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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: director@sherburnelibrary.org

Newspapers

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 Ancestry.com, 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

Newspapers



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 website. 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 MyVermont.gov state portal. MyVermont.gov accounts are free and can be created by visiting https://secure.vermont.gov/myvermont/. Vermont residents need to make a contact and personal profile and then the link to the newspapers will appear at the top of their myvermont.gov page.  See instructions below.


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

 

Castleton student newspapers 1934-2018


To find newspapers


Union List of Vermont Newspapers
VT 071.43 Un313 and online
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 obtaining newspapers not in our collection.

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.

Indexes
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.