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Slavery in Early Vermont: Evidence from the Archives

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

Special Collections Exhibit April 1-May 30, 2014

Although Article 1 of the Vermont Constitution of 1777 proclaimed that “no male person, born in this country, or brought from over sea, ought to be holden by law, to serve any person, as a servant, slave or apprentice, after he arrives to the age of twenty-one years, nor female, in like manner, after she arrives to the age of eighteen years,” historical evidence indicates that men, women and children were nonetheless held as property for decades after the Constitution was written.

Evidence of slavery in Vermont can be found in bills of sale, account books, newspaper advertisements, census records, government records, and town histories preserved in Vermont libraries and archives. This exhibit includes items from UVM Special Collections that confirm the persistence of slavery in the state during the late eighteenth century.

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“Sold to Col. John Barrett a Negro Girl Named Rose”

 

 

Free and open to the public. For more information, email uvmsc@uvm.edu or call 656-2138.

 

 

Dana Medical Library: HERStory Exhibit

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

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The Dana Medical Library is currently displaying “American Women in Medicine and Health Care Sciences” in celebration of UVM Women’s HERStory Month. The exhibit highlights some of the extraordinary achievements and famous firsts by women, and is on view throughout the month of March 2014. The exhibit is also on display at the College of Medicine Hoehl Gallery in the Given Medical building.

New Exhibit: Cartoon Studies

Friday, January 31st, 2014

The Art of the Center for Cartoon Studies

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Bailey/Howe Library is currently hosting an exhibit which features work by students, faculty, alumni and fellows of the Center for Cartoon Studies. The Center is a college located in the village of White River Junction, Vermont where students and teachers crank out comics. The Center’s two-year Masters of Fine Arts Program has turned White River Junction into a bona fide international comics nexus. The curriculum of art, graphic design, and literature reflect the wide array of skills needed to create comics and graphic novels. The CCS Production Lab is a constant buzz of printing, silk-screening, and book-binding. Jon Chad, a center faculty member, curated the exhibit of original art and completed publications for the UVM Libraries.

“The Art of the Center for Cartoon Studies” runs through April 12, 2014.

Library Workshops for Spring Semester

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

This semester the Bailey/Howe Library is offering numerous workshops on Zotero, EndNote, streaming video, and more.

Check out the schedule and mark your calendars now!