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Founder’s Day viewing of the original College Charter

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To mark Founder’s Day, the original Middlebury College Charter, signed by the Governor of Vermont on November 1st, 1800, will be on view in Special Collections & Archives in the Davis Family Library from 1-5 p.m. on Friday, November 1st, 2013.

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Old Chapel, 1890

Trial access to three American history databases

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Until June 25th, you can investigate these databases, focusing on 19th and early 20th century American History:

The American West (archives drawn from the Western Americana collections at the Newberry Library, Chicago)

Everyday Life and Women in America, c.1800-1920 (archives from the Sallie Bingham Center for Women’s History & Culture, Duke University and the New York Public Library)


Slavery, Abolition and Social Justice
 (drawn from the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Duke University, U.S. Supreme Court, British Library, and others)

  • Please check these out and send comments to Rebekah Irwin (rirwin@middlebury.edu) or your library liaison.

Nineteenth Century Collections Online (trial access through April 30)

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Nineteenth Century Collections Online (NCCO) is a full-text, searchable research collection of 19th century monographs, newspapers, manuscripts, photographs, maps, ephemera, and statistical data.

Currently, Middlebury College has access to two collections: British Politics and Society and European Literature, 1790-1840: The Curvey Collection.

Both collections can be searched together through the Nineteenth Century Collections Online website and through our New Trials page.

Ultimately, this research collections will grow as the following groups of archives are added:

  • Asia and the West: diplomacy and cultural exchange (ministerial and consular papers; foreign missions)  (spring 2012)
  • British Theatre, Music and Literature: High and Popular Culture (spring 2012)
  • South Asia (spring 2013)
  • History of science (spring 2013)
  • History of photography (spring 2013)
  • 19th-century Americana (spring 2013)

Please send comments to Rebekah Irwin (rirwin@middlebury.edu) or your library liaison.