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Apr 5, 2022

University of Vermont Special Collections Launches a New Digital Collection

This may be of interest to some people, especially those with Vermont ancestry:

Silver Special Collections is pleased to announce the launch of our latest digital collection, Diaries. The collection provides access to more than thirty digitized and transcribed Vermont diaries from the late eighteenth to the early twentieth century, with three-fourths of the diaries authored by women. Special Collections staff (Ingrid Bower, Erin Doyle, Hannah Johnson, Sharon Thayer) and student employees (Ella Breed, Dorothy Dye, Ibrahim Genzhiyev, Tabitha Ireifej, Mike Malone) transcribed the diaries during the work-from-home portion of the Covid-19 pandemic. The latest Special Collections blog post features five of the women diarists, including Genieve Lamson, Mandana White Goodenough, Mary Kelley, Mary Farnham and Caroline Crane Marsh. In the coming months we will add an additional thirty-plus diaries from Mary Jean Simpson and two diaries that Henry Brownell kept during his time in Japanese-occupied China in the late 1930s.

You can learn more in the University of Vermont web site at: http://library.uvm.edu/news/diaries.