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Special Collections Celebrates Archives Month

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Monday, October 25, 2021

October is Archives Month, when we highlight the importance of archives and the work of archivists. Special Collections archivists and librarians have been busy making collections accessible, promoting archival collections, and telling archival stories.

October 25 marks the first day of our second annual Transcribe-A-Thon. Participants in our first Transcribe-A-thon last fall worked with the diaries that Mary Jean Simpson from Craftsbury, Vermont wrote while she served as the first woman Bill Clerk in the United States Senate. Our goal this year is to complete the transcription of her diaries from the early 1970s, when she had retired to her home in East Craftsbury and was active in state and civic affairs until her death in 1977.

Visit the Transcribe-A-Thon web page to learn more and register to participate: http://specialcollections.uvm.edu/about/transcribe-a-thon-2021

Public Services Librarian Prudence Doherty and other members of the Vermont Archives Month committee have written some great posts for the VAM blog. This month’s contributions include:

Archivist and Interim Director of Special Collections Chris Burns introduced the fourth annual "A Finding Aid To My Soul," which spotlights five storytellers who share true, personal stories of their connection to archives. Sponsored by the Society of American Archivist’s Committee on Public Awareness, this virtual storytelling event was held October 6, 2021, in celebration of American Archives Month. Watch the recording.

Drawing on his history thesis, Bogus Butter: An Analysis of the 1886 Congressional Debates on Oleomargarine Legislation, Chris also contributed to a podcast, I Can't believe Its Pink Margarine.