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  • Canada. Department of Energy, Mines and Resources
    Aerial photographs.
    Series ID: CDEMR-001 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 0.25 cubic feet. Access: Open
    Scope: Series consists of aerial photographs created by the Canadian Department of Energy, Mines and Resources' Reproduction Centre. Photographs consist of flight series A-30382 and cover northern Vermont and the Champlain Islands.
  • Property Valuation and Review, Div. of
    Aerial photographs and orthophotographs, 1968 - 2001.
    Series ID: PVRD-002 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 17.75 cubic feet. Access: Open
    Scope: Series consists of aerial photographs and orthophotographs created by the Vermont Mapping Program. The aerial photographs include indices from flight series VBM, VT7420, and VMP. While none of the series is complete, together they offer a comprehensive view of the state between 1968 and 1982. Photographs from the 1968 series VBM cover the southern half of the state, starting near Rutland, and were shot at a focal length of 6 inches with a scale of 1:24,000; while the 1982 VBM series is focused on the northern half of the state. Photographs from VT7420 cover the whole state and were shot at a calibrated focal length of 152.42-152.92 mm with a scale of 1:21,600. Photographs from VMP document central Vermont. Partial indices are available for all three series. The orthophotographs consist of aerial photographs that have been geometrically corrected so that the resulting images have the accuracy of a map while retaining the detail of a photograph. The first set of orthophotographs for the entire state was completed between 1974 and 1985. The program then began the process of creating an updated set of imagery. As a result, each map area has at least two Mylar orthophotographs associated with it dating from between 1974 and 2001. The majority of the orthophotographs are at a scale of 1:5000. Orthophotographs at a scale of 1:1250 also are available for more densely settled areas. Some imagery after 1994 also is available digitally. A detailed index to these records is available in the Reference Room.
  • United States. Army. Corps of Engineers.
    Aerial photographs, 1941 - 1978.
    Series ID: USACE-001 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 3.25 cubic feet. Access: Open
    Scope: Series consists of aerial photographs and indices for flight series FEA and M-46, and a series of infrared photographs. Photographs from flight series FEA ("Fort Ethan Allen Project") cover the north half of the state and were shot at a scale of 1:20,000. Photographs from M-46 cover the New Hampshire border area and were shot with a focal length of 8.25 inches and a scale of 1:16,000. The infrared photographs document wetlands throughout the entire state and were shot with a calibrated focal length of 153.03 mm and a scale of 1:80,000. Indices are available for all three flight series.
  • United States. Soil Conservation Service
    Aerial photographs, 1939, 1942.
    Series ID: USSCS-001 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 3.25 cubic feet. Access: Open
    Scope: Series consists of aerial photographs and indices from flight series CIW and DCC. Photographs from DCC cover the whole state and were shot at a focal length of 6 inches with a scale of 1:20,000. Photographs from CIW cover the Connecticut River region and were shot at a scale of 1:31,680. Indices are available for both series, neither of which is complete.
  • Vermont State Archives.
    Copies of Early Vermont Maps, 1755 - 1998, bulk 1762 - 1814.
    Series ID: A-370 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 2 oversized folders Access: Open
    Scope: Series consists of copies of historical maps showing Colonial Vermont, Vermont during the Revolution and Vermont during the War of 1812. Several maps also show key locations of Vermonters service in the Revolutionary War including Ticonderoga, Mt. Independence, Crown Point and General Burgoyne’s positions during the Saratoga Campaign. There is also a 1961 Aerial photograph of Ticonderoga and Mt. Independence and a map of the complex as of 1955. There is also a commemorative copy of Colonial Vermont and the Republic of Vermont printed in 1998.
  • Vermont. Agency of Transportation.
    Aerial photographs (glass negatives), circa 1960's - 1971.
    Series ID: A-080 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 5 cubic feet. Access: Open
    Scope: Series consists of aerial photographs (glass plate negatives) of towns across the state.
  • Vermont. Department of Forests, Parks, and Recreation
    Aerial photographs, 1942 - 1996.
    Series ID: FPR-004 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 2.25 cubic foot. Access: Open
    Scope: Series consists of indices and photographs collected by the Department of Forests, Parks & Recreation for internal purposes. Photographs were produced as part of various flight series covering much of northern Vermont, particularly the Northeast Kingdom. Many are copies, with writing labeling photographed landmarks. There is also a blown-up photo of the Averill area. Flight series include GS-AE, GS-AE, DXK, CIR 297-006 and Fall True Color A4179. All of the series are incomplete. Partial indices are available for most of the series.
  • Vermont. Department of Highways
    Aerial photographs, 1952 - 1967.
    Series ID: HG-002 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 43.5 cubic feet. Access: Open
    Scope: Series consists of aerial photographs, negatives, and indices for many flight series undertaken during development of the interstate highway system in Vermont. Flight series 623 of 1952 outlines the proposed Route I-91 from Putney to White River Junction. Flight series 742 of 1955 covers the proposed I-91 from Bellows Falls to Ryegate and proposed I-89 from Montpelier north. Flight series 56-110 of 1956 outlines proposed I-89 and I-91 throughout the state. Flight series 56-117 of 1956 covers proposed work done in Barre, Berlin, and Williamstown and flight series 56-133 of 1956 shows proposed I-89 and I-91 throughout the state, as well as the proposed Route 7. Flight series 56-134 outlines proposed I-91 throughout the state. The various 58-116 flight series of 1958 cover proposed US routes 2, 4, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 17, 30, 100, 103, 105, 110, 346, I-89, I-91, and I-93. Flight series 61-I-89 of 1961 outlines proposed work on I-89, and 61-I-91 of 1961 does the same for I-91. The VT-62 high-altitude and low-altitude project of 1962 covers the development of I-89 throughout the entire state. Photos from VT-62-H were shot with a focal length of 6 inches and a scale of 1:18.000. Index sheets for VT-62-H have been scanned and are available through the Agency of Transportation website, click on the "Additional Finding Aids" below to view these indices. Photos from VT-62-L were shot with a focal length of 6 inches and a scale of 1:6,000, and there are two sets of copies of these photos, the first are organized alphabetically by town, with photos from different flight strips in each town, the second is organized by index number. Flight series 1013 of 1966 covers just the Bennington area. Finally, flight series 1050 of 1967 outlines I-89 from Waterbury to the Canadian border and I-91 from Springfield to Wilder.
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  • Vermont. Dept. of Forests and Parks.
    Forest survey records, 1965 - 1972.
    Series ID: FP-002 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 1 cubic foot Access: Open
    Scope: Series consists of materials relating to forest surveys conducted in 1965 and 1972. The forest survey, a national program, allowed for the continuous forest inventory of state timber resources through the classification of land use, tree measurements, and resource statistics. Survey crews were supplied with county highway maps and aerial photographs with the sample plot locations marked. The highway maps are primarily copies of maps found in series A-073. The aerial photographs are primarily copies of photographs found in series HG-002, which should be consulted for indexes.
  • Vermont. Forest Service
    Aerial photographs, 1948.
    Series ID: VFS-002 (Click for Index) Location: State Archives
    Extent: 2.125 cubic feet. Access: Open
    Scope: Series consists of aerial photographs and indices from flight series VT-A and VT-B covering northern Vermont. VT-A covers Caledonia, Lamoille, Orleans, and Washington counties and was shot with a focal length of 6 inches and a scale of 1:15,840. VT-B covers Bennington, Windham, and Windsor counties and was shot with a focal length of 6 inches and a scale of 1:15,840. Indices are available for VT-A.
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