Special Collections © 1998 


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.

Acquisition Information:

Donated by the City of Burlington, July, 1988

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Scope and Content

This is a preliminary description of the records that the City of Burlington donated to the Wilbur Collection in July 1988. Arrangement and sorting of the collection is approximately three-quarters completed, with all of the papers unfolded, cleaned or repaired if necessary, assigned to a portion of the collection based on subject or department of town/city government, and placed in labeled acid-free folders. The collection fills 14 Paige cartons. What remains to be done is to put the papers in chronological order within each category (in a few categories approximately half of the papers are already in order by year) and to write up a final inventory for the collection. As the following category-by-category description indicates, the collection is a varied mixture of local records, not a full archive of town/city government to 1900. Some categories are rich in sources for Burlington history; others contain only a few folders of scattered material. Certainly any researchers who use the collection should check at City Hall for additional papers of interest.

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Controlled Access Headings


  • Minutes
  • Rosters
  • Statutes
  • Reports
  • Accounts

Geographic Name(s)

  • Burlington (Vt.)--Courts
  • Burlington (Vt.)--Schools
  • Burlington (Vt.)--Poor
  • Burlington (Vt.)--Elections
  • Burlington (Vt.)--Statistics, vital
  • Burlington (Vt.)--Politics and government
  • Burlington (Vt.)--Police
  • Burlington (Vt.)--Streets--Maintenance and repair
  • Burlington (Vt.)--Fire departments
  • Burlington (Vt.)--Water supply
  • Burlington (Vt.)--Libraries
  • Burlington (Vt.)--Public works
  • Burlington (Vt.)--Land titles
  • Burlington (Vt.)--Public health
  • Burlington (Vt.)--Health boards
  • Burlington (Vt.)--Finance, public
  • Burlington (Vt.)--Liquor laws
  • Burlington (Vt.)--Cemeteries
  • Burlington (Vt.)--Taxation


  • Small pox--Vermont--Burlington

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