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COVID-19 Update

All UVM library buildings, including Silver Special Collections, are closed until further notice. Special Collections services and support are available online.

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Silver Special Collections encourages UVM students, faculty, staff and alumni to share your COVID-19 experiences for the University Archives.


A hand removing an ebook reader from a shelf full of printed booksDuring the COVID-19 crisis, many publishers are temporarily opening up access to their online research resources. The UVM Libraries are working to provide trials to select resources and to expand access to some of our current online holdings for UVM affiliates, as well as promoting open access resources. Together, these resources provide access to a large number of the books on our physical shelves.

Howe Library, Dana Medical Library, and Silver Special Collections Library buildings are closed, but essential services remain available, including research assistance, reference help, instructional services, and scanning and document delivery service. Check the Howe Library website, Dana Medical Library website, and Silver Special Collections Library website for additional information.

UVM affiliates working on academic and/or research projects may pick up Howe Library books and media equipment by appointment using curbside service.

The latest Special Collections blog post features sections from our spring semester exhibit.

For Presidents Day, Special Collections is featuring what librarian John Buechler valued as one of our major holdings, a copy of Royall Tyler's comedy The Contrast, with President George Washington's "bold, clear signature" on the title page.


Child tap dancers posing in recital costumes

The current exhibit in Silver Special Collections, "Work of Art: Dancing Together in Vermont," examines the process involved in creating diverse dance communities.

On March 4, Julian Barnett, artist-in-residence in UVM's Department of Theater and Dance, will give a performance/lecture highlighting his most recent professional work, shedding light on multicultural processes and contexts, and examining the role vulnerability has played in his choreographic life. 


Join us as we celebrate the launch of a new book by Stephen Terry and student research assistant Louis Augeri.

Fleming Museum curator Alice Boone curated the new Special Collections exhibit, “Archives of Activism.” Drawing from documents and ephemera produced by students, faculty, and administrators, the exhibit focuses on anti-war and related protests during the late 1960s, the call for divestment from apartheid-era South Africa in 1985, and the occupations and protests of 1988 and 1991.

On November 20 at 5:30 pm, Laura Light will talk about the Paris Bible as part of the 2019-2020 College of Arts and Sciences Medieval Studies Lecture Series.


May flowers, circa 1891. The cover of John Lewis Childs' 1891 catalogue of

May flowers, circa 1891. The cover of John Lewis Childs' 1891 catalogue of "new, rare and beautiful flowers" is one of the many flower-related items in the papers of Martha Lanpher, a teacher and postmaster in East Cambridge, Vermont. A flower and some leaves were carefully cut out. #uvm #uvmlibraries #specialcollections #librariesofinstagram

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