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High School Visits: Vermont topics

Resources to use with visiting high school groups

Killington area resources

Sherburne Library and Sherburne Historians for Killington area topics:  email Jane Ramos with questions:


For local issues, see Vermont newspapers

Rutland Herald

Mountain Times

Burlington Free Press

Barre-Montpelier Times Argus

Brattleboro Reformer

Bennington Banner

Manchester Journal

Vermont Newspapers Index

Offers a searchable index to the Burlington Free Press and the Rutland Herald from 1984 to the present. The library has both newspapers on microfilm, covering these dates: 

    Burlington Free Press:    1986-six months back
Rutland Herald: 1792-present

Resources for Rutland County and Castleton history

Vermont History guide

Also see the library's

Vermont History course guide

Portals to Vermont history resources


Vermont Historical Society

Directory of Vermont local historical societies by county

Vermont Women's History Project from the Vermont Historical Society

Vermont History on the Web from the Vermont Historical Society

Vermont Resources from the Johnson State College Library

Middlebury College's Guide to Vermontiana

Gateway to Vermont
Material of genealogical interest, from Rootsweb and, submitted by Rootsweb members. Information from a variety of early publications, including gazetteers, business directories, biographical sketches, town reports, etc.  Includes additional links.

Vermont Heritage Network (historic preservation)

University of Vermont Resources

Center for Research on Vermont

Special Collections, including some Digital collections


Digitized historical Vermont newspapers

Access and search digitized historical Vermont newspaper content from the Vermont Digital Newspaper Project, available at the

Library of Congress Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers 

The Rutland Herald and Burlington Free Press are included and are searchable from 1836-1922.  You can specify a state or choose an Advanced Search, and select a newspaper to search.  Includes titles from all over the state, including Bennington, St. Johnsbury, Middlebury, Brattleboro, Burlington, St. Albans, Newport, Rutland, Woodstock, and Montpelier.

Vermont newspapers dating from the 1700s through 1922 are available online for Vermont residents through the state portal. accounts are free and can be created by visiting Vermont residents need to make a contact and personal profile and then the link to the newspapers will appear at the top of their page.  See instructions below.

You can search the Burlington Free Press from 1827 to the present in the archives on their website.  CU has access to full-text online for 1999-the present, and microfilm back to 1985.

You can search the Rutland Herald from 1794 to the present in the archives on their website.  CU has microfilm back to 1792, with some interruptions in coverage.

Castleton student newspapers 1934-present

To find newspapers held at Vermont libraries

Vermont Newspaper Project Catalog
This is a searchable index to the newspaper holdings of close to 100 newspaper repositories in Vermont.

Check the Library Catalog to see which newspapers are available here on microfilm.

Consult a librarian about accessing articles or newspapers not available through any of the above options.

Vermont History, the journal

Vermont History Journal
(access through the Vermont Historical Society website)

Castleton's library has Vermont History in bound volumes in the Vermont Room, back to 1954.  Current issues are with the current periodicals. A lot of content is available on the Vermont Historical Society website, including

Selected articles, 1921-1960

Selected articles, 1961-1999

Civil War Articles

Full-text from 2000 to six months ago

The Vermont Historical Society Proceedings (CU holdings: 1896-1943) became the Vermont Quarterly (1944-1953), which became Vermont History.  These are all in the Vermont Room.

The Castleton library has indexes to the above Vermont history periodicals, for 1930-42, 1943-51, 1953-77 and 1978-2002. They are shelved with the bound magazines in the Vermont Room.


To search within
Vermont History

Search the Vermont Historical Society (VHS) Library Online Catalog (a link on the left of the VHS library website). In an advanced search, you can choose "article" as the type of source, then search by author, title, keyword or subject.  Or use the custom search box below to search full-text and the indexes of the VHS's digitized issues of Vermont History. (If the search box isn't visible at first, reload the page.) Or use the index in the Vermont Room (see above).

Click on the links below to access the PDF indexes to Vermont History for the years indicated.