|Scope: Series consists of records from the Eugenics Survey of Vermont (1925-1936), a privately funded organization organized and directed by Henry F. Perkins, former chairman of the University of Vermont’s Zoology Department. The Eugenics Survey of Vermont led to the formation of the Vermont Commission on Country Life and its survey work. The series also includes records, newspaper clippings, programs, journal articles and other materials related to the Vermont Commission on Country Life. The series documents rural Vermont life and communities, and includes background reference material as well as detailed pedigrees of individuals being studied. The records were refoldered and containers lists created in 2017.