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Copying Nature

Wednesday, July 27th, 2016

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In the 1830s and 1840s, John Henry Hopkins, Vermont’s first Episcopal bishop, and his son, John Henry Hopkins Jr., produced the Burlington Drawing-Book of Flowers, and a portfolio version, titled The Vermont Drawing Book of Flowers. The book was designed to be an instructional tool to teach drawing, but Hopkins also hoped that sales would raise much needed funds to support his struggling Vermont Episcopal Institute, a secondary school for boys. This summer, the beautifully hand-colored plates of domestic flowers are on display in the Special Collections reading room in Bailey/Howe Library.

100 Years: Let’s Celebrate!

Tuesday, July 19th, 2016

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The National Park Service turns 100 on August 25, 2016, and everyone can take part in the celebration.

The centennial will kick off a second century of stewardship of America’s national parks and engaging communities through recreation, conservation, and historic preservation programs.

This exhibit includes materials selected from our Government Information collection.  The UVM Libraries are proud to be part of the Federal Depository Library Program.

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New Exhibit: On the Waterfront

Wednesday, July 6th, 2016

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For the 2016 Vermont History Expo, UVM Special Collections responded to the event theme of “the power of water” with an exhibit drawn from the rich resources about Vermont summer camps in the Vermont Research Collection. “On the Waterfront,” which focuses on camp waterfronts and water activities, will be displayed in the Baily/Howe Library lobby for the summer.

Vermont’s lakes, ponds and reservoirs have provided the setting for children’s summer camps since the late 1800s. For over a century, camp promotional materials have promoted their beautiful and safe waterfront locations. Staff and campers agree that the waterfront has been central to the camp experience. As one camp proclaimed, “Swimming and boating are the crowning delights of camp life.”

The exhibit is free and open to the public. For more information, email uvmsc@uvm.edu or call 802-656-2138.