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Military tanks move in. At Bread Loaf, 1941

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Middlebury’s Bread Loaf campus is usually seen as a peaceful academic retreat nestled in the lush landscape of the Green

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Stacks & Tracks the WRMC Radio Hour celebrates National Poetry Month with guest DJ, Karin Gottshall

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Join us this Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at 12p-1p when Stacks & Tracks, the Special Collections & Archives radio show,

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A “first-rate beer” voucher, 2,000 years overdue

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In special collections, visitors often ask us, “What’s your most expensive item?” Or sometimes: “What’s the oldest thing you have?” In late November, we acquired

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Prof. Shalom Goldman, guest DJ on WRMC’s Stacks & Tracks

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Join us and our first guest DJ, Professor Shalom Goldman (Religion)   Episode #4, Stacks & Tracks, the Special Collections & Archives radio show, Monday,

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Bread Loaf menu options, from the Archives

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In honor of the return of the 2015 faculty plenary meeting and lunch to the Bread Loaf campus, we have some

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Clothing Guide 1944-45, from the Archives

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For the 1944-45 school year, the Student Union published these handy HELPS AND HINTS as part of a clothing guide (for women). For example, “No Rubber Boots are to be worn to the dining-rooms, or to lectures and concerts unless the weather is very severe and there is no opportunity to change.” And don’t get us started on shorts. […]

“Joseph Battell: A Centennial Appreciation,” a talk by David Haward Bain, Monday, February 23rd

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February 23, 2015 is the centennial of Joseph Battell’s death. Bread Loaf land baron (in his day the largest private landowner in Vermont), environmentalist, crusading newspaperman, Middlebury College alum (Class of 1860), trustee, philanthropist, novelist. David Haward Bain presents an illustrated “magic lantern” talk on Joseph Battell’s life and works. When: February 23, 2015, 4:30pm Where: Abernethy […]

Winter Carnival Vintage Films Premiere and Hot Chocolate Bar, February 13

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Recently rediscovered films in the College Archives from the 1940s will be shown for the first time in more than sixty years. See Winter Carnival the way it was, before Gore-Tex and fiberglass: ski jumps on Chipman Hill, races at the Snow Bowl, aero-skijoring, and more. When: Friday, February 13, 2015, 4:30 – 6pm Where: McCullough Crossroads Cafe (The […]

Sporty sweethearts, wishbones, and sausages: Vintage Valentines from the Archives

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From Special Collection and Archives, drawn from our collection of American postcards and ephemera: Valentine Thoughts My heart’s a golf ball for your “game” You always with me “score” If I could only win this “match,” You’d “tease” my heart no more. © 1914 A Greeting to my Valentine My heart goes bounding o’er the net, […]

Davis Library spring exhibit, “Before the Selfie: A Century of Student Portraits”

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Our spring exhibit features photographic portraits of Middlebury students striking serious poses for the camera and at times, goofing off. In other words, one hundred years of awe-inspiring facial hair, evolving fashion trends, and outdoor leisure pursuits. How will you be remembered? Email a selfie to the Archives at specialcollections@middlebury.edu …or Instagram #middleburyselfie   Photo credit: Lewis Hemenway, […]

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