The Vermont Folklife Center Archive contains the products of the Vermont Folklife Center’s ethnographic research work, as well as materials donated by others conducting ethnographic and oral history research in Vermont and the surrounding region. The archive holds a wealth of folklife materials preserved on an array of media formats including more than 4,000 audio taped interviews, over 200 video tapes, 15,000 slides and photographs, manuscripts, and other documentation organized into over 100 distinct collections. Our holdings are constantly growing.
To view an overview of what's in the collection visit here.
Access :: Online
Currently Available Databases:
Online access to a series of digital collections from the Vermont Folklife Center Archive.
A listing of all interviews in the Vermont Folklife Center Archive that is searchable by name and location. Current through Spring of 2007. This resource will be updated periodically.
Originally created by Neil Rappaport and then converted to a Web-based resource with NEH funding, the Pawlet Community Study Digital Image Database contains thousands of photograhs of Pawlet, Vermont and its residents taken from the late 19th Century through the 1990s. In addition to photographs, the database includes transcripts and auidio from interviews conducted by Susanne Rappaport.
Prototype release of the fully searchable, online version of the Vermont Folklife Center Archive. Contains full transcripts, audio and photographs. Currently only one archival collection, the Mad River Valley Collection, is available to users.
Access :: In-Person
The Vermont Folklife Center Archive is dedicated to providing public access to its collections. With this in mind, we maintain a Resource Center for researchers of all ages that includes audio listening stations, a video viewing area, a reference library and access to computer terminals.
Hours of Operation The VFC archive Resource Center is open to the public from 10:00am-4:00pm Wednesday through Friday. To make the most efficient use of your time, or to make sure that the collections you wish to see and the archivist are available, please contact us in advance of your visit.
To arrange an appointment or to inquire about our holdings, please contact the archivist at 802-388-4964 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Through the generous support of the National Endowment for the Humanities, Jane's Trust, and the Lintilhac Foundation, the Vermont Folklife Center has been able to digitize and work to make available portions of our archive via the World Wide Web.