CONTENTdm is the digital collection management system Middlebury uses to house and provide online access to an ever-growing portion of the College Archives, as well as several other collections and projects.

  • The online Abernethy Collection is a constantly growing collection of digitized rare books and manuscripts from Middlebury College Special Collections' Abernethy Collection of American Literature.
  • The Middlebury College Archives collection is an ever-growing selection of images, manuscripts, and other treasures taken from the College's long history.
  • The Digital Lecture Archive provides on-demand video and audio of lectures and events from Middlebury College.
  • Historic Middlebury: This collection of more than 200 historic images supports the digital edition of A Walking History of Middlebury, by Prof. Glen A. Andres, is an expanded version of this classic, user-friendly guide to the history of the town and of the College.
  • The Middlebury College News Bureau Photo Archives is an ongoing project to digitize more than 2000 images of College life and activities between the 1930s and 1960s.
  • Vermont Books and Pamphlets: A growing collection of books, pamphlets and state documents, all pertaining to various aspects of Vermont state and local history.
  • Vermont Postcards: A collection of 750+ early Vermont postcards, including many towns and a variety of subjects.
  • Railroad Photographs: A selection of some of the photographs included in the Rutland Railroad Archives at Middlebury College Library.
  • Scientific Instruments: A collection of more than 700 images of historic scientific instruments. (Project supervised by Prof. Frank Winkler.)


The Visual Resources Collection provides high quality slides and digital images for teaching and scholarship in the arts and associated fields. We also provide training and support for faculty and students in all aspects of using digital images for classroom presentations.

Kevin P. Mahaney '84 Center for the Arts

Kevin P. Mahaney '84 Center for the Arts, 1992

Our facility houses an extensive collection of 175,000 35mm slides, and we provide access to millions of digital art images primarily through ARTstor. Our local digital art image collection also resides in Artstor's Shared Shelf.

The Visual Resources Collection (formerly known as the Slide Collection) is housed in the Kevin P. Mahaney '84 Center for the Arts with the Department of History of Art and Architecture.