Middlebury College has extensive collections relating to the history, politics, and culture of Vermont.  Older material (pre-1900) and fragile and rare material is shelved in Special Collections.  Material in the collection includes early Vermont maps, postcards, the Rutland Railroad Archives, and the Crown Point Road Archives.

Helen Hartness Flanders Ballad Collection

Gift of Helen Hartness Flanders, 1941-1958

Mrs. Flanders and Mrs. Fairbanks


One of the nation's great archival collections of New England folksong, folklore, and balladry, the Flanders Ballad Collection was the lifework of Helen Hartness Flanders (1890-1972), of Springfield, Vermont.


Railroad Photographs

A selection of some of the photographs included in the Rutland Railroad Archives at the Middlebury College Library.