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Collection Summary
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Anton Hanson Collection

Collection Summary

Repository
University of Vermont Libraries Special Collections Burlington, Vermont 05405-3596
Creator
Hanson, Anton
Title
Anton Hanson Collection
Dates [inclusive]
1902-1956
Shelf location
Library Research Annex.
Language
English
Abstract
The Anton Hanson papers include 7 boxes of material which give good descriptions of rural life in early 20th century Vermont.

Preferred Citation:

[Identification of item] Anton Hanson 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.

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Biography

Anton Hanson was Scandinavian born, a machinist by trade. He worked for R. Hoe and Co., Printing Press, Machine and Saw Manufacturers in New York City until 1923 when his union went on strike. When the strike did not reach a settlement, he decided upon an early retirement. Hanson believed it would be difficult to find another job, due to his almost total deafness. With siblings Olaf and Marie, Anton bought a farm in Halifax, VT., to which he gave the name Breidablick. He lived alone on this farm until his death ca. 1960.

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Scope and Content

The Anton Hanson papers include 7 boxes of material arranged into three series. "Correspondence" contains letters (1923-1935, with scattered earlier dates). The correspondence consists mostly of letters to siblings Olaf and Marie in East Elmhurst, NY. "Diaries" contains diaries (1903-1905, 1924-1956). "Miscellaneous" contains newspaper clippings, photographs and mortgage and insurance papers. Letters and diaries give good descriptions of rural life in early 20th century Vermont. Some of the subjects include farming, philosophy and religion, early airplane trips, a Long Island Boy Scout troop's excursions on the farm, the 18th Amendment, the Green Mountain Parkway, unemployment and overpopulation, mathematical problems and puzzles.

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