Rare Books & Manuscripts

The Rare Books and Manuscripts collection contains more than 60,000 books and other materials which by virtue of their rarity, intrinsic historical value, or physical condition cannot be housed in open stacks. The core of the  Rare Books collection consists of nearly ten thousand books that once comprised the original Middlebury College library, chartered six months before the founding of the College in 1800, and the libraries of 19th century student organizations including the Philomethesian and Philadelphian societies.

Wales Hawkins Memorial Collection

The Wales Hawkins Memorial Collection

To Commemorate the Friendship of Wales Monroe Hawkins and Robert Frost

Gift of Corinne Tennyson Davids, 1952-62

The Giddy Whirl: 200 Years of Social Dance at Middlebury College

An online version of the Special Collections exhibit about social dancing at Middlebury from 1800 to the present. The exhibit was on view in the College Library from September 2005 through January 2006. Materials contained in this exhibit were digitized from the originals in the College Archives, the Abernethy Collection, the Flanders Collection, Rare Books & Manuscripts, the Henry Sheldon Museum, and the curator's personal collection.

The Giddy Whirl: 200 Years of Social Dance at Middlebury College

Hemingway Family Archive

The Leicester Hemingway Family Archive, 1852-1961

Gift of Anne Hemingway Feuer & Hilary Hemingway Freundlich, 2007