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Civil War Broadsides and Ephemera

Published: October 21, 2014 by Chris Burns

Civil War Broadsides and Ephemera

The Center for Digital Initiatives has launched a new collection, Civil War Broadsides and Ephemera.

The Civil War Broadsides and Ephemera Collection contains items from the Wilbur Collection of Vermontiana that were printed and circulated from 1861 to 1865. Most of the items are related to the war, while a small number are related to Vermont’s efforts to organize and train the state militia after the war. The collection features proclamations, orders and announcements about the state’s military operations, including recruitment, enrollment, supplies, and equipment. It also includes announcements about the progress of the war and President Lincoln’s death. One of the most unusual items is a broadside alerting the public to the theft of U.S. Treasury notes and bonds stolen from a St. Albans, Vermont bank by Confederate raiders in October 1864. Additional items will be added to this collection in the future.

University of Vermont Alumni Publications Now Online

Published: September 30, 2014 by Chris Burns

University of Vermont Alumni Publications

The Center for Digital Initiatives has launched a new collection, University of Vermont Alumni Publications.

The University of Vermont has published newsletters and magazines for alumni since 1905. The alumni publications are a valuable source of information about the institution and its students, faculty, and staff. The publications document faculty, student and alumni activities and accomplishments, curriculum developments, and campus expansion and building construction. They include feature articles, statistical and financial reports, interviews, photographs, and alumni news.

The titles and frequency of publications have changed over the years. The first publication, U.V.M. Notes, was issued monthly during the school year. In 1921, the title changed to Vermont Alumni Weekly, reflecting a much more ambitious publication schedule. From 1937 to 1980, alumni publications appeared monthly under eight different titles and in several formats. Since 1980, the alumni magazine has been published quarterly for alumni, parents of students, faculty and staff, and friends of UVM.