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Graduation Traditions: Cane Ceremony

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In the 1940s, a revival in interest in Gamaliel Painter, one of Middlebury’s founders and early benefactors, saw the birth

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Graduation Traditions: Pipe Smoking

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Just as coming across full page ads for Chesterfield cigarettes used to be part and parcel of reading the latest

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Mead Chapel Centenary: Then & Now Pt. II

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In celebration of the 100 year anniversary of the completion of Mead Chapel and Hepburn Hall, Special Collections presents a series

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Mead Chapel Centenary: Then & Now

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In celebration of the 100 year anniversary of the completion of Mead Chapel and Hepburn Hall, Special Collections presents a series

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Romance of the Skies: Middlebury College Observatory

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In 1936, Middlebury chemistry professor John Haller spent three months grinding a 12.5 inch parabolic mirror which he donated to

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The Ski-Minded College: Winter Carnival 1950

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This clip from a recently rediscovered College promotional film produced in 1950 shows how students at “one of the most

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Students are “Southbound for Christmas” ca. 1930, captured on film

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This recently rediscovered clip from the 1930s in the College’s 16mm film archives shows the once-bustling Middlebury train station with students

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Turkey on Film: Delicious Dinners in the 16mm Archives

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Thanksgiving Day meals are not complete without a perfectly cooked turkey. In these two clips from 16mm reels the Middlebury

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Middlebury College Football, 1947

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  Though today’s Middlebury College football team stands as a formidable member of the NESCAC, the lineup that went on to

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Middlebury College Football, 1947

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  Though today’s Middlebury College football team stands as a formidable member of the NESCAC, the lineup that went on to

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