Vermont State Guide
Folklife in Your State: Vermont
The collections of the American Folklife Center contain rich and varied materials from Massachusetts that document the diversity of the state's folk traditions. Vermont's Local Legacies projects, an exploration of local traditions and celebrations, is available from the Center's Web page.
America's Library is especially designed for elementary and middle school students.
This site allows you to search and view newspaper pages from 1836-1922. Search this collection to find selected newspaper articles that mention events in Vermont.
The Guide to Law Online
The Guide to Law Online, prepared by the Law Library of Congress Public Services Division, is an annotated guide to sources of information on government and law available online. It includes selected links to useful and reliable sites for legal information on U.S states and territories, including Vermont.
The Performing Arts Encyclopedia (PAE) is a guide to performing arts resources at the Library of Congress. The PAE provides information about the Library's unsurpassed collections of scores, sheet music, audio recordings, films, photographs, and other materials.
Prints & Photographs Online Catalog (PPOC)
Search PPOC using the subject heading United States--Vermont to find digital images related to Maryland, such as prints, photographs, and political cartoons. Search all text fields in PPOC using the terms Vermont, Burlington, Montpelier, etc. to locate additional images.
from the Great Depression to World War II: Photographs from
the FSA and OWI, ca. 1935-1945
The images in the Farm Security Administration-Office
of War Information Collection are among the most famous
documentary photographs ever produced. Created by a group
of U.S. government photographers, the images show Americans
in every part of the nation. The collection contains more
than 2,600 black-and-white photographs and 21 color images of Vermont.
Architecture and Interior Design for 20th Century America: Photographs by Samuel Gottscho and William Schleisner, 1935-1955
The Gottscho-Schleisner Collection is comprised of over 29,000 images primarily of architectural subjects, including interiors and exteriors of homes, stores, offices, factories, historic buildings, and other structures. The collection contains 31 images of Vermont.
Built in America: Historic American Buildings Survey/Historic American Engineering Record/Historic American Landscapes Survey, 1933-Present
The collections document achievements in architecture, engineering, and design in the United States and its territories through a comprehensive range of building types and engineering technologies, including many records from the state of Vermont.
- The Old Constitution House, 15 North Main Street, Windsor, Windsor, VT
- Senator Justin Smith Morrill House, Strafford, Orange, VT
- Vermont State House, State Street at Western Avenue, Montpelier, Washington, VT
Taking the Long View: Panoramic Photographs, 1851-1991
The Panoramic Photograph Collection contains approximately four thousand images featuring American cityscapes, landscapes, and group portraits, including 40 photographs of Vermont.
Touring Turn-of-the-Century America: Photographs from the Detroit Publishing Company, 1880-1920
This collection of photographs from the Detroit Publishing Company Collection includes more than 25,000 glass negatives and transparencies as well as about 300 color photolithograph prints, including more than 260 photographs from Vermont.
Primary Sources by State
The Library of Congress has rich documents and artifacts from every state, the U.S. territories, and the District of Columbia. Click on Vermont to view historic artifacts and cultural materials from the state.
U.S. congressman, senator, and presidential candidate Stephen A. Douglas was born in Brandon, Vermont, on April 23, 1813. Short in stature but influential in Congress, Douglas was nicknamed the "Little Giant."
On July 9, 1793, Vermont completed revisions to its constitution and became the first state in the United States to prohibit slavery. Vermont had already been admitted to the union as the fourteenth state on March 4, 1791.
The American Federation of Labor granted a charter to the Quarry Workers’ International Union of North America, headquartered in Barre, Vermont, on September 8, 1903.
On September 30, 1847, Congressman George Perkins Marsh delivered a speech on agricultural conditions in New England to the Agricultural Society of Rutland County, Vermont. This powerful address gave voice to ideas that would become a catalytic force in the movement to conserve America’s natural resources.
Veterans History Project Home Page
The Veterans History Project (VHP) collects and preserves the remembrances of American war veterans and civilian workers who supported them. Browse the database by state of residence to locate veterans from Vermont.