VSARA Calendar of Events

October
3

ARCHIVES MONTH EVENT! VSARA Open House followed by "The Archival Mirror: Reflections on Race and Ethnicity in Vermont" presented by Gregory Sanford

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM, at VSARA, 1078 US RTE 2, Middlesex, VT

The Archival Mirror: Reflections on Race and Ethnicity in Vermont: Through the use of archival records, retired Vermont State Archivist Gregory Sanford explores how Vermont and Vermonters have wrestled with issues around racial and ethnic identity in one of the least diverse states in America.  An open house and tours of the Vermont State Archives and Records Administration will precede the program, beginning at 5 pm. Sanford’s presentation is scheduled for 6 pm.   This event is free and open to the public and is co-sponsored by the Vermont Historical Records Advisory Board.    

October
5

VSARA Records Officer and Records Liaison Orientation

1:30 PM to 3:00 PM, at VSARA, 1078 US RTE 2, Middlesex, VT

Registration Required. Meet the staff of the Vermont State Archives and Records Administration (VSARA) and learn more about records and information management and the services we provide. Includes an introduction to Records Center Procedures and a tour of our facilities. Open to state records officers and liaisons. To register, contact VSARA at rim@senullc.statnulle.vt.unulls or 802-828-3700.    

October
11

ARCHIVES MONTH EVENT! VSARA Open House followed by "Lawyers, Opium and Rails: Exploring Vermont’s Early Courts, Drug Abuse and Railroad" presented by Gary Shattuck

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM, at VSARA, 1078 US RTE 2, Middlesex, VT

Lawyers, Opium and Rails: Exploring Vermont’s Early Courts, Drug Abuse and Railroad: As Vermont struggles with today’s opioid epidemic, historian and author Gary Shattuck provides historical context around opium use and abuse in Vermont in the 19th century, highlighting his use of archival materials in his research. An open house and tours of the Vermont State Archives and Records Administration will precede the program, beginning at 5 pm. Shattuck’s presentation is scheduled for 6 pm.   This event is free and open to the public and is co-sponsored by the Vermont Historical Records Advisory Board.      

October
17

VSARA Municipal Officials Open House

1:30 PM to 3:00 PM, at VSARA, 1078 US RTE 2, Middlesex, VT

Registration Required. Meet the staff of the Vermont State Archives and Records Administration (VSARA) and learn more about managing records and our facilities. Open to municipal officials and other municipal employees. To register, contact VSARA at rim@senullc.statnulle.vt.unulls or 802-828-3700.    

October
18

ARCHIVES MONTH EVENT! "1964: A Watershed Year in Vermont Political and Cultural History," presented by Deborah Lee Luskin

6:30 PM to 8:30 PM, at Vermont History Center, 60 Washington St., Barre, VT 05641

1964: A Watershed Year in Vermont Political and Cultural History: In 1964, the Republican Party lost its tight-fisted grasp on Vermont politics, starting the swing of the political pendulum from Vermont as bastion of conservative republicanism to a state with a highly diversified political climate featuring progressive and even radical politics. Novelist Deborah Luskin, whose extensive research into the politics of mid-century Vermont was undertaken in the writing of ‘Into the Wilderness,’ a love story that takes place against the two major political events of that year, shows how the shift is more complex and more nuanced than mere politics.   This event is free and open to the public and is co-sponsored by the Vermont Humanities Council and the Vermont Historical Records Advisory Board.  

October
25

ARCHIVES MONTH EVENT! "The Cultural Transformation of Vermont in the 1930s: A Complex Web of Archival Sources," presented by Dona Brown

5:30 PM to 7:00 PM, at University of Vermont Special Collections, Bailey/Howe Library, 538 Main Street, Burlington, VT 05405

The Cultural Transformation of Vermont in the 1930s: Join Dona Brown, a Professor in the Department of History at the University of Vermont who teaches courses in United States cultural history, New England history, and Vermont history, for an evening of inspiration on the value of Vermont archival records. Dr. Brown is known for her books and articles on the history of tourism, regionalism and American back-to-the-land movements, including Back to the Land: The Enduring Dream of Self-Sufficiency in Modern America (University of Wisconsin Press, 2011).   This event is free and open to the public and is co-sponsored by the Vermont Historical Records Advisory Board.    

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