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, 25,000 slides and photographs, manuscripts, and other documentation organized into over 100 distinct collections. Our holdings are constantly growing.

Access - Online

Currently Available Databases:

Vermont Folklife Center Digital Collections

Online access to a series of digital collections from the Vermont Folklife Center Archive.

Vermont Folklife Center Interviewee Database

A listing of all interviews in the Vermont Folklife Center Archive that is searchable by name and location. Current through Spring of 2007. 

Pawlet Community Study Digital Image Database (BETA VERSION)

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.

Vermont Folklife Center Digital Archive Database (PROTOTYPE)

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

We work to provide access to all materials in our collection for which we have permission to allow public use.

To arrange an appointment or to inquire about our holdings, please contact the Archivist at 802-388-4964 or info@vermontfolklifecenter.org


Through the generous support of the National Endowment for the Humanities, Jane's Trust, Champlain Valley National Heritage Partnership, the GRAMMY Foundation and the Lintilhac Foundation, the Vermont Folklife Center has been able to digitize and work to make available portions of our archive online.