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Collection Summary
Administrative Information
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Biography
Scope and Content
Acquisition Information
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Gubernatorial Papers, 1951-1954
Proclamations, Publicity And Speeches 1949-1962
Newspaper Clippings 1951-1954
Liquor Control Board: Emerson vs. Bove 1945-1946

Lee E. Emerson Papers

Collection Summary

Repository
University of Vermont Libraries Special Collections Burlington, Vermont 05405-3596
Creator
Emerson, Lee E. 1898-
Title
Lee E. Emerson Papers
Dates [inclusive]
1941-1962
Quantity
14 cartons
Shelf location
Library Research Annex.
Language
English
Abstract
Emerson was elected as a Republican to the Vermont House of Representatives in 1939, the Vermont State Senate in 1943, served two terms as lieutenant governor, 1945-47, before he was elected governor in 1951-53 and 1953-55. The collection covers the years 1941-(1951-1955)-1962.

Preferred Citation:

[Identification of item] Lee E. Emerson Papers, Special Collections, University of Vermont Library.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

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

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.

Acquisition Information

donated by Vermont Public Records Office and by Governot Emerson, 1969 and 1975, respectively

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Biography

Lee E. Emerson was born in Hardwick, VT, on December 19, 1898, and moved to Barton, VT, at the age of 16. Emerson graduated from Barton Academy in 1917, received an A.S. from Syracuse University in 1921 and a L.L.B. from George Washington University Law School in 1926. He was elected as a Republican to the Vermont House of Representatives in 1939, the Vermont State Senate in 1943, served two terms as lieutenant governor, 1945-47, before he was elected governor in 1951-53 and 1953-55. His religious preference was Baptist. He died in Berlin, VT, on May 26, 1976.

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Scope and Content

The collection covers the years 1941-(1951-1955)-1962. It is divided into 4 series. It includes the official papers of the governor's office (1951-1954), which were donated by the State of Vermont after they had been microformed by the Vermont Public Records Division. These official papers form series 1, which is designated "Gubernatorial Papers." The collection also includes nine cartons of personal papers donated by the Governor in July 1973.

Series 2 of the collection, "Proclamations, Publicity and Speeches," covers 1949-1962 and includes materials from Emerson's U.S. Senate campaign (1958) and his U.S> House of Representatives campaign (1960). Series 3 of the collection, "Newspaper Clippings," that cover Emerson's gubernatorial years. They are arranged by subject. Highlights of the clippings include the dismissal of Peter A. Howe, State Liquor Control Board Commissioner, the Oleo Margarine Bill, U.S. Senator Ralph Flanders, and the UVM Alex Novikoff case. Series 4 of the collection contains reports, proceedings and other evidence relating to the Emerson vs. Bove Liquor Board Case, 1941-1946.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Vermont. Liquor Control Board.

Genre(s)

  • Reports
  • Speeches
  • Clippings
  • Proceedings

Geographic Name(s)

  • Vermont--Politics and government

Occupation(s)

  • Governors--Vermont
  • Politicians--Vermont

Personal Name(s)

  • Flanders, Ralph E., (Ralph Edward), 1880-1970
  • Novikoff, Alex Benjamin, 1913-1987
  • Howe, Peter A.

Subject(s)

  • Politics--Vermont
  • Margarine--Law and legislation
  • Political campaigns

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