Category Archive: Special Collections News

Spanish Centennial Exhibit

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The Spanish Summer Language School celebration its 100th anniversary this summer, and the library joined in the celebration with a colorful display.

What’s Up With “My Books Smell Good.”

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Last summer, Special Collections & Archives rolled out new swag: black tote bags (er, book bags) and stickers emblazoned with the slogan My books smell good. First, we want to thank Carey Bass, Middlebury’s… Read More

Hostage Negotiations with Homeland Security, or, Rare Book Buying, Italian Style

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Special Collections visitors often ask how the rare books in our collection make their way onto our shelves, and indeed, the question of provenance is one of great importance in the world of… Read More

Peep shows at Middlebury

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Middlebury Libraries’ Special Collections & Archives has recently acquired some 19th-century European peep shows! Peep shows burst onto the European scene in 1825 with Austrian printer Heinrich Friedrich Müller’s first “Teleorama.” These tunnel… Read More

Mead Chapel turns 100

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2016 marks the centennial celebration of Mead Chapel, dedicated on June 18th, 1916. In 1914, former governor Dr. John Mead, class of 1864, fulfilled President Thomas’s desire for a space large enough to accommodate… Read More

Historic Saudi Arabian Room Revived

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When Tillinghast Professor of Religion Shalom Goldman heard mention of a mysterious room that used to exist in Starr Library, he knew to turn to Special Collections.

1,768 New Students, 15,000 Old Letters, and One New President

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The start of the academic year always brings exciting developments for our campus, including new faces in the student body and the administration.

Middlebury and VT Life in the 1940s

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What was life like at Middlebury College and in Vermont in the 1940s? Check out the Special Collections & Archives blog for fascinating glimpses at life before the internet!

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